Friday, October 17, 2014

David says...

On temperature control...

David: Mom, can you turn on the coldconditioner?
Me: The air conditioner?
David: No, the cold one. I don't want any hot airs melting my chocolate.

On movie selection...

Me: Let's watch The Lion King.
David: Mom, don't forget that I'm not a fan of lions.

On breaking a wish bone...

Me: David, when you break the wish bone, you make a wish and don't tell anyone. The person with the bigger side will have their wish come true.
David: Okay mom, let's do it.
Break...mommy got the bigger side
Me: (after setting it down without saying anything) Okay bud, let's get ready for bed.
David: (sobbing)
Me: What's wrong buddy?
David: (Still sobbing) I want my wish to come true. Now I will never see the ninja turtles!
Me: (sobbing with him) It's okay bud, wishes come true all of the time.
David: Not mine! My side was smaller and I told you my wish! It will never come true now.

Guess what compilation of animated shows I bought the next day. Mental note to never do a wishbone again.

On birthdays...

David: Mom, your birthday is soon.
Me: Yup
David: Are you going to have a parent only party?
Me: I probably won't have a party bud.
David: WHAT?! You HAVE to have a party!
Me: Well, we have a lot going on right now bud. Mommy doesn't need a party. I don't know what kind of party I would have anyway/.
David: Yes you do! I will plan it. It won't be a pink party either. We will have games - fun ones, not boring games. Like maybe we can go on a hunt for frogs mom. That would be an awesome game!

Not sure his idea of fun and mine are the same....

On packing school lunches....

Me: Hey bud, what do you want for lunch tomorrow?
David: Um...I think I'm going to be really hungry tomorrow. I need a sandwich, apple, banana, chips, milk, dessert, yogurt...
Me: Whoa bud, that's a lot of food for a little guy.
David: Mom, I'm growing. I can eat it all.
Me: Okay bud.
David: And mom, you can give me 2 desserts. That would be okay..

Wouldn't you know, that kids did get 2 desserts the next day.


One bedtime...

David: Mom, can I get one more hug and kiss?

Always bud, always.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge

I was nominated for the ice bucket challenge, and in the spirit of giving, I accepted said challenge.
David wanted to join in after watching all of the videos on my news feed.

We decided that we wanted to donate to the American Cancer Society in honor of all the family and friends we know who are still battling this disease, and in honor of those who have kicked it's ass!

I have challenged the entire Mott family. David has challenged my parents and my sisters.



 (Note to all taking the challenge. Check your sound. We did this the night before, and you couldn't hear us, so we repeated the next morning.)

Thursday, August 7, 2014


It's official - I have a kindergartner in the house.

And in case you were wondering, I still think of David like this, bundled with his favorite blankie.

David was beyond excited. His favorite part, the bus. Wanna know why? "No seat belts mom." Yeah, not sure how I feel about that one.

He gets on the bus early, like 6:45 early. We are hoping he wants daddy to take him to school eventually (which would mean daddy could drop off as late as 7:50). He is used to getting up, watching some TV, goofing off, and then going to daycare not on any set schedule. Not anymore. Kiddo will get up at 6am, brush his teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, and out the door he will go.

For day 1, he didn't want to buy a lunch, so I packed. Packing is my preference for budget reasons, but we will let him decide. Wanna know what he learned on his first day?
"Mom, if you don't have a lunch, you just go in and they give you a tray of food!" 
When do you think he will figure out that someone has to pay for that lunch? 
Day two he totally wanted to buy a school lunch.

If you don't listen in kindergarten, you walk laps at recess. A classmate found that out the hard way on day one. David does not want to walk laps. He will always listen to his teacher.

It's okay to sit with friends on the bus and at lunch and not know or ask their names. "Mom, maybe tomorrow I'll ask."

A few weeks before school started this conversation was had...
"Mom, why can't I ride the bus home"
"Well, buddy, mommy can't get there to get you off the bus. Mommy doesn't get off work until after you get out of school."
"Oh, is that why I have to go to K-Care"
"Yup buddy, it is."
"Oh, I wanted to ride the bus home."

After his first day...
"Mom, I love kindergarten! The bus was awesome! Can I come again tomorrow?!"
"Yes, buddy"
"Mom, I liked K-Care too. I got chips and salsa!"

Thank you for taking such good care of my baby.

Kindergarten will continue to be a huge adjustment for us. David and Molley are no longer in the same place for ease of pick-up. She is very concerned about where he is after he gets on the bus. David now has a very structured day. We don't have those at all in the summer. Now he will be on the bus (until we convince him otherwise) at 6:45 and I will pick him up by 4 from K-Care. This is a much longer day than he is used to. We will work to figure out how our schedule needs to change. Molley isn't used to getting up that early, and neither is Nate for that matter! I am also used to running errands after school, and those will end as we adjust to David being at school for much more of his day. I know that he will be fine - I just need to adjust to my baby being away from me for so much longer!

The excitement melts my heart! I wish that everyone could see the world through the eyes of a 5year old. So magical, so simple, so wonderful.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Molley is 2!

I can't believe that my baby turns 2 today. It seems like just yesterday we were on our way to meet our beautiful miracle from God, and today she turns 2.

She has been an amazing addition to our family. She is a handful, for sure! She is stubborn and always wants to do things for herself, or at least try before she lets you help. She is active, loving, loud, and a lover of Minnie Mouse. She is a girl who knows what she wants, and is not afraid to let anyone know what that is or what she thinks. She can be a girly girl at times, but don't dare try to put a bow in her hair!She studies everything and thinks about things before answering questions. Molley is a daddy's girl for sure.

She has developed so much this year! From scooting to walking to running to jumping - she is a girl on the go! She had only a few words in March, and now she says over 40, and is puts words into sentences.

My baby girl on her birthday.

And on her 1st birthday

 Happy birthday, baby girl. We love you more than you will ever know!