Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What's New, Magoo?

What's new, indeed. So many new wondrous things. The last couple of weeks have been busy to say the least.

First of all, Isaac started Karate. Why, you ask, would you put a little boy with a penchant for destruction in a class that teaches you precisely how to fight? Well, said little boy was desperate for an outlet, and it just so happens that in addition to kicking, punching and screaming, they teach you discipline and respect in karate. Sweet. Isaac is awesome. I would call him the karate prodigy, but that might sound presumptuous. Except that he is the karate prodigy. I just have to be honest, people. He is as amazing of a karate kid as a three-year-old can possibly be. He rocks. Get this..he actually stand still at attention for the WHOLE class! It's crazy. His instructor is named Mr. Brown. He is a very tall, odd-looking and extremely flexible black man. He is so awesome, and Isaac totally digs him. And he looks so stinkin' cute in his karate uniform (Isaac, I mean, not Mr. Brown). Mothers, lock up your daughters, because my son is going to be a heartthrob one day. He is one good lookin' little boy! (Sorry, my motherly pride just got the best of me.)

In other news, my friend Jonya is doing this insane catering. She owns an amazing catering company called Rio Brazos Fine Custom Cuisine. She is a catering fool, I tell ya. So she's catering the "Go Red" luncheon for women's heart disease awareness or something. She is doing boxed lunches for 425 people! Oh my lord! So I've been helping her off and on for the last few days. We rolled a million silverware the other night. Tonight I'm helping her cook again, and tomorrow is the big event. I wish her so much luck! I am totally inspired by Jonya. It was her dream to start a catering company, and a year and some later, here she is! The toast of Waco! Jonya, you could rule the world!!!

Finally, and probably most dramatically of all, David and I have made a major life decision. No, we're not moving to a dome compound. No, we're not shaving all our body hair and eating raw meat. We're not even becoming swingers. We've decided that I should get my teacher's certification over the summer and begin teaching high school in the fall. Dum da dum dum. This way, Kalena will be able to go to school wherever I'm teaching. And so many of you know about the saga of where she's going to be educated because of our move. So that problem is solved. David will stay home at the ranch with the rest of the rapscallions. This is definitely going to be a change! I'm so nervous about going to work, but a little excited at the same time. The only drawback is that I'm going to miss RoRo and Adam and Isaac so much. But I keep reminding myelf that teachers really do have good schedules, so I hopefully won't miss out on too much. Besides, Ro will already be a year old when I start.

So that's the scoop. Put your tongues back in your mouths, people. I know it's all so shocking, but no worries. Life is good!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Adam: A Glossary of Terms

Adam is right smack in the middle of a language burst. He is attempting to say a lot of new things, although he refuses to "repeat" anything we ask him to say. This list probably doesn't make for a very interesting blog, but I just didn't want to forget all the cute things he says when he's a back-talking kid later. Here is a comprehensive list of his favorite phrases.

"Mama" or "Mommy"
"Dada" or "Daddy"
"Izee": Isaac
"RoRo": Rowan
"NaNa" or "Nani": Kalena
"Papoo": The kids all call David's dad Papoo. Kalena started this years ago, and it stuck.
"Jeckie": David's brother, Jeffrey.
"Pooker": Cooper, our dog.
"Pookuh": pickup, as in a pickup truck. This sounds deceptively like his term for Cooper.
"Ahdah" or "Me": how he refers to himself, he also says "me" for "please."
"Dank oo": Thank you, usually paired with "mama"
"Mine" or "Me": what he says when he wants something or wants to do something himself. He also calls his pacifier "mine."
"No": his favorite word, second only to repeating "mama" a billion times.
"Uh-huh": This is said with a very precise annunciation, and is how he says "yes."
"Yeah": rarely used, he prefers "uh-huh."
"Oh noooo": this one usually gets a kick out of folks.
"uh oh"
"Leo": What he calls all Ninja Turtles
"Mean Guy": This started when he watched Lord of the Rings, and now he usually calls Isaac "mean guy."
"Niiiee": How he attempts to say "knife"
"Woof woof": Both a term for a dog and what a dog says.
"Bye": good bye.
"Bye bye dums" or "beep beep dums": don't know why he says this, but he does.
"Stinky" and "ucky": What he says when we change his diaper.
"Baum": powder. This is also a random word he uses that we have no idea what he means.
"Pee pee" and "poo poo"
"Zhoo": Shoe
"Choo choo": his term for train
"Beep beep"
"More" and "Eat"
"Nigh Nigh": good night, time for bed
"Bankie": his favorite blanket he cannot be separated from.
"Doose": juice, he wants his sippy cup.
"Pagumbagum": this is how he says "pomegranate", he loves V8 pomegranate blueberry fusion.
"Gee" or "Baby Gee": cheese, or small cubed cheese
"Baby": his favorite doll or anything pertaining to Rowan.
"Ziggy": this is how he says fishy
"Moo": Cow
"Neee": Horse
"Nooo": Nose
"Eee": Ear