Sunday, May 31, 2009

A New Meaning to the Term "Cup Size"

Tonight Jackson was eating some leftover mini corn dogs from our lunch at Pappadeaux. I was sitting a few feet away where I could still see him but be in the living room with Annabeth. She was on the floor on her playmat. Jackson had super human energy - I guess from the ring pop he'd been working on all day - and couldn't stay in his seat. Every couple of minutes he'd come over and ask me for something. At one point he got close to his sister and said, "Annabeth, I want to give you a corn dog!"

I said, "No, baby, Annabeth can't eat food yet. She can only drink milk." I can just see my daughter laying there with a mini corn dog sticking out of her mouth.

Jackson got real close to me. "Milk, Mommy?"

He peered down my shirt and poked me in the chest. "From that cup?"

He slays me.

Our son was just on a roll tonight - Annabeth had her first really good laughing session while we were all sitting together at the table. She was in my lap facing Jackson. Curt told him to make silly faces at her so she would laugh. Sure enough, she thought her brother was hilarious and laughed and laughed.

Before we had kids, Curt and I hoped they wouldn't be boring and drag our oh-so-exciting lives down. I'd say they're anything but boring.

40 comments:

Monica said...

Hilarious!! My sweet daughter has taken to giving her stuffed squirrel milk, just like Mommy does "Baby Joe". It is a sight to behold. They are truly amazing aren't they?! I CANNOT imagine life with them.

Amy said...

How cute! While I was nursing each of my three kids, each one said that I had a "chocolate side" and a "strawberry side" once they could talk! The things they come up with... :)

Marla Taviano said...

Ha! Love it! My kids aren't boring either. :)

Lia said...

Beautiful story!

Holly said...

Aw, I love Jackson's insight. And I love that he makes his sister laugh. What a precious boy you are raising!

And may I say that I exclaimed out loud at the word Pappadeaux. Mmmmmmmmmmm. There's one in Denver. If we ever have a date night, that may just be where we go.

Much love to you this week!

Mary said...

Great story! That's so cite that he can make her laugh better than anything else :)

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

Too funny.

Sage used to nurse his stuffed animal when I would feed Kolby.

bethany said...

That's hilarious!!!! Kids say the craziest things sometimes....they are so cute! My nephew Cole had my by the hand today checking out all of my dad's heavy equipment and his dad's (my little brother) truck on the quest for a lizard we had seen earlier. Don't think that we were looking for the lizard at that point but he kept saying "the lizard's over here"....he slays me!

Kelly said...

Our babies laughing has to be the best medicine in the world!!!!! I can't get enough of it!
P.S. I think of you every day because I'm now half bald and have those crazy "baby bangs".

Jennifer said...

Anything but boring indeed! Isn't it amazing how our definition of boring changes over the years???

Love,
Jennifer

Bobbie said...

Out of the mouths of babes!! Jackson is a sharp little guy-don't you wonder what goes through his little mind! Well, maybe not..he's got an amazing vocabulary so he may just say what he's thinking.

I love watching little ones laugh those deep tummy laughs! They just make me happy.......

Brian, Steph and Jada Lee said...

That is really funny! :) so fun...and so thankful for God's protection on Friday! Give Michelle P. a hug for me if you see her soon!

Marc and Charity said...

That is cute!

My girls call them my bottles or nurses. :)

Liz said...

I have two boys; one is 9 years old the other is 13 month okd old and the 13 month old thinks the 9 year old is the funniest thing ever! It is hilarious to watch those two!

Spicy Magnolia said...

This is great and makes my heart glad early this morning!

Rachel said...

LOL

barbara head said...

There is no more beautiful sound than a baby laughing out loud!! I love it!!! Of course, "out of the mouths of babes" come some of the most hilarious things known to man. I didn't want boring children either (even though they may be the best behaved). I wanted children that would grow into interesting adults. Jackson is on his way.

Moose Mama said...

Cute! We've always had cats and dogs in the house. After the kids were born...the animals just weren't as cute or entertaining any more. They still make us laugh, at 20 and 11 years old.

Write this stuff down in a book!

Melana

Steve and Cristie said...

That is too funny! Thank you so much for the enchiladas! They were fantastic!!

Angela said...

Such a sweet story! I can't wait for my little one to laugh. She just started smiling and it makes my day! Have a blessed week! ;-)

The Johnsons said...

I'm sorry to bother you with this, but do you know who made your cake for your LPM baby shower? I'm supposed to order a cake for my friend's shower and just loved that yours was different than a traditional sheet or round cake. Thanks!

Heather said...

ha ha!! He's so funny! Matt told Emma when I was eating chocolate ice cream that Mollie would get chocolate milk and she believed him! I bet that was so sweet Annabeth laughing at Jackson!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

so so SO funny!! Love it!

And love that they're "playing" together even now. It's just precious!

The Johnsons said...

The day we found out Liz was a girl we went and picked out some clothes for her. I got her swimsuit at Baby Gap - it was last season though. Thanks for the cake shop info!

Kelli said...

That is TOO funny! :)

Christine said...

I remember those days...in our house it was ice cream. Big sissie was so anxious to share the joys of ice cream with her baby sister. Now that they're 5 & 3 it's fun to watch them sit side-by-side and eat it together!

Just the other night hubs and I looked at each other and wondered what made us laugh before we had them. Neither of us is half as amusing as our kids! I was laughing so hard last night as they ran up to take a bath! Kids are the best!

JayCee said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Brittnie said...

so cute!

When my oldest son figured out the breast milk thing with my youngest son...he asked me if hamburgers and french fries came out of there too!

Love,
Brittnie

connorcolesmom said...

LOL
Yep kids are hilarious and say the funniest things!
And my life is way more interesting now that I have little ones :)

Groovewoman ♫ said...

Okay girl.... I NEED SOME POTTY TRAINING ADVICE or Wisdom actually!! From one Siesta Momma w/ a boy to another. HELP - PLEASE!!!


I am growing weary girl & it's only been day ONE. I'm afraid he isn't ready. But dont' know if I should go back to diapers. UGHH!!! Why MUST we potty train, why can't it be instinctive?

Groovewoman

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

It is so fun to hear a baby laugh they laugh with everything they have that just what us adults need is to have some belly laughs and Jackson that was to cute about what he said that is just to funny.
Have great day thanks for sharing with us we love you and your family
Love Carol Seista Albuquerque NM

Tara G. said...

Roaring!! My son used to ask if it was little sister's bottle. Um, sure.

Erica said...

Too, cute! Don't you just love what they think of. It never ceases to amaze me!

number17cherrytreelane said...

SO FUNNY!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Oh, Little Momma! You are cracking me up:) Jackson is an observant little person, yes?! That is too cool, she is beginning to laugh now. I love seeing babies faces light up like that.

Blessings to you, ((HUGS)) to Little Momma!

katiegfromtennessee

Lindsee Lou said...

I'm dying over here. Just dying.

Ashley said...

This story CRACKED ME UP!!!!

Katie said...

I love baby laughs! I posted my Sarah's second ever laughing session on my blog for all to see because seriously, who wouldn't want to see a baby laugh? :)

Tara said...

I love it! So glad that you have these memories recorded. They are priceless!

valerie said...

That is so funny!