Friday, April 25, 2008

Grass Prayer

Ian has refused to say the prayer at dinner time, that is, until now:

Dear God,

Watch over Mommy and the twins, and me, and Daddy, too. Please help the grass to not grow any bigger because it doesn't need to.


From what we observed (you can see the picture), he seemed to really enjoy mowing the grass. I think the drawback is that Daddy's attention is directed to something other than him!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Chicks and sheep and goats, oh my!

On Friday (the most gorgeous day so far this season), we went with Papa to visit the animals where he works. The barn is always filled with baby farm animals, and Ian was excited to hold a chick, and pet a lamb and goat. We also saw donkeys, cows and ducklings! Last year he was a little tentative, but this year was a different story! In fact, at one point he even gave another little boy a body check so that he could get better petting position!

Friday, April 18, 2008

We felt the earth move...

but Ian slept right through it! We had an earthquake at 5:40 this morning that woke Dan and I up! We weren't sure what we were feeling, but we knew it was not normal! I actually suggested that maybe it was an earthquake, but the fact that we don't live in California made that suggestion not too believable. Ian had actually been awake a couple of hours before with a bad dream about a giant, but apparently, giants are more disturbing than earthquakes!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

1st Visit to the Dentist

Ian had his first official dentist appointment on Tuesday morning. He was very excited, especially after reading about Brother and Sister Bear's (Berenstain) experience! He was very calm, but did want to hold Mommy's hands while the dentist worked. The only thing that seemed to bother him was the light shining in his face, but that was easily solved with a pair of sunglasses from the dentist.

The report: cavity-free, and plenty of room for bigger teeth later! Woohoo!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Daddy's Helper

Ian LOVES his Daddy, and wants to be with him, doing whatever he is doing. We had a load of mulch delivered a couple of weeks ago, and he was eager to "help." We even bought an Ian-sized shovel, and they both worked really hard!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Getting to Know Ian

I asked Ian to answer a few questions. Some of the responses were very appropriate and sweet, others completely random. I would expect nothing less from a 3-year-old. It will be interesting to see how his answers change over time.

What are you good at doing? Dancing
If you had ten dollars, what would you buy? Ummmmmmm, Cactus McQueen
What are you afraid of? Allosaurses
Who are your friends? Megan and Levi and Bryce
What is important to you? I don’t know
What is your favorite book? The 2 Curious George books
What is your favorite food? French fries
What is your favorite thing about church? My class
What is your favorite thing to do? Read a book in my bed
How do you show your family you love them? By counting their blessings
What do you want to be when you grow up? A monster and Superman to tell my friends what to do
Why? Because that’s what I’d like to do
What are you thankful for? Grandpa and Grandma and Nana and Papa
Tell me something about God. He does awesome things