Friday, November 21, 2008

Mommy, You're Wrong

That kid is just getting too smart for his own good. He's taking all of the fun out of me playing with him.

At dinner Tuesday night, we saw a bronze statue of a cowboy outside the restaurant. AJ noticed it and made several comments about it. On the way out to the car after dinner, I told him "say goodbye to the cowboy."
His response: "Mommy, he doesn't talk. That's just a statue."

Yesterday in the car on the way home from school he was playing with an Elmo puppet that he took for show and tell. When his Daddy asked him something goofy about Elmo, AJ's response: "Daddy, Elmo is just a toy."

See? Just humor me sometimes, okay?

On the bright side, my birthday was on Tuesday, and AJ made it rather special...
Daddy: "AJ, where do you want to take Mommy for her birthday?"
AJ: "To a ress-raunt"
Daddy: "Which restaurant should we take her to?"
AJ: "uuummmm...McDonald's!!"
(We ultimately ended up at Taste of Texas...)

AJ also kept telling me that it wasn't my birthday if I didn't have a party hat. And he wanted to know if I was going to have a "bouncy thing" (moonwalk).

Biggest gift: While we were sitting at dinner, AJ WROTE HIS NAME!
(well, okay, his "J" was upside down, but it was the first recognizable letters he had ever written for me)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Randomness About November 18

Guest blogger: AJ's Dad

November 18 is Albania Independence Day, Haiti Army Day, Oman National Day, and YWCA World Fellowship Day. Go out and celebrate!

On November 18 the Roman Catholic Church memorializes the dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul in Rome.

On November 18, 1307 William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.
On November 18, 1793 the Louvre in Paris officially opened.
On November 18, 1894 the first newspaper Sunday color comic section is puplished. Consequently on November 18, 1928 Mickey Mouse debuts in NY in "Steamboat Willie".
On November 18, 1932 "Flowers & Trees" receives the first Academy Award for a cartoon.
On November 18, 1960 the Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration.
On November 18, 1966 US Roman Catholic bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

Many, many, popular and famous people (for their time) were born on November 18. I won't list a bunch here, take my word for it. But what I find most interesting is that there is a lot of muscians, composers, singers, etc. born on November 18 (this will come into play soon).

November is International Creative Child & Adult Month (this will also come into play soon).

Finally, on November 18, 196? (thought I was going to do it didn't ya'?) my wife, the person that irritates me to no end, but nevertheless, that I love entered this world in Houma, Louisiana (my gosh, I didn't marry a native Texan!). For those of you who read Cindy's seven facts about herself you know that she is a percussionist. However, Cindy is very gifted and talented in music (hence why I find it interesting that many muscians, composers and singers share her birthday). And, while she won't freely admit to it, living with her all these years has shown to me that Cindy is very creative. Consequently, Cindy has provided to me the greatest treasure of my (our) life: my four year old son, who is proving to be equally, if not more, creative than Cindy.

I hope that you will all join me in wishing Cindy a very blessed and happy birthday today! I love you, dear!

PS: May I PLEASE know where you want to go tonight now??

Deja Vu

I have been tagged by THREE different people (KimboSue, Nikki, and Margaret) within the past few days and all with the same topic. I guess that means I need to do it...although I did just do a version of it last month. You can just read it here:

And I guess since I got tagged with it again, I just proved my point that nobody was reading it the first time :) And since I can't find anyone who hasn't done this one yet...If you want to play, go ahead. Enjoy!

Monday, November 17, 2008


On Friday night Hubby, AJ, and I went to a luxury suite to watch the Rockets play basketball. It was a great night, and they won...but the best part of the night was when AJ asked, "Daddy, why are all these other people in my hotel room?"