Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The EXCITING news around the Harris' house is that we sold our house!!! I can't believe it. As you know we bought a "fixer-upper" in August and we put our house on the market toward the end of October. We expected for it to be on the market for a while. We were hoping in the spring we would get an offer. NOPE! God has other plans! Caught us totally off guard but we are thrilled to say the least! We only showed the house twice and the second person came to us with an offer immediately. We have signed the agreement and now we have to go through the house inspection and all of that. Hopefully that all runs smoothly and we plan to close on January 30th! Our new house is not live-able at this time, so we are going to move in with my mom and dad for a while so we can work on the house. We are focused on the kitchen and paint and carpet for the rest of the house. We had planned to do most of the work on the house ourselves but we are exploring some other options to speed up the process. Wow....God never ceases to amaze me! Praise the Lord!
Now we are ready to enjoy these last few days before Christmas with some crafts and baking!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Here are some pictures of Nolan monkeyin' around at the kids' Christmas program. He is just a doll baby and I fall in love with him everytime I look into those blue eyes!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
My mom (aka Grandma) just got new puppies! They are 8 week old cocker spaniel puppies! My dad, who is generally anti-dog, finally caved and let my mom get not one, but TWO little cuties!
I especially love the new dogs at Grandma's house!!! We have NO animals here at the crazy Harris household. We do not plan on getting any pets any time soon! BUT we do enjoy getting to play with our relative's animals! We have Aunt Jami's pug, Frankie. We also have our cousins animals....3 dogs and a cat that we can enjoy! It works for me!
The new little pups are so cute, so I just had to share some pics! My kids are head-over-heels for this little doggies!
Two little girls....their names are Bella (left) and Roxy (right).
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Here's our conversation:
Bryson: Mom, when are we going to watch Wall-E?
Me: Oh, Bry...I didn't rent Wall-E. I rented "Horton Hears a Who".
Bryson: Aaawww....I wanted to watch Wall-E! (very whiney voice)
Me: Well, maybe next time we can get that one.
Bryson: But I like robots and I wanted to watch Wall-E because it has a robot. If you go up to the store and get it, and put it in the dvd player, I will show you the robot.
Me: Well, not tonight buddy. We are only watching ONE movie and we will stick with the one I already rented. I will keep Wall-E in mind for next time.
Bryson: "Horton Hears a Who" has a robot too.
Me: Noooo.....I don't think that show has a robot.
Bryson: Yeah, it does. In the very begining. You will see it.
Me: No buddy, this one is a Dr. Suess show. You know...like Cat in the Hat?
Bryson: Yeah....and it has a robot.
Me: No, it has silly lookin' characters. I think it even has an elephant. It will be really funny. We'll pop popcorn and watch it in just a little bit.
Bryson: Yeah....and when we watch it, you will see a robot. You know, like C3PO on Star Wars.
Me: C3PO isn't on this movie though.
Bryson: Noooooo.....not C3PO, just a robot LIKE C3PO.
Me: Bryson, I really don't think there are robots in this movie.
Bryson: (very polite tone) Mom....can you PLEASE quit saying that there are no robots???
Me: Okay buddy.
We watched the movie and he loved it. He actually sat for the entire thing, which Bryson is not one to usually SIT at all. Never another word about robots. =)
Friday, December 5, 2008
"Wah" ..... instead of "yeah"....not sure where the "w" came from. Nevin started it and Nolan now says it too.
"Meet-me" .....this is for "blankie". Again, Nevin started it, Nolan now uses it as well.
"Read it tee" ..... this is what Nevin says for "read it to me" when he is comin' at us with a book. I guess he combines the "to me".
"Punk punk" ..... Nolan originated this one for "pumpkin".
"Boozer" ..... Ok...follow me here. This is their word for "ghost". Get it? BOOOO? Bryson used this last year, and it has hung round. I have had many embarrassing moments in the Halloween isle at Walmart when the 3 little boys are all yelling "Look! There's a boozer!" We also have a beanie baby ghost, Nevin gave him his name... "Boozer Boo".
"Jesus-loves-me baby" ..... this is what Nevin calls our "Baby Jesus" in our Nativity Scene.
"Man-Man" ..... Nolan's word for "snowman".
"Choo Choo Pizza" ..... this is for "Jocko's Pizza Inn". They have a train theme throughout the restaurant. Again...I think Bryson came up with it and it has stuck with us!
"Beet House" ..... this is for the "Beef House"....a steakhouse that we frequent.
"Hamburger House" ..... this is what Nevin shouts out when he sees those golden arches!
"Am I Am" ..... this is for the Sammy Hagar song, "Sam I am". The boys LOVE this song and request it as soon as they get in the van. Soon after it starts, you hear.....
"Turn it Bup!" ..... this is how they say "Turn it up!".
"Harvester" ..... another favorite song of theirs..... "International Harvester" is frequently requested! They just blurt it out!
"Children. Parents." ..... We have a children's CD with Christian songs. Nevin knows all the words to "Children obey your Parents".
"Lightning Keen" ..... this is for Lightning McQueen". Big fans here at our house. =)
Here are some "oldies" that have stuck around.....
"Yeah-yeah" ..... Ashton would say this with such excitement for "yes". If you asked him if he wanted some juice, he would say "yeah-yeah!".
"Mud-tie" ..... this was for "muddy". Ashton would say "Oh no, my shoes are all mud-tie."
"Abre" ..... the girls loved Dora so they never used the word "open"
"Basketti" ..... this is the girls' word for "spaghetti". I can remember calling it that when I was young too!
"By purpose" ..... this is used by the girls still. Instead of "ON" purpose! You know...."She kicked me by purpose!!!" Some days I hear this more than others!
"Apples juice" ..... obviously "apple juice". For some reason, Bryson always pluralized "apple"...it makes sense!
"Buh-tar" ..... this is for "guitar". Bryson LOVES "buh-tar" songs!
"Comm trooper" ..... used instead of "Storm" trooper. Bryson is really getting into Star Wars movies these days! Chip off the old block! =)
I am sure that their cute little voices saying them is what makes it so cute, but I had to get some down before I forgot them! I have many more, but that will have to be part two!