Friday, January 23, 2009

Elijah and a Winner!

I can't believe I'm giving top billing to the person who woke me up at 5:45 am today. He's just so cute, I can't help myself. Elijah is not quite 2.5 and he is constantly making us laugh or grin uncontrollably at his 2 year old-isms. Two is the age where they become quite verbal and will say whatever comes to mind. I thought it'd be fun to share some of the things that have come out of his mouth lately.

During school time, Ethan and I have been trying to pray for persecuted believers in other parts of the world. Yesterday Elijah was playing nearby when I told Ethan we were going to pray for Algeria. Elijah turned to look at me and said, "Ohhh, is Aldearya dick (sick)?"

One day last week, Elijah walked into the living room and announced out of the blue, "I not frustated."

We are still in the throws of potty training and Elijah does not like to stop what he's doing to go to the bathroom. Once I get him into the bathroom, he offers all kinds of reasons why he doesn't need to go:

"I doe potty at Gamma's yeterday." (translation: I go potty at Gramma's yesterday.)

"I doo dired." (translation: I too tired.)

"I doking." (translation: I choking. He also uses this one when he's supposed to be eating.)

"I need peep." (translation: I need sleep.)

While eating the other day, Elijah looked at me and said something. "Mama, do da ding of deese." I didn't understand him even after he repeated himself. So I turned to our resident interpreter (aka Ethan) who informed me that Elijah said, "Mama, you're the king of cheese." (I guess they've watched "Flywheel" one too many times.)

As for my kitchen contest, I have to say I was a little disappointed with the overall lack of humor. Who knew so many of you cut onions all day and actually knew what this kitchen gadget was. I applaud those of you who tried to use some humor. While I don't have a poodle to comb with this object, I hope I never have to use it to pick lice out of my children's hair. Using it as a meat tenderizer is not a bad idea. And as for my husband . . . he thought it was used to separate spaghetti noodles after cooking. He actually looked perplexed when I told him that wasn't the real usage.

So the winner is. . . . Jennifer! She had both the lice extractor and meat tenderizer ideas. Congrats Jennifer! Please email me (or call me) and let me know your address and what colors you'd like for the washcloths.


Sharleen said...

Ethan and Elijah are so darn cute!

joolee said...

Oops. I had intentions of coming up with a pee-your-pants-funny use for that thing. Just never got back to it:( Too bad, I really could have used some more of those washcloths to cover all the reindeer poo in the living room;)

Megan said...

Hi Rachel! We received your box yesterday, adn i can not say thank you enough. It was extremely thoughtful and my girls were so blessed too. they love the puppets, and i am looking forward to a show after lunch today.

the granola bars are dynamite. i am a bit of a health nut and really think they have potential to do great. please pass on my encouragement!

all of the other items are lovely, and will no doubt be wonderful in the boxes. I am very much wanting to keep them elegant and fussy, and your items are going to fit perfectly! thank will bless many! ~Megan