Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grandmas are great!

I know I've missed putting a lot on the blog for the past few weeks - the end of this pregnancy was pretty tough. Fortunately, we've had lots of great care from both Grandmas, taking care of me and making sure Emmett and Luke don't feel completely neglected (and allowing David to continue working!). Here's a good one that wasn't missed:

Today, Gini was pushing Luke on the swings (again, endlessly). Luke was trying to tell her something but she couldn't understand him, so she went around to push from the front. That's when she saw that he was so tired that his eyes were fluttering on each forward swing. She brought him in, I took him to snuggle in bed, and he was asleep almost instantly.

Henry Alan Ozenne

I've announced this to just about everyone, but I figure I should put it here, too:

Henry Alan Ozenne

Born Tuesday, April 28th, 12:08am
9 pounds, 8 ounces
21" long, 14.5" head circumference

He has lots of black hair, really long fingers and toes, and was born with fingernails that were so long I cut them first thing when we got home!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Not fair and I never get!

The boys seem to have some new catch phrases. Emmett's is "Not fair!" He uses it all the time, usually for things that are (of course) fair. Like if I ask him to throw away the stick from a sucker he's finished, he'll sometimes yell, "Not fair!"

Luke's phrase is, "Awwwwww, I never get _______." It's typically used in ridiculous circumstances as well. For example, Luke will ask for a drink and I tell him I'll get him one just as soon as we've changed his diaper. Luke responds with, "Awwwww, I never get a drink!" In fact, I'm pretty sure I've only heard him use it with respect to things that he typically gets every day.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Is it a rutabaga?

Emmett and Grandma were playing 20 questions in the car. For reasons known only to him, Luke asked, "Is it a rutabaga?" every 30 seconds or so. Gini would respond, "No, it's not a rutabaga," and Luke would giggle and laugh. I'm not even sure where he learned the word "rutabaga."

Friday, April 03, 2009

Hide and seek

Emmett's invented another game. He hides from Luke, say in the living room behind a chair, then calls out, "I'm in the bathroom!" And Luke runs to the bathroom!

It amazes me that Luke goes where Emmett says he is, instead of where his voice is coming from. I wonder how long it will last.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Brighttime and other made up words

I don't know what language is being spoken around my house, but it isn't English.

Luke has invented "Brighttime," basically a synonym for "morning." When he wakes up before the sun is up, I tell him it's still dark so it's still night, and he should go back to sleep. It works sometimes! Once the sun is up, I'll invite him to come snuggle with me, saying "Look, it's light outside, so you can come snuggle." I think this is where "brighttime" comes from. Now anytime it's light outside in the morning, he'll tell me to get up because it's "brighttime!"

Emmett is much more prolific with the nonsense words. Here's a typical exchange:
Me: "Emmett, would you like a snack?"
Emmett: "Glub!"

Emmett also invents "games" that feature his nonsense words. For example, he'll start waving his arms up and down in front of him, saying, "This is a hitter-ditter" repeatedly in a robotic voice. Then he'll walk towards Luke with the implication that Luke will be hit by the "hitter-ditter" if he doesn't run away. Luke seems to like this game - he runs away squealing, and Emmett follows him slowly without really making an effort to catch him.