Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Dinner

I should begin by saying that I have never cooked a turkey or any type of bird in its entirety, until yesterday. I took on the task of arranging a Christmas dinner for me and most of my siblings. I assigned myself the job of cooking a turkey...I cooked two. I was scared that they were not going to turn out but fortunatly for me they did. We ate a wonderful meal at my brother Danny's house (he was a wonderful host). We played games, (Monopoly seemed to monopolize some of the groups time) ate dessert, talked on the phone with other members of our family, and watched the kids open presents. I got to watch as my child seemed to become more and more scared of my brother's dog...the night before he said that the dog wanted to eat him for dinner. The dinner turned out great. We all went home full and tired.

Christmas Magic!

Well another Christmas has come and gone. We started off the morning at 7:00. I had been up every hour that night because of a stuffy nosed child and another keeping my bladder active. We ran out to the living room and Talvyn thought that the room had magically transformed. We opened presents. Talvyn got a R2-D2 and some Thomas the train stuff. We ate breakfast and then Talvyn asked his daddy if they could go back into the bed room and then come back and do it all over again.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Talvyn is such a bright spot in our lives. He is very kind, sweet, stubborn, and wordy... Some of the things that he has said this past year have really blown our minds. Here are a few...

"When people get mean, they turn into women."

"That guy just likes to do that because he is old."

To Aunt Dina: "I love you, but I don't like my mom because she is old." Dina said, "I'm older than your mom." He replied, "I know. You're old too."

To an 18 month old girl turning the light on and off in the stairway: "Knock it off, you idiot!"

To a picture of his cousin Marek: "Oh look, it's baby Jesus." Obviously that was recently around the holiday season.

After leaving his stuffed puppy in the cold car while shopping: "My puppy is dead because we left him in the car."

If someone asked him where he was in a family picture taken before his birth he would seriously reply, "My mom ate me."

About a neighbors volkswagon bug that he would like to have: "If I ask them to drive their car would they say yes?" I said, "no." A few days later : "If I take their car and fill it up with gas then they would say thanks."

If asked if he needs to use the bathroom the general reply was "Nope, I'm all empty."

One day he got mad at me for trying to get him to go potty on the toilet. His anger towards me was voiced like this: "I'm going to go outside and poop in the middle of the street. Then a car will drive by and swerve. Then they'll go off the road into the dirt." I guess I should think before I make him angry...this kid make plans.

I've always wanted one of these...

No, I am not talking about a blog page. Although it makes journal writing just that much easier, since I am not very good at it anyway. The title of this blog entry is actually referring to my 3 year old son, Talvyn.

The other night we were invited to a Christmas party and Talvyn received a gift from his Uncle Dale and Aunt Dina that he really wanted. He walked around and told people, "I've wanted one of these my whole life." What was that object you ask? A light saber! He has followed after his father's foot steps and is a huge Star Wars fan. He is also pretty good with a light saber.