Friday, July 31, 2009

What's Up With This Face, Caden?

For the past two times that my favorite"little man" has come to visit his MiMi, this is the face that he's had. Usually he is smiling from ear to ear when I talk to him, but not lately. He's become somewhat "straight-faced". Not a smile, not a frown, just straight! No matter what I say to him he makes this face...which is really sort of funny!

Notice the little baby blue sailor suit that Caden is's been a source of conflict between his mother and father! His daddy thinks it's too "gay" and his mama says it looks like a baby--and Caden is a baby! I tend to side with Cade's mama on this one....I told my son, Brett, that when he was a baby, he had a light blue sailor suit, too, and he just rolled his eyes. I guess this will be the last time we see this outfit on Caden, because it's just about too small...and Brett is glad!

Well, smile or no smile....sailor suit or nothing at all, I think my favorite "little man" is perfect just the way he is!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Oh, Be Careful...

Remember the little song from church called "Oh Be Careful"? You know the one...Oh, be careful little eyes what you see...and Oh be careful little ears what you hear... Well, that song is stuck in my head this week because of Madison. She's 2 years and 9 months old and soaking up her surroundings like a sponge! Almost daily, she does or says something that reflects her surroundings.

Brandy is an excellent mother and monitors the television very carefully. She's an expert on children's television. She's basically given up watching her shows until Madison is asleep. Ah, the wonder of dvr or whatever it is called now. Unfortunately, Brandy can only control what goes on inside of her house...

One day we noticed Madison playing with her Barbies and she was making them kiss. We couldn't help but wonder where in the world had she seen this??? Somebody's house that had soap operas playing? Who knows...

Some of her latest phrases have been "Don't you do it!" (her mother's), "Knock it off!" (don't know) and unfortunately, I guess I'll have to take credit for the latest new phrase..."tail hole".

We were riding in the car this week and Madison was playing with her Barbies and her Curious George monkey in the backseat. She was chattering away and I thought I heard something like, "go away you tail hole monkey!" I mentioned this to Brandy, we listened and sure enough Madison repeated it. It was then that Brandy informed me that I could take credit for the words "tail hole"! I didn't even realize I said that, but thinking back, I know I have. So now I have that little song stuck in my head..."Oh be careful little mouth what you say..." On the bright side, at least I don't say #sshole....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Madison, Corduroy, and Various Obsessions...

This is an actual picture of Corduroy the Bear playing on my television--while I am watching it with grandaughter, Madison...for what seems like the 50th time! One thing about Madison, she either obsesses over something or cares nothing about it! Hummm, I wonder who she gets that trait from...ahem, could it be me???
I bought her a whole set of dvd's of scholastic books and out of the whole set, Corduroy is her favorite. The little bear is an animated puppet and she is just captivated by him. She watches every detail from beginning to end as he wanders about the store in search for a button.
When she arrives at my house, you can bet within 5 to 10 minutes she will ask to "watch the bear." Oh my, I will be glad when we move on past Corduroy! One good thing about this obsession, it only lasts maybe 10 minutes. The last obsession was "The Lion King" and that one lasted almost 90 minutes! I sent it home with her! Thank heaven for short obsessions!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tuesday's Blog Hop=Favorite Kid Pictures

I recently held a photo contest on Facebook. This photo of my grandaughter, Madison, had two winning captions. #1. Sweet Summertime! #2. When caught in the act, it is important to don a disguise. This one we call "in-CHOC-nito"!
The winning caption for this photo of my grandson, Caden was "How about a little cool whip with that Honey Bun"?

MckLinky Blog Hop

Pray For Stellan, Monday

Holding him close always. on TwitpicI had a blog post all ready for today, but in light of the situation with Stellan, I don't have the heart to post it.
Instead I will ask that anyone reading this post, please be in prayer for little Stellan McKinney and his family today. Stellan is in the hospital in critical condition and things are looking really bad. Where there is life, there is hope, so let's all pray...for a miracle for this sweet baby boy and his family, who have been through so much. Stellan's mother's website is There are updates on his condition there. The last update that I heard was that they were going to airlift Stellan to Boston where his primary cardiologist is located. What happens after that, I don't know.