Monday, May 18, 2009


I know I keep posting things Caleb has said, but I want to remember...and he says things constantly that are funny. I promise more variety soon, but for now...

Caleb (at dinner) - "Hey guys. I know what it feels like to die!"

Jeff - "Oh, really? How do you know that?"

Caleb - "Because I had a dream and I died in it."

Jeff - "Oh, was it a sad dream?"

Caleb - "No, because then I got resurrected."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Lost Vegas

In case you're wondering where Las Vegas got its name from, Caleb has it all figured out....

"Lost" Vegas is called "Lost" Vegas because lots of people aren't there, some people are there only lots of people don't know where it is because it's kind of far away. And it's kind of lost, huh?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Why I'll miss Caleb when he starts Kindergarten...

In the car on the way to Costco, random and totally out of the blue...

Caleb: Mommy, since you're in charge of me and your kind of like my captain, can I just call you Captain?

Me: Um, sure Caleb

Caleb: OK, thanks Captain.

He says and thinks the funniest things!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A couple weeks ago we met Jeff for lunch at the Thanksgiving Point Deli. We got a number to put on our table for our food. Caleb kept asking questions (like he always does) about the number and why we had to put in on the table. So, just now I'm sitting at the computer and Caleb just walked up and handed me a number 12 on a folded paper. I said, "What's that for?" and he said, "It's for you to get cereal in your hand."
Then he left the number with me, ran to the kitchen and came back with a handful of Cocoa Puffs for me. He's a funny kid!

Lately I've been finding myself telling the kids constantly, "Let's do things to make eachother happy, not sad." So I thought of an idea. We made a happy family jar and I bought some dried black beans. I let them put a bean in the jar when they do something that contributes to a happy family...and if they do something that makes people sad, they might have to take one out. When the jar is full we're going to go to Coldstone or somewhere they like! Hopefully it works.
So far Caleb is really excited about it. He has been making decorations for the jar and made a sign and put it on the wall that says, "Be nice, we have a happy family jar," so that people that come over "know that we have a happy family jar and they have to be nice."

Monday, May 4, 2009

Claire's first haircut

When I was out in California, it was brought to my attention by my cousin Lindsay that Claire had a mullet! I hadn't really noticed before she said that, but then I started realizing....she's right! So finally on Saturday I cut her hair! It was interesting cutting a 14 month old's hair...she was moving constantly, trying to see what I was doing, and her hair grows like Jeff's in the back on the grows kind of sideways. Anyway, here are some after looks way better now!

Happy now Lindsay?? :)

I'm so bummed because I had taken some before pictures and for some reason ALL except for a couple pictures I took on Saturday (and everything I had on there still that I had taken earler...luckily I had already put them on the computer) are deleted off my memory card.
Oh and she's gotten two back molars in the last week. Both on the left on the bottom, one on the top.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We got a new baby girl niece/cousin today!!

Reese Nida Dubenko
7 pounds 12 ounces, 20 1/2 inches

born today at 7:46 am

Congratulations Tim, Allyson, Avery and Mason!
I wish I could be there to snuggle her!!