|_____Date_____||They Said What?|
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|August 4, 2004||I had just about finished eating a late lunch with the little ones. We had a stuffed pasta thing people in the East call perrougies. They have potatoes and cheese in them. We also had chips, green grapes, and juice. Colton requested some more grapes but I wanted him to eat the rest of the food on his plate first. I got up to put Tyler down for his nap and came back to find Colton perusing the grapes left in the grape bag and the little bunch still on the stems, which he had obviously pulled out of the bag. He pulled at a grape and it popped off the stem. His eyes got real big and he tried to stick the grape back on the stem. His brow furrowed and looking very serious, he tried it several times. The stem would go back in the hole in the grape, but of course it wouldn't stay. He finaly noticed I was watching him and held the grape and the bunch out to me saying, "Broken! Uh-oh! Broken! Oh no!"|
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|May 13, 2005||Leticia, Debbie, Cody McClain (6) and the two little boys (2 and 1) went to Wal-Mart and Debbie was complaining of having gas pains in her tummy. Colton became quite concerned and asked her if she needed a band-aid.|
|May 15, 2005||Leticia was rocking Colton in the rocking chair. She was telling Colton she loved him and he would reply, "I love ice cream". Leticia then asked, "Do you love your mama" and Colton replied, "No, I love ice cream".|
|May 13, 2005||Colton (2) was helping Debbie pick flowers out to plant. He found some Marigolds and was eager for Debbie to buy the "dandelions" to plant. Right color anyway.|
|December 09, 2005||Leticia had sneezed in a room other than where Colton and Tyler were and when Colton heard her sneeze he quietly said, “Bless you”, and kept on doing what he was doing at the table.|
|December 24, 2005||I (Dottie) got up from my chair momentarily and Tim sat down in it because it was vacant. Colton tried to pull Tim out of the chair without saying a word and when Tim got up Colton pushed me back into the chair and climbed up on my lap for about 30 seconds and then was off to check other people’s gifts. His job was done, I guess. Colton Wick (great grandson).|
|December 25, 2005Tyler and Colton received Buzz Lightyear toys (from Toy Story) for Christmas from Santa. After playing with them for a few minutes, Colton turned his upside down to inspect the bottom of the toy's shoe. (The one in the movie has it's "owners" name on the bottom of the shoe.) Colton remarked, "He needs a name!" just like in the movie.|
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|September 14, 2006||Colton showed Debbie how well he printed his name. He did it backwards, forward and upside down while sitting on the sidewalk. Deb said the upside down one was perfect!|
|September 14, 2006||Colton was writing with chalk on the sidewalk writing his name over and over and over to our applause. A shy dimpled smile and he was off again and again each time he heard our praise. One time, as he sat on his bottom writing, Leticia and I both watched as he switched his chalk to his left hand and wrote his name with all the letters mirror image, facing away from him. Neat trick, especially in one so young.|
|September 14, 2006||I read Harold and the Purple Crayon to Colton and Tyler. When I finished, Colton (4) wanted to read it to us. I read a page and then he would recite it back following along the words with his finger, pretending to read.|
|September 15, 2006||Debbie, Kami and I were singing "There’s a hole in the bucket, Dear Liza, Dear Liza" and Colton looked at Debbie and said, "Quit singing so I can hear!"|
|September 16, 2006||I asked Kami what she did with the clothespin I gave her. She went to get it and Colton kept asking her to get the "clothes pinned."|
|September 16, 2006||Colton, Tyler, and Kami were playing Superman (C), Spiderman (T), and Kami was the good girl/bad girl. When she got near them she was the good girl and when she was further away she was the bad girl. They chased her down and when they caught her, she was a good girl. Colton, finally fed up, told her she could only be a good girl.|
|November 13, 2006||This morning I could not find Colton's shoes anywhere. I was running around the house, searching frantically. I thought he had taken them off with the rest of his clothes last night when I gave them a bath, but the shoes were not with the rest of his clothes from yesterday. I was asking him where he had taken them off, looking upstairs and downstairs. Really needed to be going out the door.
I hollered as I came down the stairs for Colton to help me find his shoes because they were hiding from me. When I turned the corner to come down the second half of the stairs, Colton was standing there with his hands on his hips and that one eyebrow raised up the way he does. And he said to me in all seriousness..."Mom, just count to ten and say 'Ready or not, here I come shoes!!!' and then you'll find them."
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|January 24, 2007||I picked Colton and Tyler up from daycare. I didn't realize what Colton was doing at first, but he grabbed his cuffs before putting his arms into his coat sleeves so they would not ride up. Smart.|
|April 12, 2007||Debbie had a lettuce salad for supper last night which consisted of leaf lettuce and red cabbage plus a bit of carrot tossed in. When Colton (Leticia’s son, age 4 ½) saw the salad he asked Debbie why she had ruined the carrots. Debbie explained it’s the way she eats her salad. When Deb finished her salad, Colton apparently thought the carrots were not ruined after all because he said, "Nana, can I have the 2 little pieces of carrots you didn’t eat?"|
|June 25, 2007||OH MAN! Did I tell you what Colton did yesterday??
Ok… so a teacher at the daycare…Miss Barbara…is very large. She was going to sit down yesterday…and Colton puller her chair out from under her!!!! *gasp*
She almost fell… and with her size, she would've hit the ground really hard! Another teacher saw him do it and shouted just as she was starting to sit, so she caught herself. They told me about it when I got there to pick him up. I made him go apologize to Miss Barbara and he went without dessert last night.
|July 17, 2007||Scary. I did something awfully naughty when in first or second grade. I was standing near two girls, took their heads, and banged them together. Now, why did I do that? I had never see that done either as we did not have TV or go to the movies. Suddenly it just seemed something to do that was different. I have no idea whether I got into trouble about it or not, but I knew afterward that I had done a naughty thing. I don't know if I apologized or was told to either. I simply recall the act. Perhaps that is what happened to Colton. No pre meditated thought to it. Just did it. Kids do not have much sense, you know. Or ability to think things out ahead of time. Might ask him again why he had no dessert Tuesday night. If he can remember that far back. [sic]|
|December 15, 2007||Colton picked up the Jiffy Pop and came to show me his "spatula." He didn't know it was popcorn.|
|December 16, 2007||Colton said salad was leaves.|
|October 15, 2007||Debbie told Colton (5) and Tyler (4) if they did not behave she was going to put them in her doghouse and then they both started insisting she put them in her doghouse and wanted to know where it was, etc. She had a hard time getting them to understand what and where her fictional doghouse really was.|
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|January 17, 2008||I am soooo proud of Colton!!
Yesterday, when I got to the daycare to pick up the kids, the teachers were singing Colton's praises.
Apparently, the older boys have all been working together recently to try to hurt one of the teachers there - Miss Jennifer. How crazy is that??? Little kids! I know one of them must be the ringleader who's thinking up this stuff. I find it a bit scary that these kids would be doing this.
When all the kids are outside in the big play area playing, Miss Jennifer walks laps around the yard. Well, yesterday, they were laying booby traps for her…like rolling the play tires over into the path she walks and covering them with leaves so she wouldn't see them.
Colton…instead of going along with the other boys…did his best to put a stop to it. He stopped Miss Jennifer from walking by blocking her…and told her and the other teachers what was going on because he didn't want her to get hurt.
I am so proud of him. He did not go along with what all the other boys were doing. He did what was right and tried to keep someone from getting hurt.
I told him that night that he did not have to do what everyone else was doing, especially if it might hurt someone, and I was so proud of him to realizing that.
Me: Leticia then said, and I quote, "That boy is getting ice cream tonight!"
|February 29, 2008||Kids had a surprise party for me. Was I ever surprised! During the party Colton found a round packet of pink lemonade that made 2 quarts. He came to me and asked me if it really made "2 quarters."|
|April 15, 2008||Colton didn't finish his chocolate pudding when he got up from the table and sat in the rocking chair. I asked Colton why he was out of his chair when he wasn't finished and he said he wasn't finished and he said he was, "full, f-o-o-l, full"|
|June 12, 2008||Beazil was getting creamed by the aliens in the game and Colton, sitting quietly at the table behind, watching for a bit, and then piped up from behind "May I suggest a bigger gun?"|
|June 18, 2008||Was standing around the corner at your house this weekend and overheard Tyler ask Colton what a butt cheek was (why this was a topic of conversation, I dunno). Colton in a very matter-of-fact tones said that butt cheeks were the things on your butt that protect your butt crack. So glad to have THAT cleared up.|
|June 29, 2008||Leticia was looking at herself in the mirror. Colton came up behind her and said, "I really like your eyes. I really like the color." Then, "Nana sure did a good job when she was making you."|
|October 26, 2008||Colton thought my eyelash curler was a cheese cutter. Ha!|
|October 30, 2008||Colton is really enjoying his dance class. At the end of each class, they call the parents in toe watch the kids dance as far as they've gotten through it. Colton has the routine down really well. The other parents remarked that he seem gifted at it.
Well… last night, Colton was putting his shoes on after class, and I said to him that he did great in his dance. He looked up at me with an eyebrow cocked and stated rather matter-of-factly, "Of course I did… I'm a natural at dance" and went right back to putting on his shoes.
Was just soooo funny the way he said that.
|November 9, 2008||Colton, Tyler, Kami and Cody were wrestling when someone started yelling "dog pile!" Colton piped up, "Don't dog pile on me, I'm just a little boy."|
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|April 14, 2009||I picked up Colton and Tyler from day care and we went to the park to plant wild flowers. We kept our boxes of seeds in plastic bags so no one would know what we were doing. A lady passing us by said something to us about our feeding the birds and so as people came tramping by the boys would tell them they were feeding the birds until one time Colton said, "We are feeding the birds, not planting flowers." I hope someday we do actually see some spring flowers growing in all those weeds. We've done this for several years now and have yet to see nary one single blossom.|
|June 18, 2009||Was dabbing suntan lotion on Colton's arms, cheeks, etc. prior to spreading over his body and he said, "My mom doesn't do it that way." And I said, "Do I look like your mother?" He said, "No. You're old and wrinkly." Colton! Thank you very much, but you'll never win any prizes that way.|
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|April 5, 2012||Leticia was driving the boys to school this morning…and they were talking about the dollars Nannie gave them and how nice she was. I told them that when I was a kid, we had lived with Nannie and Pops for a while and so Nannie was almost like a second mom to us. Colton said excitedly, "So you must’ve gotten a lot of cheese sticks, right?" Ha! Ha! (Yes. That seems to be the big food item on offer whenever the kids go visit at Nannie and Pops.)|
|June 1, 2012||Colton wanted me to print a star chart for him. Tyler said "No. Mom said we couldn’t print anything." So Colton asked me if I wanted to print a start chart for my home. Ha! Ha! Nice try.|
|June 21, 2012||Colton was wanting to go to swim lesson at Tim’s because he said that the last time we were having swim lessons until everyone came and then we just had swimming.|
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