No, all four kids aren't mine. We've got two, and it's gonna stay that way for a while. No interest yet in Jamie and I being outnumbered by our own kids. It's a tough enough matchup when it's 2-on-2.
This is a quick weekly update of four kids in my family:
New word of the week -- "Electrivvity". Her school lost power yesterday when a transformer blew, so everyone was talking about the electricity being out. She listened to all the conversations and said the word as closely as she could. Electrivvity.
#2 -- Jack
New word of the week -- "Bozodolder". Jack's name for what is commonly referred to as a "bulldozer". He has a book about Billy the bulldozer, and although he's had it for over a year it has suddenly become a favorite. He picks it up, brings it over to me and says, "Billy da bozodolder. To read?". Irresistable.
#3 -- Adam
My nephew in Arkansas, Adam is a fun 2-year-old who looooooves John Deere equipment. I mean like, he loves 'em. If John Deere was a woman, he'd move to a third-world country with her so that they could get married before the US-legal age. If John Deere was an expensive piece of time-keeping technology, he would keep it... safe... if he was ever detained in a POW camp (movie reference for the Hollywood buffs out there). You get the point.
Anyway, he also knows the names of all kinds of farm and construction equipment -- tractors, combines, front loaders, cranes, and diggers. Except he pronounces diggers as "diggas". One time he actually went outside to play and said, "Hi, my diggas!".
Here's a recent picture:
Andie is my newborn... she's my cousin's daughter, so I'm not exactly sure what that makes her. First cousin, once removed? I was always terrible at figuring out that stuff.
My cousin is a great athlete, and her husband is a big man -- wouldn't surprise me if he was a good football player in high school. Their baby was getting so big that the doctor decided to do a C-section two weeks early. Then, later on, they moved the date up again, at least another week.
Five days ago Andie made her appearance, nearly a month early and weighing in at 10 pounds, 9 ounces. Whoooooooaaa, Nellie. I can't imagine how much fun that would've been for my cousin to wait a few more weeks and then have the baby.
For comparion, four and a half years ago Samantha was a month early and weighed over 7 pounds. The nurses were very impressed and said, "She probably would have been a 10-pounder by the due date!" Andie was already a 10-pounder weeks before the date! Hopefully this means she'll be ahead of the game in her eating ability and her sleeping length.
Later, dudes -- my parents are in town this weekend and I'm ready to have some fun!