After we loaded the kids into the van and kissed them good-bye, Nana (John's mom) told me that Hannah was saying, "Bye bye, Mindy" as they were pulling out of our driveway.
One cold morning, Nana firmly told the kids that they had to keep their shoes on if they wanted to play outside. After a while, Sarah approached Nana and said, "Nana, can I take my shoes off now, 'cuz my foots are bored."
After Nana and Pop bathed the kids Monday evening, Christopher threw the towel into the bathtub that was still filled with water. When I learned of this, I said, "Christopher - what in the world did you do that for? We don't put bath towels in the water!" He looked at me and earnestly asked, "Then why do we call it a 'bath towel'?"
When we arrived to pick up the kids at Nana and Pop's house, they were all going crazy trying to tell us all of the fun things they did while we were away. I then said, "Ok, now I want to hear a report from Nana and Pop on how you guys behaved while Mommy and Daddy were away." As Nana began to gush about how good they were, Christopher interrupted, "Well, there was some disobedience, but NO consequences!"
The other day while we were driving to the grocery store, Christopher said, "Mommy, that sign says 40 miles per hour...Pop told me to tell you how fast you're supposed to drive."
Yesterday, the kids and I walked to the playground and Nana drove to meet us there. Sarah was riding her bike and said, "Mommy and Chri-ofer are walking and I'm riding my bike. But Chri-ofer doesn't like to ride his bike because he's scared...and Hannah and Mary Grace ride in the stroller because they're babies...but Nana can't walk to the playground because she's old."
Last night the kids went to the Explorer Kids program at our church. After the puppet show, the teacher asked the kids if they knew of anyone they could tell about Jesus. She then asked if anyone had a sister or grandmother they could tell. Christopher raised his hand and yelled, "My grandmother is 67 years old!"