Thursday, February 26, 2009

free and a half years old


Our little boy is not so little anymore! Here is the latest on Dallin:

*is 3'4" and weighs 34 pounds

*Things he can do all by himself:
brush his teeth, go potty, wash his hands, get dressed (mostly), pick up his toys, say prayers, and unlock the new deadbolt..yikes! (When I asked him what he can do all by himself, his answer was "college football".)

*Things he's liking these days:
gymnastics class, playing with measuring tapes and calculators, coloring, reading books, digging in the dirt, helping me empty the dishwasher, riding his bike, chasing his sister, playing with his Thomas trains, pretending to throw pie in people's faces, and playing hide-and-seek (yesterday when he was playing with Jason, he looked for him for about 20 seconds, then went and got a snack and started playing with toys...I think Jason waited for like half an hour..)

*Also likes to pretend he has a cell phone and is constantly telling us that he just got a funny text. :) Wonder where he gets that from?

The latest Dallin funnies:

*Dallin was at my parents' house while we were at a Kings game and they had the missionaries over for dinner. He was wearing the shirt from the above picture and one of the elders asked if he liked to play soccer. He said yes. Then they asked if he liked other sports too like football. He said 'yeah, i do'. Then one of them asked if he liked wrestling and Dallin said "Um....I'm just a small boy."

*This one was told by my Dad (they were driving in the car):

Dallin: Gr'pa I have to go to the bafroom....
Gr'pa: OK Dallin we just have a little ways to go....(thinking maybe I should tell him to just hold on til we get home)....
Dallin: 15 seconds later......Gr'pa I REALLY gotta go to the bafroom... Just then the light turns red and 2 or 3 cars ahead of me stop....
Dallin: 15 seconds from his last comment...Gr'pa I REALLY REALLY gotta go...
Gr'pa: OK Dallin I will stop up ahead ....I will go just as quickly as I can.... Dallin: No problem Gr'pa......all's we have to do is look for some grass*....
Grass? did he just say grass?
Dallin: with pointed excitement in his voice.....Gr'pa there's some grass right there!.....
Gr'pa: where Dallin?...
Dallin points to his right towards a thin strip of grass about 12 feet long by 6 feet wide next to the side walk....it was all I could do to keep from bursting out in mindless laughter......Dallin had picked out a piece of grass at the busiest intersection in all of Folsom...East Bidwell and Blue Ravine....traffic was bumper to bumper.....and it was 5pm on Valentine's Day...PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!

*disclaimer: I am not a proponent of relieving oneself in public unless it is an emergency

8 comments:

The Naven Family said...

Dallin is soooo funny! What a little character!

Jenilyn said...

Ya so who taught Dallin to pee in the grass? Also I can just picture him throwing pretend pies in peoples faces, that is so funny. I love that picture of him, he is so handsome.

Melody said...

I think he just taught himself, I don't know for sure. One day we looked outside where he was playing in the backyard, and he was just..watering the lawn.

JD said...

can't believe how big he's getting. what a cute kid.

Loving Wife to Matthew and Mommy to London said...

Your kids are so Cute! Im glad to see you are sewing again! That is an adorable blankey by the way. I need your email address in order to add you to my blog viewers. Heres mine if you'd like to send it to me. animalactivist@sbcglobal.net

JIM SHANA HAILEY & MYA said...

That's Hillarious!!! Props to you for getting back to sewing! I would love to get together and start a project but you need to know that I am only capable of simple things like straight lines. That narrows it down a lot! Ha

Dayna Jamison said...

Dallin is so handsome Mel! He is totally looking like a big kid now. We are actually coming out mid April. I'm flying out by myself with both kids. Ahhh! I'll let you know the exact dates when I figure them out.

Marc and Stacy said...

Hey Melody and Jason,
It was fun running into you guys at roadshow! Your ward did awesome-it was a lot of fun. But I'm sure you guys, like me, are glad it's over. It was definitely time consuming as leaders. Your kids are just adorable. I don't run into you guys often, but it seems when I do they just get bigger and bigger. They are adorable. I'll have to keep up better with their growth on your blog! :)
Melody-you are amazing- I SO want to learn to SEW! :) Maybe you could teach my someday and I could feel somewhat domestic.
Take care guys, and keep in touch!!! :)
Love,
Stacy