Makes me laugh every time

Generally I try to avoid letting the kids watch too much television.  They watch the most TV in the mornings as our afternoons are usually filled with russian lessons, cleaning up, playing outside, etc…

When I do let them watch morning TV, I try to limit it to cartoons as it’s so much easier to turn it off after 25 or 30 minutes.  However, Landon has recently decided he enjoys watching TV with one particular movie being his very favorite.  And because he’s so dang cute and I really, really have a hard time saying no to him when he scrunches up his face and says, “Pweas?” then flashes his huge grin that dissolves me into a puddle of goo, I decided I couldn’t say no again.

So Tia and Landon are currently sitting on the couch watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Or “Cwoudy with da chance of da meatball” as Tia calls it.

When I pushed play Landon jumped up and down and clapped his hands yelling “Beatball, beatball, beatball” then hugged my leg and said “I Yub You” before settling on the couch to watch.  Uuummm…so I’ll give him anything he wants for the rest of his life if he keeps doing that.

He’s gonna be rotten.

The thing is, I actually really love this movie myself.  I think it’s hysterical.  Everytime I watch it I laugh out loud, particularly when the kids quote the lines along with the movie. Fuh-hu-nny.

So that’s it…that’s all I’ve got today.  I give in to nearly every one of Landon’s requests, I would give him my heart just to hear him say “I yub you,” and I love the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Bet you’re glad you stopped by here today, eh?

Well, so I don’t completely waste your time, I will send you here where you can read up on the bloggers who are currently on a Compassion International trip in Kenya.  I’ve already been challenged and encouraged by a couple of the posts I’ve read this morning and it’s only their first day there.  If you’re not already sponsoring a child, I would encourage you to consider Compassion.  What they are doing for children and families suffering in poverty is nothing short of a miracle.  For 37 dollars a month, you can completely alter the course of a child’s life.  Just think about it.  And read their posts.

Also, my first post for STL Family Life will be up and running shortly is now up and running!  So check it out this afternoon.  Thanks everyone and enjoy what is shaping up to be a beautiful day.

Spring is almost here, yeah!


  1. Well now if Sloan and Tia are as smart as I think they are, they will figure out the hold Landon has on you and will run all their requests through him. Let me know the minute they figure that out.

  2. Haha! So true. It won’t take them long. I’m gonna have to learn to say no. Maybe if I just don’t look at him I’ll be able to do it…

  3. The title of you blog is so funny. I just had to come by.

  4. Thanks! 🙂

  5. I’m with you, Kelli! “Cwoudy wif a chance a Wheatballs,” as Josh calls it, is a huge hit at our house. Every time it snowed this winter my kids would run around outside chucking bits of snow at each other shouting “snowball! snowball!” My personal favorite is the policeman (did you know he’s voiced by Mr. T?!) “My chest hairs are a-tingle! Something’s wrong!” Haha!

    Thanks for the Compassion links. And great job on the STL Family Life post. I’m with you there, too. Big time.

    Hope you guys get a chance to enjoy this beautiful spring-ish weekend!

  6. Thanks Jamie! Haha! So many of Policeman Earl’s lines crack me up. “You see dis contact lens. Dis Contact lens represents you and my EYE represents my EYE. I got my EYE on YOU.” BWHAHA!