Saturday, December 10, 2011

Yummmmm Manicotti!

I made manicotti for dinner last night. (Yes, Ames, on the phone I said stuffed shells. I was very surprised when I pulled the box of pasta out of the pantry. Luckily, the recipes are very similar, or at least it worked.)

Jeff happened to sit next to Danny, and he was busy serving everyone. I glanced over and said "Wow. Did you give that big piece to Danny?" Jeff didn't know what I was talking about, and he looked down and saw that Danny had swiped an entire manicotti noodle from his plate!

Danny looked very happy with himself and was munching away on a pepperoni, which I didn't think he'd be able to handle, but he did fine!

Jeff took his dinner back and cut Danny some appropriate-sized baby pieces. We were all laughing so hard. If you look in the picture,  you can see the little sauce trail left from the theft. I guess he was impatient to be fed. :)

And I wish I had an audio recording of it, but Jill sounds really cute when she says "manicotti."

Jill is doing two funny things right now. My Grandpa Homer has been with us this past week. When Jeff and I pray, we usually address our "Heavenly Father." My grandpa always says our "Father in Heaven." Every single time (without fail!) that my grandpa has prayed, Jill opens her eyes and says "He said heaven!" She usually repeats that two or three times during Grandpa's prayer. I don't know why she thinks it is so funny. Maybe because it is different from how we say it, or maybe because she thinks he is saying Kevin or Devin (two of her uncles). I don't know, but it's pretty cute how excited she gets.

As you may know, Jill loves Justin Bieber. Apparently his appeal does extend to two year olds. Her daddy recently showed her his mistletoe song, and in the song, Justin sings about "makin' a list." Jill, for whatever reason, thinks he is saying "naked" instead of "makin." Now the song is not dirty and has absolutely nothing to do with nakedness, but every time she hears it (even when sung on the Sing-Off), she says, "he said naked!" and giggles ensue. I guess naked is just a very funny idea for her.

Two year olds are pretty cute.


  1. Haha. That picture is awesome. Danny is so cute. It's funny when kids pick up on little differences in the way people do/say things. Over Thanksgiving Ryan came in from working in the yard with Zach's dad. When I asked him how it was he said, "It was fun, but sometimes Pops calls rocks stones!" Silly Pops.

    I, also, can not wait to see you! :) :) :)

  2. You obviously need to stop starving your little guy. He's starting to fight back. ;)

    That's so funny he did that. And the things Jill chuckles about. Your kids are awesome.

  3. I LOVE the sauce trail. Nice work Danny boy.


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