Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Youtube Sensation

I recently put a couple videos of Finn on Youtube since it was taking waaaaaay too long to load them on the blog. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More Deacon Quotes

We were driving past Hardees and he said, "Wow, look at those stars. They're beautiful!"

Deacon and I were downstairs and I asked him to check if Finn was awake. "No, he's sleeping," he told me. "Oh," I said, "I thought I heard him talking." "Well," said Deacon, "I thought I heard him sleeping."

I was going to the bathroom, minding my own business, when suddenly the door opened and Deacon peeked in. "Daddy, I'm going downstairs to play with my toys, ok? If you need anything, I'll be back in a few minutes."

We were getting Deacon excited for a trip to the zoo. Jane asked him what he wanted to see at the zoo. He said "Tractors, I want to see tractors." I said, "No, what kind of animal do you want to see?" He said "A gator." "Oh," I asked "An alligator?" "No, a Gator. A John Deere Gator!"

I took Deacon to a football game. We were sitting beside the grandpa of one of the Bluffton players. Bluffton tried to go for it on 4th down, but came up just short. Disappointed, the grandpa slapped his leg and said "They didn't get it! They didn't get it." Then he realized he was getting too worked up with Deacon sitting beside, so he turned to Deacon and smiled and said "They didn't get it." Deacon looked up at him and said "Well, I just like matchbox cars." The guy was confused "What?" Deacon just kept going "We have a lot of them at home. They like to go down the slide."

Deacon, Finn and I camped out in our backyard. We were finally all tucked in to our sleeping bags and so I asked "So, do you want to go to sleep or do you want to talk?" Of course, Deacon said "Let's talk." I said "Ok, what do you want to talk about?" He replied "Let's talk about tractors." I said "Ok, what about tractors?" "What tractor is your favorite" he asked. "I like John Deere" I answered. "What tractor is your favorite?" "Well, I like...vegetables."

I was tucking Deacon into bed and we were talking about having Jesus in our hearts. He asked "Where is Jesus?" I said "Jesus lives inside of you." Pointing to his belly-button, Deacon said "What's that? Is that Jesus?"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Finn!!!

Two years ago today, God gave us this precious gift!

I can't believe how much he has grown in 2 years!

I told Jane we should get him a special gift for his birthday....

Something he has only received one other time in his life...

Can you guess what that is?

I don't think it will happen though. She doesn't think he needs another haircut!

Happy Birthday, Finn!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quotes from Deacon

Ok, so it's been a really long time since Jane or I have posted anything on here. I think it's because we've run out of things to say. So, I'm going to let Deacon do the talking this time. Here are things he said throughout last week.

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 9:45 AM. I had just gotten out of the shower and was getting ready for church. I was standing in the bathroom in my boxers and a t-shirt and Deacon walked in and said, "Oh, Dadddy, I love your outfit!"

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 10:00 AM. Roughly 15 minutes later, I was packing the boys' church bags. Deacon came up behind me and said, "Daddy, can I have a donut?" I knew we didn't have any donuts in the house, so I told him "no". He asked again and then I realized he was holding something...a peanut. "Oh, that's a peanut. Yes, you can have a peanut." So I cracked it open for him and went back to packing the church bags. A few seconds later, I heard him rummaging through the pantry where Jane has a bag of peanuts. "Deacon, you already had 1 peanut. No more right now, ok." "I'm just putting them in my pocket for tomorrow" he told me. And sure enough, that night at Grandpa and Grandma's, he came running up to me "Daddy, can I have a donut?"

Monday, March 21, 2011, 11:45 AM. As we were eating lunch, Finn accidentally dropped a french fry. Deacon was quick to point out "Finn's throwing food. Finn's throwing food. Flip him, please."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 5:45 PM. Deacon wasn't a big fan of the sweet potatoes Jane had made, but Finn loved them. I asked Deacon if I could take the sweet potatoes off of his plate and give them to Finn. "No, I'm going to eat them." "Ok, then eat them." "But I don't want to eat them." "Ok, then give them to Finn." This went on for awhile. We kept going back and forth, back and forth. Finally, I convinced Deacon to take another bite of his sweet potatoes. He did and then said, "I don't like them." "Ok, then give them to Finn." His response: "I will. Be patient."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 9:15 PM. As I was putting Deacon to bed, he asked me to sing Old MacDonald. I would let him pick out the animals and make the sounds, and I just sang the rest. We went through the normal cow, sheep, goose, and then we came to "and on that farm he had a..." and Deacon said "Tate". "Tate? What's a tate?" "Well," he said, "it looks like peanut butter." I still have no idea where that one came from!

Friday, March 25, 2011, 10:40 AM. I wasn't around for this one, but Jane emailed me at work to say that Deacon came up to her and said "Look at me!" He was wearing his rain boots...and nothing else!

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 3:55 PM. We used to have a real problem with Deacon asking "why?" all the time. So we told him, "You don't say 'why'." In fact, if you would ask Deacon "What's the rule?" he would probably respond "We don't say 'why'". Well, this has come back to haunt us on numerous occasions. Here is one example. Deacon and Finn were playing in the kitchen. Suddenly, I heard a thud and Finn started crying. I ran into the kitchen and Finn was laying on the ground crying. Having seen this happen many times, I asked Deacon "Deacon, why did you push Finn?" "Because he was crying" he told me. "No, he started crying after you pushed him. Why did you push him?" "Because I just did." "But why did you push him, Deacon?" At this point, I think he realized he was busted, so he came back with "What's the rule, Daddy? We don't say 'why'."

Make it a great week!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Deacon vs. The Baconator

We went to Wendy's Thursday night. Somehow we ended up with an extra cheeseburger. Suddenly, chicken nuggets weren't good enough for Deacon. He wanted a "shandwich" too.

Whew...this is hard work. I need a break.

Ok, so in the end, he ate maybe 1/4 of it and I ate 1/4 and our dogs enjoyed the rest of it when we got home.

Meanwhile, Finn was stuck with a full order of chicken nuggets. But the whole time, I know he was thinking "When are they going to let me get one of those?"

Monday, February 7, 2011

2011 Puppies

Well, my last post told you where you could find mixed breed puppies for $499 in Knoxville. Today, I'm telling you where you can find mixed breed puppies much cheaper and much closer! Bailey had 8 puppies on Jan 10. I'll take them in to get their puppy shots the first week of March and then they will be ready for their new homes!

As you can see, they are very well socialized and very spoiled!

Yellow Male #1

Black Male

Yellow Male #2

Brown Male

Black Female

Yellow Female #1

Yellow Female #2

Yellow Female #3

This is Tiller, the puppy I kept from her litter last year. So this gives you an idea of what those puppies will look like in a year from now.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Puppy Zone

Jane and I were in Knoxville last weekend. On Monday, we decided we would each get to pick something to do in Knoxville. Jane chose to go to this huge used book store. I have a feeling, it is unlike any other used bookstore you've been to. Unfortunately, we didn't take any pictures. I chose to go to a pet shop. I have a feeling, it is unlike any other pet shop you've been to. Fortunately, we took pleny of pictures.

The first thing you need to know about Puppy Zone is that they only sell puppies. The second thing you need to know about Puppy Zone is that their puppies are housed in cribs.

There were probably 20 cribs in the store. Each crib housed anywhere from 1-5 puppies depending on their size.

Jane was instantly drawn to this chocolate chihuahua pup.

I casually asked the clerk how much it cost. "Twelve ninety five." I never asked exactly where the decimal point was, but I'm pretty sure Jane was holding a puppy that cost more than my car!

Jane also fell in love with this Pug mix. (That's right...mix. He wasn't even pure Pug and he still cost $500!) She even named him.

If we were going to be getting another dog for indoors (and didn't mind taking out a small loan for a four-legged friend), I thought this Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix was adorable. He looked like a little stuffed animal.

I didn't even ask how much it cost, but I guarantee you can find an Amish near Berne selling the exact same breed for a fraction of the cost!

Personally, I was drawn to these two boys.

The sign on the crib said they were "American Retrievers". I'm familiar with a lot of dog breeds, but I had never heard of that one, so I asked what it was. Turns out, it's a cross between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Labrador Retriever. And they only cost $499!

Well, if you are ever in Knoxville, stop by the Puppy Zone. Even if you don't buy anything, it's a lot of fun to play with all the pups.