Friday, June 7, 2013

why Jaimes and the giants

Some perspective on the "little" sticks. At age 5 1/2 Eliott (now 7 1/2) was 45 inches tall (he's now 52 inches tall). At age 5 1/4 Shia is 46 inches tall. At age 4 1/4 Dov is 44 1/2 inches tall. So remember all those times I have said Shia would be the smallest of the three? I'm not so sure of that. Remember all those times I have said Dov is a giant? I stand by that conclusion. Every time Shia grows an inch, Dov grows an inch and a half. According to webMD based on their heights and weights (and mine & Alan's height) E&S are expected to be 6ft2in. D is expected to be 6ft3in . Alan was 6ft when he turned 12. Now you know why this blog is called Jaimes and the giants. I am already in a panic about how I will pay for all of their food when they are all in high school.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2013 QUOTE-able Giants

Eliott -

"Eliott: "cowboys should always be nice unless they're bandits""


"Eliott: "mom, the only reason I watch Diego is to learn animal facts so I can stump you""
Jaime: "Eliott, what do you want to do during spring break?" 
Eliott: "maybe we could discover things and wonder about them, and then after we play video games we could do some bird watching""
"Eliott: "a lot of people want to marry me, but I have a lot to think about. I mean there's only one me and I have a lot on my mind""

"Eliott: "I would think about marrying Brooke if she buys me a Nintendo D'S. she's considering it""

"Eliott: "I'm not calling that movie "jack the giant slayer" instead I'll call it "something freaky to scare parents"""

"Eliott: "mom, I have to ask you something... How come even though I don't like Justin Bieber my mind keeps singing all of his songs? It's like my mind likes him even though I don't.""

"Eliott: "at PE today the 6th graders were outside in the rain doing an experiment. Then they heard thunder and they were screaming like little girls. It was hilarious""
Eliott: "Mom there are 8 things you don't know about me yet" Me: "Well, what are they?" Eliott: "I'm not going to tell you them all at once."

Eliott: "Life is just not the same when you are away mom"

Shia - 
"Shia: "no Eliott, I can't be a monkey. Monkeys like bananas and I don't like bananas. So it's not possible""
Dov -
Jaime: "Dov, her mom says she really likes you. I guess she thinks she's your friend" 
Dov: "well she's wrong mom""

Group - 
Remember I'm talking to a 4, 5, & 7 year old when you read this). 
Dov: "which of us came out of daddy's belly?" 
Me: "none of you because mommies carry the babies" 
Shia: "mom, if a boy marries a boy, can they have a baby?" 
Me:"they can if they adopt" 
Eliott: "what if a girl marries a girl?" 
Me: "they would probably need to adopt" 
Eliott: "why?" 
Me: "well, you need a boy and a girl to have what you need to make a baby" 
Eliott:(thinking) "oh... Like a chicken does" Me: "let's talk about something else"







Wow, he's 4

Yesterday, my baby turned 4. It is hard to believe how fast time flies and what a joy and somewhat challenge he has been. For most people that know us, it is no secret how Dov entered this world. He was an "accident", an "oops", a "pleasant surprise", a "story to tell grandchildren", and the cliches go on and on. What I prefer to call him is a a force to be reckoned with. Dov was an IUD baby and if you don't know what that means, it means that he had a 99.9% chance of not being conceived and I will tell you that for those first 5 weeks of "sickness" I was in the .01% of the population that believed I wasn't pregnant. I can still close my eyes and see myself sitting on the floor of the OB/GYN next to an umbrella stroller with my then 4 1/2 month old second born in tears listening as a doctor told me I was already 8 weeks pregnant. I will also never forget being told that once the IUD was removed, I would have a 50% chance of losing the baby. Well, we all know the answer to that. The last four years has proved the importance of being open minded and Dov has made me a better, more flexible person and mother. Happy 4th to my littlest man.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

2012 QUOTE-ables

Eliott: (upon reading a story where the mom wears heels and makeup) "that's just not you, mom"

Eliott: "my sticker says 'Magnificent'. I've always wanted to be magnificent."

Eliott: "mom, I'm making my tooth more wiggly by banging it on Shia's forehead" ...um

Why is Dov not in a costume you ask? He is wolverine's dad, therefore he only needs a claw.

: "Shia, why are you wearing only one sock?" Shia: "I wanted to have a pugged leg, you know, like a pirate"

: "Dov, what kinds of animals come from eggs" Dov: "Yoshis come from eggs" (thank you Nintendo)

Eliott (while watching Olympic volleyball Ita vs Brz): "I don't like Italy, but I do like Italian dressing"

Shia: "my brain is having trouble getting stable"

Dov: "When are we going to have a little brother?" Me (with a chuckle): "Sorry baby, you are the little brother"


Monday, August 27, 2012

Jaimes and the ???

"I'm off on a rocketship prepared for something new, I'm off on a rocketship ecstatic with the view, I am scared of the things that are coming and I want for the things I don't have, cannot stand to be one of many, I'm not what they are." ~ GUSTER

I often say that I can come up with a Guster quote for any time, place, mood of my life. Today is another one of those days. Today, I sent Eliott (age 6) to first grade, Shia (age 4.5) to Pre-K and Dov (age 3.5) to school. Today was Dov's first day ever.

What does this really mean? Well, I can use the quote above to break it down:

"I'm off on a rocketship prepared for something new" - I'm isolated today. I'm a stay at home mom, with no one to mom. Granted, it's only MWF from 8-3, but let's face it. For at least 4.5 years I have had at least one kid with me at home every day. I can't remember the last time I sat in this house alone. But, on a positive note, I am / was prepared for this and I am working hard to fill up my time.

"I'm off on a rocketship ecstatic with the view" - I'm so happy for my children. Eliott rode his bike 1.33 miles this morning (the first time ever) and hugged me goodbye with a big smile on his face. Shia went to class for the first time in months without needing that extra push and Dov just said see ya later Dad. I wouldn't have it any other way.

"I am scared of the things that are coming" - I'll admit, I'm nervous. I'm afraid I'll be bored. Alan's afraid I will be bored. BUT, I will also admit that I'm afraid I won't be bored. Weird, I know.

"and I want for the things I don't have" - I want to have a clue which direction to go with my life. I don't have one.

"cannot stand to be one of many, I'm not what they are" - I like to think that what makes me "likeable" is that I'm different. I have opinions, I go against the grain, I play video games and like super heroes. I'm genuine, but realistic. I don't need you to like me, but I'm glad that you do. If I stay a traditional stay at home mom in 2012, does that make me one of many or one of few? If I choose a career, does that make me one of many or one of few?

I guess time can only tell. Looking forward to 3pm when I become Jaimes and the giants again.

Happy first day of school Houston area.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

He speaks!!!

Here sits a 15 month old Dov, binky in mouth and I wonder, will he ever talk? My question is quickly answered as I watch him slide the binky to the left side of his mouth and say Kirby (our dog's) name clear as day.

This week alone I have heard:
Block
Cookie
Water
Kirby
Roar
Mama
Dada
Bye bye
Car
Cracker
Diaper

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dov's first steps

Dov Takes 5 steps 3/8/2010
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