John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The PENGUIN shirts!!!

So for those of you who missed my post on the "pulling the penguin" story...let me re-tell briefly so you'll understand the shirts. A few months ago I was reading a penguin book to Jenna and in the story the author used the words male and female. She didn't understand so we had a quick lesson in male and female (meaning males are boys and females are girls) she understood clearly, "Daddy is a male, Mommy and Jenna are females"...HOWEVER, in the same day, James was playing with his boy parts in the bath tub as well as when I was changing his diaper so Jenna called out to me, "Mooooommmmmy, James is pulling his penguin!"...I didn't understand at first and then clearly realized she thought his "boy part" was called a "penguin". And rightfully so, since she is one of three girls in our family and we didn't really have a name for a "boy part" in our family. SO....my creative and very talented Uncle Frankie designed a "Penguin Shirt" and my crazy Uncle Curtis screen printed them for our family. Wow! What a memory we have treasured now in our family with our "Penguin Shirts"...

AND HERE IS THE VIDEO OF THE BOYS WEARING THEIR PENGUIN SHIRTS...The video is horrible and not clear at all, but it was funny watching James dance.



AND HERE ARE THE PATE FIVE POSING FOR A FEW PICTURES:)








Here is a close up shot of the shirt. The top of the shirt says "I like pullin my penguin!"

4 comments:

The Taylors said...

I am laughing out loud at this story. So, this must be what it's like to have girls. =o)

Mika said...

that is hilarious! I love the shirts! hey, i need your help with some shirts! If possible, I'd love to use your uncle to get shirts made for the MOD walk for our family team. Let me know if you think he might be interested...we'd only need about 5 or so...

Melissa said...

this is one of the funniest stories I have ever heard!! Dana, did you just laugh you head off? What a great memory---and how sweet that your Uncle captured it on a tshirt for y'all. Thank you for your sweet note on my blog. I feel like blogs are becoming baby-books now. I just hope and pray we don't ever lose all we put into it. Maybe we could get them published one day!!!! Give your kiddos hugs from us~

Sara said...

We love y'all. This post just made our day. =)