Monday, April 29, 2013

Today i'm

Reaching back over my shoulder feeling my baby's hair. I'm at a light. Isaac is asking Tyler to say random silly words like water hose and stop sign and cupcake tree. The earnest sounds coming out of my kids' mouths are better than eating any desert. The giggles, inflection, annunciation, randomness. This is the best. Dylan will pitch for the first time tonight in the fourth inning. Steven and I are so excited!!

I love Tyler saying "boo boo" and "wah-tuh" for baby and water. Those are my favorites. I call him my baby boo I recently realized.

I got a little over 2 hours of sleep yet i feel awesome today and didn't think about that 'til now. I was productive with both my right and left brain to do lists.
Dylan pitched! His teacher Ms. Wolcott came and so did Don!
We cheered.
He sheepishly smiled.
We came home to watermelon then showered the boys. While I read Casper to them, the boys each found a hair brush and brushed my hair. I nursed Tyler to sleep then heated up leftovers for when Steven came home from winning his volleyball set. I tried getting Bailey to watch the kids so I could watch Steven but she had to turn in a math test by midnight. Oh well. Steven and I watched The Office and Parks And Rec then went to bed at the same time.

Tomorrow I plan on swimming with our kids and cleaning the leaves out of the pool. I need to buy Ivy and Malia new Swimsuits.
We swam. And did science experiments. And the kids made lots of messes. And I did buy Malia and Ivy new swimsuits. They'll try them out on Monday.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dear Tyler, You're 19 months old. I mean 20 months old, where did the month go?!

Hi my baby boo,
You were 19 months old when I started this post. Now you're actually 20 months old!

I love you and your baby fat cheeks and personality. We can finally reason with you a little. And when you are sneaky, you know it as such. A month ago you were stubborn for mo reason. Now you have more reasonable thoughts.
And unreasonable ones too of course. You like shoes and follow that if you want to go outside that you and I need our shoes on, or somebody's shoes on!
You like to look for bugs. You say "a bug" instead of just "bug" so it took me a while to get what you were saying. I guessed "ball" at first but it really sounds like "uh buh, uh buh, uh buh, uh buh, UH BUH."
You make really good messes. Like dumping things out. Like the plant I had JUST planted and watered.
"uh oh, a mess"
You can communicate too! You surprise us with new words daily, the most recently being "couch."

You like trucks now and point them out to us. You point "cheet cheets" out to us too. That's what you say for a bird. You spot them mounted above peoples' driveways and everything. You're observant.

You like tour sock monkeys from Grandma and Uncle Luiz and sleep with and carry them around. You use the sound for them, "ooh ooh." You also like to carry a sippy cup, and in the last couple of days, you like other monkeys too but the sock monkeys are your favorites.
You talk gibberish to yourself and to others. Sometimes I go along with it and we have deep conversations. But i feel like Nemo's dad when Crush the little sea turtle is giving exit instructions on how to leave the E.A.C. Marlin says, "it's like he is trying to say something." Funny, sometimes you say a real word in there. Like when he said couch. It sounded like it. And sure enough, that's what he meant. Or when you said "boom boom boom boon boon." You could not eat your yogurt without a spoon!! When we correctly guess, you either say "yes" or let out a happy sigh of relief and a breathy smiley "huh."

You can spit and do so with your tongue out. It's super cute but I try to not pay attention because I want to phase that phase our quickly. Maybe I have. I hope.

You fold your arms for prayers. It is actually putting your fists together at your chest. You hold it together for longer than at first.

You are done with formula. We did not transition to whole milk. We did buy one carton, but it spoiled. Dad puked, enough said. You say no to sippy cups of milk. You slept with the milk cup for about a week. But we bought more cups so we could give you the water cup instead. You like to hoard cups with your blankets and monkeys now. You nurse when you wake up and sometimes to fall asleep. But now we like to go for a run and you fall asleep then stay asleep for the night. You beg to go for a "nun nun nun" (run - you repeat yourself lots.) This evening was the night of the Boston Marathon bombing. It was a beautiful quiet run.

I love you my baby boo!
Love, Mommy

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Earth Day 2013

I was pinteresting ideas for today when I realized we should go to the library!! I bookmarked some ideas in case but hoped the library would have an Earth Day craft and they did!!! We were the only kids there. Upon checking out, we saw the missionaries coming in to email their moms.

We read two earth day books, had puppet show fights, and saw a display of "copters!"

On our way our, a lady sitting in her car said "that used to be me. I had 7 kids. Do you homeschool?" I'm not sure if I looked crazy with coaxing the 3 kids into my car or if Isaac looks old enough to be in school. I told her that I keep Isaac instead of taking him to preschool. And that I was homeschooled. She told me about A curriculum for preschool where the same book is read each day and a different aspect is used as a teaching moment. I looked it up and want to do it ! I secretly want to homeschool my kids. If it were my only job, i would be amazing at it. It would be so much work. I did one of the free mini lessons on Caps For Sale. It is a lot like Joy school and what my parents taught, finding the teaching moment and making lessons out of everything.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CPR day

I scheduled a babysitter the day before CPR which was the day I was told about it. But i woke up late and decided to just take them. Then we had a picnic at the park.

Tyler's Dinglehopper

Remember on The Little Mermaid when They were wondering what a fork was and how to use it?

Tyler usually loves putting blown around trash in the trash can, but this particular man's trash is Tyler's treasure.

Isaac climbed the rope in gymnastics!
I initially posted this from my phone while watching this game, that gymnastics picture is from earlier today.
Dylan played 3rd base most of the game.
Isaac brought his notepad from Uncle Andre and Aunt Barbie. I think he may have called it his homework.
Back to the dinglehopper.
Steven is coaching Dylan on when to run HOME to score!!! He hit the ball in the outfield! He scored the previous game too AND threw a ball to get someone out at 1st. He should have earned the game ball we think.
Dylan scored!! He's actually #6 but I like that from this picture, I can pretend he's our family's usual #5. My mom was #5 when she played, so we always want that # and often get it.
So happy, but following directions so he's looking at the coaches but wanting to come give me hugs and high fives I'm sure:)
Then I went on a "nun" [run] with Tyler who was sooo tired. I had to wake him to put him in his car seat. I so dislike waking that baby boy. Good game, my Dylan! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet day

Yesterday a two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Matathon. How sad. My friend Jamie Ayres finished in just under 3 hours thankfully. (He has a sub3 clothing company.) He and his wife Amber were already back in their hotel. That evening i went for a run myself. I pushed tyler to sleep. The sunset was so pretty. I wished I were on the beach to see the full thing bur still loved that we get palm tree silhouettes. I was counting my blessings when i smelled a yucky reclaimed water sprinkler. Yuck! But that turned into a good thing because it made me run faster home!

It is good to see the yucky and sad things but to see the good to. Like to focus on how many workers there are there is a Mr. Rogers quote about that going around Facebook now.

Ni night

I love nap time. And love pictures of my sleepy baby. And love the stroller and car seat inventions. And love carpooling so there are less afternoon interruptions.