Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hablas Espanol?

I originally started this post with thoughts of sharing the frustrations Rod and I have with our very emotional three year and 1/2 year old but who wants to read about our stresses when they have their own? Instead, I thought I would post a few 'funnys' the kids have done recently that can make me smile even during the chaotic stressfull times.

1. I discovered that my son believes he knows a lot of Spanish by a conversation we had in the bathroom. While going potty Brock tooted. He started laughing and said "Mamma, I farted". I was surprised he used that word because Rod and I haven't yet introduced that word to the kids. I replied to him saying "Oh, you mean you tooted". Brock replied matter-of-factly, "No mom, I farted. It's Spanish for tooted".

2. Almost anything Reagan does makes us laugh these days, even her temper tantrums. She gets so mad if we take something she wants away from her, (usually because she isn't supposed to have it in the first place). She will stand in one place, stomp her feet and scream until her face is red. Then forget all about being upset in the next five seconds.

3. Brock was showing his neighbor friend Jeremy his new bike the other day when he took a turn too sharply and crashed. I know that if it would have been just me in the yard with him, there would have been tears and drama. But since Jeremy was over he popped up, brushed himself off and said "Just doin my job".

4. Similar to the story above, Brock fell off his bike again in front of a friend and this time busted out with a ' Just part of the Plan'. Where he comes up with this stuff - I have no idea.

5. Brock wanted to tell me a story the other night (one of his antics for delaying sleep time). He story went as: "Jesus was in his big-big house (we heard the Big-Big House song earlier that day on the radio), and he started to get scared because he couldn't find his people. He didn't know where they were but then his mommy and daddy came and he wasn't scared anymore".

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July fun

In the beginning of the month, Rod and I packed the Durango full of what seemed like everything but the kitchen sink and loaded the kids in for our trip to Walla Walla to visit my parents. For any of you who know me, going to Walla Walla is such a treat for me. Not only because I get to visit with my parents (who I don't get to see nearly as often as I would like) but because nearly everything about the town feels refreshing to me. Things just seem to move at a slower pace in Walla2 - something my family could really use a large dose of. Although it is not in the cards for us to move to Walla Walla, I am so thankful it is a place we get to visit and a place I can still call home.

The kids had a blast with Grandma and Pappa. Brock especially liked helping Pappa mow the lawn (a tradition Pappa has started with his grandchildren). Reagan isn't old enough yet to help with the lawn but she loved escaping the heat by playing in the pool. Actually, Reagan loved just about everything to do with Grandma and Pappa and their house. While we are usually struggling to keep Reagan entertained at our house, I don't think she ever stopped exploring my parents house or yard while we were there. She also surprised us all by signing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (or at least her version of it). Since then we've noticed that she sings almost all day long. Perhaps we have a prodigy on our hands!

One of the most special times we had during the visit was getting to meet and spend time with the kid's new baby cousin Cash. What a tiny bundle of love! He did so good throughout the weekend. I was able to get my baby fix for a while (much to Rod's relief).

Although Reagan couldn't stay up for much of the fireworks, Brock got to enjoy the fourth of July in all it's glory. The fireworks his cousin Xander shared with him were about the coolest thing since sliced bread. We even let him stay up late enough to enjoy the town's firework display show. He was a little uncertain about the big fireworks at first but ended up really liking the whole experience.

Boz also loves going to Walla2 and now my parents actually have a dog who will play with him!