9.30.2014

Things I Never Thought I'd Say

As a parent (especially of boys), there are things I've said or done that have taken me by surprise. I very often go "did I REALLY just say that!?!"

Here are a few:
~ Asking myself "are they hurting each other? are they bothering anyone? NO." and then letting them run amok in public places. ("Amok! Amok! Amok!")
~ "Where did this BOOGER come from?!?"
~ "C'mere... let me check your butt."
~ "Do not put your feet on your brother!"
~ "I am The MOM and I said so."
~ "You don't wash your face with your tongue, you wash it with soap and water!"
~ "There's no need to fight with your brother - the other half of this book is lying around here somewhere. Go find it!"
~ "Get your head out of my BUTT!"
~ "Please stop climbing me!"
~ "Stop! You're going to get POOP everywhere!"

~Nichole

9.21.2014

Summer Survival - Part 2

trailer rides

bike rides

picnic at the lake

Children's museum


more bike rides


family parties

road trip (Prescott)


running and climbing in the Square


kayaking in record rainfall


car naps (same shirt, same truck in same hand, same head tilt)

tubing in record rainfall


summer movies (and running around afterward)

laying on blankets

playing doctor

trying on shoes

new big boy bike

more Children's museum


selfies

more fishing at the lake

kindle time
more selfies

more kindle time
toy bars

flying
"car washes"
family dance parties
even more selfies
playing in rain water


visits from grandparents

refueling
more museum time





visiting fire house with friends


(I think this one is pretty self-explanatory....)
Not pictured: swimming at Aunt T's, snack picnics in the backyard, African safari in our overgrown grass (a particularly fun hour for mom with these boys), more swim lessons, endless fort building out of couch cushions...

~Nichole
"May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." -Ray Bradbury