Tuesday, January 31, 2012

When it’s 70 degrees in JANUARY…

We had a wonderful day today.  It was unseasonably warm and I decided we needed to get out and enjoy it.  We stopped at McDonald’s to grab some lunch for the boys.  I don’t understand why they like that place so much… everything I’ve had on their menu is completely disgusting. Anyway, we took our lunch to the park and ate at the picnic tables.  As soon as we were done eating, the boys ran around like crazy people!



Noah loves to hang from the monkey bars and rings.  He swings front to back and then twists his body around while holding on.  Finally, he hangs on by one hand as long as he can until he drops.



There’s hardly any baby left in this boy…  :(  Good thing lots of friends and family are having babies soon.  If any of those pregnant people are reading this, please let me hold/snuggle/rock/smell your babies.



They knew exactly what to do here.  Noah said, “Daddy says we need to start at one side and go all the way to the other side without touching the ground.”




Griffin can do just about everything Noah can.  It won’t be long til Griffin is the bigger one.



Someone needs to come fill this sandbox again.  It’s basically empty, but the kids still have so much fun here.













Trying to find a hand that matches their own.

We left the park and headed to the library.  While in the car, Griffin informed me that he wanted to have 65 babies, but he wanted to keep them all at his grandma’s house.  He said that he didn’t want to go anywhere with that many babies.  :)  It made me laugh.   Noah said he was sad that he could only have one baby.  I asked him why he could only have one and he said, “Because I’m only going to marry ONE girl.”  We talked briefly about how girls can have more than one baby.  He was excited with this new information and said that he wanted his wife to have 10 babies.  Good luck to the women that marry these boys!

So, it was definitely time for some new library books.  We had read our previous stack of library books umpteen times each.  Llama Llama Red Pajama anyone?  Llama llama red pajama reads a story with his mama.  Mama kisses baby’s hair.  Mama llama goes downstairs.

I picked out a bunch of new books while the boys played on the library computers.  I found a chess book for kids (more on that later), a few books about bees (Noah is curious about bees right now), and lots of other fun books.  I even found a silly songs book that Nana has.  The boys think I’m pretty cool for finding that one.  I love it when they think I’m cool.  I wonder how long that will last…  I picked up fliers for all the fun activities the library is offering and we came home.

While I was making dinner, Noah and Griffin played outside on the porch swing.  Those two are the best of friends and it makes my mommy heart so happy to see them get along, which is seriously almost all the time.  Rarely do they not want to be together. 

Ammon came home and we ate dinner together.  After dinner, Noah and I played Mario Galaxy 2 on the Wii for a few minutes.  I wanted to squeeze in some time with him because Ammon made plans to take him to a chess club this evening.  Right before they left, Noah started getting nervous and had a slight meltdown.  He fears the unknown.  He said that he really wanted to go, but was nervous about it.  We reassured him that Daddy would be next to him the whole time and that they would come home as soon as Noah said he wanted to.  Ammon kissed me like a man is supposed to kiss a woman and they were off.

This left Griffin here with me, a dynamic that doesn’t happen often.  I asked him what he wanted to do and he said he wanted to watch Handy Manny in my bed (a movie we got from the library today).  We snuggled in my bed until bedtime.  He played hard today and it became apparent very quickly that he needed to go to bed.  He started whining and getting clumsy.  We said prayers, read scriptures and 2 library books.  He asked for kisses, snuggles, and hugs (like he does every night) and I was more than happy to give him whatever he needed.  It’s nice for him to get all the attention sometimes.  Usually, it would be a problem for him to go to sleep without Noah in the room, but not tonight.  I haven’t heard a peep since I closed the door.  I guess he was too tired to care.

I hope Noah’s doing well.  I’m assuming he is since it’s almost 9pm and the chess thing started at 7pm.  He is so smart and the other day, he almost beat me at chess.  For real.  The kid is 5 and his brain is… brilliant.  I told him that he could win trophies for chess and now he’s all excited to go to a chess tournament.  I think there’s one in March in Winston Salem.  We’ll see if he still wants to do it when that time rolls around.

I’m grateful for today… it was perfect!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sora, Roxis, Cyclopse, Pit, Jake, Magneto, Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad, Link, and.. oh yeah, Griffin!

This is Griffin, although he rarely goes by the beautiful name we gave him.

Every morning, he wakes up and informs Ammon and me what his name is going to be for the day. 

Why go by your own name when you could have a cool superhero name like “Cyclopse” or “Magneto”?? 

Or if you’re not feeling the superhero vibe, why not steal the name of a video game character like “Blue Toad” or “Roxis”??

When he has an alter ego, he won’t answer to any other name.  Occasionally Usually he can’t remember which name he chose to go by for the day and he makes us go through the list until he hears the right one.

His 3 year old self is, in his words, “duper duper cool”.





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