Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kids say the funniest things pt 2

Today while driving around we were leaving a gated community and Tommy saw the gate was closed and said, "Oh no." Then when the gate opened automatically, he said, "Thank you gate."

On our way home, we picked up the mail and the boys Wiggle shirts arrived and they were both so happy. Trenton asked, "Did the mail buy it for us?"

The gal next door left her sandals here and Trenton said, "Lemme smell 'em."

Monday, September 21, 2009

What a day...

Today I took the boys to look at a potential preschool. I don't think I'm ready to cut the umbilical cords just yet but it was something I thought the boys would like. We arrived at the school and once the boys saw the playground they couldn't get out of the car fast enough. As we passed the playground and headed to the director's office, Tommy realized that we weren't going to play so he threw the biggest tantrum I've ever seen him throw. I'm sure once the director saw that she immediately made a mental note to not allow them in. She did say there was no room...hmm? We saw the classroom and the boys loved it.

Once I saw their reaction, I knew that two half days (Tues & Thurs 9am-12pm) would be something they would love, but I don't know if I can do it, they are my babies. I've already reserved spots for them for next school year at a preschool ran by a friend from church, so I'm thinking that I want to savor this school year with them at home, before they go off to school for the rest of their lives. Tuesdays we go to Barnes & Noble for storytime and I don't want to give that up. I'm not too sure what to do.

Well, both TnT were quite upset when we left the school so I took them to a park to play and they had tons of fun, but it was super hot so we didn't stay long.

I'll have to post some pics of our day, but it's uber late and I'm tired!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Samwise almost set the fire alarm in church today, but he didn't. Thank goodness.

Kids say the funniest things

This week Tommy said:

*When I called him Thomas, he responded with, "I not a choo-choo"

*When I was changing his poopy but and Joseph came crawling toward us, "No baby, no eat my poop." Joseph wasn't anywhere near his gross diaper.

*He now has an appetite for eating people. He walks up to daddy and says, "I eat you daddy." and playfully nibbles on Michael's arm.

*He grabs a hold of me and says, "I got you mama." Then pulls me and says, "This way".

Tommy's speach has improved so much, I'm so proud of him

This week Trenton said:

*"Ow my nuts", when he was laying underneath Joseph's jumper and Joseph jumped on his groin area.

*After bath time tonight, "No more stinkies."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Guardian Angels

So as you can see from my previous post, Trenton came very close to losing his eye. I realized that I didn't explain what happened. We have sharp edges on our wooden banister, Trenton fell and bumped his head on the sharp pointy edge of the banister.

When I first saw his cut, the first thought that came to my mind was, "Wow, that was a close call with his eye."

We've had a few close calls with our boys. Trust me, we watch our boys and I'm probably the most paranoid mother you'll find out there, but as they say, "Boys will be boys".

I can't help but feel that someone is always watching them when I'm not always able to. A few months ago, we got the boys their big boy beds that are race cars. They absolutely love them. Michael was using a box cutter for the assembly of these beds and put the cutter away. Somehow Tommy got a hold of it (Tommy is able to get a hold of anything that we think is well hidden) and was cutting up his newly assembled bed, while daddy was in Trenton's room putting his bed together, I was down stairs bonding with the dishwasher, as always. I heard a strange noise coming from upstairs but didn't think much because Michael was up there. Then I heard Michael gasp, and then Tommy started to cry. I walked up stairs to find Tommy clearly upset because daddy got mad at him, but he had no cuts or any sort of injuries. The noise I heard was Tommy cutting up his bed, Michael walking in on him to find out what was causing the noise (he had done this twice, the first time Tommy stopped what he was doing, hid the knife behind his back and gave daddy that I'm-being-mischeivous-smile) and gasping at what he saw. Tommy knew he was in trouble.

Tommy was playing with a box cutter and DID NOT get hurt at all. Michael and I were both shocked at the miracle that took place. Let me remind you that Tommy is our clumsy one, so for him to come clean of any harm is definitely a miracle.

There have been other situations that could have been worse when it comes to our boys getting hurt. Trenton's eye and Tommy playing with the box cutter are the two that I can clearly remember.

I know someone is keeping a close eye on our boys, letting them be boys and allowing them to get bumps and bruises and scraped knees, but they have been protected from what could've been some very horrible accidents. I'd like to think that somewhere close by, my mom is watching over us and making sure we are all kept safe.

I've always given thanks to Heavenly Father after each incident that could've been horrible. I thank him for protecting my boys and keeping them safe.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thing 2's Owie



Last Thursday Thing 2 got his first real war wound. Charming had been out of town since Monday so the boys were not happy, (he had been out of town off and on for the past four weeks). The boys have a hard time while daddy is away, but it was getting worse because Charming was gone for a while and it was getting very old for the boys. Charming was to return home that night, Thursday night.

I was downstairs and Thing 1 and Thing 2 were playing upstairs as they always do, when I heard a thump, then Thing 2 screaming and then a few seconds later Thing 1 was crying. I ran upstairs and saw blood from the outer corner Thing 2's left eye and Thing 1 was definitely concerned for his brother. I ran and got tissue and started to apply preassure and I could clearly see that Thing 2 would need stitches.

I always knew that day would come but had always imagined that Thing 1 would be the first to get stitches because he is our dare devil and he is clumsy. I always thought Charming would be the one to take the wounded to urgent care to get fixed, but I was wrong on both of those assumptions.

I ran into our office and pulled one of the ladies to help me with the boys. She was so calm when she took a look at Thing 2, all I could think was, "Why aren't you in shock that my baby is bleeding from his face and clearly needs stitches?" She has gone through her share of stitches with her kids, and I was definitely grateful for her being calm. We called the Fast girls down the street and Marci came by to help and Cambria came with me to take Thing 2 to urgent care. She brought a little bear to distract him. She was a HUGE help.

Thing 2 was very good. He was calmed before we left the house. I put a Scooby Doo band aid on his owie. Once we arrived to the U.C., he was still fairly happy. The only times he got upset was when the nurses cleaned the wound and when he had to get the stitches done.

Dr. Bigwood did the stitches, he's in our ward. He did great. I'd have to say, it was more for me than Thing 2. Needless to say, I felt horrible for the whole situation and seeing my baby hurt, but seeing a familiar face definitely made the difference.

Thing 2 was a trooper during the procedure, it took three stitches to take care of the wound. Yeah, he screamed and cried for his daddy, but what 2 year old wouldn't? As the Dr. walked out Thing 2 said, "Thank you." it was so cute.

Thing 2 had the stitches removed yesterday, it was a bit scary for him being in the same room and seeing the same nurse that assisted with the procedure but he did great.

Daddy's day off

Michael took the day off from work today and it was a great day. We took the boys to Chuck E. Cheese's pizza and they were so busy playing, they didn't even eat any food while we were there. Tommy was all over the place, he some how ended up inside the little kids basketball game, that's Tommy for ya.

Joseph's first time at Chuck E. Cheese's

The boys with "the mouse" and some other kids that were there. Of course my boys' faces wouldn't come out clearly in this pic. The other kids were excited to have a picture though.

Costume hunting

These are the boys being silly at Party City...

Yesterday the boys and daddy and I went out to look for costumes for halloween. I was a bit annoyed because nothing wowed me, or as Michael said, I couldn't "commit" to a costume for the boys. Trenton got scared going into the costume stores. I'll probably end up buying their costumes online. I'm thinking Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Still not too sure what to do for Joseph.