Friday, February 26, 2010

Pinewood Derby!

Last night was the pinewood derby. Remington and Ryan worked so hard on the car. It was a little version of the bat mobile. The boys were all so excited for this pack night.
Remington car raced really well. He took 2nd in almost every race. However at the end of the night as they were handing out awards we had a little melt down. He did not place in the top 3 and he was upset about that. However as we were talking about it we figured he probably came in about 5-6 th place. Out of 20 boys that isn't bad I don't think. he did win
"the most futuristic"
we are very proud of him. He was were he was supposed to be doing what he was supposed to be doing and they never had to call his name twice. We had a good time and would like to thank our families for coming and supporting him. Our next adventure...BAPTISM!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

I want a..

For the most part I know what Coleton says. I understand him 97 % of the time.
Earlier he was asking me for something. I could NOT understand what he was asking for.
He said "you know those things you bought."
What things? He tried saying it s..l..o..w.. I still didn't get it. He tried to get me to say it after him. syllable by syllable. I still didn't get it.
To me it sounded like bear I tried guessing a bagel nope not it. I tried burrito nope not it again. Finally he says he will show me. Into the kitchen we go. "One of those" he says pointing to the counter OH it dawns on me a PEAR! Yep that was it!

Duck, Duck, Duck

I really wish I had a video camera to record this because I don't know if I can write it as well or that you will all find it as funny as I do without actually seeing it.
Last night Gage was walking around in circles saying duck duck duck duck over and over. Then he would start breathing really hard almost like he was running and then he would start again. His brothers sat on the floor and he started walking around them saying duck duck duck and touching them on the heads. He just kept doing it over and over again. I was laughing so hard. I kept trying to get him to say goose and run. He would run if the older boys ran and sit down by them when they sat. Then he would jump up again and start duck duck all over again.
The only way I can think that he knows this game is from watching Coleton and his friends playing it at a birthday party a few weeks ago. He is such a fun little boy to have around.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Chore Days.

I have been trying really hard to get myself more organized. It is sometimes hard to juggle working part time and running a household full of HIGH energy boys.
So to make my life a little easier I have decided that instead of cleaning everything in one day I will assign chores to different days and see if this helps. My mom did this when I was growing up and I still remember Mondays a Fridays were laundry day & Saturday we all helped clean the house. So in effort to make myself a better house keeper because it is NOT something that I am very good at I am going to give this try.

Mondays: Sheets & bathrooms
Tuesdays: Bedrooms & Towels
Wednesdays: Kitchen (clean out fridge)
Thursdays: LAUNDRY day
Fridays: dusting
Saturdays: Anything else

I hope that this will help me stay more focused and organized with my house hold chores. Do any of you have suggestions to help?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Baptism day

February 6 th was the day scheduled to baptise Remington. Everything was ready to go. All arrangements had been made. UNTIL...

imagine 4am...

"mom my tummy hurts. It feels like knife is stabbing into me"

Well my first thought is to have him try and use the bathroom. I felt his head and it didn't feel like he had a fever. So he used the bathroom and back to bed he went. 1/2 hour later he is back groaning that his belly still hurt. so he climbed in bed with us. After tossing a few times I took him back to his bed and laid by him. Not long after he ran to the bathroom. After losing his "cookies" on coleton's bed. Which in turn woke coleton who proceeds to tell me that Remington threw up on his bed. So much for sleep. However it was almost 7 so the boys headed downstairs to watch a movie. Remington kept complaining that his belly hurt most of the day and has been fortunate enough to make it to the toilet when needed. He did take a nap which is a sure sign for him that he is not feeling well. He NEVER takes naps. So we all took naps.

Poor Remington was very disappointed that he didn't get baptised today. He has been looking forward to it. So I guess we will wait for March although my cousin is getting married the same weekend as the baptism. Somehow it will work out.

So here is to wishful thinking that it is just a 24 hour bug and it only stays with Remington.
I do have to say that he was feeling better this afternoon and we played monopoly and he even played a few wii games. Sickness is so much easier when they are older. I really really really hope that the younger 2 don't get it.

Small world.

Recently 2 different friends of mine have shared links to blogs of their friends. Both have shared tragic stories about events in their lives involving their children. I have been reading each of these women's blogs and they tug at my heart. Maybe because both of these women are mothers to boys. Both have roots in Utah. I don't know either one of these women but as I was reading the first blog she mentioned the other one. It is amazing to me what a small world we live in. The technology that we have that we are able to comfort and share with each other even if we don't know one another. I will continue to pray for each of these women as they struggle to find peace and answers to prayers. Here are the 2 blogs if you are interested in their stories and the journey that they are taking.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Good bye January Hello February

Well January is gone how did I do on my goals for the month? LOUSY!!
Let me remind you of the goals.
1- potty train coleton
2- No more binkie
3- No more ba-ba's
4- work out 4 times a week
Out of the 4 goals I had I got 1 accomplished which is better than none I guess.

So... {drum roll please} ...

We seem to be ba-ba free. I told them no more and they haven't even asked. I went and bought a few more sippy cups and that seemed to do the trick. So far so good we are on day 3!

As for the other goals well I have attempted a few times at the potty with Coleton I think I just need to take a week off of work and have nothing else planned do that I can focus on that. We'll see maybe by the end of February. The binkie well I take them away when I can. However he hides them and then goes and gets them from heaven knows where. We are a work in progress. The working out I have no excuses. I have been going to kickboxing twice a week and I just need to work harder at making time at home. I really want to do a 5K this summer so I am thinking when it gets a little warmer out side I will get the double stroller out and head outside.