OK, so it is time for me to do some posts about my sweet older girls – I love them more than I can say, but these days, they don’t provide as much “Blog Worthy” material as the younger two. I’ll work on evening the score…
At the pumpkin patch today, Sam and I came upon this clown riding a chicken. He was quite enthralled with “them”, but as we walked away, the only thing he said was, “Wow, that chicken was wearing socks!”
It was about 7:30 am, the house was still, the older two girls were having a sleepover at Aunt Mim’s, and I could hear the beginning sounds of the younger two waking up. Nevi was singing to herself in her crib – the sweet sounds of “Bob the Builder” mixed with a little “Twinkle, Twinkle.” Within a few minutes I heard Sam patting down the hall towards our room. Hearing Nevi’s sweet song, he suddenly stopped and entered her room instead. “Good morning Nevi!” was heard, followed by lots of giggling and squeals. Two toddlers… what a blessing for our house!
He hasn’t dressed up in a super hero costume since last year, and now, today, as he wore his Spiderman outfit, he jumped up on our kitchen island, hit his mouth, and shaved the whole front of his top front tooth off!!! “Emergency” dentist trip scheduled for 7:30 am tomorrow.
From the moment the nurse said the words, “It’s a boy!” I have dreamed of dressing Sam in plaid shorts, corduroy pants, Herringbone coats, and bow ties … Of course, as of yet, I haven’t figured out a way to get him out of the house without Nathan seeing him dressed like that .
Well, yesterday as I watched my son with his new snow boots, (He thinks they are work boots) a pair of jeans, and a bare chest hop onto his four wheeler, (Thanks again, Grammy and Papa!) I knew I’d better tuck that dream away.
He turned to me as he moved with his arms swaying from side to side in a tough guy manner, and said, “I’m a worker guy mom!
I have added two new activities to our fall mornings: a weekly bible study and Kids Day Out. Sam is less than thrilled about both of these. All he wants to do is stay home and play. These new activities have also brought on a heavy dose of “need to be with mommy” time. I used to slip out each morning to drop the girls off at school, then swing by the grocery store to pick up odds and ends before Nathan headed off for the day. Now Sam accompanies me, and although I liked the alone time, it is a treat to get a little one on one time with him.
Here are some of the things I have heard him say to me this week in the car:
“Here Mom! I have a booger for you (hands it to me).”
“Mom, you and dad are my people”
“Mom, you are somethin’ else!”
“Mom, I’ll be right back, (exits the car shaped grocery cart) I need to shoot some bad guys!”
“Mom, I’m the boss of Jude because he’s five and I’m eight”
I’m sure I will be adding to this list tomorrow!