Saturday, May 23, 2009
Why, you ask? Well after someone??? gave 3 boys paint brushes and a gallon of paint and some time alone . . . I ended up in tears. (It was pretty funny listening to the boys in the shower scraping paint off their arms, face, hair: "Mom was really mad. No, she was just sad. Uh, no, she was really mad.") Anyway--a few weeks later I thought I would try and give a "control freak" kindof painting experience to the boys.
My mom has been shocked that Douglas hasn't even taught the boys how to dribble a basketball. We saw some old basketball friends whose 5 year old can even dribble between his legs --whoa, so now we at least have a rim to get started. Darius and Zayin are getting incentives every 25 books they read and this was the first (thanks Craigslist).
Reading books, giving baths, tying shoes, jumping, wrestling, . . .and then even babysitting, letting me watch a movie . . . a pretty amazing week and the boys were crazy for "uncle". I was so thrilled when Isaiah said he was coming for a visit, and as I have told everyone, "I knew it would be nice, but I didn't know it would be this nice." I didn't know how much we were alike I think it was just a gift from the Lord for me at the perfect time. Isaiah, you were so fun, thank you fo making a special visit and for letting us ruin your glasses, jacket, shorts, shirts, etc.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
April 21st. That morning was precious. I saw him first and was so excited for him. He has really been looking forward to this birthday. He said, "so, now I really am 4. Really, so now I am 4. Ok, mom, so now I am 4, ok." Then he went up to Zayin and gave him a precious hug and said, "I will never be mad at you again". Then he looked down at his clothes and said, "well, I can keep my little boys clothes." (I think he was dissapointed he didn't grow more that night). He since has said, "you know, mom, I can do whatever I want because now I am 4."
Saturday, May 2, 2009
We now have bees, so bring your own EpiPens. Hopefully someday we will have honey too!! I have been pretty nervous, but really haven't seen more bees than usual so far. I hear it may help our garden too . . .maybe we will just have to not wear the yellow brazil shirts and wear baby perfume and do everything else we always do. : )