Friday, July 10, 2009
I am nervous....but excited! The car is ready to be packed....the house is ready....Terri is here and ready to take over our household and the dog while we are gone. Everything is in place!
The rain we have had the last 4 days has made it easy for me to get ready for our trip. But the boys are truly bored to death! Not much to do on a little island...when i RAINS for a week! So...in closing for a while...I'll leave you with this....
I only hope social services does not contact me per this blog!! :) I swear...I was desperate!
This is Josh's new FAVORITE FACE! When you get out the camera...he will not smile...this is what he does? Silly silly boy!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
7 hours of sliding, wave pooling, and sliding some more....and they still cried to go home?
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Well...each time I pull Steve's jeep in...I back in. Because it is so long, that I need to be able to unload the stuff out of the back directly into the garage, without having to wait for every car to go by before I can even open the door. So the front of his jeep is often just inches from the street yesterday.
Now the street we live on is narrow. Enough room for two cars ...side by side. If a car parks on the street, then you have to slow down and maneuver around it...and anyone coming the other direction has to wait for you to get by and then it is their turn.
Most often this is not a problem. Until this past week when our neighbors are having construction done on their house. With all the workers and tree cutting trucks, and cement trucks...whatever they are.....the street is like a parking lot and getting out of our driveway is not always easy.
So last evening...as i am packing the kids up to go out to the "rocks" for an hour or so....I hear one of the workers across the street say to another....."is the battery dead"....and the man standing in front of his truck...about 6 feet from me...opposite the end of my driveway says "Yeah man...it is".
Well at this point...my jeep is facing forward and I may not even have to move my car to hook the cables up to his battery...we are that close....so I stop what I am doing...turn to the young guy next to his work truck and say....
"Can I jump you?"
Made perfect sense to me? Right? Well....there was silence for a second....and all of a sudden...about 10 guys that are standing in front of my neighbors house...just BUST out laughing! And the poor guy in front of me with the dead truck is just bright red.
And me....I am standing there...just thinking....what is wrong with you people...you need help and I am right here?
Then....like ton of bricks...it hits me what I had asked this poor 20 year old guy? OH my.....and just as I am realizing why they were laughing...this guy looks at me and says, "Oh...thanks Ma'am..but my boss is on his way down the street right now and He'll do it,"
Well...I tell ya....how often does this dude get asked to be JUMPED by a perfectly wonderful 40 year old woman...and he has the nerve to call me Ma'am!! What is this world coming too!! :)
Friday, July 3, 2009
Will loved this present best of all! Unfortunately, so did everyone else? Yep...my great idea ended up causing fights? How do I manage to do that? Or wait...maybe they will fight no matter what I do...so I should just stop tying to end it!! :)
Josh has a few words that he will say in front of the camera. Most words...he will say in "life", but when you ask him to say them in the camera...he just says "no". Yeah...ok....well...these are some of the first words he learned and so the ones he is most comfortable with!! :)
It looks sturdy.....
It at least holds ben's weight....
We have been driving around with this one bike on all week to make sure it does not move! I think we are ready for 4 more...and our trip!!
Will dancing as we sang Happy Birthday to him....for the 75th time!! :)
The favorite gift for Will was this transformer voice changing helmet! Very cool. It matches his transformer surf shirt...and the cake!! :)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
After about three months, Josh learned the word "mine". We got him a new little stuffed Pig and he carried it around for weeks. He would put it in his crib at night and even take it to the bathroom. If the boys wanted to see it...he would still hand it over....but after a few seconds...he would say in a soft voice - Mine Mine Mine...and they would give it back. And at that point...he did the hug, smile run thing! So cute!
No matter what you gave JOsh....he loved it. It could be small...no matter. Sometimes I would save the McDonalds toys in my purse and when we were shopping...i would save money by giving him one of those when the other boys got starwars stuff or bakugan! It made him equally as happy as the others!!
Well....forward to 6 months after Josh joined our family. Yesterday, the boys were getting those cars that change color in different temperature water......Anyway....Ben and Kyle got one of those each at Walmart and Will decided on an egg of silly putty because he had played with it at a friends the other day.
And Josh well....he just kept saying mine.....but had no idea what he wanted...so I took down a small red hotwheel car from the .99 cent rack and he grabbed it and hugged it and well.....seemed satisfied...so off we went!
An hour later...we are home...everyone opening their loot and Josh runs to Will...grabs his egg out of his hand and YELLS - MINE WILL! MINE WILL! Ok...so if you know Will...you know that this did not sit well with our little tazmanian devil...and Will grabbed it back quite vigerously!
I run and get the red car and hand it to Josh and I take the egg and give it back to Will. Josh looks at me.....gives me the dirtyest looks that he could muster.....and yells.....don't want it!!! Will's mommy.....want Wills!!
And with this...JOsh begins to cry like a banchee. I mean....tears...eyes dissapeared....body shaking cry!
I try to explain that Josh can have an egg next time we go to the store, but I am pretty sure he could hear nothing I was saying over his cries! I get Josh ready for bed and put him in a few min early to end the tantrum. But now I feel a bit guilty because I have always wanted him to have an opinion...but I was not prepared for hit to appear TODAY!!
10pm....kids are asleep and I am just getting ready to hit the sack and I hear Josh cry in his bed. Not normal...so I run to him? He is sitting up screaming....MY CAR MOMMY>>>WANT MY CAR!!! And I said, "I thought you didn't like the car baby?" And he said, "LIKE IT......LIKE IT....MINE>>>>MINE!!
So I went and found the little red car and he fell asleep holding it like a teddy bear and I have yet to hear from him again!! :)
Our Josh....not happy with "just anything" anymore!! Still able to adapt...but his first reaction was the get what he wanted...not what I wanted him to have!! Life will get a bit more challenging I suppose!! But congrats little man on becoming a little American boy....who wants what he wants...and nothing less will suffice!!