Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Driving back from Alamo is a 10 hour drive so I try to keep the kids as occupied as I can. Well I forgot to write about this. Ethan and I were in the back seat enjoying some beef jerky steaks. Poor Gracie's gums were swollen the whole visit and she is just looking at us like "If anyone needs to be chewing on something, it needs to be me". I thought to myself, beef jerky would help her out so much because it taste really good and no matter how much she chews it, it will never fall apart. So I gave her a piece. Yes I did, and if any of you walk on water during your pastime you are more than welcome to scold me on my parenting. She absolutely loved it. She gnawed on it and you can tell she enjoyed the taste and the comfort it was giving her. I just kept trimming it down so she would get some fresh pieces but I think it was the best teether she has ever had.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Even after all of the stuff that we normally have going on when we come home, the one thing that I always seem to really enjoy is watching the kids interact with their grandparents and great grandparents. I think out of the whole trip Ethan enjoyed watching his great grandmother Lupe hit the branches of her pecan tree because when the pecans fell down it was his job to pick them up and put them in a bucket. He throughly enjoyed it and every time we went over he would run to the back door yelling, "Pick up the pecans" or how every time Gracie sees her grandmother Margie her whole face lights up, her attitude changes and she just can't look away. I think it is because I look ( and yes even act) so much like my mother that when she sees her grandmother it is like seeing two of mommy. These are just two out of all of the countless moments that really make the trips so worth it!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
**After we left playgroup Thursday, I hear Ethan say “That was wonderful Mommy!”
**“Mom, am I your son or are you my son?” I introduced Ethan as my son the other day and I think he thought I was talking about the sun because we sing You are my sunshine together so I am now explaining daughter and son to him. He doesn’t know it is spelled differently.
Me: Ethan, you want to play a game?
Me: We are going to play the Quiet game. You have to see how long you can go before you can speak again. So close your mouth.
Ethan. Okay mom…… (1 second later)…….Mom, I can’t close my mouth all the way, I can’t breathe. Like this Mom. (Showing me how he can kind of close his mouth without completely closing it) Can I do this Mom? (Showing me again). I don’t want to play the quiet game.