Saturday, October 31, 2009

Jackson's first recital at school

Jackson's class recited a scripture yesterday in chapel. He did such an awesome job that I had to share. He's going to do a different chapter at the school open house next week, so I'm sure I will have to post that as well. Enjoy the cuteness.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm a Failure

This morning at breakfast Lukey said, "Tee-tee really feels kind of like...warm." At that moment I was disgusted, but relieved that he was wearing a Pull-Up. About 2 minutes later he said, "Mommy! Why are my feet all wet?" At THAT moment I was disgusted and highly irritated that the Pull-Up did not do the job that I paid it to do!

I don't know why I can't get a 3-year-old boy who communicates so well to tell me when he has to go to the bathroom. And you may be thinking, "Oh, well you just need to take him to the bathroom all the time since he won't tell you when he needs to go." To which I would reply, "I have done that and he cries and screams and has a tantrum when I take him to the bathroom for #1, and he won't go."

On Friday I took him to the toy store to pick out a big boy bike, and I told him that I would buy it for him when he starts wearing underwear. After riding it all around the store he told me that he really didn't want it. He also doesn't care about receiving candy or treats for going to the bathroom. He's not bothered by the fact that he has much younger friends who are already potty-trained. And this is the one and only thing that Jackson does that he doesn't want to copy! Dr. Patil said we should have him wear underwear inside the Pull-Up, so we're going to try that strategy this week.

Don't worry, btw. If you come to my house to eat, I will make sure you don't have to sit in Luke's chair.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall Weekend Fun

We've had some fun times over the past few weekends.

The first picture is when we got to visit my brother and sister's property in Gordon, Texas. We got a lesson in deer hunting and then shooting. Cody brought out the little gun.

And then Uncle David brought out the BIG (loud!) gun. Glad I'm not a deer.

We enjoyed seeing the rest of the Foster cousins too. Here's Luke with Emily. Can you tell that he's a little bit fond of her?

And Rob...too cute for his own good.

One of the highlights of the next weekend was Skyping with Charlie. This is Jackson's friend from preschool that moved to Brazil last year. They talked for so long that everyone even had to take bathroom breaks. Both little brothers got in on the action too.

We went to a football game at Jackson's school. This might have been the best night of Jackson's life. The boys loved running around behind the bleachers and playing with school friends. The score was 56 to zip when we left at half-time. I didn't catch the final score, but I'm pretty sure we won.

Then we went to the Hollows last weekend and stopped at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls on the way. There were approximately 9 million people there, but we managed to find a photo op without any other kids in it before we got outta there and headed to the Bluebonnet Cafe for a large butter with a side of lard smothered in gravy.

Then today I took the boys to the Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 2 double feature in 3D. It was great. The 3D stuff was blowing their minds for a long time until they got used to it. Jackson had a couple of funny quotes. Before the movies started he asked me which one I thought they would show first. :-) When he found out we got to keep the 3D glasses he was disproportionately excited. I later understood why! He thought they were going to transform the whole world to 3D, and it was a sad few minutes when he finally realized that the glasses didn't work anywhere except in the theater.

Good times. I love my boyzees.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Funny Luke

Luke has had some funny quotes lately. Here are a few. Most of these fall into the category of misunderstood phrases, and please pardon the bathroom humor.

One day he asked me: "Mommy can you give me a pig ride?" I didn't take it personally.

When we pray before we eat, I often say something like "Help this food to nourish our bodies" or "Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies." One day we were eating outside at Chipotle and Luke and Jackson wanted to sit at a table by themselves. I overheard Luke earnestly praying: "Help this food turn to poop in our bodies."

One night I was asking the boys what their favorite part of the day was. Luke started to answer and got his words mixed up and said "My pavorite fart of the day..." Sorry to be so immature, but it cracked me up.

At church one Sunday morning a girl was being baptized. Luke whispered to me: "Is that man going to appetize her?" Oooh I hope not.

The first week of school Jackson's class received Spanish names in Spanish class. Jackson told us that his name for the year is Jorge. Luke (who is not jealous of Jackson at all :-) quickly chimed in that HIS Spanish name is "Sand." Oooookay.

As I type, Jackson is having a playdate with a friend from school. The older boys are trying as hard as they can to ignore him, but it's just impossible. I can hear him in the other room screaming over and over "HEY LEYTON, HEY JACKSON, HEY LEYTON, HEY JACKSON. HEY LOOK AT ME. I CAN DO THIS COOL TRICK. HEY LOOK AT ME, I CAN DO A FLIP!"

Even though Luke is still Jackson's little shadow and repeats everything he says...his personality is coming out. He's very independent. He usually wants to do everything by himself - his way - especially sticky things like pouring syrup and spreading jelly. (fun.) He is also very funny. I mean not just cute-kid funny, but he genuinely makes me laugh on a regular basis. He refuses (refuses!!) to wear underwear. And I never thought there could be a kid louder than Jackson, but I was wrong. Yesterday me and the boys were watching a show and he fell asleep in my arms. I needed to get up and fix supper, but I decided to cherish it as long as I could because the quiet, still moments are few a far between these days.

  © Blogger template 'Minimalist C' by 2008

Back to TOP