Sunday, March 28, 2010
In a panic I started yelling and screaming and ran over to hang up the phone. (I am sure this made the dispatcher on the other end feel very at ease.)
2.7 seconds later the police called back.
Yup, that is about how it went. Gotta love kids! :)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Connor's bike is now the envy of all the kids on the block and they beg to ride it! :) I can hear "Oh how sweet, it is!" playing in the background of my head as Connor floats on cloud nine.
Friday night Connor has a baseball practice (which is like hitting the jack pot for this kid) so somehow he thinks this is the "best day ever!". I didn't totally fail him after all. Seth is the assistant coach but I asked him to take Eli and let him run around unsupervised while I took Dallin with me to the minute clinic so I could get tested for Strep. Turns out the minute clinic should really be called the 800 hour clinic! The test came back negative... dangit! I was hoping some antibiotics would take care of the way I felt. I came home and SLEPT.
I thought the wagon would be a great idea with both the boys... but it was a nightmare to steer and pull among all the crowds!
Eli and Tiff at the petting zoo. I am pretty sure there was a goat behind us that must have ran out of the picture at the last second! :) (Tiff in her hat and shades that she wore everywhere the rest of the week... at dusk... or in stores... everyone thought I was a creeper, I am sure! ;)
The Little Leprechauns: Connor, Dallin (still in PJ's- but we made sure the night before that their jammies had some green so they wouldn't get pinched), Rainey, Larkin, Eli, and Jacob.
Dallin feasting on a pancake and Lucky Charms (of course he only ate the marshmallows out... why have they not made that cereal with only marshmallows yet)? Does any one's kid ever eat the rest?
My beautiful fruit rainbow deserved a picture all of it's own. :) I found the idea in the Family Fun magazine... a personal favorite. (I altered the clouds from marshmallows to Cool Whip... it made it perfect for dipping!)
The woman who saved St. Patrick's Day... God Bless You, Lindsey! :)
The kids seemed to enjoy the breakfast (and undoubtedly peed green for three days straight with all that food coloring ;) and the treasure hunt was a success (except for the fact that I had planned enough gold candied treasure for six families and now there were only two to eat it!) We missed the other families (although we totally understood), but had still had a fabulous time!
Three excited little boys!
OH YEAH, BAY-BEE!!
IT'S GO-CART TIME!
EAT MY DUST!
And loves him some Capri Suns... I think he drank SIX that day at the park!
Eli picnicking with his buddy Aaron.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Me: Eli, you are going to have to take a nap today.
Elijah: No! I don't want to!
Me: I am sorry Eli, but you have to. Your body is telling me it is very tired.
Elijah: No Mommy! My bottom is not tired! See! (then in a high disguised voice he says) I Eli's bottom, I not tired!
(For the record... he feel asleep in record time that day :)
Eli always tends to add "so bad!" to the end of all of his sentences to make his point. It always makes me laugh. He is never hungry, but hungry so bad! He doesn't just want to watch a show, but he wants to watch a show so bad! (you get the point) I was holding Eli and giving him a love when we had this conversation.
Me: How come you are so cute, Eli?
Eli: Um, cuz I yuv (love) you so bad! (and he leaned in to give me a big kiss)
Could I love this boy anymore? I think not! :)
Friday, March 5, 2010
The two boys and I finished it all with a trip to the park... just us. It was lovely.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
And then last night happened. Our bedroom is downstairs while all the boys sleep upstairs and we don't always hear everything. About an hour after I fell asleep (4 hours after the boys fell asleep) I was awakened by Connor. He was standing there in nothing but his undies holding Eli's hand and simply said, "Mom, something is not right with Eli." I turned to Eli who was barking up a storm. I have no doubt that it is Croup. I have heard that scary, distinct cough before and seen those deer in the headlight eyes as they struggle to get air in.
My heart was full. Connor had heard Eli coughing and recognized something was wrong. He woke up out of his deep sleep, climbed down his bunk bed, grabbed Eli and lead him to us where he knew he could get help.
At the end of the day, Connor IS a good big brother! :) I expressed my appreciation to Connor this morning and I could tell he felt like a real hero. I suppose he should. :)
Monday, March 1, 2010
Eli had lined up all the dining room chairs and was playing conductor. (thus the hats)
Dallin did a good job bringing up the caboose.