Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun times!

Blake: "It's not a car wash. It's a MOM wash!"



Tony's been in San Diego, CA for a few days. And these last few days have reminded me that I am not cutout to be a single mom! Not at all. I have such appreciation for those who are and for those whose husbands spend a lot of time away.

I had planned for a fun day, but the boys had other plans--driving me crazy!

After the church talent show, I had to get a few things from Walmart but then I took them to Chick-Fil-A. They have a nice, clean play area. I told Blake he had to eat his food before he could play.

Throughout the entire meal, this is what I said:
"Blake, get off the floor."
"Egan, leave those flowers alone."
"Blake, sit down and eat your food."
"Egan, sit down."
"Blake, please don't kick that lady's head."
"Egan, get back here."
"Blake, don't do somersaults on the chair!"
"Eat your food and make good choices or we'll go home."

Finally, we went home. No play area. I literally dragged the kids out with them kicking and screaming. While I was in there, a couple different middle-aged ladies came up to me (with faces full of pity) and assured me that it would get better. One lady just said, "they do grow up someday." (Yeah, right. She hasn't met my husband!)

I was almost ready to call it a day, turn on the T.V., and tune them out! Then I felt guilty and decided to give them one more chance--a carwash!

Last week when I went out to my car, I saw some kind of toxic-looking greenish-yellow dust covering my car. I later learned it was only pollen. Nearly every morning for the past two weeks, I have gone out to find the cars with a new layer of "toxic" pollen. Needless to say, both cars needed a good wash.

Here are some pictures of the boys washing the Silver Bullet (I decided the Pontiac needed a better name than "the silver car"). They had so much fun! And I felt so much better after having a little fun and enjoying my sweet boys for a while!

Blake, "the sprayer"...


Such a cutie...


And another cutie...


Egan: "EEZZZZ" (a.k.a., "cheese")

My little star!

Today was a day Blake had waited for ALL WEEK. Today was the Pinnacle Mountain Ward Primary Talent Show!!!

Honestly, I did not intend to have him in the talent show at all. After he heard one of his Primary leaders talking about it last Sunday, he decided on his own that he wanted to do it.

His talent of choice? The Silly Dance!

The Silly Dance is a little number that his daddy made up. For Blake, it mostly involves running around in circles.

He did such a great job. He had no problem getting up on stage. Most of the younger kids had a hard time just getting UP there, but Blake's only problem was knowing when to stop!

The Silly Dance....
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Blake's Hair: Before and After

Blake received a much-needed haircut last week. I took him to Pigtails and Crewcuts, a place that specializes in kids' cuts. Blake picked out a "race car" to sit in (which was actually a taxi) and watched Madagascar 2.

Before:






After:


(His mouth is blue curtesy of a miniature Air-Head candy)

A crack up...

I just had to jot down this funny little Blake-ism from tonight. After getting home from a Wal-Mart trip with Blake, I was telling Tony how Blake was saying the funniest things at the store and car ride. Then I looked at Blake and said, "you just crack me up, Blake." To that, he replied: "I no wanna crack you up, Mommy. You not an egg."

He is such a smart kid and so much fun to have around!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I absolutely LOVE my boys!!! I am grateful to have both of them and was happy when I found out each one was a boy. However, there is a reason why I don't want to have ALL boys. Perhaps, all kids can be crazy and make huge messes, but I like to think it's just a boy thing and when I do have a girl, she'll be easy to raise and little more laid back. And of course, I'll never walk into the living room and find this....



Within about 3 minutes, Blake and Egan had pulled out every wipe from a new box of wipes. And, when I found them, they were tearing each wipe to pieces. I was furious. Although I can laugh about it now, I was not happy at the time and sent them both to bed. (I needed to keep Egan out of the living room so I could clean them all up....and Blake knew better!) I was still furious as I carefully tried to refold each wipe. Of course, the pop-up dispenser was useless after each one had been torn apart.



As if I needed any more reminders of why I deserve a sweet, perfect little girl to keep me sane in this house, Blake decided to dump out a bottle of black acrylic paint on the floor last night. Tony was busy with an online "meeting" for school, so I was left to clean this mess up on my own...




I'm not satisfied that this picture does the mess any justice. It's hard to tell that there is a big glob of the paint in the middle. Sadly enough, both boys were right in front of me when it happened. I was just too busy trying to delete old shows from the DVR list to notice what Blake was playing with.







I went through 3 big bath towels and a whole bottle of carpet cleaner and it's still not out. Thankfully, the paint is water-based, so I do have hope of it coming out eventually.



Friday, July 3, 2009

Blake's first (theater) movie!

Tonight was a BIG first for our little man. Tony's mom (affectionately called "Gangy") and I took Blake to the movie theater for the first time. I honestly did not think he would get through the whole thing, so we started with the dollar theater ($1.75, actually). We saw Monsters Vs. Aliens. He of course talked throughout the whole thing. The kid does not understand how to use his "quiet voice," so in his Blake voice he yelled out the blatantly obvious and said "UH-OH" at all the right moments.

I think he really enjoyed the movie...and his Sprite, popcorn, and sour apple candy!

Here are some of the best moments:

Before we got to the theater, we were all trying to prep Blake and explain what the theater is. Finally he said, "I wanna see the Big DVD."

When the movie first started there was a meteor shower seen and Blake kept saying "Rock. Rock. There's a rock! Another one. There's lots of rocks!"

"Uh-Oh!!!"

"What they doin?"

Out of nowhere, he turned and asked me for M&Ms. When I told him we didn't have any, he told me to take my money and go buy some!

After the movie, we let him sit and "drive" the motorcycle in the game room. Blake imitated every sound of the much older kid next to him, including "WOO-WOO" and "Oh, crap."


The best part, was just having some fun time with my little boy! He really needed a little time just for him in the spotlight. It was a great night!







Thursday, July 2, 2009

Baby steps!

Egan is finally taking off and walking. Although those first steps were a while ago, he is just now getting brave enough to really get somewhere with his feet!

video

We are so proud of our little Egan Monster. He is really a joy in our lives. Egan is so sweet and usually so happy (although teething has been a pretty rough time for him!). Egan loves to give big slobbery kisses and even tries to make a cute "MUAH" sound when he kisses you (sounds more like "BUAH"). You have to be careful though, because once he starts kissing, he doesn't want to stop! Before you know it, you have a face full of Egan slobber!

Here are some pics of both of the boys. I took these with my phone on the way to church last Sunday. It's amazing how much easier picture-taking is when they are both strapped down!