Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Why, just tonight we covered infertility and adoption, death, Heaven and Hell, the 9-11 Attacks, and the Presidential elections. I try to stay age-appropriate but not brush them off. I come upstairs hoping I've addressed their concerns and given them peace.
Once, though, it wasn't at bedtime that I got a surprise. I was backing up out of the driveway when Max announced, "Mom, I don't want to die." Me: "Whaaaa?" Bonk, I backed right into my neighbor's bumper. His steel contraption is fine. Mine is slightly dinged. I still cringe over that.
Monday, April 23, 2012
"Just got back from Books and Bagels. The boys had a great time. They listened to Jason Washburn from the basketball team read Curious George and Dr. Seuss. We got a great picture with him afterwards. Benny even sang "Utah Man" to some of the athletes."
Best part was walking home. Benny said in his most earnest voice, 'When I grow up I want to be a Ute player and then when I get tired of that I'll be a firefighter.' Made me smile."
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Then Benny came up to me at the end of the day, patted my lower abdomen and said, "You look like you have a baby in your tummy, mommy!"
Um, hehehehehe. Nervous laugh. Quickly gather shards of dignity.
"I don't, Benny. My body has just changed because I've had three babies already: Max, you and Andrew."
"Oh. But when are you going to have another baby?"
"Um, (another nervous laugh), that's something your daddy and I would have to talk about. And it's kind of up to God."
"Oh. I'll say a prayer then. Dear Heavenly Father, please let mommy have another baby."
Oh jeez. Why did I have to wear this skirt today? Look what it has wrought!
I'm going to buy some Spanx.
Friday, April 13, 2012
I found 6 pictures of Benny's night-night blanket, and 36 pictures of his sweet face. He took them during his turn for the phone during our trip to CA. This is a screen shot of my photo album on my phone.
He also took some video. Here's just a portion. I love seeing his little piggies as he had kicked his shoes off, and hearing Andrew babbling.
I took this with my cell phone one night in the hotel. It reminds me of the picture in this post at my sister's house years ago.
Monday, April 9, 2012
We are getting them into swimming lessons again after soccer. Benny still hugs the side of the pool but Max really gained some confidence by the end of our CA stay. Look at these jumps!
Max and Benny got cold after a while. That's a bathrobe that Benny used to wear when he was smaller. It's very cozy. Just a little short now.
I'm wearing the same white UV Skinz jacket in all the pictures from our trip, and even have a big hat on at the beach even though it was cloudy. One sketchy mole is all it took to scare me silly about skin cancer.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
I do so love the chicken at Knott's Berry Farm. and the Wild West Stunt Show. Good times.
Max was so funny. Two years ago, when he was 4, he rode the Sidewinder 6 times. This time, he hesitated to do it even once. He seems to be worried about roller coasters now.
Can you see JB turning around to check on Max?
But then he rode this huge swingy-swirly thing and had a great time. That's JB next to him there practically upside down.
Andrew is a driver, too.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Andrew waiting for the boys and me to finish Toy Story Midway Mania, and watching the big roller coaster nearby.
Max took this picture of me and JB on Tom Sawyer's Island.
Mama Cozza's Italian food after our long day. Guy Fieri recommended it.
For 24 hours we thought 200 pictures were gone. Our SD card was bad it turns out. But when we got back Friday night JB found a way online to get almost all of them back.
A few more posts to come -- Knott's Berry Farm, the beach, and hotel pool -- all with pictures we recovered.
This car, like so many buildings and figures and sculptures around the park, was made entirely out of Legos. It was a fascinating place for little boys. There were also many places in the park that sold Legos. I went to Target before the trip and bought the boys two new Lego figures to give them after Legoland. Saved me a ton of money and saved us some meltdowns.
Waiting for Bob the Builder 3D.
Driving their own cars, with a gas pedal and brake pedal.
Andrew spent a lot of time looking through the fences at the boys on their rides.
Next up, Disneyland, with even MORE people. But we had good fortune.