I hate when I keep a running post in my head for days and can bring it up at random, but then I get here and see this blank space and suddenly my own mind goes blank. 😯 It’s like I can’t organize the thoughts all of a sudden. They’re all jumbled and I think “where to begin? where to begin?”
The kids have been really quite funny lately. For instance, Aidan’s favorite thing to say is “ever.” He tacks “ever” onto everything!
“Mommy, I towl Peanut dat he can’t do dat ever ever again. Ever.”
“No baby Owen. You can’t hit Peanut ever. Ever.”
“Mommy, we shoont do dat EVVVER ever.”
He also likes to remember a “wong wong time ago.”
“Mommy, a wong wong wong wong wong wong wong wong time ago, I was a baby. And you fed me.”
One night I was sitting and talking to Dylan and Aidan was talking but I could NOT figure out what he kept saying over and over again. FINALLY he stopped and then said “I was a baby.” I figured out that he was say “wong wong wong” OVER and OVER again for over a minute easily! HAHA!! 😆 So funny!
Aidan and I have this new thing we’ve been doing at night before bed. We do butterfly kisses with each eye, then an eskimo kiss with our noses and then I say “now how about an Aidan kiss?” and he gives me a big fierce kiss. 😀 It’s our nightly ritual now and he can’t sleep without it. When Jake puts him to bed he cries until I come up there and do our little kisses routine. Then, he’s fine. 😆
He’s getting better with Peanut too. I’m glad. He still has his moments, but I’m seeing more soft moments between him and Peanut too. He likes to just sit next to him and lay his hand on Peanuts back. It’s very sweet. I wish those were the ONLY kind of moments he had with Peanut, but he still antagonizes him quite a bit. 😕 Peanut is getting pretty good at defending himself though. heehee He growls at them and then does this pitiful bark that just makes you laugh. It makes Aidan scream like a little girl though. Peanut has backed him into a corner a few times and Jake and I just laugh at the site of a teeny tiny dog getting Aidan backed into a corner! 😆
Now Dylan, he is getting too smart for his own good. 😯 HA!! The other day, he got a psank (as he pronounces it) and he said “Mommy, you’re psank didn’t hurt AT ALL.” You can imagine what came next. 😉
He’s been in timeout a lot lately. Thank you “Jon and Kate plus 8” for that refresher course. By the way, she (Kate) is my new hero, but more about that later. Anyway, I put X’s on the floor for each of the boys, in different spots. So now they know where to go for timeout and I don’t have to direct them or say “no, you can’t sit where YOU want to sit you have to sit HERE.” Now there’s an X that marks the spot so there’s no negotiating. Yeah, he’s been sitting on that X a lot the last few days for ARGUING. Oh that kid can argue till the cows come home!! And we don’t have cows. 😕 Jake came home and wanted to know why I had duct taped X’s on the floors. HAHA!! Oh, and when Dylan says X it sounds a lot like ass. 😆 Sorry, but it does. How did I find that out? He was told to go sit on his X and he said “I’m not gonna sit on my ass!” and I, after almost fainting said “WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME?!” and he said it again and it took me a minute to realize he said X. 😯 Well, so for arguing, his timeout got doubled. Doubling timeouts seems to be working with him. He HATES sitting there for that long. 😆
Today for snack they were eating prunes (which they LOVE) and Dylan said “Hey mommy, 3 + 1 is 4!” and he was so proud. So was I!! I said “GREAT JOB BUDDY!!” Then I said “what is 4 + 1?” and he just stared at me and then said “5!” YEAH!!!!! I was super happy! So, that sparked a little math session right there and was adding one to everything. The only time he stumbled a bit was on 5 + 1. He thought it was 7. 😆 I told him “buddy, do you know that you just did math? you added!” and he smiled so BIG! 😀 It was precious. Then we called my mom so he could tell her and he was so proud. Then we tried calling Jake’s mom but I couldn’t get her on either phone. Bummer. 😦
Owen has learned how to climb off of the couch on his own. That makes me REALLY happy! He learned doing it on the fatsak and then just kind of took it to the couch. He’s so cute when he does it too. It’s like he knows he’s accomplished something. He’s still not walking yet. He doesn’t even want to stand on his own much. He does once in a while, but gets shaky really fast. Jake is a little bothered that he isn’t walking yet b/c the other two were walking by now. Oh well, no rush. 😉 He’s the last one anyway.
I’m convinced Owen thinks he’s a dog. HA!! He will NOT leave Peanut’s food and water bowls alone. At all!! I smack his hand and it doesn’t phase him. I remove him, he goes right back. The only thing is to put Peanut’s food up and out of the way but then he can’t get to it. I’ll need to figure out a better eating schedule for Peanut. Maybe before Owen gets up and then again at naptime and then one last time before bed. He eats a few times a day but MINIMAL amounts each time. This dog eats like a bird! 😯
Our weather has been really nice the last several days. It’s a welcome change from the two weeks of rain we had! The boys have been outside a LOT and even got sunburns on their necks. Of course Dylan’s has turned to a tan already. Aidan has a TON more freckles acrossed his nose and under his eyes. Oh I just LOVE his freckles. They make me smile. He is changing so much and starting to really fill out in his face. 😀 I love it. We played with water balloons yesterday and Monday. All 5 of us were out there having a water fight on Monday. Dylan got VERY upset when Jake and I were “fighting” over a cup of water and then Jake picked me up and carried me over to the hose. Dylan kept screaming “STOP IT!! STOP IT!!” HAHA!! 😆 He later told me “You guys ruined all the fun.” Oh my!! heehee
We reserved a camp site for the end of this month. We are going the 30th through the 3rd of July. I really wanted to be back for the 4th b/c they usually do fireworks on base and I want to see them. You aren’t allowed to DO fireworks ON base of your own so I don’t know what we will do this year. Jake is really bummed. His two favorite holidays are the 4th of July and Christmas. 😆 He LOVES fireworks!! Me, not so much. I can live without doing our own.
Not much else to report I don’t think. We’re pretty boring around here. 😆 I say that a lot I think. HA!! It’s just the same ‘ol same ‘ol everyday of stuff with the kids and sometimes Jake and I get a night in there to hang out. HA!! We’ve been hanging out at night after the kids go to bed so that’s been nice. And we’re both trying to stay away from the computer and tv while the kids are up. We need to focus more on them and less on ourselves and our agenda. 😉 Like right now, they’re napping. ALL three of them!! YESSSSSSS!!! heehee
Speaking of napping….I think I might squeeze one in there. 😉