Thursday, October 15, 2009

I hope they call me on a mission...

Ty loves the song "I Hope They Call Me on a Mission" and I am pretty sure we have sung that for a bedtime song for the past three months. I catch him singing it to himself as he plays with cars. I heard him telling his dinosaurs the other day that they will "love goin' on a mission". But, tonight was the icing on the cake.

We were sitting on the rug in his room, telling stories and just about ready for a song and prayer before bedtime. I had told him a story about a frog who said a prayer to help him feel better (don't ask me how I come up with these things...) and so after the story was over, we starting talking about prayer. Totally out of the blue, Ty says "Mom, Heney Fader and Jesus want Ty ta go on a mission!" It was as clear as day. Ty is speaking really well lately, but this was like nothing I have heard. It was as if a 10 year old said it. I was so taken back that I just said "What?". He said it again, exactly like the first time. I know that it might sound funny, but I was really touched when he said that. I looked at him and I could just see him out there in his suit teaching people on the street. It almost got me choked up thinking about it.

And then he jumped on Cameron and I realized that we have a long way to go!

But I am still excited for that time!

One time!

I still shocks me. It is amazing. I only have to do or say something ONE time and it gets repeated over and over and over again.
A few weeks ago, Ty and I were brushing our teeth together and I stopped and ran my fingers through my hair while my toothbrush was still hanging from my mouth. Not a big deal. Ty laughed and copied me. And now, he does that EVERY SINGLE TIME he brushes his teeth. He consistently brushes and brushes and then right before he is done he stops and runs his fingers back through his hair and then takes his toothbrush out to spit. I laugh every time (which doesn't help at all with wanting him to stop!)

I am going to need to be more careful around that little monkey!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Some New Stuff...

Well, I have realized that lately I have mostly been posting about all the mischevious things that Ty and Cam do and I haven't really been posting about all the funny, cute things they do. They are really so darling and they are SO much fun. Here are a few things they have been doing lately:

*Cam says "Haaa!" in a high pitched voice when you walk in the room as if to say "Hi!" just the way I say it.
*Tyler knows that the rule about eating is that we only eat in the kitchen. So lately he has been holding his snack in his hand and keeping one foot on the tile and scooting his other foot so far away he is practically doing the splits so that he can try to still see what is going on in the family room. Does this remind you of anyone (Nate)??? Always trying to see how far he can stretch the rules...great!
*When Scott blows his nose, Ty oftens gets wide eyes and asks "Is dad a elephant?" I love it.
*We had a FHE lesson last week about Nephi building the ship and I got out Ty/Cam's tools so that we could have a "visual aid". The next day when I asked Ty what he wanted to play, Ty grabbed the tool box and said "Mom, let's play Nephi and build a ship!" He still often plays "Nephi"....I am just glad that we didn't tell him about how Nephi shocks his brothers or how the brothers bind and beat Nephi. I think that we will wait for that lesson...maybe until he is 18.
*Scott has started playing Hide and Seek with Ty and Cam. Ooooohhh! If there is ever a time when you should see the McPhie household, it is during Hide and Seek time. There are the absolute cutest giggles and squeals as they run around the house to find a hiding spot. Basically Ty just runs around and sits in a corner somewhere and Cam is only one step behind him. It is so cute to see little sets of toes sticking out from under blankets or to see our comforter on our bed with a big buldge and hear Ty say "Come on Cam! Sssshhh!" I took the cutest picture of both the boys hiding under the computer desk. As soon as Scott finds them, they scream and he tickles. It is no wonder that Ty asks to play EVERY DAY!
*Cameron climbs on everything! Anything he can't climb on, he pushes a toy over to step on it, so that he can climp up. This kid...he is a clever one! He climbs on beds, couches, in laundry baskets, and I even found him almost on top of the kitchen table!
*Both kiddos did so well during conference! I didn't expect them to last long, but they were so good and quiet during all four sessions! On Sunday morning, we snuggled up in blankets in our pajamas for the first session and I snapped a quick picture of Ty and Scotty!

Ty and Dad during conference

Ty making a cute little face at dinner time

Ty and Cam playing hide and seek

I love this picture! This is what happens when Scott puts jammies on the kids...Cameron's pants become Tyler's kapris! I really do love how much Scotty does for our family!