Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Before I forget...

Every single day, the kids do something that makes me laugh. Every day. And I always think that I should write them down somewhere. And I never do.
So I am going to write down the few that have happened today and yesterday....cause you gotta start somewhere!

This morning Ty and I had a conversation about switching over to closed-toed shoes instead of sandals. He has been so upset that he can't wear his sandals anymore and he insists that the other shoes are "squishy" even though they are actually one size too big for him. His biggest complaint was that he wouldn't be able to play soccer in his shoes. I told him that it would actually be better with the newer shoes because they cover his feet and no one could step on his toes and he wouldn't step on any rocks. At the mention that he wouldn't get hurt by rocks, he raised his eyebrows and said "No, mom. You don't understand. If I saw any rocks, I would just jump over them. Now can I wear my sandals?" Oh...I hadn't thought of that one. Thanks for clearing that up, Ty!

When Cam woke up from a nap the other day, he walked into Ty's room to play with him and Ty squealed "Check this out Cam! I made a bomb shelter!" I have NO idea how he learned what a bomb shelter is, but I think it might have something to do with Scott's video games.

I checked in on Ty during quiet time one day and found that he had moved the toy chest and a couple other things to make a fort in his room. I look suprised because I didn't realize he could move all that stuff himself and said "Wow. That stuff is heavy" to which he replied "Well, I am strong...like a big boy and like a jaguar!"

This one I am still laughing at as I type this....last night we had a lesson on the priesthood for Family Home Evening. We told the boys that if they are obedient and righteous that they will be able to hold the priesthood one day. So this morning, Cam and Ty were arguing over a toy and Ty had asked nicely for the toy but Cam wouldn't give it to him. I heard Ty yell "CAM!! If you don't be obedient, you will NEVER GET THE PRIESTHOOD!!!!" I am just happy that the lesson stuck!

At the park today, Cam was standing right next to me when a man running in black sweats and a black hoodie pulled up over his head was jogging right past us. It was obvious that he was running around the park and had been for a long time, so I wasn't nervous in the slightest (even though the above description sounds like it might have been scary). Cam on the other hand....he panicked and screamed "BAD GUY! BAD GUY!" Of course all the other kids and moms at the park looked over and started to get scared. The poor man that was running just put up his hands, like "I didn't do anything" and I tried to assure Cam that everything was okay. I am glad that Cam is scared of strangers, but I feel bad for the poor guys who are suddenly singled out by Cam. He did it in Costco on Saturday as well to a man who had a long beard. I am sure the man heard, although he didn't acknowledge it.

In other news...this isn't funny...mostly just frustrating....Cam and Ty both LOVE opening and closing the door. I think we need to put a chart right on the door showing who opened/closed it last so that we know whose turn it is next. Every time there is a knock on the door the boys both run to the door and whoever wins opens the door, while the other falls on the floor in a huge tantrum right in front of whoever is at the door. It makes for a great welcome for anyone who comes by. Because of the tantrums and problems, the boys lost the privilege of opening and closing the door for a whole day. That was pretty much the longest day of my life!! Now that it is over, they are doing better about at least not screaming and throwing tantrums right by the front door.

Also, Ty and Cam got to watch "The Princess and the Frog" for movie night on Friday night. They have been running around saying "Oh, Naveee-eeeen!" the way that Lotty did when she was running out to meet Prince Naveen at the parade. It is so funny to hear them say that to each other. Cam has called Ty that so much today that Ty actually answered to it one time. Ty laughed really hard when he realized what he had done. What a crack up.

That is all I can think of right now. I will try to post more because I know that I am missing some really funny ones. That's it for now!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lemos Farm

We made the annual trek to Lemos Farm this past week with a group of good friends. Ty had been asking everyday if it was Friday yet because he was so excited to go to the pumpkin patch. Finally, Friday morning arrived and he ran into my room at 6:30am and said "Mom, get up! It's Friiiiidaaaay!" Yes, he was very excited.

We got a ride up to Half Moon Bay with our good friend Mary and Livia and the car ride went pretty well. Once we got there...oh boy. I feel like I am my very own circus sometimes. Trying to watch and keep two wild boys in line is sometimes just too much for me. Here are a few of the events from those few hours:

Cam ate a handful of goat food that Maren gave him to feed the goats.

Ty tripped and scraped his finger. There was a hint of redness on the skin and he would not rest until he had a bandaid. Luckily there was a first aid lady from another group right there.

Cam went crazy when we were able to go into the goat pen. So many goats and so many tails to pull. There was a very pregnant goat laying on the ground and I told him he needed to be VERY careful by her and, of course, he ran right over to "snuggle" her. He fell in love and spent most of his time near her. He did, however, venture away from her in order to explore the body of another goat. He put his fingers in an unmentionable place and it made the goat VERY angry. I dont blame that poor little goat.

We got passes to go into the "fun zone" which had a few bouncy houses. The boys were in heaven. They could have stayed there for days.

Cam had a head-on collision with another little boy. It was totally an accident and they both just happened to jump right toward each other and they wacked heads and both fell backwards. The other little boy shrieked and screamed until his mom came into the house and got him. Cam was stunned for a minute and then laughed and said "Again!!". That is vintage Cam. Something might be wrong with him :)

We rode the train and both boys said "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!!" the whole time. They loved it!

When we were looking for a couple little pumpkins for decorations the boys had such a hard time not picking up the pumpkins and throwing them. When I questioned Ty as to why he wasn't being obedient and he kept picking up the pumpkins he said "They look just like basketballs. And Cam keeps doing it. He is not setting a good example for me and so I just do it too!"

Some of our friends did pony rides while we were there. I let the boys choose when we got there if they wanted to do the fun zone or pony rides. Needless to say, it was quite the battle and there were many tears.

At the very end we decided to head out to the parking lot (in order to get away from the pony rides that were causing all the tears) to look at the horses out there. The horses were standing right by the fence and so we got to pet their noses. Cam kept putting his fingers right near the horses mouth and I kept telling him that it was too dangerous. But he insisted that the horse "lick" his fingers. Finally the horse gave a little chomp and Cam gave a little squeal. He pulled his fingers away and had a totally suprised look on his face as he angrily said "Horse bite!!" His fingers were okay and they were just a little red and smooshed.

Overall, it was a fun trip. Those little boys sure keep me on my toes, but I love them so much!

"Mom, are you kidding? You really want us to look at you when there are so many other things to look at??"

Ty was so sweet with the goats he kept peeking around and asking them all "How did you sleep last night?"

Cam gives great snuggles. Especially to pregnant goats.

Ride 'em cowboys

You can see his nasty cold sore. The rest of his face was pretty cleared up by this time, but he had them ALL over his face. Poor kid. He didn't eat much for almost a week!