Thursday, February 28, 2008
We were on the way home from picking up Jacob and Kyle from school. We were about halfway home when I looked in my rearview mirror and saw.....a spider crawling on the mirror. The spider was probably only the size of a dime, but it was black and hairy with a small orange spot on it. I tried to ignore it, but at the same time I didn't want to lose sight of it. In no way did I want that spider anywhere near me!
As I'm driving, I am watching it slowly move down my mirror. Then it drops from a thread down to my dashboard. By this time I have alerted the kids that the spider is there and Jacob and Kyle can see it. They sit all the way in the back of the van, if that gives you an idea of how thick and black it was. This spider was definitely not all legs.
As it's moving across the dashboard, I suddenly decide that I cannot just let it alone any longer. However, I have two reasons for not being able to kill it. One, it is too thick and I can't stand the idea of all lof its guts rushing out. Two, the last time Kris killed a spider, I thought Kyle was going to cry. He actually asked, "Where do you think it's mommy is?" So anyway, I found a happy meal bag, quickly dumped out the toys and scooped up the spider.
By now we were almost home and I just kept shaking the bag to make sure that the spider did not crawl up and out. Once we got home, I dumped the spider out in the grass (I mean snow). I am pretty sure that this spider was not going to make it, but at least I could say to my son that I set the spider free.
Needless to say, I'm pretty sure that I was a driving hazzard on the way home today.
I babysit a little girl two days a week at my house. Needless to say, it has been quite interesting, seeing as I have three boys. Thursdays are always a lot of fun. Jacob and Kyle go to school, so I just have Zachary and this little girl, she is 4 months older than Zachary. Today she brought him a little pink purse to play with. He absolutely loved it! He walked around, saying, "This is my purse, just like you, Mama." I loved it. I know someday he will be mortified that this picture was even taken, but I just thought it was so cute. Enjoy!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Zachary HATES to change his clothes. If he is wearing pajamas, then he wants to leave them on. If he is wearing clothes, then he wants to leave those on.
Today, we had an accident in the basement and Zachary stepped in it. His jeans are just a little too long and those got wet as well as his socks. I managed to get the jeans and one sock off of him and I threw them in our laundry room in a deep basket that we have. I got him some new pants and socks and came down to put them on him. Well, here is how I found him:
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Zachary (after turning on both the switch to his light and the switch to his overhead fan): I turned on my ight and my tan (light and my fan).
Mom: Yes, you did!
Zachary: My tan is on!
Mom: Yes it is!
Zachary: But I'm cold!
Well, at least he knows that the fan won't warm him up!
Zachary: What are they Mommy?
Mom: Lobsters, honey.
Zachary: What are they Mommy?
Mom: Lobsters, honey.
Zachary: No, what are their names?
Oh boy, I'm glad he didn't insist that we name every lobster in that tank!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Now, I know that it is completely normal for a little boy to love trains at the age of two, cut I had no idea how far he could take it. Yesterday, in the course of about 20 minutes, he went on the following progression:
- Carried around Thomas the Train lunchbox.
- Saw the picture on the lunchbox and went to find the puzzle we have that matches it.
- While working on the puzzle, he has a sudden desire to wear his train shirt (that we wore the day before). Luckily I have been trying to stay on top of the laundry and it happens to be in the dryer. He opens the dryer and goes through the clothes until he finds the shirt. He insists that I put it on him.
- The next stop is that he asks to watch his Baby Einstein movie, "On the Go," because it has a section on trains. To this I say no, as we have watched a couple of shows already that day, and the fit begins.
- How do I stop the fit? I encourage him to go to the basement to play with his train table--guess what? It worked.
So, as you can see this little boy wants to surround himself with trains. He even has a blanket in his bed that is there because it has the ABC's on it and for T it has a train. It's small, but it's there. He calls it his train blanket. He gets mad if we go under train tracks and there is no train on them. He seems to feel that I can control the train schedule (by the way, if anyone knows how to do that, let me know) and will actually cry about it. There is one road on the way to my mom's that follows a train track. If we see a train on it, he is devastated if I have to stop at a light and the train goes out of view.
Are we at obsession or just heathy interest?
Thursday, February 14, 2008
"Ring around the rosy,
Pocket full of posy,
We all fall down!"
(We'll work on the sh sound!)
"Mom can you please put my tights on?"
He was asking for his slippers, who knows where he got tights!
Mom: Kyle, what did you sing in music class today?
Kyle: (singing) uppa, luppa, cuppa
Mom: That's a nice song. How does the rest go?
Kyle: No Mom, we didn't sing that. That's just my thinking music!
(It's just like Jeopardy around here!)
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008