Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Museum Fun!!

So a few Saturdays back a friend here in Waco who has a family pass to the children's museum aloud us to go with them and check it out before we go and spend the money on a pass. The kids really loved it. There was alot to see. It isn't quite like the one in New Branfels which we love as it is all on one floor and very kid friendly. This one is great too. It is alittle harder to navigate with more then one child as it has two floors and lots of different rooms. Maybe it is just my kids they dont want to stay in one room all together for very long unless it is the bubble/ water room. Thanks again for letting us tag along with you.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kids being kids

So not a lot of things have been going on lately. But wanted to update everyone on the kiddos.

Riley has been full of it lately. Just yesterday we were driving to church and went past the kids school and she just started talking. She was telling us that she was so happy to live in Texas as you are free here. And the people long ago came across the ocean to New York and then came to Texas to be free.
Then she said did you know mom that when Grandma and Grandpa went to school it was in a one room house. I go really? Then she said yeah and you know what else they had these special kind of writing tools called quills and they had to dip them into the ink. Really where does she come up with these things.
She also has become a reading machine. Her school had a book fair last week and so I took her on Friday and she got to pick out a book for each of her brothers and then she got to pick out a a couple of books for herself and she picked out a 3 pack of Junie B Jones books. She came home that night and started the first book and finished it Sunday night after a few forced breaks.

Brody wow has he grown up so fast just in the last two weeks. When he started going to school he would come home with one to 3 time outs in a three hour day. But then after a really bad day something Robert told him must have really clicked. =) So now after 9 straight days of awesome days he is like a changed little boy. He can be so kind and gentle. Like today he gets into the car with after we picked him up at school and Hyde is being Hyde having a hard time being two not wanting to get into the car and Brody goes its ok Hyde I'll sit by you and you can have my sticker which is a hugh thing as this is what he gets if he has no time outs. He is so into spider man and it is so funny to see him jumping along the floor or shooting out his spider webs and having to refuel his webbing by drinking gatorade.

Hyde is getting so big so fast. It is so hard to believe that he is just barely two years old. He talks all the time and is trying to be so independent. He wants to do everything on his own. When he is told to put something away and he doesn't want to he will give it a big hug and look at you with his big ol eyes and say but I Love it!
He is so great to watch playing by himself when Brody is at school he will get out the train tracks and we will build them together and he will then just play on them for a good 30 - 40 mins. He also is learning all the primary songs. And it is so funny when he just walks out and is singing 1 little monkey in the tree snap out of the tree 3 monkeys in the tree no more monkeys in the tree. No catch me No catch me. I think our next big step is going to be trying to get him potty trained. Wish me luck.

So that is what we are doing these days what are you guys up to???

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Just Funny

Quote of the day from Riley.

After asking to eat lunch at school I go ok do you still want to take your water bottle? She turns to me and says no mom I checked and they have american milk.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Penny...

Disclaimer......... there is potty talking and Riley I am sorry your grandma made me tell it. One day when you have kids you will understand.
 and this little girl have to do with each other your probably asking yourselves. Well here you go...
It all started Tuesday afternoon after picking her up from school and getting the homework done she and the boys asked to watch some cartoons while I fixed dinner. I said sure but they wanted to watch them on my bed. So in they go I was talking to my mom and trying to figure out just what I wanted to make for dinner. When Riley runs into the kitchen screaming I am choking on a penny. I knew then that she wasn't and would be ok but she is our over reactor and proceeded to try and throw up the penny to get it out I told her that wasn't a great idea and so to be safe I call poison control. The man on the phone says she should be fine have her take a drink but knowing she is my daughter I have him ask her and then she does it. He also tells her that if you can eat and drink fine it will just come out in your poo she practically drops the phone and runs to the bathroom. I having no idea what he has said pick up the phone and  say what did you tell her he goes that is will come out in her pooh I go well she is now trying to pooh. We both started to crack up. It took me 45mins to get her to come out of the bathroom for dinner. And after telling her that your body needs food to make poo.  So the next morning as the little worrier woke up she didn't want to get ready for school or eat breakfast so I sent her to the bathroom and told her I would check for the penny. As I walked into the bathroom I grabbed a penny from the extra change and took it with me as I went to flush I threw it in and said look there is a penny in there and now have our Riley back to her old self.