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???


Jen said...

Awww!!! Thanks for the update! We miss you guys!!! LOL at the writing with the quill. :)

Kermit Crew said...

Let me know how the potty training goes! Josh is 3 1/2 and we are still working on it! Your kiddo's are adorable! Congrats to Riley with her reading! :0)