W1 — Smart & Sweet!

As we were passing a gas station yesterday, W1 asked me why all the flags were there.  I said that they were there to look cool and to attract attention to the gas station so people would come and buy gas.  W1 said, “No, Mommy.  They are race car flags.”  I was amazed that he recognized the pattern since we are not Nascar fans.  I told him that he was right that they are race car flags, but that they were still to get people’s attention to come and buy gas.

Closer to home, we traveled over a bridge on 695.  W1 said, “Mommy, I recognize this bridge.  This is the way we come home from church.”  He was quite right.

Last night, we went to a viewing.  W1 saw an elderly lady was very sad over the death of her friend.  He walked up to her, gave her a hug, told her  he loved her, and spoke a lot to her during the evening.  He kept walking back to her, holding her hand, and telling her that she should visit us.

He’s Getting So Big!

Luke is really growing in so many ways!  It’s cute to hear him say stuff like, “Come on, guys!  Come on.”  He also says stuff like, “I’m done,” when he’s done eating.

Today he was trying to read a book about a fire engine.  He said, “Go! Go!  Beep. Beep.”

He couldn’t get a magnetic, learning toy to play so he said, “Push,” to us.  It is fun to listen to him communicate more and more.

Luke is also good at putting together train tracks.  He can set up a few feet worth of train tracks all by himself.

He also pretends to count and will repeat some of the numbers with us.

Our little boy is growing up.

Silly Boy!

Last week while I was at my sister’s, the boys were being their normal selves.  At one point, we saw Drew march outside, wearing one boot on one foot, the other bare, and carrying a toy slingshot in his hand.  I called out to him and asked him what he was doing.  Seriously trying to accomplish some mission, Drew continued to march on down the sidewalk in his uneven gait.  He never did tell us what he was trying to do.

L’s 18-month Apt.

L’s 18-month measuresments are the following:

Height: 33 inches

Weight: 27 pounds

Head: 20 inches — finally grew again!

D is now 39 inches tall!  W1 is now 46 inches tall!

D at 18 months:

Height: 32 1/2 inches

Weight: 28 pounds

W1 at 18 months:

Height: 34 inches

Weight: 29 pounds

Daddy at 18 months:

Height: 34 inches

Weight: 25 pounds 12 ounces

“What Was He Thinking?”

There have been a few of those moments recently when I have wondered what was going through the minds of my kids when they did certain things.  Take for instance the following:

The kids and I were at my sisters’.  I asked my nephews to keep an eye on D-1 while I took a shower.  I came downstairs and asked them where D-1 was.  They told me he was using the potty.  I peeked in on D-1 and saw that he had taken music sheets, set them on the potty, and then peed on top of the stack.  I was wondering what the purpose of that was.

Another situation was when D-1 appears at the church door on Sunday, carrying a stack of trash cans.  He had collected around 4, stacked them together, and then was going to take them outside for some purpose.

Same culprit but a different situation: I go into the boys’ room twice in  the same day to discover that during nap time and bed time, a certain boy had pooped in his potty and then dumped it all over the floor.  The second time was worse because he had smeared the poop on books, stuffed animals, the carpet, his brother, and bedding.