Wednesday, September 29, 2010

what was he thinking?

The boys and I had finished school and were enjoying the beautiful Autumn weather. Rollin was doing tricks on his bike and Tucker was carving a stick. I was sitting quietly with the scarf I was crocheting and Fynn and Thadeus were just returning from a bike ride. Thadeus began talking to me when I realized i was surrounded by every member of the family including the dog, I was still crocheting and concentrating on my work as I tried to listen. Then I felt something on my foot and at that exact moment Thadeus said "Don't pee on Mommies foot". It took a short moment for the words i was hearing and the sensation i was feeling on my foot to connect. When we all realized he had in fact peed all over my foot laughter erupted and we are still trying to figure out what Fynn was thinking!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bike Boys

Incident Report: September 25 2010

I woke this morning to find three small boys laying on the floor beside my bed. I managed to get through with out stepping on them. The littlest one was making demands of food. I headed down the hall way and as I passed the classroom I glanced over my shoulder to see that an entire piggy bank had been emptied and its contents spread thoroughly over the floor. Accompanying the coins were, what appeared to be, every miniature car in the house. I proceeded down the hall without stopping. I was passed by a superhero with a neon orange handkerchief cape. The superhero then morphed into a dragon and proceeded to perform lightning fast front flips on the couch as I shuffled by into the kitchen. I then gathered all my energy to pour three bowls of cereal when I heard an imaginary game of baseball erupt in the living room which almost immediately transitioned to a bull riding event. Suddenly 3 boys were rushing to the table and I glanced at a clock which was approaching 8 am. I fear this may prove to be a very long day for this "under the weather" mom.

Monday, September 20, 2010

things you probably want to know

Fynneus can officially get started on his bike, on two wheels, all by himself. He has been able to ride on two wheels for some time now but getting started has been difficult. Tonight we rode bikes all around the neighborhood and every time he stopped, he started again all by himself.

School is going very well, actually better than I had anticipated. We will start week 5 on Wednesday. We have been keeping to our daily schedule and it has proven to be a good thing for all of us so far.

Tucker got a pocket knife for his birthday and has actually had it in his pocket everyday since.

Rollin is wanting to take swimming and piano lessons and I intend to make this happen as soon as I can work out the details.

Koda still has heart worm and we are still undecided what to do about it. She is not showing any symptoms and seems to be doing very well so far.

Our chickens are not laying eggs yet.

Thadeus has still been tying flies and is really getting good at it.

Tucker can now swim under water and retrieve dive toys.

Tucker has his 2nd loose tooth (bottom front left) which he let/made us all feel today to see just how loose it was.

Rollin asked me yesterday how we all keep from falling off the earth when it is up side down. We are going to the planetarium tomorrow for a follow up to my explanation.

Rollin is also fearless on his bike and he makes it look effortless.

Tucker was eager today to play an arcade style hunting game, knowing, however that I am not fond of hunting or shooting games he explained to me, "first I am going to play the hunting game, but I'm going to pretend that I am just shooting them to sleep and moving them to a better home" . Oh the sweetness, ah my heart.

In yoga today my instructor light heartedly explained to us that "it is not multitasking to attempt several things at once and fail at all of them. If you can only do one thing well at a time, then choose to just do that one thing and do it well." I have thought of that several times throughout my day and also asked myself what is the most important one thing I choose right now, and every time my answer was to be a good mother.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

All Mine

Everywhere I go with my children people are surprised and sometimes even shocked to learn that the three beautiful and rambunctious boys with me are indeed my sons. I often hear comments like "wow you've got your hands full" or "are you going to try for a girl" or "they are so cute". Today in fact I heard all three of these. While reflecting on the comments I asked the boys why they thought people always seemed to be surprised that they were my sons. Tucker thoughtfully and sweetly replied "well maybe because you're short and you sorta look like a teenager, only a lot prettier". I kissed him on the head and smiled and reminded myself that it is none of my business what other people think of me or why. But I do so love these boys of mine and I am short and I do love myself much more now that when I was a teenager.