Friday, November 21, 2008

Braden's New Trick.

Braden discovered this new trick after naptime one afternoon this week. He thinks it's hilarious; as do we! I wish I had not stopped taping because the finale is him throwing himself backward. Enjoy!

video

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Deck the Halls!

I made these stockings to sell on my etsy site and take to the next Market show we have, but I'm thinking I won't be too sad if they don't sell. I secretly had Avery and Braden in mind whilst sewing!
.....But of course if you like them, or know someone who might, you can buy them here.












Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And So It Begins...

Bathtime for the kids used to be one of my favorite times. Then came Avery's broken arm, which turned bathtime into a hassle since the kids could not take one together. Now that the cast fiasco is over, the fun has not returned to bathtime.

For me anyway.

The kids love it more than ever. I'm just tired of being completely soaked by the end of it all.

So on Monday night I decide to try a new tactic.

Start Braden's bath first.

Get him clean.

Add Avery.

Let them play for a bit. (Small bit.)

Take Braden out, and give him to Kenny.

Bathe Avery.

Let her play.

This way they both enjoy their bath alone and with each other, but it is not as stressful for me.

I say all of this to begin my story.

During the "adding Avery" stage of the process, I realize that she is gazing at Braden's "special area." I continue to watch her to see where this will go. She stops looking at him long enough to look at herself.

Finally her eyes meet mine briefly before she follows Braden as he turns his back on her.

Then it comes.

"Momma, what's that hole? I don't have one."

For some reason this is super hilarious to me. I wondered how long it would take her to notice their differences. Then hole? Weird description.

I say, "well honey, God made boys and girls differently."

(I'm trying to think of what I will say next because her newest word is "WHY?")

Luckily the 'why' is replaced with an, "oh."

"So, momma, you look like me?"

(Kenny enters the bathroom while I respond with a yes.)

"And Daddy, you look like Braden?"

I fill him in on the details. He snorts and adds, "well, sort of."

And surprisingly, the conversation is over. She's satisfied with that.

I'm preparing now for her future, probing questions that are sure to come.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

She's Brilliant

Avery has been playing school a lot lately since she got to go to school with Daddy last week for a field trip. We have always worked on some pre-K workbooks here and there, but lately it's all she wants to do!

Yesterday this was her newest accomplishment! I was so proud of her! She did it all by herself.
My favorite is her 'E.'

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I've Been Tagged

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Where is your significant other? School
3. Your hair color? Gold
4. Your mother? Genuine
5. Your father? Hard-working
6. Your favorite thing? Laughing
7. Your dream last night? Disturbing
8. Your dream/goal? Heaven
9. The room you're in? Living
10. Your hobby? Art
11. Your fear? Loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Content
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you're not? Sad
15. One of your wish-list items? Home for the Holidays (I know...not one word)
16. Where you grew up? Texas
17. The last thing you did? Defrosted
18. What are you wearing? Sweats
19. Your TV? Cartoon
20. Your pet? Dead
21. Your computer? Addicting
22. Your mood? Indifferent
23. Missing someone? Parents
24. Your car? Rodeo
25. Something you're not wearing? Watch
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your summer? Vacation
28. Love someone? Family
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Sunday