Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pregnancy, Soccer, Potty Training, and School

Oh my heck, I actually have a minute to sit down. It's crazy. We have a few announcements and updates to keep up with on here!

First of all, the biggest announcement. We are expecting!! Which right now, I don't think anyone doesn't know that. I'm a little over 4 months along right now. Due in September! It is just crazy to think that we're going to have 3 children. What an exciting, terrifying, exhilarating, and joyous experience we are going to have! I feel so blessed to have the ability to get pregnant as easily as I do and to welcome new little lives into this world. I hope that I can continue to be a better mother so that I can do what is right for my kids. I am so glad that they have the Father that they do, because without him, I would be drowning. He does so well with them and I am so grateful for that. He is such an example to me of what a great parent is. My kids are lucky.

Second bit of news, much much smaller than the first. A has just finished pre-school at BYU and he is now going to kindergarten this coming August. AHHH! I'm going to have a child in kindergarten! What is this? His teacher is sad to see him go. A loves school. He is a very pleasant student. Every time I've spoken with his teacher, he asks me, "Is he always this pleasant and happy at home?" And I can proudly say, that for the most part. Yeah he is. A is a very happy little boy. He loves to learn. He loves his brother-- most days. And he has a good, caring heart. I am lucky to have him around. He's playing soccer right now and during his last game he was such a trooper. It was windy and cold and a kid smashed their head into As ear, later in the game he got kicked close-range in the chest, and then he got hit one other time with the ball on his arm. If you've ever played soccer in the cold, you know it hurts when the ball hits you. It stings like crazy and he stayed in the game 2 of the 3 times and played it out. I was very proud of him.

Thirdly, E is finally FINALLY potty trained! Yeah yeah!!! I love my little spirited goober. He is so much fun. But... he does struggle with listening and it gets him in trouble. Potty training was one of those things he was not going to listen for. It wasn't that he didn't want to learn to go potty. He just didn't listen to the rules. MOST important rule. POOP in the toilet. Not in your undies. We told him I think at least a thousand times, along with spanked bottoms, pinched bottoms, timeouts, toys taken away, threats, bribes, before he finally realized that he needed to go poop in the toilet and not his undies. He got the peeing thing down pretty quick and now he has the pooing thing down too! I am still 100% convinced that potty training is worse than giving birth. I can honestly say I'm not all too thrilled about doing this all over again in a few years with baby #3.
     E just recently had a doctor's appointment for his ears. He had fluid in them and a double ear-infection, so we took him in to see if he needed surgery to put tubes in his ears. Luckily for him, and us, his ears were perfect! They did a hearing test for him and it also turns out that he does NOT have a hearing problem. Which makes me wonder why he acts like he is deaf when I'm talking to him. Hmmm... E you have some explaining to do, because son, you are not hard of hearing.

Last news, which is pretty exciting too. Daddy M is doing magnificently in school. He is the top in his audiology class and I am so proud and thrilled for him! He did so well this last semester that he is able to TA for his professor's class. It's going to keep him on his toes with all the new students asking him questions that he'll need to know. I am just so excited that he has found something that he really enjoys. I'm excited that we'll be done in 2013 with BYU. Then on to his doctorate! I have to say that I am crazy jealous of him. I wish I was in school learning the things I love, so I can DO the things I love. Someday it will be my turn.

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