Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Night Chats

Eddie has started a tradition with the boys that every Sunday night he'll lay down by them with his laptop and just record snippets of their conversations. Tonight however, he didn't have his laptop because he forgot it at school. We didn't want to forget some of the things said and so we sat down after the kids were in bed to reminisce about our day and some of comments and experiences that stood out to us.

Eddie asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up and he replied, "I want to be an astronaut."
"What do you have to do to be an astronaut Nate?"
"I got to go to Pre-K and study lots."

One of the kids favorite things to do is tell "spooky stories" under the blankets with Dad. (Eddie aka Evil Dr. Eddiekins, is an amazing story teller and can really get the kids involved. I don't know how he does it, but he is so creative.) Tonight the kids were taking turns telling stories and Nate shared a story about a monster that liked campfires and would go to campgrounds looking for fires. When he would see one he would say, "Yummy" in a really spooky voice. After he finished his story he turned to Eddie and said, "I think my spooky story made me scared."

Earlier in the day we were talking about something and I told Nate we would "need to talk over it later with Dad." Tonight before bed he reminded me that we needed to talk "under" the problem with Dad.

We've been instructed in the proper names of colors tonight. "Dad, this is Hot Pink. Known as Dark Pink. And this is Pink. Known as Light Pink."

In Primary today Nathan was the reverence example and got to read the scripture. He stood up in front with a big smile on his face and when he saw me he waved at me with his arms still folded. Adorable!

Eddie asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he replied, "a giant doctor". (I guess Eddie had told the boys a spooky story about a doctor for giants and Drew really liked the idea.)

I believe we played "This little piggy goes to market..." about a gazillion times today. He LOVES to be tickled and will often come climb into your lap and grab your hand and put it on his belly.

Eddie told Drew that he will get to be a Sunbeam after Christmas, and he got really, really excited. He can't wait to be in primary like Nate. And then Nate of course said, "You'll have to catch up to me cause I'll already be in CTR 5." But Drew still had a grin on his face that you couldn't wipe off.

Every night the boys each say their own individual prayers and tonight Eddie asked Drew if he wanted to go first.
"Sure, but Nate will you help me? I don't have the words."

The next few minutes were precious as a parent to hear...for both Nate's sincere and thoughtful prayer and for Drew's admiration for his big brother and his desire to do what he asked him to.

Nate: Dear Heavenly Father
Drew: Dear Heavenly Father,
Nate: Grateful for Dad and Mom
Drew: Grateful for Dad and Mom
Nate: And our food and drink
Drew: yeah
Nate: No you have to repeat after me Drew. And our food and drink
Dre: And our food and drink
Nate: And our house and home
Drew: And our house and home
Nate: And country
Drew: And country
Nate: And our baby sister
Drew: And our baby sister
Nate: In the name of Jesus Christ,
Drew: In the name of Jesus Christ,
Nate: Amen
Drew: Amen

She is still not walking or talking yet, but man she is adorable! We can't seem to get enough of our little Maggie...Miss Mags...Missy...Mugs...Mag-a-moose...Mags...Mag Pie...Miss...Maggie Lynn...Maggie May...yeah, that one.

One of our all time favorite things to watch Maggie do is when she crawls in her "downward dog" position. In fact, I've had multiple people comment on how funny it is that I teach my daughter yoga at such a young age. No, I don't really teach her yoga and yes her downward dog is better than mine. She plants her hands and feet on the ground, with her bum in the air and her head almost resting on the floor. Think a cross between Mowgli from Jungle Book and his four legged crawl and a gymnast about to do a somersault. It's awesome.

We truly are so blessed with the greatest kids in the whole world. We love every moment we get to spend with them and (well most every moment...there are some moments better forgotten) we are so excited to see them develop and grow.