Josiah, Asher and I are headed to Honduras to visit a Agros Village. The boys are very excited and doing great – despite an overnight flight from San Francisco to Houston. The bonus is we get to do this with Dustin and Jude Brumbaugh.
Josiah is really in to both Parkour and gymnastics right now. He went to a class for each one tonight. He really wants to learn to do a flip….and he’s getting closer.
I’m a yes person but it feels like my kids give me a LOT of opportunities to say no. I was telling someone the other day, I often feel like a dream squasher. Roman wanted to do some “gardening”, and since I’ve been crushing so many of his other dreams lately – like hiking a mountain, making a robot that could follow him around, building a real gorilla skull, going to the deepest part of the ocean, getting an actual whale, or my personal favorite from earlier in the day, when he asked about a night vision video camera that he could set up to get footage of his spider trap in his room – I figured I’d say yes to gardening. Since I couldn’t go to the store to buy supplies like he suggested because Ivy had a fever…oh, and since we don’t actually have a garden…I told him we’d indoor “garden” with herbs. It was a success and he was pleased. And yes, I felt a bit pathetic, but sometimes you just have to aim low. And it turns out it was good enough for him!
And the photo of him out front was from him this morning. He wanted to have a picnic and get some time in nature. There was no actual food involved, but he did take his backpack and an ice pack, because I guess you just never know what you will need…in “nature!”
I was just looking through some old pictures and videos and came across this. It is worth 1:04 of your life.
Not sure what to say. He fell just running around AFTER his tennis lesson! He didn’t fall off our monkey bars or fall jumping from the couch to the chair, he fell running around on the ACTUAL ground. Maybe 24×7 helmets and pads ARE a good idea for my children! Simple buckle fracture, 5 to 6 weeks in a splint! Life with 4 kiddos is never dull!
“Mom, are frogs ticklish?”
The twins started PRESCHOOL! Woot! Woot! And they LOVED it!
Hello new season of life! Hello a couple of mornings free! Granted the boys are still yet to start school due to the strike, but my day felt different regardless. Nothing like a double tall pumpkin spice latte to celebrate! Cheers!
p.s. Ivy wasn’t quite ready for two new shoes so she opted for only one. She also felt like sticking with her summer uniform of one of two pink hand-me-down leotards would be best. And no, our window in the background is not broken, Roman has just been working on it…which means we may soon have a broken window!
We added a new member to our family. Josiah has been and is our animal lover and we decided it was time to jump in with him. Josiah is a unique kid and didn’t want just any pet. If we got a dog he wanted a pit bull. He didn’t want something everybody else had (reminds me of his grandpa Bruce). So, we got a snake.
The great thing about Jake the Snake is he doesn’t require daily walks, eats only one time per week at the most and never barks. The down side is not everyone thinks he is cuddly.
It has been a lot of fun, especially to see and listen to Josiah. He is soooo excited. He was walking down the stairs the other day and said to me, “I can’t believe I got a snake!”.
And here is our first feeding of Jake. I slowed down the strike part of the video. In real time it was fast…and a little scary. Viewer discretion advised.
Welcome to the family Jake!