It's been nice to have the kids back home; to hear their little voices and laugh at the things they think of!!
Joshua - On Sunday, Josh had a rough time in between Sunday School and Junior Church because he wanted his brother's candy that he picked out of the prize box. Josh then sits with us for the song portion of the service and was grumpy. Well, someone got up to talk about VBS and Josh leaned his head against his dad and, quietly, started to fake snore. It was all Darryl and I could do not to burst out laughing HA!
Nathan - On Monday, when we got home from the Doctor, the boys were, well, C.r.a.n.k.y. The munchkin kept trying to play with toys but Nate kept putting everything away. Then he said ""Munchkin" just needs to go home right now". Now, yes I did laugh on the inside but he was reminded about being kind to others ;-)
The boys - As I've mentioned before, Josh has taken over the job of cleaning up the yard after the dog and he takes it Very seriously. On Monday afternoon, I saw Nate and him out in the yard deep in conversation - Josh standing there proudly with the pooper scooper. Nate comes running inside and grabs the big stepping stool from the bathroom and heads back outside where he sets the stool up next to the dumpster. I stood and watched as Josh got on the stool and realized that it wasn't high enough to throw out what he needed to throw out . . his solution was to send Nate in for another stool (umm not safe HA) So instead I lifted him up so he could finish his job - we'll be getting him a small trash can soon, trust me!
Joshua - On Saturday evening when the boys got home, we told Josh he was sleeping in Nate's room (because that is where the extra AC unit is) because his room was TOOOO hot. So now, every night, Josh says, "Josh's room is too hot, I will sleep in Nate's room" :-) Since the plan is to move them into a room together here in the next few weeks, we are not fighting the decision. They love being in the same room. As a matter of fact, they tend to stay in that room for an hour after they wake up just chatting away and laughing until Josh stacks all of the "aminals" in front of Nate's crib and helps Nate climb out. Yes, they are both very proud of this feat too !!
Joshua - We picked up a new learning puzzle for the boys and they were very excited to work on it. They had all of the pieces out and were mixing them up on the table waiting for Darryl to finish dinner so he would play with them. I said, "Do not put the pieces on the floor or I will put it away right now "(There are a LOT of pieces and I didn't want them getting lost) Well, Darryl finished eating, and then proceeded to dump all of the pieces off of the little table onto the floor. Josh's head whipped around and looked at me with is mouth open before he said, "Mom, I didn't do it, Dad did. He did not Obey" HA! So I guess even though the boys don't always open, they at least are understanding what it means!!
Both Boys - The other day, as the boys were outside and I heard them start to yell, "Papa's here, Papa's here!" So I looked outside and saw two very dejected boys as "Papa" drove by . . and I heard, "Papa didn't come to see us.". Now, before you think poorly of Papa, it was not him, just a black Envoy that drove by . .. and that is what Papa drives. They love their Papa!!
Nate - I'm not sure what my parents did to him (hehe) but last Saturday evening we had Taco's for dinner and, based on past experiences, the boys love tacos. We sat down to eat, Nate picked his up and said, "I do not like meat, I will not eat this." Seriously . Every night this week he takes any meat off of his plate and says "I don't like meat, mom". Even when we had Spaghetti for lunch one day, he found one tiny piece of ground chuck in his sauce, spit it out and said, "No thank you, I don't like meat". What is up with that? HA!