Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our Daddy

I don't think I could ask for a better dad and husband than Chris. He is wonderful. He fights traffic for hours everydayto make sure that we have food on our table and a roof over our heads. He wakes up before the sun to make sure that he can leave work early enough in the day to spend time with us in the evening. No matter how tired he is or how long the week has been he makes sure that Brandon gets to his Thursday night cub scout meetings. He plays boardgames with the boys even though he knows it's going to be a long stressful experience trying to keep Logan focused on the game. He always wants to carry Sawyer or push the stroller when we go places (I think he likes to show him off). He never groans or grimaces at the thought of changing a poopy diaper. And everytime I ask him to rub my feet or let me take a long shower, he never hesitates to say yes (instead he just reminds me of how I do when he asks me ;P luv ya babe). Best of all, he makes the cutest babies in the world. His boys want so much to be like him. Especially Logan. He says that when he is a grown up he wants to change his name to Chris.

Even on Father's Day, he offered to let me sleep in. I didn't of course!! I'm not THAT bratty. I love you so much, Chris. I'd be completely lost without you in my life. Thank you for all you do.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My little klutz

Brandon is turning out to be just like his dad. He could trip over his own shoelace and break his arm (knock on wood). He is such a bumbly, clumsy kid.

Monday when he got home from school he was limping and said his knee hurt. I told him to just rest and he'd feel better in the morning. Well, he rested and ended up feeling worse Tuesday morning. He couldn't straighten his leg out or walk. So off we went to the emergency room. After 4 hours of waiting around and getting xrays, they came to the conclusion that he somehow sprained his knee. He of course doesn't remember hurting himself. So we have no idea how he did it. So now he's got his leg wrapped up in a splint and is hobbling around the house on crutches. He had to miss school again today, and it was field day. The best day of the year. While all of his classmates spent the day playing tug-of-war, 3-legged races, and various other games and activites, he's been here, vegging out in front of the tv all day. I feel so bad for the poor kid! Tomorrow is the last day of school and it's a half day, so I've discussed it with his teacher and she thinks that he'll do okay at school for a few hours. So he gets to go and say goodbye to his classmates for the summer. But then after that he has to go to the dentist :S

Here is a picture of my poor child. Notice also that he has a black eye. He got that when we were camping this past weekend. And then you can't see it, but he also has a skidmark bruise on his head where he ran into the wall on Sunday night. Oh and did I mention that his allergies have been under full attack the past couple of weeks. This reminds me of when he was 3 and he had a bad reaction to a spider bite that made his eye swollen almost shut for 2 days, he burned the entire surface of his palm and fingers on the inside of the oven door, and split his head open....TWICE. And all of that happened within a week and a half!!

I don't know what I'm gonna do with this kid. I'm really not looking forward to his teen years. BTW, doesn't it look like I beat the kid senseless?! You should see the looks people give me.

We've got a thumbsucker

I know it's a bad habit to develop, but it's too cute!! Sawyer has found his thumb. He doesn't take a binki, it makes him gag. So he's discovered how get that little thumb in his mouth. I think it's adorable. I'm sure I won't find it adorable when he's 1 and I can't get his hand out of his mouth, but for now, it doesn't bother me. Whatever he needs to soothe himself.

Skate night

A couple of weeks ago we took the boys to Brandon's school skate night. B's cub scout troop met there to earn their skating belt loop. Neither of the boys had been skating before. Logan went around 2 times and then he was done. But Brandon couldn't get enough of it. He was so cute out there. He had a hard time keeping his balance and he fell over and over again, but he didn't give up. He just kept chugging along. Chris was so excited to see that Brandon liked skating. It's only a matter of time before Chris will have him all decked out in hockey gear.

Baby smiles

It's so easy to get Sawyer to smile. Right when he locks eyes with you he gets so excited and starts smiling like crazy. The bigger you smile at him, the bigger he smiles back. I can't wait for him to start laughing!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy birthday Brandon!!

Today Brandon turns 8. I can't believe it. I can remember so vividly when he was a little dinky guy. Before his brothers came along, it was just me and B all day everyday. Now he's such a big kid, and he has a whole seperate life away from ours at home. It's weird. He's growing up so fast! Most days it's so exciting to see the new things that he's learning or the way he handles situations as he gets older. But other times, I just want him to slow way down and stay my baby forever. He's our first son and he will always have an extra special space in my heart. Happy birthday B-ster. I love you.