It was a gorgeous day – we even got to 75 degrees. Beautiful golden sunlight and an enjoyable, adventurous walk with the kids. Holden pushed his shopping cart and Kasen pushed Holden’s new doll stroller, along with his little boy doll. Yep, it was cute. Of course, the two pushers ditched their toys and my Mom and Brad ended up carrying them home, while Kasen and Holden set out to discover every bug, piece of dirt and stick they could find. Holden “tried” to bring a neighbor’s ceramic bunny home, but we finally persuaded him that the bunny already had a home and was pretty happy there . . . had been for a good 12 years. Kasen has always liked that bunny too. I remember her wanting to touch it all the time when she was around 2-3 years old. Guess that bunny has something pretty special to draw both of them in like that. LOL
When we first started the walk, Kasen and Holden were leading the pack. Kasen was first naturally, and then Holden. I guess Holden thought we were too far behind and he turned around, waved his little hand in the air, motioning toward himself, while yelling “Come on!” We’ve never heard him say that before. It’s just amazing the words that come out of his mouth. I’m stunned every day. It’s a good thing he’s cute too because little dude is a biter, a hitter and a head butter. Whew, talk about a temper! Boy does he ever have one. The funniest statement came from a friend when she said, “He’s the sweetest little tornado that you’ll ever love.” LOL That he is! He’s had a few new teachers at school lately and they both point him out as the one that’s into EVERYTHING. When I’ve picked him up, I’ve heard statements such as, “He gives you a run for your money doesn’t he?” and “Wow, he really keeps you on your toes.” and one teacher overhead another teacher say, “The Mom to that boy has earned every gray hair she has.” LOL And there’s a LOT! LOL I have to say that even though he can be super wild, he’s the most polite little boy you’ll ever meet if I do say so myself. LOL ”Please, thank you, you’re welcome,” and “bless you” are heard very consistently throughout the day and I love hearing it every single time. And the one that melts my heart the most, “Uvvvv youuuu” or “Ubbbb youuuuu” every night when I put him in his crib. Precious.
Kasen had a Daddy and Kasen day today at the Heard Museum, which is really sweet. They went on a nature hike and got to see animatronic dinosaurs. She really wanted me to go, but I needed to stay home and watch Holden. My Mom is here, but she just can’t get around very well right now. She’s having a lot of trouble with her back and she definitely can’t lift Holden, so that makes it impossible for me to leave him with her. I know it’s frustrating for her because she wants to help more, but I’m just happy to have her here. She’s excited to help with the mending though.;) Kasen keeps finding projects for her. LOL One of her little stuffed animals had a hole in it and she was so excited that her Mimi fixed it for her. Anything that gets torn or loses a button, she says, “It’s okay. Mimi can fix it. She can fix anything.” LOL I think it’s a good thing that I’ve been keeping my sewing abilities under wraps . . . . .like being able to sew a button on, and maybe some hemming. That stuff is just on a VERY need to know basis. LOL Some may say that’s sneaky, but I think it’s smart. You don’t hear me talk about Kasen asking me to fix anything for her now do you?!
Here’s my handsome little dude and my sweet girl in the background. Happy to have such a lovely day, especially since we’re supposed to get down in the 20′s this week. Brrrrr!
See ya’ later!!