Friday, September 19, 2014

Carter's funny thoughts

Yesterday while we were brushing his teeth, Carter tells me:

"When you're seven, you always listen to your parents. But when you're one hundred, you don't have to any more."

I asked him why that was.

"Because they're dead."

Yeah, probably.

After school, he starts pretending to shoot a gun saying that his Lego guys had killed a bad guy. He pauses and says "I can say they're dead, because they're just Legos. When it is people, you say they 'Passed Away'."

I asked him to reach up on the counter to grab something. I hear him say "I have little T-Rex arms. I can't reach it."

David asked Carter last night at dinner if he knew what a Poodle was. He reminded Carter that we have friends who have one. Carter says "Oh yeah! Like a sheep."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Day of Pre-K

Today was Carter's first day of Pre-K. The elementary school that we moved into has a program for kids who are already 4 as of August 31st. Carter is the oldest kid in class. It is a really neat program, and we are excited that he made it in.

He's got his Ninja Turtles back pack that my mother sent him, and his SeaHawks shirt that David's mother got him, and he is set.

Carter and his teacher Mrs. Richards.

Last night, David grabbed his bag so we'd be all ready for the morning. Carter had it pre-loaded. What does a little boy need on his first day of Pre-K?

Something spiritual:"Teachings of the Living Prophets, Joseph Fielding Smith"; something to take notes in: a spiral bound notepad; a book to read: "Get Up and Go!"; Something to remember family: a postcard from Grandma's trip; physical protection: knee pads and elbow pads along with sunscreen; a flashlight; a change of clothes; 7 toy cars; a stuffed animal that I have never seen before; a toy from Vacation Bible School; and a block with the month and day the packed his bag.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Big Girl

Guess who finally moved out of our room!!

She turned the big 3 months, and is now sleeping in the office. I wish there was a better arrangement, but this is what we've got right now.

Carter was sleeping 6 to 8 hours at 1 month, and moved into his room then. He was sleeping 13 to 14 hours a night by 3 months.

Beckett was moved out of our room at 9 months, only because we moved and didn't have enough room in our bedroom to keep him. He was only sleeping 2 - 4 hour stretches at that time. It was miserable. Once he was not in our room, it was easier to let him cry it out. I know many people are against the cry it out method. I really tried for 9 months to comfort him, but it just wasn't working. I was a zombie. I also became pregnant, and needed that sleep even more. When he was 10 or 11 months, we moved him to Carter's room. That was a hard transition, but it is working out better. He now sleeps about 14 hours a night.

Roslyn is sleeping 6 to 8 hours a night, and will hopefully follow her brothers soon.

Wearing Ties

Beckett is 21 months old, and has finally thinned out enough to wear ties. He is doing a great job keeping them on. He never touches it, unless you ask him about it. He is built so differently than Carter, that we're having to make some adjustments with his clothes. This shirt is a 24 months size. The pants are 18 months, and still a little on the long side. Usually he wears 12 month pants. They are tight in the belly, so I've started pulling out the 18 month pants and rolling up the legs.

This kid uses his pockets to the full extent! When he doesn't have pockets, he puts things down his shirt/onesie.

Today, he was walking around like this:

I found this stash when I looked down there.