Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Edd was able to say good-bye to Bethany when she left for seminary, then he was on his way to work. He usually leaves around 6am each day.
Aimee and Mattie were both nervous and excited for their first day!
After the girls left, Andrew & Thomas goofed off on the driveway until Andrew's bus came. We were supposed to be out waiting at 7:15, but Andrew's bus didn't show up until almost 7:40! Once the first day wrinkles were smoothed out, his bus comes at 7:25.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thomas said, "Give me some scgoose bumps!" So we went over to the couch and snuggled up. While I gave him some goose bumps this is how our conversation went...
THOMAS: I need something to chew with Andrew. (That's what it sounded like to me.)
ME: Like what? Some gum?
THOMAS: No! Like a GUN! So I can shoot bullets at him!!!
Andrew has been shooting everyone with his nerf guns all summer long!
THOMAS: What's in grass?
ME: Grass, dirt, bugs...
THOMAS interrupts: NO!! FROGS!!! Bugs wive up in the sky! They fly up and dey wive dere. As Thomas moves his hand up into the air and waves his fingers!
THOMAS again: Bugs are too big to wive in the grass!
Lately we've found some HUGE grasshoppers that are as big as the palm of my hand!!!
This is a grasshopper that Thomas found for me in our backyard before we left for Utah! And I thought the bugs in TEXAS were BIG!!! WOW!!!
BACK TO THOMAS:
THOMAS: The river is getting wittle! The water will go away!
He and Andrew made a river out under the tree...they connected one big hole in the dirt with another hole, thus a wittle river! :) It's rained here nearly every day since we've been home so there is plenty of mud and water around!
THOMAS: We saw a wizard. And den we chased it. And den it knocked the house. And den a toad was under der!!!
Some time, today maybe, I guess Thomas (and Andrew ?) saw a lizard and chased it. I guess the lizard bumped the bird house we have outside under the big oak where the kids like to play. Under the birdhouse there must have been a toad hiding!
I know I'm forgetting a few of the details here and there but this is the jist of it! :)
Some other funny things Thomas has said this weekend:
"He's still real!!!" ~ The frog/toad is still alive!!! :)
"It's raining the wrong way!" ~ It was raining out our front door, but not out our back door. So Thomas opened the backdoor and went out to play! :)
So I wonder what else goes on in Thomas' little head all day long??? Pretty entertaining, that's for sure!!! :)
This is how I left him, except he was still awake. I used the old trick, "Gotta go Potty" to get away. If I hadn't, I'd probably be still giving him scgoose bumps!!!
Oh, when he came downstairs and asked me to give him "scgoose bumps," he reported to me:
"Aimee calls them 'scratch bumps'!"
Probably because instead of just doing goose bumps the whole time you have to stop and scratch too! Hmmm, maybe that's where Thomas gets the "SC" for his "scgoose bumps"???
Well, it's getting late and the vacation entry will have to wait! Maybe I'll get it done tomorrow!
Thomas really liked the fighting dinosaurs!
After dinner, Edd, Bethany and I snuck away to catch some pictures of the sunset! It was fun to be back in the valley and watch all the lights start to twinkle as it got dark ~ one of my favorite things to before I moved away! We drove up into "The Cove" on Mt Olympus! The cool mountain air was so refreshing, but the view was AWESOME!
Andrew of course wanted to go fishing ASAP, but after throwing rocks into the river water, there would be no river fishing.
CRUISE CONTROL!!! After setting the fishing poles in the rocks, Andrew and Mattie started walking toward me. I told them they needed to go back and take care of their poles. Andrew insisted that he knew what he was doing and that he always catches a fish using this method! I was a little skeptical. Andrew & Mattie turned around and walked back to their poles. Sure enough, by the time they got back (no more than 2 minutes later) they had caught a fish!!!
This is a picture of the fish that Mattie & I caught the traditional way while all the commotion was going on with Andrew & Aimee's fish!