Overheard: Tayv's dog wisdom

November 4th, 2013
Tayv: "I was just explaining to Tahnyon that dogs see in grey and white. So if dogs could talk you could say, here's a red juicy apple. And the dog would say, no it's a gray juicy apple." 

Overheard: The end

November 4th, 2013 
Me: "Tahn, you take a nap everday. That is the rule." 
Tahn yelling:"I don't take naps ! I'm telling you that every day. THE END!!!" :)


Overheard: Dinosaurs

Tahn: "Mom. Did you know, before there was you there was dinosaurs?"
Me: "You're right! And did YOU know that before there was dinosaurs, there was daddy?"
Tahn: "Whoa. So did daddy take care of the dinosaurs?"
Me: "Yah, I bet he did."
He then proceeded to tell me all about how the dinosaurs died and how they are now fossils.
Me: "So why isn't daddy a fossil then?"
Tahn: "Because he's a human and humans don't die from asteroids.
Me: "Ooooh."
Than: "Mom. I'm glad daddy's not a fossil. But I am kinda sad that dinosaurs are fossils because I would like to see them."


Overheard:speed limit

A few days after somebody got a speeding ticket.... 
Tahn: "Guys, we're going so fast."
Me: "No, Tahn, we're going so slow."
Nate: "This is what the speed limit feels like guys."
Tahn: "But dad, I don't see any cops behind us." 

We're awesome parents. 


Overheard: Tahnyon

While saying the prayer the night before my mom left to go home: "Bless that Grandma can be a McDonald so she can stay here to live with us." 

"Mom, I wish I was with Grandpa Tony right now because I bet he's buying a Mountain Dew and drinking it."

"Mom, I wish you were bampa tony so you tould give me Mountain Dew."

Earlier , I sat him down in time out pretty hard because he wouldn't go himself. I just asked him how his bum was....  "um, tine-da good. But I sink you broke my bum bone ."

I forgot

This made me laugh when I pulled it out of Tayv's backpack. They were supposed to define each word. I guess he forgot.... :)


1st day of 2nd grade

This happened today. 
I'm kind of wishing now that we had held Tayvin back. He was more than ready for Kindergarten at 4 yrs and 364 days old but I'm not ready for him to be in 2nd grade already. He had a fabulous year in 1st grade with an incredible teacher and he excelled in everything he did. I, on the other hand, had an incredibly emotional year. I sent him to a new school  on a bus for the first time  in a new city. I cried the day I registered him at that school because I didn't know a single person for an emergency contact. And then he started learning things at school that I cant protect him from anymore. I prayed for his little heart of gold. I prayed that wewould  be able to combat all that could corrupt him. And then after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, I desperately prayed every single day I watched him walk into that school or to his bus stop. I prayed for his safety. I prayed for the wonderful staff at his school. 
Now it's a new year. He is growing into such a strong little boy and learning so much spiritually. I'm still praying desperately. I'm still wishing he didn't have to grow up so quickly. But I'm so excited for him and I love his excitement. His school is an international school. He studied, in depth, Oceania last year and will learn about Asia this year. He LOVES learning about other cultures and was awarded Global Citizen of the Year. Look out world, whether we're ready or not, Tayv is coming. 


Overheard: Same daddy

Tahnyon while helping Nate make dinner: "Dad I gon-ga be the same daddy as you when I grow up!"


Overhead: enough

Tahnyon kept playing with umbrellas, coolers, pretty much anything he wasn't supposed to play with in the car. After asking him at least 10 times to stop...
Me: "Tahnyon, that's enough."
Tahn: "No it's not. I gon-ga be talking to you the whole day. See? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.... See, it's easy?!"
Little stinker.


Live without pretending

Snippets from our day...
-By the end of the day today, I had chocolate on my shoulder from consoling one sad little girl. My hair never got done. I didn't get to shower and my feet are black.
-For over half of the day there was jam everywhere you looked in my kitchen.
-Now there are 13 jars of jam waiting to be put away just sitting on my counter.
-One little girl stayed in her pajamas all day.
-Until she ran around outside without her shirt on because her brothers were.
-And then she ditched the shorts too.
-That same little girl had bloody toes from refusing to wear her shoes outside.
-One little boy went through 3 outfits because he got all of them wet playing with the hose that he wasn't supposed to be playing with.
-That same little boy had to be spanked today and cried himself to sleep.
-We cleaned up ALL the toys in the playroom twice.
-While mowing the lawn, I had to stop no less than 50 times for various things... a crying little girl, stuck fingers, a story about what happened at school, flip flops that kept appearing in my path, rocks that had been dumped in the grass out of one little boy's favorite yellow dump truck, fire ant bites, praises for tree climbing, a pair of glasses that were about to get broke, tricks on the tramp, arguments, etc
-One not-so-little-anymore boy ripped some newish pants while climbing trees. But he also got much higher than ever before.
-That same boy got to feel his baby brother kick today.
-I am on day 4 of NO yelling.
-Our little miss fell down the stairs again.
-The little boy also put two holes in two different screens.
-We ate dinner outside. Sitting on the cement. With filthy hands. While attempting to have a belated FHE.
-My pregnant brain didn't put the butter dish back where it goes and now it's completely lost.
-There was a little bum crack poking out at me while a little boy bent over to look at bugs and search for a 'really huge snake' that he was sure he saw hiding by a tree.
-My butt went numb sitting on the floor waiting for somebody to go to sleep.
-Soccer has taken over our life and has resulted in canceled dates and temple plans twice now.
-My 'spotless yesterday' house is... not so spotless anymore.
-The clothes hamper is full again. It's only been 2 days.
-I had a tiny foot or hand jabbing me in one specific spot all. day. long.
I'm exhausted. But I'm keeping it in perspective. Because all of these little things are what make us us. And they are my life.
Yah. My life is a BEAUTIFUL MESS. And I kind of love it.


Baby #4...

Has sure thrown me for a loop.
Since we decided to wait to tell our parents or anyone else until I was quite far along, and because this will most likely be my last pregnancy, I have been writing all of this down as we go so it's kind of like talking to my mom and for the memories...

-I almost got our electricity disconnected in the middle of January... The coldest it's been here. The same day a cat froze to death on our lawn.
-I just flat out forgot to tell my primary kids they would be singing in sacrament the next Sunday.
-I literally did not change out of the same pajamas three days in a row. I didn't even brush my hair. I did brush my teeth without throwing up.
-Not entirely sure we can blame this on pregnancy but Tahnyon nearly severed his finger with a kitchen knife resulting in a surgery and thousands of dollars in hospital bills. I was one frantic pregnant mommy when I saw all that blood and a finger hanging off. So much so, that Nate thought we should have them check the baby out while we were at the hospital. The panic... THAT, I can blame on baby #4.
-Merely pinning food on Pinterest throws me into dry heaves.
-And on top of that, if I happen to be looking at pictures of something (like quinoa) I can smell it. Like overwhelmingly so.
-I've been so much 'sicker' this time that Nate is sure I'm having twins.
-My Christmas wreaths didn't come down until Jan 29.
-I started regularly going to bed before 10:00. You know it's bad when Stacia's asleep before midnight.
-I told Nate one night while I was trying to decide what to make for dinner... "I just want to throw up and then eat all the food at all the restaurants-is that too much to ask?" Then an hour or so later I ate an ENTIRE foot long sub by myself. That's a lot of food, folks!
-I wake up sobbing often. I have CRAZY nightmares when I'm pregnant. And now I've developed this irrational fear of riding in the same car as my kids, Nate, and my parents lest we get in an accident and I am the only one to survive.
-Arahlee's b-day came and went without a huge party. You know I love a good party. But I still wasn't feeling great, had no energy, and decided that since she doesn't really have friends to invite it would be ok to forgo the big party.
-Tayv & I had his valentines planned out for a month. The night before he needed them I still hadn't worked on them much and had no desire to do them. He did make it to school with Valentines though. :)
-The many times I almost fell asleep driving after 2 minutes because I'm now ALWAYS uncharacteristically tired.
-The two glucose tests I failed.
-The day I found out that I wouldn't get to use my beautiful baby girl name that I have been fixated on.

Of course there's been plenty of good...
-like when my VT brought me brownies because Nate was out of town and Tahn's dr appt turned out to be a useless waste of time and money. And she didn't know I was pregnant or that I had been craving brownies that day.
-When we told the kids and Tayvin wouldn't stop talking about and to the baby for... Well, he still hasn't stopped. :)
-When Aree, Tahn, and I played on the tramp with balls in our shirts while they talked all about having babies in their bellies.
-When Nate held me night after night because I was so sick and just wanted to die.
-when Nate refused when I asked him to just shoot me now. Guess I didn't actually want him to.
-Cherry luden cough drops.
-When I discovered that Frozen gogurt (which i normally despise) helped my stomach and the kids thought I was the coolest for letting them eat three in one sitting all because mommy needed to.
-The night I ate two, almost three, ice cream sandwiches because, surprise , I can stomach those too.
-Feb 19th- the day I got to see my baby for the first time. And he/she waved at me. I'm not even kidding. It's hand was up by its mouth and then it started waving and didn't stop for a good ten seconds. It was the cutest. I also found out that day that my lump is completely gone and we don't have to worry about that anymore.
-The day we found out we're getting another sweet little boy. And most of all, that he's healthy.


How to make chocolate milk...

According to Tahnyon.
you just shake it. Then you pour it in a cup. Then you drink it then its all gone. And it's good.


Overheard: Tahnyon's prayer tonight...

Because this is cute enough to make me forget every infuriating moment this kid has caused lately...

The parts I can remember...
"Thank you Jesus can watch ober us. Thank you that daddy can be my daddy. Thank you grandpa can make sure we mum(come) to his house when we get to mum to his house. Thank you Grandpa can share his food with us when we get to mum to his house. Thank you Grandpa will let us feed his courses (horses) apples when we get to mum to his house. Thank you mommy and daddy can watch ober me like Jesus does."

And the next day... "Thank you bampa nan be my bampa. Thank you Aree nan be in our fam-fee. Thank you bampa man be nice and safe."


Living in reality...

I try to keep it real here. Chalk one up for the bad days blogged...
Frankly, I've had it with two and three year olds. Somebody PLEASE tell me that girls figure out how to handle their emotions for at least a few years before they become teenagers. And while you're at it, can you promise me that boys eventually stop breaking things? I'm pretty sure Aree is going to cry for the rest of her life. The emotions! Over everything!
And Tahnyon... Well, let's just say that no matter how careful we are I have sent Tayvin's glasses in 5 times to get them fixed in the last 6 months. And that's not counting how many times I've fixed them myself. We usually get them back, he gets to wear them for a few days and then Tahnyon breaks them again. And the cut finger thing? (Which I will blog about soon.) I can't even begin to tell you about the amount of time/money we've spent just trying to keep his tendons intact since the surgery. Nothing slows him down. And if it does, he eliminates it.
There's really no point to this post. Other than when they're all in school or married with their own kids I'll be able to look back, remember, and probably miss these days. Even the bad ones.


Overheard:Grandpa's house

Tahnyon running inside after riding his bike with his 'mo-mer-cycle' helmet on: "Mom, nan you come fix my mo-mer-cycle?" Me: "Yah, I guess. Give me just a minute." Tahnyon: "k, thanks. Cause I ready to go to Bampa Tony's house. I gon-ga go fru the water and fru the woods. Cause that's where daddy told me their house is. Fru the water, fru the woods."