We had a 2 hour winter snow storm on Tuesday morning. The snow was flurrying everywhere and the ground was covered and then it was done. We got a little rain that afternoon and my kids were so excited to use their umbrellas. It has been a little too windy to play outside so I’m not liking that. The boys ask me to check the weather every morning so they can decide if they need their coat or sweatshirt or both. It has been unpredictable lately. I’ll be excited when the sunny days are here to stay.
and we got the NEST – it’s the “smart” thermostat. It can sense if you walk by it or not and tries to figure out what temperature you like it and when. It is geeky and can be controlled by your phone!
Benji just discovered the Diary of a Wimpy kid series. He is finishing book number 5 and it’s been less than 2 weeks. I love that he is reading. He typically just does his mandatory 20 minutes a day but he has been taking his book with him wherever he goes. He was reading at a court of honor the other weekend and one of Ben’s old scouts saw him and went and got all of his wimpy kid books and another series for him to read! After seeing him enjoy these books so much I definitely want to tap into that for the summer. Hopefully we can find some more good books and keep him going.
he won round One but I won the match!
I had to resort to an old trick I used to use on Josh and other younger siblings when things would get out of control… I tied the bedroom door to the next closest door. The first time I didn’t tie it tight enough and he slipped out. I got it tied tight and he finally gave up. I hope this isn’t a daily occurrence but it did work and I will do it again if needed. This boy NEEDS his naps!
This kid challenges us in new ways, different than the previous 4 kids ever did. He has his own look and HIS OWN way of life. Here’s the story of the week…
Millie started crying during the first 30 minutes of church. Benji came out soon after with a stomach ache. He threw up and then Ben brought Ray out with a stinky diaper. So I took the fussy, barfy and poopy kids home from church to deal with them.
I got Benji and Millie settled and then I put Raymond down for a nap. He immediately climbed out of his crib and I immediately put him back in. And then we repeated that scenario and then I blocked the door with a suit case and left.
A few minutes later I came up and found him happy in the toy room so I just let it be.
Next Benji and I hear the front door open and close so I go and see what he is up to. He just walked out the door
and down the driveway
and passed our house
and passed Falabella’s house
and to the corner: and by this time I was following in the shadows because REALLY how far is this little 2 year old going to go??
And then as I came around the side of the neighbor’s house he caught sight of me and came over to talk.
I asked him where he was going and he said : “to Daddy” We talked a little more and he said he was going to the Temple! From what I could tell he really wanted to get back to church with Dad and his nursery! So cute right? Except that he just left and had no worries and no sense of direction!
This kid is something else – that is for sure.