Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No, we were not trying for a girl

I'm sure anyone who has more than one child of the same sex will tell you that they get this question. The other day I heard a particularly rude comment of "I only had to have three to get my girl-you had to have four". Now, if this would have been for my ears only, I could have let it roll off my back. However, Brenton and Cooper were with me. When they get a little older, I never want them to hear a comment like that and think that we wished they were a girl or kept trying for a girl because they were not good enough as boys. This simply is not true. So this post is dedicated to Brenton-my third little boy.
Brenton Zachery
Age: 2-almost 3
Hair: Blond
Eyes: We have no idea what color they are-not because we don't look but rather they are not a color found in the box of Crayolas
Favorite food: Turkey sandwiches, hot dogs, fruit, yogurt, In N Out, bacon, pretty much anything
Least favorite food: not a big fan of peanut butter (which might just be a sin in our house)
Favorite activities: playing Little People, cars, cash register, pushing his shopping cart, yelling at people who touch his shopping cart, hoarding his possessions in his shopping cart...
Why I love Brenton: He is quite possibly the silliest of all my kids. He will spontaneously break into dance or song or ask you a question and laugh hysterically. He loves to snuggle and be tickled and has an amazing belly laugh. He plays "rock guitar" and teaches me Bible stories. He loves his brothers and sister except of course when they tackle him or touch his shopping cart. Brenton has been my most easygoing child-I even let him watch Barney (sorry Molly)-quite frankly because it was on at a good time and I get kisses and hugs at the end. He has been the child we have worried the least about and have had the most joy watching grow up. When I found out I was pregnant for the third time, I was overjoyed. Then, around 20 weeks the doctor told me I had a higher possibility of having a baby with Down Syndrome. When he arrived and Zeb told me he looked great, I have never felt so much relief. He has been a true blessing to our family.
Favorite words and expressions: "chichen"(kitchen) "chouch"(couch) "my brothers are caidna, pooper" "I am tenton and my sister is bakley" "mommy, pooper naughty me" (cooper is being naughy to me"
We love you our Brenton Bear!

Quote of the day by Cooper (at school, Cooper has been talking about recycling and what materials can be recycled) "mom, this baby food container is made out of plastic, our stroller is made out of wood and Blakeleigh's baby doll is made out of fluff. Fluff is soft and cannot be recycled". Oh, Cooper-what would I do without you?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Are we kidding?

This is a post that could also be titled "Let's talk about this". It is addressed mainly to my children. First-to Caiden and Cooper-when using the new cameras that Gran and Papa gave you that take photos AND videos-it is best not to use the video feature when daddy is in the shower or when mommy is getting ready in the bathroom. Remind me to delete some footage later. Are we kidding? To Brenton and Blakeleigh-when mommy puts you in your beds and tells you it's nap time, it is best FOR EVERYONE that you actually go to sleep. Not kick the letters off your wall (Brenton), not pretend read books (Blakeleigh), not get up and tell me "nap time is over" (Brenton) and finally not scream your head off so that mommy thinks you are dying and when she goes to peek in on you there are no tears (Blakeleigh). Are we kidding? This is to the kind people at Tortolita Middle School where Caiden has coach pitch baseball on the weekends. Sometimes my children like to eat lots of bagels in the morning on the way to the game. Three bagels to be exact by Cooper. Well, you might guess what will happen after a skinny 4 year old eats three bagesl. That's right-he's gonna have to poop. Well, when no bathrooms are OPEN, mommy has to run to the car and get the box that the bagels came in-and we have to poop in the box! IN THE PARKING LOT! Yes, I cleaned out the bagels first. Seriously, are we kidding?
Quotes of the day by Brenton-(mommy) Brenon, finish your hot dog and you can have your cookie. (Brenton) my tummy is sick (mommy) oh, well I guess you shouldn't eat your cookie if your tummy feels sick (Brenton) It's only hot dog sick mommy, not cookie sick. Gotta love them!