Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How do you know when your ready?

A couple of days ago on our way to school Carter was reading his Lego club magazine, and very much deep in thought. I was sorta day dreaming so when Carter said "Mommy, there is something I really need to tell you. I'm not really sure how to say this but, I'm don't think i'm ready to take it to the next level!" I sat there for a minute a little perplexed and then decided I better find out what the "Next level" was. He told me "Mom it's my lego's, i'm just not sure if i'm ready to go to the next level with my building." He then held up his Lego club magazine, and on the front in big letters it said "Take your building to the next LEVEL!" But I guess for Carter this relationship was moving just a little to fast!

Friday, March 11, 2011

How's the old adage go????

Two day's ago we were driving home after picking Carter up from school. The kids were in the back seat doing there usual thing, which for Carter is talking about lego's and Paige yelling my name or "Grwammpa Don" at the top of her lungs. (she seems to think it's very funny!) I've sorta gotten to the point where I can pretty much just tune her out, but it really has been bugging Carter lately, especially if he's trying to tell me something, which happened to be the case that afternoon. I'm not sure what we were talking about but he was talking, she was yelling "Mommmmmeeee" "Grwammpa Don" over and over as loud as she could. Finally Carter turns to her and yell's "PAIGIE STOP YELLING, I'M TRYING TO TALK TO MOMMY!!!", which silenced her for a moment then she turned to Carter and said in a very small and quiet voice. "Carrrter, tat's not nice, no yewwing"

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I believe in.....

I love day's like today, where pretty much everything that comes out of Carter's mouth is funny. The morning starting with church, and it being fast and testimony meeting Carter was pretty excited about bearing his testimony. While he was sitting in his seat Rob leaned over and asked Carter if he was still going to go up, Carter asked him what he should say and Rob told him just say what ever he was feeling at that moment. Carter responded with "Well right now I feel like, that George Washington was the first president!" Rob of course told him that most of the time people usually talk about how they feel about Jesus or their family, but hey there's a first time for everything.

Then this evening Carter was once again making lego creations and he fixed up this little trap thing. He then decided that it would make an excellent catapult. So he put it on the lid of our trash can and pushed down hard on the foot leaver and sent it flying into the wall. But before he sent his crash test dummy flying I heard him say in a very official voice, " Kid's don't try this at home, I am a trained PROFESSIONIST!"

Friday, March 4, 2011

I'm with stupid<--

Lately I have been feeling like Carter is just growing up to fast, and i'm starting to wonder when the Mom please don't hug me in public or even act like you know me begins. Every day he say's or does something that makes him seem older than the day before. And then other day's I feel like he is just flat out laughing at my lack of ability and knowledge, (or at least as far as he's concerned) For example take this evening, he was in the living room building some very complex temple of death and booby traps out of lego's. So I say to him "Wow Carter you really have an amazing imagination, I can't believe you can build all of those things of your own creation. I've never been able to do stuff like that!" Carter replies, "Yeah mom, your just not really good at this kind of stuff, you know using your imagination. I think it's cause you were a kid such a very long time ago. But guess what, if you can prove to me that you can build this little lego here (points to a stack of bricks he put together) and not break it than I might let you play with me. " I guess that's what I get for trying to build up his self esteem and compliment him!

My sis-in law and her kids came over tonight, and for some reason it's very hit and miss between our children. Sometimes they are the best of buddies and other times it's like Def-com 5 at my house. Tonight was more towards the latter. Rob took Paige and put her in the tub because Claire and Paige decided they couldn't be next to each other with out one or the other pinching or poking. While Paige was in the tub she starting yelling to Rob that she wanted to get out. Rob walked in and said "ok, Paigey are you sure your ready to get out?" And Paige replied "YESSS, I shrinking!"