Thursday, August 27, 2009

Speed it up!

In my last post, I described Treyson's run to look like a speed walker.

I've been a Pampers fan, but you can bet I'd try Huggies Little Movers if they were free.

Much less a 3 MONTH SUPPLY FOR FREE!!! Yes please.

If I win, maybe Trey will go from a speed walking to........ actually running. ??

Silly Trey

So, I figured Treyson should make it into a post or two. It seems Griffin has been hogging the last few.

Today, Treyson did something that made me laugh out loud and I realized how much he makes me giggle, but I never write about it. Just the little things, ya know?

Earlier Kai had gotten the fly swatter out to kill a bug.

Although the boys have been told many-a-times that this is "yucky" and "gross", it is still one of their favorite toys. After Kai put had put it away, Trey snuck in the cupboard to have his turn with the disgusting bug germs. He knows I will imediately make him put the swatter away, but I think he finds joy in making me squirm. Which is why, instead of playing with it where I can't see him, Treyson sneaks up and peeks around the office doorway, hiding it from me.
(Kai is demonstrating because I couldn't get Trey to do it again.)
Treyson did the "peek" a little better, only showing his head with both arms behind him.
I know exactly what he's doing and I jump out of my chair. This startles him and he runs like the dickens to put the coveted trophy back in it's place. It was super funny!

When Griffin was little, we could get him to wear hats once in a while. Kai, not so much, so I kinda gave up. But Treyson seems to enjoy it. He won't leave them on all day, but long enough.

Not too long ago,Treyson and I got home from running an errand and found the other boys watching a show. I put Trey down on the couch and he fell into a sitting position between two back cusions. He stayed there for 10 or 15 minutes. Either he was really comfortable, or the show was AWESOME!

One of these days, I'll get a video of Trey running, which is another joy of mine. His legs are slightly bowed and looks very similar to an Olympic speed walker.
I love this kid!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day One

I'm not really sure what to make of Griffin's first words this morning. I went in to wake him up at 7am. He is usually up by himself around 7:30 or 8am, so this wasn't much earlier.

Me: "Good morning!" (scratch his back, rub his head)
"It's time to get up."
Griffin: "Can I just sleep for two more minutes?"

And so it begins.

Griffin did fine walking all the way to his classroom. I stood by the gate, watching closely, blew him three more kisses and waved before he marched right in. So grown up.

When the time came to pick him up, I thought it was going to be so convinient. We were told to pull up to this certain gate and the teacher would call out the student's name. Little did I know that you have to be there 30 minutes BEFORE school gets out to be in the top twenty cars. Otherwise, you are lined up down the street and around the corner. IT WAS CRAZY! Maybe the line moves fast, but I was anxious to see how his day went. I parked on a side street and just walked up.

Griffin's description was, "It was just a little bit too long." After going from 1.5 hrs, three days a week, to everyday all day, I can understand. He had fun but it's going to take some getting used to.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My First Kindergartener....

......for the first stage of elementary school, KINDERGARTEN is a pretty big word, don't ya think?

Griffin starts FULL DAY Kindergarten tomorrow. Yikes!

Are there any other "first time" moms out there who are a little freaked out by the whole dropping-off-a-five year old-onto-a-playground-full-of-kids-he-doesn't-know-at-seven forty AM-and-then-just-driving-off thing??!!
I'm sure I will not be the only one lingering on the side streets, spying from my car, to make sure he's okay. For AT LEAST the first week.
To KINDLY describe myself, I'm a "worry procrastinator". Maybe it's my immense faith that everything will be okay. It pulls me through. But today, Jeff asked me if I was expecting a call from Griffin's teacher tomorrow, as he's having a breakdown because school is "too long". And now, as I sit here typing this, I am getting a little worried.......and a little sad.
I mean, there's definitely days that Griffin and I do not get along, but he has become a good helper and a good friend to Kai. His immitations are always a good laugh too. I have a feeling he'll be the entertainer for his classmates. Just yesterday, he was climbing out of the back of a truck and, while stradling the tailgate, said, "OH! MY TENDERS!" (from Kung Fu Panda). Funny.
First day of school, here we come! (fingers crossed)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Letter to Elder DeWitt (my brother)

It's been too long since my last post and after writing my brother this morning, I didn't want to type it all again. So you are getting a "copy and paste" of my letter I sent this morning.

Each week when Mom sends your e-mail my way, I tell myself to be sure to write you the next Sunday to make sure you get in in time for Monday. Today I don't know if I made it because I don't have your e-mail yet, but Mom is in Henderson with Brian and Celynda and she might not have been able to forward it yet.

Anyway. This past week was a little crazy. Jeff started his new job. It's at a clinic in Queen Creek but we're going to try and look for a house to buy in Gilbert. That way we're about halfway between family and work. Plus, who really WANTS to live all the way out in Queen Creek. I always laughed at Brian when he told me he'd be "coming into town" later, because it was so far away. But who knows, maybe we'll find a house out there that we just can't live without. Back to Jeff's job. He got hired on at the same time as this fella who had 20 years of experience, but had let his license expire. Which meant JEFF had to oversee HIS work. We thought this was going to be a great opportunity for Jeff to get some mentoring and learning -- but no. This guy, Bill, kept asking JEFF questions about the patients and called in sick two days after he started and was out the rest of the week. Needless to say, Bill was fired, which was good and bad. Good because Jeff didn't like his work ethic (i.e. making Jeff take patients that Bill "didn't feel like taking"), but Bad because now, until they hire someone else, Jeff will be taking on a double load. We know it will get better, but it's going to be a long road. At least he has a job!!!

I traveled up with Mom and Dad to the Lamoreaux Reunion held at Pinal Peak because Jeff wasn't going to be able to make it. We couldn't get the generator running in the RV, which meant the boys and I were sweating almost the whole 2.5 hrs. up there. Awful. Then the second day, Griffin got a fever and threw up once in the night. Terrific. I'm not a big camper, and I've trained my kids to stay pretty clean, so the whole first day, my kids were like, "What the heck do you want me to do with all this dirt, Mom?" Meanwhile all the other kids were digging in it and calling it dirt heaven on earth. In my opinion, the actual camping spot was totally NOT WORTH the hour-long-car-sick-inducing-dirt-road drive up the mountain. This place didn't even have a stream to go throw rocks in!!! What's camping without a few hours of rock throwing?! I mean, come on!! So.....I learned that we either need to go camping more often, or just call ourselves non-camping-people.

It's always fun being with the fam though. Good food, good fun. I missed out on the service project (because of nap time). Supposedly the forest rangers requested a path be cleared from Point A to Point B. Maybe they'll call it the Lamro Trail now? There was plenty of horseshoes played as well as round upon round of Oh Heck!, of course.

Hopefully Jeff and I will get some more house hunting done this week and maybe find "our place". It's exciting to be in this next stage of life. Can't wait to see where we end up!
Also, Griffin starts Kindergarten next week. I know it will be a hard transition for him, but I think he's excited. I was a little worried. He kept saying, "I'm NOT going! It's too long!" Supposedly Griffin's Pre-K teacher, or someone else, told him he'd be at school ALL DAY LONG and it scared him. He no longer tells me he's NOT going, but I'm still nervous. Pray for him.
Well, love ya Kev!! I hope you are still working hard and enjoying every minute.
Your sis, Carolyn