Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kai's Newest Release

The other day, Kai was playing at the table with a tiny plastic lizard and some magnetic connecting toys he'd built into a tower. And he spit out yet another musical hit.
I guess I'd better start giving titles to his little ditties.
Let's call this one:


Lizard builds a kingdom,
But he falls off.
So he tries again,
And he doesn't fall off.

Now he is stuck,
And doesn't know how to get off.
So he tries something,
And now he's falling.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Messy Ending to a LOVE-ly Day

For their Valentine's parties at school this year, Griffin and Kai each picked out which cards they wanted to hand out.

Griffin's was fairly predictable...... TRANSFORMERS.
(Didn't you know? Battlebots are the new Cupids! They're so romantic.)

Kai went the route I was hoping he would....choosing anything BUT Transformers.
There were quite a few new boxed Valentines that I'd never seen before.
Ones that came with silly bands, 3-D pictures, 'I Spy' types, tatoos, etc.
But Kai picked out these 5x7 sized Valentines that were printed with a design on front and then instructions on the back for how to fold this paper into an airplane.

Pretty cool, right?

The paper was a little too stiff for that many folds and ended up ripping in some parts but I thought it was a super cute idea.

Valentine's morning, was donuts for breakfast and treat buckets.
Each of the boys received a new shirt featuring their all-time-favorite-Autobot: Bumblebee
(My boys are so good at the fake, painful-looking smiles. Makes a mom proud!)

Both Griffin and Kai were excited to get to school.
Griffin even gave a Valentine to the crosswalk guard that helps him each day.
She loved it.

Fast forward to after school.
That's when it happened.
A bomb.
A bomb exploded.

There were Valentine's guts EVERYWHERE!

Poor Peter Parker..... I mean, Spiderman.... barely made it out alive!

I'm handing out my "Most Clever" award to this cute soccer field card.

It was a great day, guts and all, with lots of smiles and additional gifts and treats from both sets of grandparents.

I want to give another big THANK YOU to my grandma for her delicious Valentine's sugar cookies that brought back so many memories.

For most of my childhood, my mom's mom lived in Utah and would send us cookies in the mail (IN THE MAIL!!) for Christmas, Valentines, and a few other holidays too.
Those delivery days were always so exciting.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Circle, Square, Triangle.....

Today for lunch I took Kai and Treyson to the park.

It was so nice out today. Like 75 degrees, maybe. (?)


We were getting ready to go home when a gentleman walked up with his pit bull puppy.
(Is pit bull supposed to be capitalized and one word?)

Kai asked if they could pet the dog and then asked his name.

"Diamond." -- said the man

Kai ---- "What?"

"Diamond." -- the patient owner said again

Kai (proudly) -- "Hey!! Your dog's name is a shape!!"

"A sheep?" -- the owner asked..... confused.
(This was an older, hard of hearing, patient gentleman.)

I helped to clarify and the boys continued to play with Diamond for a few more minutes.

I started walking towards the car and told Treyson and Kai to say goodbye to Diamond.

Kai -- "Goodbye Diamond!"

Treyson -- "Goodbye shape!"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"The Best Part of Wakin' Up......." Kai's breakfast song.

While sitting at the table waiting for me to pour his cereal and milk, Kai started nodding his head to a beat and made up this song:

"We don't have any more sugar squares (Cinnamon Toast Crunch),
So now I have to eat Cheerios."

I wish I could remember what else he sang about.
I know I heard "Hulk Smash" in there somewhere.

I'm trying to do better at writing down all the funny stuff the boys do.
So hopefully my confessing of this will help me follow through.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dreams or Nightmares?

This past week of craziness has brought visions of roadshows dancing in my head.

I'm the Roadshow Specialist in our ward, along with Jeff, and I've had dreams about our performance every. single. night. this week.

Our Stake has never done this before so it's been a learning experience for all.
We're finally at the end of it and will be all over with tomorrow night.

Done. Finito.

Then we'll finally know if all the stress, sweat, blood, and tears....
.......were worth it.