Nov 24, 2007

we need a dog

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time down with the Riley's, it was a lot of fun to be together with our family. The kids had the time of their lives and were spoiled beyond belief being the only grandkids there. Allison was again the "weak one" that was separated from the herd and cornered into humoring Laine with all of the fun things a 3-year old wants to do. Thanks Allison!

Here are some pics of other things that we have been up to. This pic is of Gabe and must have been taken while Ben and I were in Sydney. Thanks to Kristine or Katie for dressing our boy up like a girl.

I just love my boy, he is so sweet! Yesterday I took a shower with him and he fell asleep in my arms. I just swayed in the water with him, lingering as long as I could since that never happens! He was having sweet dreams and smiling so big he was almost laughing, it was a very fun Mom moment.

Mindy, my sister in law has many of those fun Mom moments with her son Josh. He has been potty trained for a while, but Mindy noticed he has a bit of an aim problem and was sick of cleaning up the mess. She asked Josh if he could try a little bit harder to work on it and he looked up at her and said, "yeah, but Mom I don't want to touch the little critter, do you?!" That Josh... Mindy, forgive me for posting this on my blog and to the Josh of 10 or 20 years in the future I am also sorry. It was just too funny and was the best story told all weekend!

Okay, back to dogs. This is just another reminder for Ben that we are getting a dog, very soon! While we were on our trip and every moment since these two kids have been walking around dragging these deflated balloons. They love them! They look like they are walking balloon dogs around. Gabe eats with his deflated balloon, showers with it, he tries to sleep with it but I have to be mean Mom and take it away before he goes to bed, but it is waiting right outside the door for him the minute he wakes up. Fun kids!


Kristine G. said...

Haha... ok I did take that picture of Gabe in Laine's pajamas. I couldn't find ANY pajamas (I later found them in the dryer) and trust me, Laine was NOT happy about it. Baby sure seemed to love them though.

Second, Jordan and I got them those balloons. They were nothing less than OBSESSED with them. They carried them everywhere. Laine was thoroughly entertained when she would let her balloon float up to the ceiling and Jordan had to jump and get them. And Gabe would steal both of them while Laine wasn't paying attentions and of course as soon as she noticed, she would freak out, which only sent Gabe into a frenzy. At one point, we were so sick of the nonsense, we hid the balloons under the sink. You can only imagine the joy that Gabe had when he saw the string hanging out. Are they seriously still carrying them around. Jeesh!

Sorry for the long post, but I had a lot to say witnessing it first hand.

Gaengy said...

funny story...its true how it doesnt take much to amuse kids. Is Ben really going to cave in on the dog thing? Cause like I told Teene Kujo is available for you...

James and Heather English said...

Seriously was laughing my head off! First of all "the little critter" story was hilarious! Especially being the mother of two boys myself, I am sure I will hear many names for "it". haha Also, what is it with kids and balloons? My kids are obsessed too! Carter usually doesn't keep his long enough for it to deflate though, it is usually popped within about 15 minutes. Love the post!

Allison & Noah Riley said...

Nat, it was so fun to spend the week with your family (and I'm glad I got to spend the healthy half of the weekend with you!). I really don't mind being picked off from the herd, I love being with your kids!

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