Saturday, July 25, 2009

Real sleep on the ground pee in a bush camping

We went camping a few nights ago, and it was really nice. The spot I have always gone to with friends we were unable to get to because of a rock slide. So on the way out of the mountains, I spotted this 4 wheeling path. I got out and checked it out to see if it was drivable. If I still had the Wrangler I would of done it and even though I have four wheel drive it still kind of made me nervous. I really did not want to get stuck in the mud and then sit there with no cell phone service. So I walked the path and found as awesome campsite right on the river. So we hiked all our stuff in and set up camp. The kids did awesome. If possible they got dirtier this time than a few weeks ago. Unfortionatly the people before us had been pretty inconsiderate and had broken bottles and left cigerette butts everywhere. So I had a fun time cleaning up because Bug still insists on putting everything in her mouth.
Bear got to learn how to pee in the bushes. And loved it so much that when we got home he asked if he could just pee in the bushes instead of the toilet.
We went to the pool last night and the kids had so much fun. Bug had no fear at all. She just wandered off without me. She would fall in over her head, I would help her up and she could continue on. She kept bending over to put her face in the water and would come up laughing and she loved jumping off the side of the pool. Maybe I will put her in a swimming class. Bear had fun and was quite disgrunttled when I told him they were closing the little pool and we had to go. When I pointed out that his sister was blue and his fingers looked like raisens, he complied a little bit. Now that we are home for a while, he is starting lessons on Monday. He is pretty excited about it too.
Bug now gives kisses. I ask for a kiss and she puts her face on mine and says, "mooooo-waaaaah!" And thankfully she is starting to mind directions. I mean it is real simple things, like go get me a baby doll, or lets clean up the toys or go put this back where you found it. But it is making life a little easier. She still has selective hearing and will just keep walking if she sees something she wants, but hey- a little at a time right?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thanks for the help dude

Tonight Bug was having kind of a rough time sleeping. She was fussing around for almost 15 minutes, and I kept telling Bear to keep his voice down. "If she hears you having fun, she will want to come and play with you."
He decided my approach of letting her self soothe was not a doing the trick. In a very loud whisper voice he told her, "SSSSHHHH! You are trying to go to sleep!"
Needless to say it did not have the affect you had intended it too. It threw her into fits again.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Every excuse in the book

Bear got to stand with his face in the corner tonight for pushing his sister over. These are the excuses that were wailed at me as to why he could not stand there.

"My face is too squished like this."

"The wall is too bumpy."

"The wall is too big."

"The wall is pushing me over."

"The wall said it doesn't want me standing here."

"My shorts are too small."

"The wall is too brown."

"My sister wanted to me push her over. She told me!"

"The corner is too close."

"My cheeks are too wet."

"My nose is too runny."

What was supposed to be only 3 minutes in the corner turned into 15 with all of the crying and walking away and sliding down the wall. I am glad that we do not do this too often. I don't think I could handle it.

I can't say it didn't hurt just a little...

We were in the car on Thursday and sitting in traffic in Seattle. I turned on some music and started singing. From the backseat I hear this.
"Mommy, may she sing by herself, I don't really like your voice right now."

A few hours before that we were bored and in the middle of Oregon. I started showing Bear the sign language alphabet. It was so funny to see him contorting his hands to make little letters. We got to "i" and he raised his pinky. Now, "j" is your hand in the shape of the letter "i" and then you draw a "j." So I said, now take your "i" and trace the letter "j" I look back in the mirror to check his progress and he had his fingers digging in his eye socket and moving his head around like drawing the letter "j" I could not stop laughing.

Last night we went to the beach, and the kids were running around playing. There was a church group down there with some guitars and a drum singing songs. Bug walked around for about 20 minutes dancing to the music. Then they both went and sat down on a log for a couple songs and sat there and listened.

Her newest trick is to run at you with her hands outstretched saying, "tiki-tiki-tiki-tiki" and then tickle you laughing the entire time.

I am so glad to be home. The weather has been gorgeous, and it is so nice to see green trees and green grass again.