But just because I'm not here, doesn't mean stuff isn't happening, because it is! We have had an eventful weekend. We are an apartment full of strong willed spirits after all!
Ben and the boys have been busy going on bike rides. He has been teaching them how to use their brakes safely and proper bike etiquette. So naturally, they come home covered in new bumps and bruises -- Ben says they seem to be fearless and keep trying scary tricks landing them face first on the pavement (Nephi) or into a fountain (Sam). The fun just doesn't end!
Now on Sundays, we have this rule that we don't go out side in the back and play. We go to church then want to come home and have a "Day of rest". Family walks are all right, but we try to not get dirty or injured. Mainly because Ben and I want to have a day of peace to have long quiet times and naps for us weary parents. I often bake us a treat like cookies or brownies, and then we sit around and watch movies or play games. We have fun on Sundays. Never-the-less, though, every Sunday we fight with the boys over this rule. This last Sunday I had this same conversation with Sam:
Sam: "MOM! I want to go outside and play!"
Me: "No, it's Sunday."
Sam: "BUT MOM! I want to go on a bike ride!"
Me: "No, Sam, it's Sunday."
Sam: "But Mom! I will wear sunscreen."
Me: "It doesn't matter, we aren't going out there! It's Sunday and we are staying in the house."
Sam: "But Mom! I will wear my sunglasses!"
Then it hit me. He thought I wasn't letting him go out because it was too sunny, hence "Sun" Day. So I decided to explain to him what Sunday was. I told him that there are 7 days of the week and named them. Then I explained that "Church" day was called "Sunday" and that's the one day we don't go out and get dirty.
Sam: "But Mom! I will wear sunglasses AND sunscreen!"
You just can't win!!!
Finally, Sam decided to play dress-ups instead.
On another subject, is it just Northern Utah or are Mosquitoes HORRIBLE this year!! Holy cow they are everywhere! I am pretty sure it has to do with all the moisture and flooding up in the canyon this year. But poor little Sam got eaten alive Saturday night on his bike ride. He doesn't understand what they are only that they itch and he won't leave them alone -- So I coat him in the usual stuff: hydrocodone cream and/or that pink stuff. Then give him a little Benadryl. I kept flicking his hand every time he went to itch, he got the point quick enough.
|Washed out bridge up the canyon.|
Last night I was cutting the boys hair and thought it would be funny to give Nephi a mo-hawk.
Sam came over and took a look. "Do you like Nephi's new hair cut?" I asked him. "Nephi has dragon hair!!!" Sam said laughing. Nephi took this very personally and made me shave it off quick... there was no way he was going to have "dragon hair." And Sam wasn't going for the look either and forbid me to do it to him come his turn. Party poopers.
As for Ben's new website, that I mentioned designing above, he is getting his personal trainer's certificate and it taking his final test today. If he passes it, the website will be up and going, and then I will have to tell you all about it... until then, I'll just leave you hanging.
Everyone have a great day and watch out for those pesky bugs!!