Monday, May 13, 2013
|I am loving this portrait of me by Reagan.|
|She nailed it with what I would wish for!|
|one morning last week when Aubryn was leaving for school.|
Posted by anjie at 1:39 PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Reagan and Brian were playing catch with the baseball and mitt yesterday. Reagan threw the ball far to the left of Brian and pretty high. Brian took a giant leap and reached far for it. He caught it mid air! Reagan said, "Wow, Dad! That was like ballet!"
While playing catch Reagan caught the ball and it rolled out of his "mitten."
My friend was over and her van has some Ragnar stickers on the back. Reagan said to me, "Look, Mom, her car has tattoos."
Rylan and his cousin, Clare, play really well together. One time they had been playing horses for awhile and I overheard one of them ask the other, "Do you want to play humans?"
Overheard Reagan and Rylan getting ready for bed one night. Reagan shouted, "SSHHHHHH! I'M SAYING MY PRAYERS!"
Reagan is really particular about his clothes. One day he had to wear his not so favorite pants because the others were in the wash. They are cargo pants and he does not like to wear them. He was crying and talking really fast, "I don't want to wear these! They look like scout pants! People are going to ask me, 'Are you a scout?' and I will say, 'No." and they will be like, 'Why are you wearing scout pants!?' waaaa."
At Activity days we were playing Simon Says Draw. One of the girls told us to draw a peace sign. When we all showed each other our pictures Aubryn had drawn a "P sign". It was a sign on a post with a P on it.
The day they shut down Boston to find the Marathon Bombers we decided to take our boys to lunch. The restaurant had a T.V. playing the news. The boys were asking lots of questions. I told them that the pictures of the men were pictures of "bad guys" and the police were looking for them.
"What did they do?" they asked.
"They hurt a lot of people." I responded.
Just a few days ago Rylan came to me while I was getting ready in the morning. "Mom, did they ever catch those bad guys in the restaurant?"
At first I wasn't sure what he was talking about. He told me a little bit more and I remembered that day. I told him, "Yes."
Then he had questions about where they found them and what happened. He asked what the bad guys said. I told him the police caught him and took him to jail. I didn't tell him where they found him or that the other guy died. I told him they were in big trouble.
He said, "I bet they found him in a bush. I bet when the police were taking him away he was saying, 'Ahh noo! I wish I hadn't made all those bad decisions!!'"
Later when he came downstairs he said to James in a baby voice, "They caught the bad guys at the restaurant! I did not know that!"
Today after lunch the boys wanted ice cream. I told them to take it in the backyard to eat. I said, "And no crying, fighting, or screaming. The neighbors are going to call the police and say something is going on at the Hawks' because there is so much screaming!" [I am not exaggerating. If Rylan was falling off the edge of the earth to his death or having his ball taken from him, he would sound THE SAME.]
Rylan asked, "Who's the Hawks?"
I said, "We are. Our family."
Reagan said, "Yeah, because most of us have Hawks for a last name."
"Reagan, we all have Hawks for a last name." I said.
"No we don't. Like, Ryaln's last name is Ander." (that is Rylan's middle name)
Posted by anjie at 1:14 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
My kids often ask me if something they see on TV is real life or not. This morning Rylan saw an ad for the Arthur cartoon. It was an ad for a whole new weeks worth of episodes starting Monday! Rylan asked me, "Is Monday in real life?"
Posted by anjie at 10:42 AM
"Can I have an otter pop? Can I have an otter pop? Can I have an otter pop?"
I hear this ALL DAY LONG. Yesterday morning I went in my room to nurse Wesley and the kids were in the backyard playing. I heard Rylan come inside crying. "Uhhhhhh. Waaaaaa. Uhhhhhh". He was walking around the house making those sounds that he is so good at. I knew he was looking for me. He came upstairs and noticed I was feeding the baby. He knows he should not interrupt. He pushed the door open just a tiny bit. I could see his eyeball through the crack. He whispered, "MOM. CAN I HAVE AN OTTER POP?" While I fed the baby during that one feeding both Reagan and James came in my room and asked me for one also. When I said, "after lunch." it was devastating! Reagan's whole body expressed despair. His shoulders slumped so low his hands almost hit the carpet. James even pounded his fist on my chair and said, "Ah-eh pah!!" What do they put in those things!? NO more otter pops!
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|My kids are always picking me these flowers and putting them in water on the table. It is really sweet of them. Check out this dandelion they picked from our yard!|
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Rylan and James were playing with dinosaurs. I asked James what the name of his dinosaur was and he told me in his way that it was dinosaur. Then Rylan says, "I know what my dinosaur's name is. It is Michael Jackson."
"That's a funny name for a dinosaur." I said.
"That's mean." Rylan replied. "You're being mean to Michael Jackson."
Posted by anjie at 7:53 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Not far from here there is a gym for kids called "The Peak". Kids at our elementary school often go there on field trips. I'm glad I knew that before Aubryn came home from school the other day so excited and told me, "We get to go on a field trip! We are going to The Peep!"
Posted by anjie at 9:40 PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
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