My Little Kingdom

A day in the life of me and my kingdom. Thoughts of a mother of four amazing little boys, a wife of an incredible husband and a woman trying not to forget about herself.

June 11, 2008

A Day in the Life

Everest(7) Edison(6) Isaac(4) Hudson(2)

Spooky Monday
A particularly windy day the boys come running in the house with their neighbor friends. Very seriously they exclaim “it’s Spooky Monday”. Spooky Monday? “Yah! It’s Spooky out there”. Why is that? “Cause things are moving and no body is around them. Like the swing is swinging by it’s self, look!. And the dumptruck in the back yard, moved and nobody touched it! It’s Spooky Monday alright.” And the little pack of boys ran back outside.

Lesser of Two Evils
Hudson has been picking his fingernails. At bedtime I came around to check on everyone, with his hands under the blanket he says, “I’m not picking, mom”. So I lift the blanket and tell him he’s a tease. Then I ask why don’t you find something else to do with your hands, before I could make any suggestions such as play with your hair or a stuffed doggie he immediately sticks his finger up his nose and with a little smirk says “pick my nose?!”

Isaac:“Did you know if you have bigger feet you run faster?
Yah the bigger feet you have the faster you run”
This after his brother Edison started layering on the socks, I lost track (after 20 something) of how many socks they had on each foot. The boys looked like they had casts on their feet or at least like something off of Super Mario.

Do you know how to make snow?
Water and fluff, not the fake fluff, the real fluff.

Makes Sense
Edison and Everest made signs and taped them above their beds. Edison is always looking for things to invent including ways to make money. The signs read, 1c for me to read to you. Hudson comes running in, “Where’s my money, where’s my money? I need my money!” He had just received some birthday money. I handed it to him and he darted out of the room. I was pretty sure I knew where he was going. After a moment or two I moseyed on in to their room and there they were, Hudson sitting next to Edison listening intently as his big brother read to him. I smiled and smiled even bigger when I noticed Hudson’s $3 sitting in the bowl next to them. I casually commented ‘wow, you already have three dollars’. Edison chimed up, “Yah, Hudson didn’t have any cents”. I couldn’t stop chuckling.

Off the Beaten Path
While hiking back down the mountain the boys resort to the road less traveled. As they meandered back and forth through the rugged terrain intersecting with us on the path occasionally, Isaac announced, “Look, we’re taking the ‘long cut’ “.

Words to Love
Yesternight: Remember yesternight when we stayed up late and rode our bikes?
Panpakes & Cattipitters (Hudson)

Thoughts to Think
Sand in my sheets is much more welcomed than shivering in my sheets.

Personal Challenge: Changing diapers in the midst of an alligator roll? Try putting on soccer socks over shin guards on not one but eight little wiggly legs.

I can still close my eyes and see azure skies and crystal blue water, the two meeting at the horizon becoming as one canvas of calming blue.

Cast Away(Tom Hanks): Just keep breathing, the sun will rise in the morning and you never know what the tide will bring in the morning.

June 03, 2008

Vacation Fun!

While on the airplane, Isaac noticed a distant factory far off on the horizon.
Isaac exclaimed, “Look guys, the cloud factory, I see the cloud factory!”

Cousin Vanessa giving the boys a 101 on how to catch lizards. They are all following her around watching her every move.
Hudson comes running up to us: I saw a lizard!
Mom: Did you catch him?
Hudson: No
Mom: Did you talk to him?
Hudson: No
Mom: Why?
Hudson: They don’t talk.
Mom: They don’t?
Hudson: No, Only de little ones talk.
Mom: Really? What do they say?
Hudson: Spanish.

On the way back from the pool I picked a gorgeous tropical yellow flower and tucked it behind my left ear. A few moments later Hudson asked with puzzled eyebrows, “Why you have flowers growing out of your ears?”

I noticed Isaac was taking a longer than usual amount of time in the bathroom, he comes out asking, “do you smell me? Do I smell nice?” He found the febreeze and was rather proud of himself.

Dad asks Edison, “Do you want mom to fish with you?”
Edison’s reply: “Super Yah!”

My sister-in-law had a dream about me. It went something like this:
Suzanne: Emily, I want to show you something. (I then lead her into an opera house and reveal my secret as I begin to belt out opera.) Little did she know it’s always truly been a secret desire of mine to be able to sing like an angel.

One afternoon we took the boys to Orlando all for Legoland. We instructed that they could pick one big thing or two small things. Isaac was having a difficult time narrowing down his choices and coming to a decision. I attempted to help him out by giving him examples and showing him what fit into the category. You can get this or you can get this and this… as I was doing this he promptly interrupted me saying, “Stop telling me all those things, it makes me want to have three.”

After Legoland we stopped at CA Pizza for lunch and ordered their carne asada pizza. We went outside to eat it. Cameron opened the pizza box and it looked and smelled scrumptious. Upon seeing the pizza
Eidson exclaims, “ew! There’s bark on it!” ( it was the moist chunks of shredded carne asada)

In the car the boys would pat their legs and chant “pat pat pat” so dad would drive faster. A Little Einsteins thing.

Grandma explains how my brother Justin looks just like his great uncle. She had pulled out a picture and was amazed how it was the spitting image of him. Then went on to say, except he(great uncle) was short and square and bald. Justin replies, “so I look like Spongebob?”

Everest: If we don't move to FL, I'm moving without you!

For days after returning home, Hudson would repeatedly ask: “When are we going to our beach house? I wanna go to our beach house.”