Tuesday, May 05, 2009

This is the way we…

Pick up parker from school.  Last week the weather was so nice that we walked pretty much all week.  I would load up Brin and kaden and the lunch I packed for them into the double jogger and Parker straps on his big boy backpack and walks with me.  We drop him off and then I take the other two on a run (hence the food, if there is nothing to feed him, Kaden will talk to me the entire time-which would normally be ok, just not when I’m hoofing my huge behind up a hill pushing 55 pounds of toddler in a big jogging stroller!)

When we get home I put them down for a “rest”( we don’t use the word nap in this house), and I get a few things done until its time to go get Parker.  Because he is in Kindergarten, I have to be waiting outside his classroom and the teacher has to have eye contact with me before she will release him.  So the kiddos and I wait, and this is what it looks like!

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Kaden picks me lots of dandelions and brings me big bouquets of them! Then we blow the “wishers” all over.  I’m sure the grounds keeper appreciates us.


Then he stares longingly into the classroom window…

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Poor November born child!

Meanwhile Brinlee does this:

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Until Kaden joins her

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Then we bombard him when he comes out with comments like

“we got a sucker after our rest and we got a postcard from Halle.” you know so that he is nice and frustrated from the moment he gets home!

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Then parker points us out to his teacher and after she locates me under a pile of toddlers, she releases him! then we head home and get ready to do it all again the next day!

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Even though it gets a little nuts, I am so grateful to be home with these monsters.  To share in all of the little things that make them happy through out the day- swinging or running or helping me with laundry.  I am so happy that I get to watch them grow. And I don’t want to forget any of it.

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