Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sometimes we cry

B fell down at the park and wanted me to take this picture to see if he was bleeding.  It's OK to cry.  It's OK to have feelings.  I try to remember this when he's whining a lot or crying about many things.  It's OK to cry.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Nurture the Nature

B has a sweet way of speaking that makes everything he says seem right.  The other day L was throwing books on the table and I asked B why they were throwing books.  "It was not me." he sweetly replied.  Of course not.  His ability to clearly articulate and not contract words makes a huge difference.  If he'd said "It wasn't me!" I would not have believed him.

Someone for the ward was substituting for Sunbeams.  They said that B is a handful but that he's just so cute that no matter what he does, it's cute.  This is troubling but true.  I try really hard to teach him to be decent.
 B is very strong.  I don't know how he is even holding on to this pillar but he had to be told to stop when he was 5 feet off the ground because, yikes!

Grandpa took the kids to fly kites at the beach.  B waited patiently while the 3 older children were handed kites and set up.  Finally he got to fly one and he just kept holding on and flying it.  When I took the reel to wind it in I was amazed at how strong the pull on it was.  It was at least 10 pounds of pull that he'd been pumping up and down watching the kite wiggle for a long time.
 B has been blessed to have an amazing Sunbeam teacher.  She posted adorable movies and pictures of the children.  She sent home handouts that they remembered and cherished.  It was awesome.

Friday, December 15, 2017


B is a great big brother.  He is so patient with L and coaches him through entire phrases one syllable at at time.  He is such a sweet boy and I'm so glad he is generous and accepting about not being the baby.  When B was the age that L is now, L was born.  I can't imaging having a newborn!  Yet B was so little when he was no longer the baby.  I try and make sure to give him a lot of love still.
Tonight B figured out how to play the little keyboard book.  The book has pages with music and notes with numbers.  The keys of the piano are labeled with numbers.  I don't know how he's keeping track of what he already played because he can't read.  It's awesome.


B is so happy.  He is growing and sometimes he isn't happy.  He's very good at being sweet and polite though which leads to a happy mom that does nice things for him.  So then he is happy.  He's got the virtuous cycle down.

The other day he was in the kitchen and I was telling him to go out.  He stepped  on my foot and sweetly apologized "I'm sorry I stepped on your foot." as I shooed him out of the kitchen. 

His natural impulse to most situations is a meek reply.  I'm grateful for that propensity.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Funny and not so funny

Today on the way home from shoe shopping B was singing the Tiny turtle song to L.  He sang
"There was a little turtle,
His name was Tiny Tim.
They put him in the bathtub
to see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water,
He ate up all the soap,
This is the funny part,
And now he's in the bed with a bubble in his throa---------t."

They sang it another 3 times an he never added that line "This is the funny part" again.  I love his delight and how he processes everything so clearly in his words, face and actions.

We needed to go get some milk after dinner and couldn't find B.  We were getting worried, then scared.  Finally he popped up from the trunk of the van where he'd been hiding.  I hate it when kids hide.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Primary Program

Today was the primary program and B made a conscious decision to add a fermata to the end of each song.  It was a source of amusement to people watching and no doubt it was delightful to B.  He never did this during the practices so it is interesting to see this in his first performance.  Wow.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


B has a spiderman shirt he loves to wear and last night he put on this swim suit then asked me to take his picture.  One of the funny things he does is articulate the rules he is learning.  He'll say things like "It's OK because you didn't see me do it."  We're working to help him become a good person despite being so stinking cute!