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Monday, August 24, 2009

Meal times are never boring

Miles and Eli Love playing in their boats.
These two are becoming great friends

Miles is still wearing his "baseball hat"


Miles and I have been having some really fun and interesting conversations lately. They go something like this:

"Mom, have booger" as he's showing it to me on his finger
"Miles did you pick a booger out of your nose?"
"Ya, I eat."
"No Miles, we don't eat boogers."
"I eat it for dinner."
"No silly, we don't eat boogers for dinner."
"Oh, OK." (then a pause) "I eat it for lunch."

A couple weeks ago I put both the boys down for a nap. More needed a break so they went into their room. I was pretty sure they wouldn't actually sleep. About half an hour later I heard a lot of noise so I went up there. I walked in and found Miles holding onto the bars of the crib and shaking them. Eli was totally entertained by it. Then Miles saw that I had poked my head in the room.....

"Oh crap, back to bed" he said
I was laughing so hard, I had never heard him use that word before. Then Miles said, "Not funny mom, not funny."

He is always telling me to "be careful", "watch out", "that's sharp" when I'm holding a knife, scissors or a razor while shaving my legs, and my favorite one..."mom don't stick your fingers in the fan, big owee's!!!"

A few of my favorite things he says.... " holy molie", "Oh gosh", puga-pop (for popsicle), "funna" (for thunder), "Pofit Monsa" (prophet Monson), and my favorite, "miss you mom" as I'm putting him to bed for the night.

All of this proves to me that he does hear me even when I don't think he's listening. We are now in the phase where John and I have to spell things out and really watch what we say.

Conversations with Eli go something like this:"Eli, are you ever going to sleep through the night?" Eli just smiles back as if to say, "keep wishing mom." This conversation usually happens around midnight and 3:00 am every night.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

So on a whim we decided to go find an alligator. We heard the best spot to see them is down 41 other wise know as tamiami trail (given this name because it connects Tampa and Miami). Forty five minutes later we were in the Everglades in a huge rain storm with mosquitoes that could care less that you had taken a bug spray bath. The end result.... we saw one dead alligator, two live ones swimming of the side of the road, I got thirteen bites in three minutes, and we took five mosquitoes home with us (they feasted the whole way home in the car). What a great trip with the fam. Below are a few pics of Everglades city.Community church

City Hall

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This is a quick tour of our main floor. Notice the eviction notice on the door, we really need to take that thing down.

Wendy. Our #1 cheerleader.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

This week we.....

Watched a lot of Superman cartoons from the late 1930's early 40's. Miles loves them and Eli likes to sit by his brother. Eli will watch one maybe two (they're 8-10 min long) and then he's on to the next thing.
We had a banana split party. We invited all five of the families that John and his HT companion visit (three of them came). We figured it would be a great way to get to know everyone. We had 8 adults, 7 kids, and a great lesson on being prepared for a hurricane.
Elle, Miles and Brenna eating ice cream. Notice the big chocolate spot on the table...Miles had to put his ice cream cone down to bless it and tried to get the girls to do the same thing. "Oh prayer, fold arms, close eyes" said Miles. Made a mom proud.

We saw some beautiful sunsets this week. Where is Marie when you need her (in Washington). This picture doesn't do it justice. In the words of Ziggy, yes the cartoon character...."Go God Go!" The last time I saw a sunset this beautiful with streaks of aqua blue, pink and purple draped across the sky, I was sitting with my Aunt Norma on her roof, summer of 2003.

We've been taking lots of baths. Miles loves to wear Johns swimming goggles and look for things through the bubbles. Eli just plain loves to be in the water. He will be playing in the boys room and as soon as he hears me turn on the water, he's standing by the bath tub just waiting for me to get him in.