Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Can Tell...

I HATE giving my kids showers or baths.  It hurts my back, and I get all wet.  I feel like a bad mom, but I have absolutely no patience for that.  Luckily, the boys can do it themselves, but Avery has a lot of hair, and she doesn't really cooperate with me.  Today, I apologized for losing patience with her.  She said something like, "It's okay.  You always yell at me in the shower."  But she was still happy, so I guess she's not scarred from it. 

The other day, I was making Preston lunch.  He was standing right next to me, and he said, "Oh Mommy, I can really tell you have a baby in your tummy now."  "Why," I asked, "because my tummy's getting big?"  "Yeah, really big, really REALLY big."

Well, I am pretty big for being only four months along, but what's he going to think when I'm seven or eight months along if he thinks I'm really big now?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Few Things

While driving home from Boise, Bill commented, "I don't think that looks very safe."  I asked him what he was talking about.  He replied, "That goat tied up in the back of that truck." 

Preston and Avery have been talking like babies lately.  Yesterday, Preston said, "Mom, I'm getting kind of sick of this baby talk thing."  (Hallelujah!!!)

The kids all took swimming lessons while they were in Boise.  Carter can actually swim now.  He also thinks he can dive.  But it just turns into a belly flop every time.  Avery and Preston can almost swim. 

Yesterday, I was half asleep for a few hours in the afternoon.  Avery and Preston had been playing so well together for hours.  Luckily, I woke up one time enough to hear, "Avery, don't cry if I hurt you really really bad."  They had been playing some karate game, and he was about to really kick her.  I saved the day.  And they kept playing for another hour or two without fighting. 

Avery hugs my belly many times a day.  Every time she says a prayer, she says, "And help the baby to come out of Mommy's tummy...."  I think she's a little excited about it.  But hopefully, the baby won't come any time soon.  I'm only four months along.  And I might find out on Thursday if it's a boy or a girl.  Any guesses?