Saturday, August 18, 2007

Back by popular demand

And when I say popular demand I mean it...I mean one person has asked me when I am going to start blogging again...(but it was an important person:))

1. I told Payton (expecting him to be beside himself) , "Hey Pate , I think tonight after we eat we are all going to the park..." He smiled and said, "just us?" Me with my huge smile and knodding rapidly head (expecting him to want to run and jump in my arms) His response, "hmmm...would you mind if I called some of my friends..." Wasn't this supposed to start closer to jr. high?

2. The other night I was in Tony and I's closet and Benjamin walked in and said, "Hey mom- get out of dad's stuff..."

3. The other day we had some friends over, when we were getting in the car Payton said, "Mom would you turn on my favorite cd please?" Sure...He then said, "I am sure my friends would really enjoy listening to me sing along..." He then proceeded to hit every high note while his friends looked on in utter amazement...I was laughing so hard...on the inside.
4. We have been having a hard time getting Benjamin to go to bed...as in a really hard time (a couple hours of hard time)...the other night as we contemplated what to do, Payton walked in and said, "Do you have any idea how hard it is to sleep when your mind is full and your stomach is empty?" We later figured out this was a line from Charlettes Web...And we also explained to Payton that Benjamin is 3, eats meals and is not under a great deal of stress.

5. Payton has loved meeting one of his best friends new little brother Owen... The other day he walked in and said, I know how to spell Owen..." I said ok...He said proudly, "O-N" He is still not understanding why they felt the need to spell that differently.

6.Benjamin has been talking a lot about monsters...(Ok maybe he does have some stress)...the other day he was walking around the house playing while saying, "God did not create monsters, I am ok...God did not create monsters, I am ok..." I love it when I get a window to his mind through his self talk...

7. Last weekend we took our dog Maggie to the ranch (2 hours a way) Maggie got sick at her stomach...in a loud disgusting way (repeatedly)...while in the back of the Expedition...it was the worst smell and sound effects in many different ways...the boys were strapped in the back seat 6 inches a way from her.It was terrible ( 2 hours worth of terrible)...these days everytime Maggie moves Payton and Benjamin flinch and make these comments, "not today Maggie..." "this would not be in your best interest Maggie" "You best watch your self Maggie"

8. The other day I heard Payton talking to someone in the restroom...I peeked in to see him standing on the stool looking at himself in the mirror, these were his exact words, "Tonight Tori beat you in a race, that's ok, she is 8. Yesterday you won tag...everyone was smaller than you. You are fast and getting faster, everyones says so. Don't worry about Tori."
9. Today Benjamin asked if he could pray ...in the middle of the prayer he said, "oh Lord, help me stop whining..." It brought a smile to everyones face, along with a glimmer of hope that the Lord will answer his prayer.

10. Benjamin' s potty training is once again going great...we have figured out that the promise of a m and m was huge... we also told Payton that he would also receive a m and m if he was encouraging to Benj in this process...Patyton is very creative in his praise..."Oh Benjamin, no one has ever used the potty like that before." "Benjamin you are amazing." "Benjamin. Oh my word, you have talent." ---That last one is my favorite...Needless to say they bring smiles to everyone when we are using the restroom in public places.

11. Lately the boys are crazy over baseball. They want to play all of the time....They are having so much fun playing catch in the house at nights...for awhile Tony was also letting them bat...All good things must come to an end when a family picture is broken :). Here are the latest pictures...

Pate catches a fly ball.







Payton throws them out at home...




Impressive catch!




Benj makes the play in the outfield.







Everyone was laying on the floor after the game...this was too cute to pass up!

15 comments:

Kendra said...

Hey, I have to say that when i saw you at church tonight, I really wanted to tell you to post something new for me to read . . .but I thought that might be a little pushy and selfish, so I refrained (and tell the sweet one who encouraged you to post something that I'm not inferring that he/she is pushy or selfish . .I'm just glad he/she is important!!). Thanks for the giggles - can I play with your boys sometime so I can hear their discussions??? They are FUNNY. Who in the world did they get that from?? I can't imagine . . .

Kylie said...

Oh my!!! Becky I'm afraid you have your work cut out for you. Those are the funniest stories, I'm sitting here alone at the computer dying laughing. Daren's concerned!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness...what great stories!

mindy tyndall said...

I have been meaning to speak to you about posting. Glad I didn't have to be the one to get pushy!
Love all the Payton/Benjamin stories...they are priceless!
Hugs!

Lana said...

I am laughing out loud. Your boys are so funny and I love your retell. How do you remember everything? I seem to forget a lot. Love reading it all : )

Blessed Assurances said...

Your stories crack me up and I am so glad that you are blogging...agan.

Payton is one his way to writing a self help book titled "how to move beyond a girl beatin you at sports!" Zig Ziglar watch out for this one

Shelly said...

I'm w/ Kendra---at the shower today I wanted to tell you I keep checking for a new post, but I didn't want to be pushy OR to seem like all I do is look at blogs. :) I LOVE this post. Those boys are too funny! I always get excited to see new posts from you! Great to see you today. Your presence always lights up the room! :)

Amy Woods said...

I love the stories you tell about your boys! The thing I like the most is I can tell you totally talk to them that way. Like..."this would not be in your best interest" or "oh my word, you have talent"!! That is so funny and sweet! I so wish our kids could play together!!

L. Mida said...

Hey Becky! It was so good to see you today and to catch up! I loved looking at your blog...your boys are precious! Email me and I'll send you the link to our family blog. God bless!

Leslie Mida
lmida@yahoo.com

Lyndsey said...

Those boys make me laugh out loud! I will be repeating the Charlotte's Web story.

Courtney said...

I love these! Laughing out loud as usual!!!

daughteroftheking said...

Ok Becky I am laughing out loud! You crack me up! Those boys are adorable. 6,7,8,10 are especially funny! I'm so glad to see another post.

Lisa said...

You seriously make me laugh out loud! Precious stories!

Kristen said...

I love the stories! You must have a lot of fun!

Summer said...

Glad you're posting again. I LOVE to read your famiy stories! We have been having some bedtime battles lately too. Let me know if something starts to work for you!