I must admit, I hummed (or at least thought about) the "Oklahoma" melody more than once these last few days. You all know the one of which I speak...
Oh what a beautiful morning!
Oh what a beautiful day!
I've got a beautiful feelin'
Everything's goin' my way...
Here's my proof (taken around 10 am on Wednesday):
And a couple of funnies to go along with the cuties. :)
Jackson and I disagreed on something a few mornings ago. I think it was something about "when" we should do "what." The conversation came to a screeching (but pleasant) halt when he answered me with these beautiful words, "Whatever you say, boss!" Oh If I could just bottle him up and sell him by the ounce - I'd be a rich momma!
Tonight, on a little car ride, we were quizzing the boys on letter sounds. Jackson is a master at answering "What's a word that starts with ___?" Brady is starting to get there. He's recently gotten into "the B says BBB," and other tricks to learn the sounds the letters make, but coming up with a WORD is only beginning for him... SO, I was asking Brady, "Can you tell me a word that starts with C? Jackson quickly jumped in with "CAT!" Then I told Jackson, "Please be quiet and let Brady answer." So, I asked Brady again, "Can you think of a word besides CAT that starts with C? It makes this sound - CCCCC" There was silence. I knew he could do it if he thought about it for a moment. Then from the very back, where the eldest of the two resides, I hear this sound, "BRRRR!" Ok, at face value, this is not that funny. BUT, immediately, I knew exactly what was going on... Jackson was giving li'l man a hint. I laughed and commended Jackson on being the best big brother EVER. :)
Brady and I took a 3-hour nap together today. There IS a story to go along with this - it starts with a 6:00 wakeup call from Jackson as he's throwing up in his bed -intermingled with a beautiful day during which we spent a good 4 hours outside - and ends with prayers tonight that we've seen the last of that ucky stuff... UGH....
Carter has some new tricks - He'll shake his head "no" back atcha! He can clap on command (has been for a couple months I guess), and can pat his hand to his mouth to sound like an Indian. Twice in the last week or so, I've asked him questions that his answer has been "uh-huh." The first one was "Do you love Brady?" and the one from today was "Do you love bananas?" Y'all should see how happy he is when Brady enters the room. It's good stuff.
Lastly, we've come to the realization that Jackson is a master tongue-trickster. He can make the best machine gun dt-dt-dt-dt sound you ever did hear (mixed with a little spit and silly looking poked out lips, but who cares?). Earlier tonight, Jackson was showing off his mad skills while he played with Brady in the living room. Carter sat in my lap as we observed. (I think Rodney was trying to do it too, but still - it's not as good as Jackson's impersonation.) Anyway, the funny thing was, Carter joined in on the action! Jackson may have a fierce competitor in a few years... Heck - as fast as Carter's growing, he may start beating Jackson at his own tricks sometime tomorrow!