Saturday, April 12, 2008

Much better than "Poor Jud is Dead!"

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!

8 comments:

Susan Hancock said...

Oh, what a fine week you've had, little mama! Sounds like my kind of playtime with the boys. They are all so very special. I can't wait to see them.

How about a nap? That was good stuff I know.

Love you, pretty girly girl.

Lindsay said...

What great pictures of the boys! They look like they had a fabulous time outside! Can't wait to see you guys in less than a week. We need to plan a night at the movies when I get back--I really need a break from my motherly duties.:)

Joella Hancock Morris said...

I love the new pictures. It's east to take beautiful pictures when you've got such beautiful kiddos.

Sounds like a wonderful couple of days for you, minus the throwing up. We had a fun little throwing up incident this week in the car, following a partly great, partly traumatic dentist visit.

BTW - Thanks for adding Seasons of Love to your playlist! I haven't been able to get it off my mind since Idol this week.

Wendi said...

That is too funny! We were just doing the same thing the other day! Cole kept asking what begins with this letter. What begins with that letter. "D" dog..."B" banana...and so on. Then he asked his smart a** brother, "Chase, what begins with "H"? and as most 12-year-old brothers would answer, he said, " Human Growth Hormone". Nice!
The pictures of the boys are fabulous! I am still waiting on the report on Carter. Still. waiting. I will assume no news is good news!

Leah said...

wendi - you and i both, my dear... mama's going with em and grant tomorrow, and will be asking in person. the voice-mail route hasn't gotten that for-sure answer yet...

"human growth hormone!" HA!!!

lindsay - LET'S!!!!

josy - i can't wait to hear more about the dentist visit. sounds like ooh-gobs of fun!!! and yes, idol was my inspiration for that song... also the song that annie lenox sang - "many rivers to cross" is on my playlist now -but it's the cher version...

Joella Hancock Morris said...

About the dentist - Riley and Zoey did their normal wonderful visit. The other hygenists and assistants always stop in to say how amazed they are at how good those two are. They go back there by themselves and do whatever is asked. No cavities - just perfect.

Jacy, on the other hand, is currently having some anxiety issues, and a trip to the dentist did not help. After a brief tantrum, I was able to calm her down enough to allow for a good cleaning, (no cavities!) but when it came time for an x-ray, she lost it. It's the kind of x-ray where all you have to do is stand up and the machine moves around your head. You don't have to hold those little films in your mouth or anything. You'd have thought I told her we were going to pull out each tooth indivually with no sedation. Needless to say, she did not get an x-ray, so I have to take her back for that one.

As for the throwing-up incident, I don't know if it's directly or indirectly related to the dentist. Zoey swished flouride, and she may have swallowed some, I guess, or maybe she was sucking too hard on the milkshake straw (she never actually got any milkshake all the way up the straw, BTW) which was a reward for being so good. Anyway, she did a good job of messing up the back seat on the way home.

I'm just glad that day is over.

Katie said...

Thank ya Leah! It's been rough! He was diagnosed just two and a half weeks ago with leukemia.. so just that fast it took someone away! I think you can confidently say leukemia is bad news!

Leah said...

josy - all i'm sayin is - that's what good blogs are made of. *wink* !!!!! get to it, sis. :)