Tuesday, March 13, 2012

sweet and funny.

The other day, I witnessed something so sweet and special (at least for a mom). We were talking about our plans for the next day and told the kids what we were going to be doing and Booker asked.."Why do we have to go?"..I answered that he should be happy he was going to get to see his best friend. He stopped me right away and said, "Mom, LINCOLN is my best friend. My other friends come next, but Lincoln is my best!"

I have always wanted my kids to be each others best friends, but you know how it is..through fighting and sharing and growing up at different ages, you just never know. Not only did this touch my heart..but I can tell you that Lincoln walked a bit taller that day too, knowing that his big brother loves him enough and LIKES being around him enough to call him his best friend. SO sweet.

We also had a really funny experience.

Lincoln has been doing this really weird snorting sound out of his nose. It is a total habit and one that has been awful to get him to break. After making him go and blow his nose one time, he immediately snorted again and Ben told him to go blow it again.

Lincoln answered," Dad! I can't help it, it's a medical condition!"

Ha! Have you seen Rio when Luis the bulldog is being made fun of for slobbering and he gets offended and says, "Don't make fun of me, it's a medical condition".  Glad my little Lincoln can not only hear funny things, but use them in correct ways as well!:)

Friday, February 24, 2012

I will not throw...

I don't know if anyone would ever know this, but Lincoln has a temper.

Yep, that is the face I  get when he doesn't want to do something that I ask of him.

One morning, he had thrown a toy at Maizie and hit her. Well, conventional punishments don't tend to work with him, so we do all sorts of creative things. Like write. Yes, this day, he got to write "I will not throw toys" 25 times before he could do anything else.  He was very mad that this was his punishment, so when he brought me his paper a little while later, this is what I saw:
Nice, right?! "I will not throw toys" turned into "I will not throw poop" which turned into "I will not poop".  Yes, he keeps life interesting...and all those moments where sad Lincoln shows up are thankfully much less than when happy Lincoln shows up.
This moment brought to you by Lincoln.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

from 5 to 6

ahhh. it's been awhile. but we are back with a new resolve to record our small and simple happenings around our house! many big things in life happen a little bit at a time, by small and simple things.  and some will be big and life changing.  and we will restart with one of those. 

introducing:

he fit right in to our crazy puzzle:

and has made our life so happy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

a little announcement

When I announce something...


sometimes I like to make an event out of it.:)

It's true..coming December 8th, 2011 (yes, Maizie's birthday)..Baby BOY Comin. We couldn't be more thrilled.

AND yes, I really did make an event of it over HERE.





Tuesday, July 19, 2011

oh what do you do in the summertime?


So here in Las Vegas, this is what we do some days in the winter:

lay on our backs on gravel piles...and it's fairly nice so we don't have to wear too much.

The summertime is a different story...

we TRAVEL to go to find nice weather we can play OUTSIDE...

and enjoy kayaking on the grass.


But to be honest...we spend a LOT of time INSIDE in the summer because it is too darn hot to go outside.

SO what would you choose? Cold winter, but play outside in the summer...or semi-cold winter (yes, it is still pretty cold in the winter..the wind doesn't help) and super hot summer (meaning stay inside?)

What would you choose?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

here in vegas...

Here in Vegas we have been SO enjoying this spring weather lately! It is actually cool at night which has been quite the treat!

Memorial Day was the best day ever...a thorough cleaning of the house with the promise of this at the end:


 a fun little hike to explore old mining caves.

We definitely dressed ourselves that day..


Explored ancient hieroglyphs...


Showed off our muscles....



and really just enjoyed being with each other!


And all in one week here in the Comin household we have:

Made our first (almost) solo climb:

Graduated one preschooler who is SO excited for kindergarten:


AND FINALLY lost one tooth!


It's been one heck of a week here in Vegas!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

made my day.

I asked Lincoln to write me a story today...(in an attempt to divert his desire to watch a movie). I walked over to the table when he was done to find this:



"The Kiki mom is sweet and cute. She is good. She is fine"
Nothing cuter than a love note from my 4 year old.

well...other than watching him play flag football.
Can you believe how big he is?!

I heart my boys.