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.