If you haven't checked out my sis's (Chelsea) blog, you should. I love and admire Chel so much and I absolutely LOVE her posts. I guess I live vicariously through her sometimes and totally enjoy reading about her experiences and especially her thoughts. Thought you might like it, too.
Tol is concerned that I'll kill the flowers again this year so he's in charge of watering. What it comes down to is my Mom has the ultimate green thumb, and not only that but she is awesome at it. She's been looking at my poor empty planter (that she bought me last year with beautiful flowers that I quickly killed) since the snow melted. She finally gave up any hope that I'd do something with it and took matters into her own hands. I came home to a beautiful suprise yesterday afternoon. The first thing Tol said when he noticed them was, "please don't kill these ones, okay Mom." My planter looks great, thanks mom!
Tol decided the tree and grass needed a little water, too.
And so did the tire. Cute bum!!
When you're a kid, there's nothing better than a drink from the hose. Cute Addison wanted to get in on the action.
I wish I'd zoomed in for this pic, but I had to capture the moment. Tol finally got Ad with the hose. This is her trying to escape the water.
1. We were getting ready for pre-school and I asked Tol at least 5 times to get his shoes on. He still wasn't listening so I finally said, "I'm not going to ask you again!" He replied, "Good! I don't want you to ask me again!"
2. Addi was having an unusually fussy night. Tol had had it with her and said, "we should just return her. Not to Nordstrom, maybe to Costco or like... Home Depot."
3. Tol was super grumpy at dinner (he didn't want pork chops or asparagus, just the cous cous) and later after his bath he said, " I was having a rough time at dinner, but I'm not rough anymore."
4. So this one is out-dated but it's a classic. So first of all, Tol has an imaginary cat named Maggie. So we were singing "Book of Mormon Stories." After we were done:
Tol: Sorry I wasn't doing the actions, Mom
Me: That's okay, buddy.
Tol: I was busy feeding Maggie.
Tol: On my boob
Awesome, my little boy is breastfeeding his imaginary cat!
Well, it's now gone full circle. This morning I got up early and went to the gym. I still hadn't showered when Tol and I were talking about how we get to pick up Cambree for pre-school. Tol was very excited about that. Then he looked a bit concerned and said, "you need to put on make-up before we go." I asked why and he said, "cause you don't look very good." OUCH!!
So to all you Big Brother fans (I swear there's an unfortunate small number of us), you'll know that this is me and "Chicken" George!! We ran into him on our way out of the "Price is Right" theater at Bally's in Vegas. He was super nice, adorable and hilarious! No, I wouldn't compare it to meeting (and HUGGING) my boyfriend, Ben Affleck- sorry Georgie- but it was still cool nonetheless.
So last night Tol is saying his bedtime prayers and he says, "I'm thankful for Yogi and that he makes me happy and I'm thankful for Brandon and Jenn and that they let me 'kick-it' with them."
So to Brandon, Jenn and Yogi, thanks for being GREAT neighbors and being such good friends to Tol (and us).