I was with Maddie tonight saying her bedtime prayers. She usually likes to bless everyone and I often prompt her on who to bless next. Here's how our conversation went.
Maddie: "God bless Kendall"
Maddie: "God bless Daddy"
Maddie: "God bless Nana"
Me: "God bless Gramps Maddie"
Maddie "No way Jose!" (with a big sneaky grin)
Me: "God bless Chloe"
Maddie: "God bless Chloe"
Sorry Gramps. You've always been blessed before but the dog pulled rank on you tonight. Ouch!!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I know I'm bias, but I have the cutest kids on the planet. Here are Grace and Madison singing the ABC Rock. They are looking to the right because the letters pop up on the computer screen when you play it and they couldn't tear themselves away from it. You'll need to pause the music on the right hand side before you begin.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Kendall just walked in here, mumbled something incoherent, laid down on my bed and promptly went back to sleep. I went back to putting away clothes and within a few minutes she woke up. I said I'd walk her back to bed and she climbed up to the top bunk and cuddled up. Kendall is an avid sleepwalker. It's no surprise. My great grandfather and uncle sleepwalk. Plus Byron and his dad sleep-talk. In fact Byron will shout and laugh so loud in his sleep that it's all I can do to not jump up and hit the ceiling. The funny thing is her sleepwalking consistency. She always sleepwalks 45 minutes to an hour after she goes to bed. I can never understand what she says when she gets up. She always spends a minute or two staring at us then either lays down on our bed or goes back to her own. She never remembers it in the morning, ever. If the other two start sleepwalking too, it's going to start being some busy nights around here.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Then the little ones freaked out! When you get to the top you can see all the way to the bottom and I guess they got scared. You have to cross a swinging bridge at the top and they were not doing that. I tried to cross while carrying Grace but it's the type you really need to go across on your knees! The only way down was to go back down the rope ladder! The girls are screaming and I'm trying to get them to go down the ladder. I was literally moving one of them two feet at a time, having Kendall stay with that one, and then going back to get the other one to move 2 feet. Thankfully, another mother saw my problem and sent her 11 year old daughter to come help me. Truly a little helper from God because we wouldn't have got down without her! We finally got to the bottom and within five minutes everyone was fine. I came home and marked that little adventure down as my work out for the day!