Friday, October 26, 2007

Ready, Set, Go - EMILY

Tuesday nights are Emily's (my 1st counsin's daughter) volleyball games. This was the first game I was able to see and I remembered my camera (unlike her mama, ha!) Wyatt's sissy, Gayle came up so they stayed home and let mama focus on watching Emily play. Here are the highlites of the game, they won both games.....Go Emily!!

Here she is all ready!

Too fast for the eye to see...

Getting Ready to make another point for the team !! !!

Time for the team to huddle...

She is ready, waiting for the serve.......

The girls really had a great time playing, there are only a few games left to watch her so be sure to come by and cheer her on!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pirate Wyatt

As I was reorganizing Wyatt's closet
from summer to winter clothes, I'm
doing his closet first since his only took
a few minutes and mine might take 1/2
the evening or even part of the weekend
to re-arrange. Anyway, I found his
pirate costume and he immediately decided
he wanted to put it on.

My little ham of a man was
walking around the house
saying "Erg matties"
"scrub, scrub", asking me to
take his picture.

Then he started just being silly

and remembered he had......

Patrick, for those of you who don't know,

Patrick is a charactor on Spongebob Squarepants,
this is one of Wyatt's very favorite shows.
(well along with Fairly Odd Parents,
Jimmy Newtron, his movies Cars, Toy Story
and too many to list.)
His cousin Cody got Patrick from one of
those machines at Wal-Mart and knew as
soon as he got it he would give it to Wyatt.

Then after his bath, he was back to pretending

he was Buzz Lightyear, here in the kitchen

he was showing me how to go "To infinity

and beeeeeeeeeeyond". He is going to have

so much fun next week.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


While at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago, we make a pit stop at the deli to get their yummy popcorn chicken to snack on while we shop and of course Wyatt always asks for one of the free cookies. This trip, they had the counter decorated with pumpkins, ghosts, spiders and other Halloween stuff. While the gal behind the counter handed me Wyatt's cookie, she bumped the spider on the pumpkin and it feel down on the cakes displayed below. Wyatt's eyes bugged out and said very loud, "Oh no mama, the spider fell down, we have to help him". It was all I could do to not burst out laughing. I carefully picked up the spider and showed it to Wyatt and said, "Oh look, it's not real, it's a play spider". He then immediately wanted it and the nice lady behind the counter said he could have it (oh yeah for us). We carted this spider all over the store, as we went by unexpecting fellow shoppers, Wyatt was so sweet to 'surprise' them with his little friend. Most people jumped and laughed, the older people stopped and talked to him for a couple seconds and other kids told their mommies they wanted a spider too! We got close to the end of our shopping experience and Wyatt decided he no longer wanted the spider and tossed it. Well, it landed in the next aisle. I rushed as fast as I could to see where it landed since we heard what sounded like an older person having a serious heart attack. Thank goodness that wasn't the case, it was an employee (older) just startled by the spider that landed in his box of canned corn he was stocking. He asked Wyatt if this was his spider, Wyatt gave that cheesy smile of his and said no. He gave Wyatt the spider, but he didn't want it so I took it and asked Wyatt if he wanted to go put him back on the pumpkin since that was where he lived and was probably missing his family. That did it, Wyatt got all excited about taking the spider back to his family and gave him kisses goodbye (I had to wipe off the spider since ya know, a 3 year old kissing a 2 inch plastic spider was covered in slobber).
For several days Wyatt has been talking about that spider and can't wait for Halloween. A few nights ago, I decided to tickle him pretending my hand was a spider. I would say "Here comes spider to tickle Wyatt" and he would laugh and ask again and again for the 'spider' to tickle him. Of course him being my rambuncious little boy, the 'spider' had to also chase him, tackle him and toss him around. This has become a nightly ritual and the cute part of this is that when Wyatt decides to take a break, he says very sturn "Spider! It's time to take a break", he takes my hand in his lap and says, "Good spider, sit nicely for 5 minutes". All the while 'petting' my hand. Well 5 minutes in Wyatt time is more like 20 seconds when it's time to sit down, however, when he only has 5 minutes to play outside before it's time to come in the for the night, Wyatt time is 15-20 minutes.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Little Boys and Mommies

It is true what is said about little boys, they love their mommies very much. Every morning before I give Wyatt his breakfast, even before his prayer, he tells me he wants kissess and hugs. It is so cute.
Over this past month, his daycare moved him into a different class that took him away from the 'gang' of aggressive kids (him being one of them). I am amazed on how well he has done, his aggressions have almost disappeared! I ran into 2 of the mothers over the past couple weeks at Wal-Mart and McDonalds and both of them said they have seen the same improvements in their sons. It was a huge relief for me to hear that and we are all very grateful the daycare recognized something needed to be done with our sons to improve their social skills, which of course leads into so many other aspects of their lives.
I have noticed, which seems like overnight how much Wyatt is really talking. On the way home last night, he kept saying things that started with "Maybe we can" or "Maybe they are" and "Maybe it will" He says, "We can do it tonight or we already did it tonight" which can mean anything from what he did yesterday or earlier in the day. He tries so hard to talk like a grown up!
He's always saying how strong he is and wanted to be Woody from Toy Story 2 for Halloween, but after we got to the store, he decided to be Buzz LightYear. I'm sure mom's and dad's understand exactly what's going on when I am carrying my son around and he has his arms spread in front of him, laying across my arms, flying to INFINITY AND BEYOND!

He's got a way to melt my heart with his simple words. I love being a mommy in my 40's!