Monday, June 30, 2008
We have tried soap (he says he prefers dish soap over bar soap), ear twisting, popping his mouth, time out, spankings.....and nothing seems to work.
We have seen some improvement...now he says "F-word A-word hole". Although better....still not acceptable.
We were given some advice from a friend to use vinegar.....it tastes bad and smells even worse.
We finally were able to put the advice to use last night and Matt HATED it!!! He asked for water (which we gave him) and then came over and sat by me on the couch. He quietly said to me "I am not going to say bad words anymore". Granted, we have heard that song before, but I have a feeling that we will only need to remind him of the vinegar and he will choose his words more wisely.
Lots of fingers crossed in our house......I think I just need to figure out how to make the vinegar portable!!!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
He spent most of the evening working on this bike to get it started (which he eventually did). We won a new camera on Sunday and I wanted to try out the video capabilities (our other camera is very choppy).
This is what I got......I am so glad he set the record straight!!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Everyone has been enjoying this special time until last night. The first call came in about 9:30 from Davis. He was crying saying he wanted to come home. I could tell he was just tired, but it is always heartbreaking to hear him cry (I guess not heartbreaking enough to make the hour drive there to get him). I told him he would be okay and that we could come get him tomorrow. I handed the phone to Matt (who was sitting on my lap) to see if that would cheer him up. With a huge smile on his face, Matt quickly grabbed the phone. In an instant, the grin shifted to a frown when he heard Davis crying and then he started crying (oops). Being the steller mom that I am....I laughed my tail off!!!! I guess he went to sleep and all turned out well.
The second call came about 10:45....this time it was Hannah. She was sleeping at one of her cousin's friend's house and her stomach hurt. I talked to her for a little bit and I thought she was better. The next call came at about 11:15.....this time she talked to Daddy. Next call....almost midnight. Hannah asked me if maybe she was "homesick" and that is why her stomach hurt. I told her that she would just need to figure out how to go to sleep because there is no way for me to come and get her (she is about 6 hours away). There were no calls after that one!!
**Update - found out she talked her Grandpa into coming and picking her up after midnight**
I miss my kids, but I am so glad we have such great family members that provide our children with wonderful experiences!!!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
She is only getting the top ones for now, but these are the ones that need the most movement. She did awesome while they put them on. Her cheek got stuck on a wire when we got home and she had somewhat of a meltdown. We finally got it loose and covered the wire with wax. She is pretty sore now and I think it will be worse tomorrow.
She also had her dance recital rehearsal tonight. She did really well and I am really looking forward to her recital on Wednesday!!
This has been a long day but one I will remember forever....my little girl is not so little anymore!!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
We had a very busy Saturday, Hannah had two girls spend the night Friday night. We then attended a graduation party for one neighbor, then across the street for a birthday party for another neighbor and then off to racing. Davis rode in two classes on Saturday night....one on his "smaller" bike and then a new class for him on his "bigger" bike. He was pretty nervous about riding his big bike since he can't touch the ground as well as his other bike. He did awesome and got 2nd out of 3 and pretty much dominated his regular class (winning 1st of course).
In my excitement over Dave's awesome ride over Memorial weekend, I forgot to mention that I too accomplished something BIG........I actually started Dave's bike after he fell.....under pressure......but I did it!!! I think Davis was a bit confused by my jumping up and down after I started it!! I even had to restart a couple of little PW's when those kids fell. I am a true MX Mom now!!!
I took Friday off to spend time with the kids on their last day of school, so Davis was a bit confused when I got ready to leave for work on Monday. I walked into the kitchen and he saw that I was dressed for work....he said in a very sad voice "you have to go to work?". I said "yeah buddy". He said "but it is summer break, I want you to stay home". That broke my heart, but also made me feel good that he actually wanted me home with him. I so wish I still had summer break.
I will leave you with a picture Pete took on his phone of the boys yesterday who were just "resting".