Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kenley did it?!

A few weeks ago Wyatt told his first lie. My heart broke a little. Up until this day he always told the truth so I could ask him what happened and no matter what he had done he just told me the whole story. I knew the time would come, especially since he's 4 now and I know that it's a part of development, but I really hoped my sweet Wyatt would bypass that development. Since my 2 biggest no-no's (ask any student I've ever taught) are lying and cheating I am determined to nip this habit as quick as I can. So any time he tells a lie, he loses TV for the entire day or next day. He loves TV (which is limited to begin with) and it makes him so sad to lose it. He repeatedly tells me how he won't lie and how lying is bad and has great conversations about it. Unfortunately, he's not always so good at remembering this as he's telling the lie. We are working on it though.

So, of course I have to document the first lie. Kenley can't play upstairs alone, but Wyatt can (even though he rarely does, which is why there continues to be so many toys downstairs). Kenley crawled upstairs and I was about a minute behind her. When I got up there, this is what I saw (look closely at every. single. cheerio. that came out of the family size cheerio box).

She looks pretty guilty sitting right in the middle of this disaster, doesn't she? Wyatt was adamant that "Kenley did it." And I asked a million times. Since Wyatt had never lied I was sort of believing his story and still curious how she managed to get such a good radius of cheerios in such a short time and have a path where that car in the top left of the picture had been driving through the cheerios. Hmmm.... Well, investigator Mommy put Wyatt in the interrogation room and came out with the truth (I watch enough of these shows, they ALWAYS end up telling the truth). And so we had it, his first lie and first grounding from TV. It was a sad day, but hopefully we can accept the developmental milestone, correct it, and he will be an honest little guy through all the rest of his milestones.

Update: Today was not the day that the lying stopped. Maybe tomorrow?!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Way to Go, Wyatt!

When I saw these little car behavior charts I got them right away, because I knew Wyatt would be so excited to put all the little piston cups on it. I usually try to make the charts pretty simple - mostly so that I can keep up with it. So Chris and I chose one thing for Wyatt to work on (as far as to fill up the chart), which was picking up his toys after playing. He loved it! He can clean up FAST when he wants to, who knew?! The whole time he was working on this he planned on getting Gak (some sticky, slimy goopy stuff in the play-doh aisle).

The day that the chart got completed he was super pumped to go to Target to get the Gak. He told everyone about it that day. We were going to run to Target after dinner. When we got to dinner on a Friday night it was packed and the wait was an hour so I thought it would be a perfect time for Chris and Kenley to wait and Wyatt and I to run to Target. ;)

As soon as we got in the car he was telling me that "Grammy said Gak is gross and he wanted Cars cars instead." And sure enough when we got to the store his mind was made up that he needed cars. Grammy and my friend, Ashley, were meeting us for dinner and I texted Grammy as we were checking out with a $35 set of cars (Gak is $6). I think this face made it worth it though...

All through the store to checkout he was making little "yippee" noises and squeals - he was so excited.

He was "reading" the names of the cars on the back of the box.

And when we got back to the restaurant we still had to wait a little while, which was just enough time for me to untie each of the 7 cars out of the box. And it worked out well because we were having crawfish and that always takes long so Wyatt and Kenley played cars. Now that we had been at the restaurant for so long Wyatt had seen at least 4 birthdays and the treat they got and he decided he needed one, too. So, here he is eating his brownie sundae that was HUGE. I think he gets most excited about the whipped cream.

And Kenley wasn't about to just watch. She lets you know when she wants something and she didn't let any bit go to waste. This picture cracks me up.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Ickies

We had a yucky virus run through our whole family last week. First, it was the girls, then it was the boys. On top of throwing up and feeling miserable sweet Kenley also got double ear infections. Her first ear infection(s). And I'm glad it's gone! We are all better now and getting back to normal. That always takes awhile after being sick because we watch a lot of TV and Wyatt just seems to act up more and then want to watch TV all the time. This boy loves TV! But I sure was grateful for the TV and for Daddy who took care of us and even stayed home from work one day to take care of me... until he got sick (and then still had to work).

Our pediatrician office now has an adult doctor there and it is sooo nice. We were able to all go at once, Daddy took Kenley over to the kids side and Mommy and Wyatt (who wasn't sick yet) went over to the adult side to see Dr. Wilson. She's great. While I was chatting with the doctor she had given Wyatt some paper and a pencil. He drew me.

My hair probably did look something like this...

For Dr. Wyatt's diagnosis drawing he gave me spots (I didn't really have spots, but this kid has quite the imagination).

One night Daddy and Wyatt ran to the store to get something and Wyatt came home with this flower for me. He said it needed water and put it in this cup with water.

And we spent lots of time in bed. Have I mentioned how amazing these little water pen "painting" books are?! Melissa and Doug makes some at Target and our original ones came from Kohls but I can't remember the brand. We have 3 of them now. Both kids love them!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kids Live Here

I've been snapping pictures of little things that make me sometimes want to freak out a little and sometimes just smile. There are little things I run past each day that remind me children live here. No matter how many times I clean throughout the day, there is always bound to be something a little out of order and placed very carefully by some little hands. I know when my children are grown, I will miss these little reminders.

The tree is a perfect place to hang your stethoscope.

Wyatt figured out on his own that this little spiderman toy would stick to the dishwasher. And there are always tiny hand prints on my dishwasher and refrigerator.

I went to fill the bathtub with water and Wyatt started yelling "Kenley's iTouch is in the bathtub MOMMMMMYYYY!!!!" Nice save. It sure was. 

I guess this car parked in the corner of the couch.

And while I was showering the kids were playing in the bathroom. They always turn on the water and play in it. But when I was finished Wyatt said they were making fire. And Kenley did it (that always means something isn't good). She's holding the EMPTY container that had bath color tabs in it.

And apparently all the colors looked the fire as the water dissolved them and they ran down the drain, but not before splattering all over the tub, tile floor, and every toy. Luckily, they were super easy to clean up.

The "fire."

I am so bad about drinking water throughout the day. I don't drink other stuff. I could just go a whole day without drinking anything. So I've been making a conscious effort to have a drink out so I'll drink it. Not long after getting this glass of water, it had acorns in it when I went to get another drink. Wyatt was "seeing if they would grow."

So as much as I try to keep my house clean, sometimes all I can do is laugh when I see these 2. Kenley also did her first artwork on the wall with a purple crayon. It's since been painted over and fixed and I can't find the picture. But that totally would have made this post. 

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