Kimber and Ray keep working on their great accomplishments… greatest one is this little guy. I sure love him. He is a tease. He is determined. He can run – the one arm swing like his Uncle Chad used to do. He can scream. We all can’t wait for him to discover words… He is SO in love with his mom. NO one… and I mean NO ONE is allowed to touch Kimber. Ben gets so bent out of shape if anyone hugs Kimber… even his dad. Sadly, he doesn’t want anything to do with Ray at the moment. No worries Ray… you will become the favorite again soon enough. However, it does mean long days for Kimber. Thankfully, there are moments when his favorite auntie… Lilli… will do. When all else fails you could just offer to take him some place and he will gladly go. He loves to go in the car… at least for a little while.
He likes to follow Case around too. Case likes to be a super hero. Everyday he is a different hero. Case always brings an extra costume for Ben to play too. Hmm… these two are so much a part of our lives that the thought that someday they won’t be is sad… sigh. I mean, Case has one more year and he will be off to kindergarten… and someday Ben could move away with his parents. Maybe I should start counter measures. See.. I didn’t really like it last week when I didn’t get to see Ben and Kimber and Ray for 5 whole days. So… guys… you are commanded to stay close… and McKay and Myles I believe that the Willamette Valley is calling you. I’ll give you 4 years. Just saying…
This was a big week for Case. He got glasses. He really needed them. The poor kid really could not see so well. It took him a couple of days to get used to them. It is hard to adjust to actually seeing what you were doing. He had a little trouble navigating at first… he was running through the house (grrr) and he hit the door frame… but he eventually got the hang of things… THEN… he went outside. When he went outside he had his glasses. When he came back in… he didn’t. They were bugging him so he took them off. Somewhere, in the black hole known as my back yard, is a pair of glasses that Case got to wear for less than a week. GAH! We looked for hours. Today we mowed the yard. No glasses. So say a little prayer. They have to show up some time. Right? Meanwhile, we will continue to cover all our bases in the Super Hero department.
Ok… so it is spring and that means work in the yard. Kimber just posted these pictures from a couple of weeks ago when John and Ray got the garden ready for the YW to come and plant it for me for Mother’s day. I am happy to report that things are growing nicely… although I should probably get out there and actually weed before the weeds take over again. I am looking forward to the millions of raspberries, tomatoes, and other yummies I see growing. We even have grapes this year!
John is discovering that he really likes yard work. Who knew? I decided sweat men are cutest when they are actually slaving away for you. LOL! Maybe I need a pool. Then John could be the “Pool Boy” too. LOL. The back yard is looking pretty good. Now it is time to give the front yard a little more TLC. At least the flowers are pretty. I sure love those roses.
John and Lilli moved the baby chickens out of the garage. Thank heavens! Their stench was starting to creep into my house through the laundry room! They started by moving the babies and their pen next to the chicken coop so that all the chickens could see each other through the fence and become friends. that was for a week. Then, they hung carrots in the coop so that the old chickens would have something to distract them and moved the babies into the coop. The idea was to get the big chicken not to peck the little chicken to death. It didn’t work. The big chicken kept the little chicken in the corner and they could get food or water.
Oh! I forgot. Ben has adopted a new habit…. very reminiscent of his Aunt McKay… he will only eat if he is sitting on someone’s lap… well, at least at my house. He wants his own fork… but he wants your food. sometimes he even wants the food on your own fork!
This week Lilli got a new hair-do. She was growing her hair because she wanted to audition for Mary in The Secret Garden. I told her that Mary needed long hair. She loves short hair and has wanted to cut it for awhile, but decided it was worth growing it if she got the part. Surprise! She shares the part of Colin! So the hair got to go. She was SO excited!