Thursday, September 8, 2011

Three for the books!

This summer has not allowed for a lot of down time, hence the lack of posts. But, there are a few stories that are worth remembering:

1. 1. Dylan's favorite cousin Charlotte came to visit this summer. These two are inseparable, and always getting into trouble. Last summer I walked in on them upstairs in Alison's closet, lights off, faces covered in chocolate, and about 30 candy wrappers on the floor. Clearly, they had found Alison's secret candy stash. That was nothing though compared to this: We came home one night from who knows where and Coco had been babysitting. To preface it, downstairs next to a picture of our wedding proposal I have a jar of dried roses that have been there for 11 years. 11! They are the roses that Cameron proposed to me with; 3o red, and 2 whites. So anyway, Coco was upstairs watching Macey (I think), when she decided to go check on the kids downstairs. Apparently she had walked in on a wedding ceremony between the 2 kids. There was a white wedding dress, veil , the works. And what better thing to walk down the isle on, than crushed rose petals? Yup. No joke. Luckily they didn’t crush all of the roses, but still…11 years! My favorite part of this story though I didn’t hear until later. It was at this wedding that Dylan had his first kiss. Yup! Kissing cousins. Nothing like growing up in the south!

2. 2. Sydney is AMAZING when it comes to music. She doesn’t have a whole lot of language, but when it comes to songs that she has only heard but once, she can practically sing all of the verses. Every now and again Cameron and I will hear something new and turn to each other in awe. This last week it was a lady gaga song, Marry the night. One of which I have only heard once. We turned to each other and asked, “where did she hear that song? Have you played it recently?” To which we both responded, “nope, I hate that song”. She has an amazing memory when it comes to music. I am thinking this girls is going to be do well with studying as long as she has music on…Cameron was the same way. Somehow things just stick and they can remember certain facts depending on the song that they studied with. Pretty awesome. I still love how she will randomly pull out Justin Beibs, Baby baby, song. I don’t even own that song, let alone listen to the radio…ever. She heard it at the pool once and it has stuck with her forever. Cute huh!?

3. 3. Garments. I am not sure how I tell this story, since it is somewhat of a private and sacred subject but I will do my best. As member of the LDS religion we wear undergarments that signify covenants that we have made to our Heavenly Father. Dylan recently decided that he wanted to look more like his mommy and daddy and so began begging for garments. It was so funny and random. He would cry about it randomly when he was getting dressed. It was kind of strange. We tried to explain the covenants to him and how he will get to wear them when he is older, but to no avail, he kept on pushing. I decided to go and get him some boxer briefs in hopes that he would get over it and move on. It worked! He now refuses to wear anything but these, which can I just say, are the cutest things on little boys. They make him look like a little man. I love it. He is getting so big! Anyway, as we were out buying some cool Star Wars ones when he shouts from a distance, “I found some garment tops! I have to have these!” He came running over with some undershirts and now, even on the hottest 98 degree days, he must wear an undershirt. What an odd little boy, and so observant for a 5 year old!


Kristine Pratt said...

Loved each story! The garments thing is hilarious!!!

coco said...

The wedding story was spot on! (I always kind of watch the kids when I babysit :)
One part of the story you left out-and Charlotte decided to change dresses when it was Charlotte's turn to "birth" their baby (so Dylan could have a chance to wear the good dress). He ran upstairs and said, "Our baby has been birthed!" That's when I decided to go down and see what had really gone on down stairs :-)
Wow- what a night.....kissin cuzzins is right!