Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An almost two year old

Dax is going to be the death of me, and he is a pretty easy kid. He just does things that Mark would have never considered doing. So today you get to hear about some of his latest antics.

1. The worst: He took a Sharpie to my laptop and completely covered the screen and keyboard with pink permanent ink. I wish I would have taken a picture of the computer, but I was more worried about how to get it off. Thank goodness for Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser--that thing is amazing. It came right off! He suffered many consequences for that one, and the best part was we had some people over to watch the BYU Basketball game, so everyone got to see.

2. Typical: I went into my bedroom and came out to find him spitting grapes into his bowl. Well, he was trying to spit them into his bowl, but mostly they bounced out all over the kitchen. Dax put the whole grape in his mouth and spit it right at the bowl. He has also rolled grapes across the table. It is hard for me to give him grapes now, even though he loves them, because to Dax they are a small ball to play with. This is a typical activity for Dax. He plays with his food all the time.

3. His attitude: A few nights ago for dinner, Dax got in trouble (I can't even remember why) and his dad took away his spoon and put it into the dishwasher. Well, he was not putting up with that. While Randy and I cleaned up, he marched over to the dishwasher, opened it up, and got his spoon right back out. I had to leave the room so that he wouldn't see me laughing. Who would have thought he would have such a little attitude?

4. Stubbornness: This is a quality he gets from his dad. He will argue with you about anything already. If you tell him that it is the moon outside, he will argue it is the sun. If you tell him it is blue, he will argue it is purple. I am really nervous about him being a teenager. The biggest argument we had lately was when he insisted on wearing stickers all over himself. We needed to go to the store and I attempted to remove the stickers. That was a mistake. Dax threw the biggest fit ever. So I decided that he could wear the stickers--he even took his nap with them on. Now, I try to avoid doing stickers whenever we might have to leave the house.

Dax is a lot of fun. He has a great personality and is so smart already.  It is so hard to stay mad at him because he just smiles at you with his innocent smile.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Smart Kids

I feel like I have been bragging about my kids a lot lately, but I caught a cute video of Dax singing the ABCs that I had to share.  Then Mark insisted that I tape him reading so he could show off.  So here they are!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Time for an update

I haven't been very good at blogging lately, so here is a quick update. We are very busy. Every night is filled with something. Randy used to get home shortly after 4:00, but now I am lucky to see him by 5:30 and then I am usually running off doing something for Primary. That's okay. We are happy and that is what matters.

Mark is in a sports class right now, but is still counting down the days until soccer starts. And tee ball, too. Which isn't quite as bad as Randy counting down to baseball season--that has been going on since the end of baseball season in October. I can't even believe how well Mark is reading. I know I shouldn't brag, but I hardly help him, and he just reads right through most books and verses in the scriptures. I am so proud of him!

The nicest thing Mark ever did was share a Laffy Taffy with Dax on Tuesday. At the end of his little sports class, they each get two Laffy Taffies, and he didn't even hesitate. He said, "Mom, look! They gave me an extra, one for me and one for Dax." Then, the next time we went, he said, "I got an extra one again!" and then handed it to Dax. I can't tell him that everyone gets two because he rarely shares with Dax. I hope he can keep it up for the next four classes.

Dax is getting big. I can't believe he will be two in a few months. He says so many things--you really can have a conversation with him. I don't like when he stands next to me and yells, "Mommy, sit down!"  This means sit down and read me a story, but he never asks nicely. Which is funny since he is the politest child ever. I don't even try with him and he says thank you for everything. He is precious!

The other day it snowed and we went out to play. About six hours later it was mostly gone, but we had a lot of fun! I helped the boys build a snowman, my first one without Randy's help, and it even stayed standing until the sun hit it! Check it out.

Three cuties!

6 hours later.

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