We’ve lived in Idaho for about two weeks (or three?) and Allan takes us up to his work, a 45 minute drive, to see the building he works in and then to go up to a lake in the mountain there. Elsie Lake? Echo Lake? One of those names. My kids don’t get lunchables practically ever so when they do they are pretty happy about it!
Payson begs me constantly if he can push Everett in the stroller. Problem is Payson is not gentle. Payson wants to brother his brother with energy. Remember Everett’s broken leg? Yeah, Payson might be sweet but gentle. No.
So I finally let him with strict instructions to be careful. Is he? Sorta. With reminding every ten or twenty seconds.
This day of homeschooling is one of those yucky days of homeschooling. Everett is crying all day. To get anything done I wear him. My back is killing me and I’m an exhausted wreck. But you know who’s working well without too much help? Sierra. Thanks to Christian Light. (See post below) Yay!
My daughters learned counting on their fingers at school and use it a lot. Payson was my one kid who never counted that way but for some reason in the last month he’s started doing it! I don’t really mind, as long as he can do mental math too, then it’s all good.
With the hole in my nipple not healing after 6 days I decided to try out a nipple shield. Because the hole would start to heal and look pretty good and then Everett would nurse (gently even) once and the hole would pop right back open!
At Target we bought some other stuff (food, diapers, etc) and right before going to check out we were walking past the girls’ clothes and decided to grab a couple pairs of jeans for Brooke and Sierra. I don’t usually have them try on clothes but I did this day because they were trying on overalls and I had no idea if the overalls would be true to size.
Payson and Ember were fighting and screaming at each other and crying about whose turn it was to hide behind the mirror there. Payson was being rude and not letting Ember come behind the mirror. Allan pulled Payson aside and had him cuddle with him on a bench to distract him.
I got Payson and Everett matching outfits at Wal-Mart and Payson wanted a picture of them together. Ember was there and wanted to join in, too! She did have a new outfit from Costco that she was pretty excited about!
Allan is obessed with BYU football. Imagine how happy he is that Everett has taken up, all on his own, an obsession with all things football!! It started with some little toy footballs we have from when our other kids were little. The kids like them well enough but nothing even close to how much Everett loves them! He sleeps with a soft little football and just loves that thing! It’s his favorite toy!
So, that was fun enough having a little boy who loves footballs (he reacts just as excited when he gets to play with Allan’s full sized footballs!) but then one day Everett spotted Payson’s BYU helmet in the office and his eyes got huge and he started waving his arms up and down and when we let him play with it he was happier than I’ve ever seen him with any other toy! haha
Since then, if he ever spots the helmet (which is pretty much daily!) in the office (where a lot of his toys are and we hang out together) he speed crawls over to it and plays with it for a long time! He loves to hold it by the face mask and bang on the side of it. Or just hold it and look at it. It’s the funniest thing!! I don’t know if he’ll ever actually get into the sport of football but right now my baby boy is quite obsessed with all the things you need to play football!