Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy New Year

So it's a time for resolutions and here I am updating my blog. How appropriate. We had a wonderful Christmas. We were able to go to Nana and Grampy's house (after a fairly pain free 12 hour drive-the only painful part was stretching over the carseat so I could nurse Bennett without stoping the car) Our Christmas was a little different this year. We did a memory Christmas where instead of gifts we wrote memorys of everyone in our family and got a small gift that went along with that memory. It was so GREAT. I'm already planning for next year. My mom made each of us a book with all the memories from this year and it's so fun to look through that. Our drive home from Christmas break was not quite as simple it took us around 14 hours because we were driving during the day and the kids kept having to stop (typical). I never thought I'd say it but it was kind of fun to get back to Philly-dephia (even though I woke up thismorning to Casey saying "Crap, CRap, CRAP" I sat up quickly thinking I was late for something only to find there was a roach crawling on our bed *YUCK*) My kids have all had colds but the weather was so nice today (60) that I had to take them out. We went to the park and all was going well until...Maya was building a mulch castle with a little girl and after a while the little girl left to go swing and Maya continued building. This little boy slid down the slide and walked right over to Maya and started kicking the crap out of her castle. Maya being the smart kid she is moved out of the way and stood there dumbstruck. After a second she walked over to me and started bawling. I comforted her and this same little twerp came over and right in front of me KICKED Maya. Well being the responsible adult I turn my eyebows down and say "No No Don't kick" (in a stern voice) and then take my crying daughter (who simply cant understand why someone would not like her) over to the swings to play with her brother. I tell Porter "Maya is sad because someone was not being nice to her can she play with you". Porter immediatly has Maya point the kid out to him and they start playing together. Next thing I know this same kids walks right over and Hits Maya. He's like totoally got it out for her (I swear I'm not being partial Maya didn't do a thing to this kid I watched her the entire time). I move Maya over to my other side and again tell the kid "NO" but he walked around to my other side and is ready to hit her again when Porter steps in between the two of them. Choosing to flee (from a three year old) I hoist Maya onto my hip (I have Bennett straped to my chest) grab Porters hand and we all run crying to our car (Ok I wasn't crying but the kids were and they were saying things like "That boy is naughty" "Why is that boy so mean to us" "we hate the park" "lets never come here again") It was very sad, and they say the weather is supposed to be nice again tomorrow! Oh and P.S. Casey did kill that roach "MY HERO"

4 comments:

Philly Molen's......for now! said...

YIPEEE! I never gave up on you! Your Blog is SOOOOO cute! I love your family pic's and your very "sad" story. What a MEAN little boy. Where was the kids Mom?? I am so glad you posted. Make it a habit, so when you move, we all know the latest! Thanks!

Allie Cat said...

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! Why the change of blog heart? I am so mad at that little boy. Was he by himself... wasn't someone watching him. That little twerp! Poor Maya and Porter, it breaks my heart! You handled it well... I probably would have hit the kid back, ha... jk. Your blog looks adorable and your pics are AWESOME! I'm really happy that your not still at the zoo! Speaking of... today would have been a great day to go! :)

Sarah Harward said...

What a punk!! I was laughing out loud though she you said that you decided to flee from a 3 year old, and you all ran to the car crying! Very funny! I took my kids+ Tyler to the store today for a MAJOR grocery trip. It was quite the experience! I'm not sure if I'm ready for number 3. It's a lot harder doing things with that extra one. I'm excited to get my 'memory christmas book' from mom. I didn't get it before I left. Love ya!

Laura Hanson said...

Hey Amanda, how fun to read your blog. We lived in Dallas for the summer and our apartment how roaches too, disgusting! I had the mgmt spray and that significantly decreased the problem. However, no matter how spotless you keep your own place, if your neighbors are feeding them they may never go away. Luckily, mine kept to the pint-sized kitchen. I feel for you!