Thursday, September 18, 2008

Walking with Dinosaurs

Last Friday we got to go see the Walking with Dinosaurs show and it was INCREDIBLE!! The boys were in awe the entire time. Here are a few pictures we took...

The dinosaurs are amazingly life-like and I thought the boys might get a little scared but they didn't at all. In fact at one point, toward the middle of the show, Brayden declared loudly for all to hear, "Don't worry mommy, those are just costumes, they aren't real dinosaurs. But I will protect you if you want." Thanks kiddo!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Brayden's wife

After I picked Brayden up from school today we had a funny conversation. To preface this - he has been really concerned lately about growing up and having to live on his own. He just doesn’t want to do that! He says he wants to live with us forever. He gets pretty worked up over it almost daily and wants my reassurance that I will allow him to do that. Of course I tell him that he can, but I know that he will change his mind in just a few years.

So today here is our conversation:

B: “Mommy, when will I have my own daughter?”

Me: Well, you will grow up, and go on a mission first. Then you will come home and meet a beautiful girl that you will fall in love with, get married, and then have kids.”

B: “But who is this girl? Do I know her?”

Me: “I don’t know who she is. But that’s something to worry about when you are older, not now.”

He sits back and thinks for a minute.

B: “I am going to marry a girl named Alicia.”

Me: “What? How do you know that?”

B: “I had a dream and I read a book, the Book of Alicia. That told me I would marry her.”

Me: “Is Alicia at school or in Primary?”

B: “No, I don’t know her but she is beautiful!”

Me: “What does she look like?”

B: “She has green eyes and short dark hair with a ribbon in it. The ribbon is pink or red and that makes her beautiful!” (He has had this thing for girls with ribbons in their hair – they are only beautiful if they wear a ribbon.)

He seemed very sure about this and I didn’t even know what to say – I was too busy trying not to laugh because he was SO serious. So, I guess if anyone comes across an Alicia that fits his description let us know so we can keep in touch with her so Brayden doesn’t have to look too far for his future wife. Oh, the funny things kids say! Gotta love em!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Outing to the park

Well, we found our camera cord for downloading pictures but now we have lost the memory card! What?!?! How does one lose a memory card, but not the camera, you might ask?? That is the exact question we have been asking Brayden - that dear boy has quite the knack for taking apart whatever he can and then losing interest. Maybe there will come a day when we will stumble upon our long lost memory card in a very unlikely place. But, that would require a deep cleaning so maybe not! :-) In the meantime we have a smaller memory card we can use...oh well!

A couple Saturdays ago Mark took the boys down the street to the park and they had so much fun! They started out on their bikes while Mark carried the remote control cars. After about a block Brayden didn't want to ride his bike because he said he was "too busy" (that has always been how he describes being tired) and instead wanted to run alongside Tarell. How funny that he was too tired to ride his bike but he could run no problem.

So they got to the park and pulled out the remote control cars - one is a HUGE jeep and the other is kind of a stunt car that can crawl and do tricks without crashing. Oh, boys and their toys. A great time was had by all - especially me since I got to sleep in! Oh happy day!
Here are a few pictures from the park...