a good day.

 i'm sorry you have already seen these photos...but the story behind the day that these were taken was a fun one that i wanted to document.  winter has been loooooong.  and cold.  we've watched more TV than we are proud of...but with no basement or playroom or ability to go outside it kinda limits what we can do in a day to occupy ourselves.  plus we have had sickness on top of sickness.  each member of the family being kind enough to get well JUST before the next one falls ill. 
 so last week...we had one glorious day of 72 degree weather.  it was heaven sent.  no really.  we celebrated by having chocolate milkshakes for dinner and going to the playground at a school nearby.  we were out there for a long time...a good time...where the boys played hard and ran and ran...that good kind of fun..the kind where both boys were quiet on the ride home because they were so worn out.  it was a really good afternoon.    
 doug and moses played a game that they made up that involved this pine cone.
 i bribed moses with a gumball to do this.  because i thought it was funny.  and it is.
 aaron was a huge fan of the milkshake.  his first ever.  he ran from thing to thing on the playground carrying his little shake, putting it down while he did what he wanted...picking it up and running it to the next thing.  this shirt cracks me up...why does a short sleeved shirt make him look so much bigger? 
 aaron is fearless on the playground.  he will try anything he see's.  he fell through one of those metal bar arch ladder things...bonked his head, looked annoyed, got back up and kept going.  
he's always been a tough kid.  i can't believe he will be two in two days. 
he needs a haircut in this photo...we took care of that tonight.  moses has been a bit of a crazy child lately.  not crazy really, i guess...it's just sometimes i really wonder if all of the hearing screenings have been right.  how can this child really have perfect hearing?   please tell me that it is normal to lose count of how many times you have to tell a four year old to do something? 

lucky for him he comes with a good share of funny.  tonight at dinner he informed us that his imaginary friend clark, also goes by garg.  that garg has a baby named happer.  and that his mom is a cat fairy.  

and every single time he (moses not garg)goes to the bathroom...he feels the need to shout.  or sing.  loudly.  it happens often enough that we have dubbed it "bathroom turrets"...

so even though he makes us crazy sometimes...he is pretty wonderful.  please feel free to reassure me that he is a perfectly normal four year old boy. :) 

xo
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11 comments:

LibraryGirl62 said...

It's funny about the hearing test. When my son was three and not as talkative as his sister was (Crazy me!), I had his hearing tested...PERFECT!!! He continue to make me think it was wrong and he is 17!

Margaret said...

We have been having enjoying our warm weather here too. I have been through one four year old, and we are just months away from our 2nd turning four. It is very normal to have to tell them things over and over. I can't imagine being a preschool teacher with a whole room of four year olds with "hearing problems."

Ben and Taryn said...

My youngest is 4 and makes me laugh and scream in the same hour. My kids all tested the limits at the age of 4 and I overall dislike 4 more than the terrible twos. Such great memories of a perfect day.

Life With the Crazies said...

He is a perfectly normal four year old boy ;)

Sounds like a great day :)

nikihas3 said...

My son at the age of 8 still has bathroom turrets. You are not alone.

Andrea said...

The hearing thing? Totally normal and unfortunately it continues for a looong time. My 11 and 9 year old girls still have to be told several times to do something they are not especially interested in doing. But they, too, have a huge measure of sweet and funny that saves their tushies.

The 2nd graders I teach can't hear either.

Ha! The bathroom! We always knew when the kids needed to "sit and think" if you will because they burst into song. Thankfully this stopped by the time they were in first grade. I did have reports from their kindergarten teachers, however, that an occasional song came from the bathroom. hee hee Now the oldest one sings l.o.u.d. while she blow dries her hair.

Millicent said...

i agree with Ben & Taryn. many say 2 is hard. i thought 4 and 5 were very tough, the toughest so far. 6 is getting a little easier ;)

Tanna said...

I think all 4-5 yr olds have perfect hearing it is just selective to only what they want....Like listening to Garg or the story that is going on in his head. My 5 yr is just like that, amazing imagination that makes no sense to us adults. The Bathroom turrets is just hilarious!

Mother of Many said...

I wrote about a certain baby and big potty this afternoon. You don't often hear about bathroom antics ( I get why).. but normal.. ABSOLUTELY!

Jen Stokes said...

Moses is creative like his Mom! Out of curiousity, is a "cat fairy" a fairy for cats or a fairy that is a cat?

Ellen said...

Yep, 4 year olds are a strange breed. Guess what so are 5 year olds. But isn't it great? I don't know how many times I have wondered, "Is this really normal?"

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