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Sunday, October 12, 2008
The other night, Preston decided that he wasn't quite done with his bath when he thought he was....however, he didn't decide this until after he had already gotten out of the bathtub, dried off and into PJs. It wasn't until he raced back into the bathroom to find his brother still enjoying the warm water that he decided to climb back in and soak in some more bubbles.....so, the next question you are probably asking yourself is where was the parent when all this was happening? Right behind him, just not fast enough! As soon as the elastic from the PJs hit his little waist, Preston's legs went into motion and he bee-lined for the bathroom (which is right across the hall). By the time mom got her feet under her and up, he was already into the bathroom, and by then it was just mere seconds before he was up and over the side. So, no matter how quick we get, those little legs just seems to be a little quicker..... especially when they are up to mischief! However, Preston has never climbed back in before, he usually just goes back in the bathroom to say hello to brother, or flush the toilet for fun...so when I discovered him back in the tub, I said, "What do you think you are doing?" He just looked up at me like "What? I'm taking a bath, what are you doing?" I couldn't stop laughing. I had to grab the camera and capture the moment! Classic.
We've always heard about them, but never been to one...until now. Laura and the boys went with some friends from the squadron to a local corn maze. It was sooo much fun! We had a great time using our navigational skills to find our way through the corn, using our muscles to push the strollers through the rough paths, and then finally using our internal sense of direction by racing through the maze to see who could make it out first without the use of maps! We were laughing all the way. It was a rather cold and windy day, so we went all bundled up, but after pushing two kids for a while...Laura started sweating had to remove all the layers...whew. We never knew that you would get a work out at the corn maze! The boys had fun running through the corn, punching our cards, and yes - even eating some of the stray corn that was on the ground...Hey, when you are in the middle of a maze and not quite sure how long until you are going to get out - you will do just about anything to keep the kids happy... All in all..great experience, totally recommend it! **Word to the wise, if you do go and you take kids....take a jogging stroller! IT will save your life (and your arms!) we now know what not to do!
Earlier in the year, CJ decided that he wanted to play soccer. (We are just now posting the picture because we just barely got it! CJ has been carrying it around and showing everyone...he is so proud of his "soccer picture" CRAZY, it only took what....6 months for us to get it! There was a little mix up with the picture people...but we finally got it, so here it is!) It was a special team for 3 and 4 year olds....they don't play any games, just start learning about the rules and how to handle the ball. It is a parent/child class where a parent goes with the child to practice. When we heard about the program, we were really excited that CJ barely made the cut off (He turned three in March and practice started in April) so we thought this would be an excellent opportunity for some Daddy and CJ time! Well...that's exactly what it turned out to be, CJ and Daddy time - forget about the rest of the kids on the team or the coach! His three year old attention span didn't last very long out on the field. CJ talks about wanting to play soccer, baseball, football, etc...but I think we will probably wait until next year before we try an organized team!