Friday, December 01, 2006

We're in

What a crazy week this has been! We are officially home owners again. It is nice to have a place to spread out in and call our own. Although the garage is full of boxes and trying to unpack with 3 little ones running around can be a tad insane, we are happy. The neighborhood is great and there are several kids the boys age around us.. Every place we would need to go is with in a 5-10 min drive. Riley has mastered going up the stairs- now only if she would let us teach her how to go down, I wouldn't be as worried. That is a long way to fall and wooden steps make some big bumps. The boys have been asking to get the tree and lights up so I think that will get done before the unpacking! They have been pretty disappointed that the weather has not been good enough to go play in the yard, but they have gotten to use their imaginations well since most of the toys are hidden somewhere in the garage. And let me tell you- Caleb has a good one and Ian is not far behind. Caleb is more of an intellectual imagination while Ian has more of the creative. The things they come up with crack me up.
Caleb is constantly trying to be the parent and tell Ian what to do. When Matt or I call him on it, he tells us that God told him to do it. This afternoon he was getting on to Ian and I asked him to be a good big brother and treat Ian with love and respect. He then tells me that last night God told him in a dream to be mean to Ian, and God wouldn't be happy if he didn't follow directions. :) I thought that was a good one and tried to explain that I was pretty sure that God didn't want him to treat his brother that way. He is turning 4 this week and I am wondering what is in store for the next year! Hope it is as much fun as this one! :)


Lisa has a "Quirk List" on her blog and even though I wasn't tagged I thought it would be neat to do that. I have to ask Matt what is quirky about me, though. I know a few so you will have to look at the next post to read them.

6 comments:

laura bull said...

so glad you guys are "in" (mostly) and that the boys are doing good playing without the help of their toys. You've got some creative ones there. i was so glad when nathan mastered going down the stairs too... made my heart beat a little less rapidly :) so excited for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being in your house! I'm looking forward to having new options for a stopping off point in Nashville. ;-) That was a great story about Ian.

Kann said...

Yippee for you! I am glad you were able to get all moved in. It's okay if you live out of boxes for a while. It makes for an interesting life when you have to be creative cause you can't find things!

Indie said...

"God told me to do it." That's great. Much better than "The devil made me do it."

Anonymous said...

Kids are so sneaky. That made me laugh out loud and respect you greatly for even attempting to respond to that.
Congrats on being in the house! I know being settled means a great deal, even if it is just settled into the house without all your stuff being settled.

Anonymous said...

So glad that you are there and getting settled for the Holidays! Post some pics soon! I am sure your kids have grown a foot!