Thursday, January 29, 2015

As magnificent as a buffalo!

The other morning when I stopped to grab the mail, I told the kids to wait in the car, because I had to make it a super quick stop.

Upon my return, Shayla says, wow that was really fast, you're faster than a big buffalo!

Laughing, I respond, what did you say?

I said, then she pauses, obviously thinking hard, Not bad, for a big buffalo!

WHAT?! That IS not what I heard the first time! I liked the first thing you said better, actually!

And by this point we are both laughing so hard she has trouble getting her words out.
Well... that's what... the... Ninja Turtles... say.
Followed by more uncontrollable laughing.

Oh jeez, I say, I don't know about those Ninja Turtles these days, back in my day they were sweet and innocent and taught things like good manners.... right???? hahaha
Followed by more laughing.

I like when I make you laugh, Mom.

Me too, Shayla, me too.

Anyhow, Not bad, for a big buffalo, is now the catch phrase at our house.

Like last night we had our first utensil night... which is where everyone gets something from the serving utensil cupboard to eat with, instead of cutlery... and it was absolutely awesome, fun, the best time had around the dinner table in a long time!
But back to the point... Clayton is jabbing his fish sticks with the prongs of the spaghetti serving spoon and mashing the whole thing into his mouth... the kids are loving it, thinking this is the best meal time ever and then Shayla pipes up...
Not bad, for a big buffalo, Dad!

What did you say?! Clayton gasps, bits of fish spraying from his mouth.

Awesome! So glad I decided to hold off telling him my speedy postoffice story... the look on his face was well worth it!

So watch out if you come to our house... before you leave someone will have referred to you as a big buffalo and then laughed their little butts off!

Sorry about this lack of respect for their elders.

All I can say is... we are trying our best.

Not bad, for two big buffalos... right?! ;)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A quiet morning

My sweet, no longer, babies and I had a rare, quiet, morning together. We filled it with trying on various footwear, or should I say Mya tried on various footwear, while Jax fell off things, ate a lot of food and laughed at pretty much everything. Life is funny. Then he tried on shoes too. Because Mya insisted he join in on the fun and wear shoes too (women know what is best for their men) and he is good at obliging her (men know it's best just to do what their women want)!

It is funny how they interact with each other already. Mya is the boss, or at least just bossy, and Jax is happy to humour her, briefly, but then continues doing what he wants.
Like... he put his shoes on and then went back to dragging the box, that Tristan was pushing him around in earlier, over to me. He climbed in and looked up at me with those baby blue eyes and smiled that infectious smile. And even though my back has been bugging me the last few days, I just couldn't say no to that face! So I found a rope and tied it to the front and away we went. Jax laughing uncontrollably. It only took Mya a moment to realize she was missing out on something even more fun then shoe wearing. So we stopped to let her climb in too. And Jax moved over to make room for her and her boots! He wasn't concerned about what she was doing while he was having his fun riding in the box but when she wanted to join in, he welcomed her with open arms. What a guy!

I took a video of the fun with a box and I wish I could upload it... Apparently we are having computer buying indecisiveness... But one day soon I will be able to upload pictures and videos again and then watch out blog!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy Windy New Year!

Today was windy.
Southern Alberta, pick you up and blow you a quarter section down the road, kind of windy!
Usually the wind just blows... literally and figuratively!

But once in awhile it leads to something fun.
ONCE. In. A. Long. While.

Like today's impromptu snowshoe with Shayla through the beautiful, large and oddly shaped snowdrifts that it created throughout the yard and raspberry patch. It was so much fun tramping up the little inclines and walking along the ridges. Seeing Shayla's wonder and enjoyment. Sliding down the dips and pretending we were on a big adventure. Making return trips passed the window where Tristan, Mya and Jax stayed the whole time watching us and waving their arms excitedly whenever we got close to them.

So thanks wind for creating a great memory.

Clayton, the person in this partnership who is in charge of the snowploughing, on the other hand, is more sarcastically thankful... Thanks a lot wind for creating a pile of work!