Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ticked Thomas

No picture to post this time, although it would make for a good one! To provide some background, we have been dealing with 4 year old attitude a lot recently. Hayden has definitely been testing boundaries, limits, rules, her vocal cords, Haley's pain tolerance, etc. While some things have made us chuckle: Tom picking Hayden up for gymnastics (in a hurry) from daycare and telling her she can put her Leotard on when she gets there. Hayden rolling her eyes and saying (somewhat under her breath) "whatever, (dramatic pause) I guess you're in charge"! Other things have us in fits over discipline (and more specifically who will be the "disciplinarian"): Hayden yelling, screaming, crying b/c she wants ___________ (fill in the blank with anything). Tonight's laugh though came at bedtime when I (playing the role of the "nice" parent) was putting Hayden to bed (queue the whining, procrastinating, etc). I gently warned her not to make me get the "enforcer" (the role of disciplinarian, played by Tom). Hayden said she didn't like "The Enforcer" as a nickname for her dad and instead proposed to call him "Ticked Thomas" (it was all I could do not to laugh!). It has a nice ring to it don't you think!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Family Vacation #1

So we have been so busy the last couple months, it has been awhile since I have posted any news. We took a trip to Sunriver resort in central Oregon. One whole week of togetherness! The girls were able to swim, play, and eat whatever they wanted...even cupcakes for breakfast! No bedtimes, and few rules...what a blast. Hayden was old enough this year to do Guppy camp (day camp) and enjoyed crafts, smores, and fun. Tom of course golfed....tons! But it is so beautiful there, I can't blame him, I will however be happy when golf season is over. Highlights for me: secretly using the private resort pool that had a bar for drinks poolside (very important when entertaining the kiddos all day!), hot stone massage (thanks for the surprise Tom), walks to the bakery, BBQ'ing with friends, and bike rides with Hayden! Can't wait to do it all over again in September! This time with Grandma & Grandpa which means even fewer rules and more treats!