Monday, May 26, 2014

16 More Days!

Except it is the same for when I am coming to you!!! In 16 days I will be on my way to you and I couldn't be more excited. Love you!

Love Kk

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Bus, The Bus, The Bus is on FIRE!




KK,

"The bus, the bus, the bus is on FIRE!" (FYI - I am singing that to the song "The Roof is on Fire")

T Bear's school bus caught on fire on Thursday.  Seriously.

I was standing at the corner with Cub waiting for the bus.  I saw the bus stop and drop off the kid before our stop.  Then I watch the bus head toward us.  Suddenly the bus stopped and pulled over without all the flashing lights.  

I thought, oh great.  It's a sub and they don't know where our stop it.  This had happened last week with a sub bus driver. I grabbed Cub, crossed the street and started walking toward the bus.  I quickly saw billowing smoke coming from the engine and the bus driver was herding kids off the bus into the grass.  

I started running and yelling if I needed to call 911.  Luckily a guy on a bike had been right next to bus and had already called the fire department. 

A small fire had started under the bus, so we moved the kids further down the street from the bus.  Two fire engines arrived quickly.  We stood and watched as they hosed down the bus.  My boys thought is was AWESOME!  They kept asking if the bus was going to explode.  

More police cars arrived to block off the road.  Then schools district cars showed up as well as a fire investigation truck.  There was some serious excitement.

Luckily everyone was safe and the sub bus driver did a great job of handling the situation.

And don't worry Lady A (my sister-in-law who specializes in childhood counseling), we did some chalk therapy when we got home.  We drew pictures of the bus on fire and fire engines.  



It was probably the most exciting day of Kindergarten for T Bear.

Big D told him the next day, "Try not to start your bus on fire again today!"

-Miss T

If you want to hear about the event in T Bear's words watch this:

video

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Don't Be Mad, It's What Sisters Do

Is that B-town in the background?


KK,

I know you are mad at me.

When I was talking to you on the phone I could hear baby Jane screaming.  I could hear how tired you were in your voice.  

I admit it.  

I did call Tracey.  

I told her to go down and offer to take Jane on a walk so you could rest.  

Because that is exactly what I would have done if I lived by you.  That's what sisters do.

I have been that tired, tired, tired mommy.  It is so hard to keep it together with a crying baby if you, yourself wants to be crying with exhaustion too.  And it is true, "Ain't nobody happy if mama ain't happy."  

So please don't be angry with me too long (and please don't be mad with Tracey).  This is just what I do to sisters & friends.  In fact yesterday I took a friend's 4 yr old son for the afternoon so she could rest because she had been dealing with a sick baby for over a week.  She doesn't have sisters around, so she needed someone to be her sister and take her son for awhile.

That's just what sisters do.  

And I know you would have done it for me.

Love you,

-Miss T

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My Life Right Now: The "Let It Go" Version

This is seriously my stage of life right now.  It is the best, especially when  you can sing about it to "Let It Go."



-Miss T

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Scootin!


Dear Miss T,

We have a scooter on out hands. She rolls all over the place, but has recently also added scooting to her list of skills. It is fun to put her on the floor in the middle of a room. Wait about fifteen seconds and...where did she go?!

Here is where I found her yesterday.

Can you tell where this might be? Let's zoom out a little.

Under the chair! And pretty happy about it.

She is always scooting backward under the chair, and then trying to roll around. I think she enjoys wiggling until she can't find anymore wiggle room. It just cracks me up.

Love, KK


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Dear Miss T,
(Us and our babies...I love being your sister, and love that I have grown up enough that now I can do your hair too!)

Happy Mother's Day to you! I hope your boys spoiled you in some small way. You definitely deserve it.

This year is my first year to have a real live baby to hold, and hug, and kiss, and cry tears of gratitude over. I am so honored to be a mother, full time job that it is. But a big part of my willingness to take a leap into the unknown and weighty calling of a mother came because I saw you first bravely and courageously mother your children.

Thank you for finding the joy amidst the stress. The humor amidst the irritating. The hope amidst the overwhelming.

Thank you for passing on advice, baby bouncers, bottles, diapers, toys, and lots and lots of encouragement.

Thank you for being a beautiful, loving, intentional mother- and for helping me learn to be one too.

Love you Sis. Happy Mother's Day!
KK

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Laundry Chute

KK - 

We moved.  

Technically not a big move.  Our new home was only 1 mile away from the rental home.  Same church ward, same school, etc.  

But regardless the size of a move, a move is still a MOVE.  Exhausting & a lot of WORK!

Our new home is a cute little "starter" home.  

The boys are very excited about the new house namely because it has a laundry chute.  Cub said to me, "I've always wanted to live in a house with a laundry chute!"  I am so glad we could make his dreams come true.  

Here is Little Grizzly working the laundry chute.



We have had talks about how ONLY clothing goes down the chute.  Not toys, kids, diapers, legos, etc.

Although I do remember shoving down at least one of my siblings down a laundry chute in one of our homes as a little girl.  Was it you that I sent down?  Probably.  Sorry about that.

Someday there will be more pictures to post of our house, but right now we still have plenty of boxes (empty and full) lying around.

-Miss T