Sunday, October 4, 2009

But why not?

So now is the time that we have started to hear, "But why not?". Daniel doesn't say it, but Cameron does it. I'm sure it will get annoying, but at the moment, it is very cute to hear! And all I can do is smile and laugh!

The boys have become very musical lately and enjoy playing their loud (and annoying) instruments! A miniature drum set and recorders. They were Christmas presents last year from cousin Kelly. She will pay dearly when she has kids! I see lot's of loud musical instruments in her future! In fact, they are both playing their recorders right now and I think I need to invest in some earplugs! Or another bottle of Excedrin Migraine! Imagine me cringing right now as the pitch feels like fingernails on a chalkboard to me! SSSCCCRREEECCHH!!!!!!

And we have finally learned the ABC's! LMNOP doesn't quite sound right, but that is pretty normal! Either way, I'm excited that they have finally learned all of the alphabet song! We also sing multiple songs at bedtime now! They include, the ABC song, Twinkle twinkle little star, the Ladybug Picnic, Lullaby and Little Bunny Foo Foo! And the new favorite that Bryan and I sing to them together is The Bear in Tennis Shoes song! Any of you remember that song? For those that don't know, Bryan and I met as outdoor counselors for a camp called Cispus! We had camp songs that we sang and this was one of those songs! It is one of our favorites and when we sing it to the boys, they are silent! (Yes! Silence is a miracle in this house!) And then when we sing the ending "The End, The End." over and over again, they can't stop laughing! So here are the lyrics so that you can sing it to your children! It's a fun song that should be a family favorite!

I have also added some new pics below of recent events! Yesterday was the Open House at the Washougal Fire Department! My sister's boyfriend Dustin became a volunteer at the fire department and we went down to check it out and support him! The boys had fun and got to ride in the fire engine, learn to stop, drop & roll!

And 2 weeks ago, our maple tree in our front yard came down. Well, half of it came down and the other half had to be brought down. Luckily, the only casualty was our mailbox! Oh, and our pocketbook! $950 to down a stupid tree! Mother nature was much cheaper!

The other day
(echo)
I met a bear
(echo)
In tennis shoes
(echo)
A dandy bear
(echo)
(all together)
The other day I met a bear;
In tennis shoes -- a dandy bear;

(other verses similar)

He looked at me,
I looked at him.
He sized up me,
I sized up him.

He said to me,
Why don't you run?
For I see you ain't
Got any gun.

And so I ran
Away from there.
And right behind
me was that bear.

And then I came
up to a tree.
I great big tree --
Oh goodness me!

The nearest branch
Was ten feet up.
I'd have to jump
and trust my luck.

And so I jumped
Into the air,
And I missed that branch
Away up there.

Now don't you fret.
Now Don't you frown.
'Cause I caught that branch
On the way back down!

The moral is
No shocking news:
Don't talk to bears
In tennis shoes.

(and the classic camp song can't-leave-well-enough-alone
epilogue:

The end. The end.
The end. The end.


The tree down across our driveway.

The rest of the tree still standing.

Our mailbox post!

The rest of the tree being taken down.

Stump grinding!

The hole, the sawdust and a pile of wood!

Cameron, Auntie Am, Dustin & Daniel (and ice cream)!

Amber and Dustin

Riding in the engine!

Mommy and her BIG boys!

Playing with the dog food in the "kitchen". YUMMY!

2 comments:

The Gays said...

Oh my gosh! I have that same kitchen... was it yours Jen?? Mine is now in my classroom but will be returning home soon for the girls!

Thing 1 & Thing 2 are now 3! said...

That kitchen was mine and my sisters when we were little and we brought it out of storage for the boys about a year ago! I love it and so do they!