Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend...

Yesterday I had some special time with Gavin, which we both really enjoyed.

Today - Brian's turn!  After my three boys let me sleep in, my little monkey and I went to the movies!  I took Brian to see Chimpanzee.  I made sure to show him the trailer ahead of time - and when he asked to see it over and over I took that as a good sign.  I was prepared to walk out if he got bored, though, as the movie is essentially a documentary.  There's nothing animated at all!  But Brian more than shocked me.

He sat still in his own seat - holding, but not even eating, the bag of fruit chews I gave him.  Thank God we were in the theater with only one other family, because Brian talked through the whole movie.  He followed the plot - asked questions - knew when the chimpanzees were in trouble... he amazed me.

Here's just a small example of his chattiness!

Brian and I give this Disney movie FOUR thumbs up!  He's still talking about it!

When we left the movie, Brian asked where Daddy and Gavin were.  When I said they were at home, he said "We go get them!"  So we did!  We picked them up and headed to a nearby farm for ice cream!

Gavin wasn't interested in ice cream (too cold!) - but he loved my whipped cream...

And just so you know, Brian takes his ice cream eating very seriously.  He does NOT like to be interrupted for a photo opportunity.

The farm has a little area with goats, chickens and bunnies - and a little machine that dispenses food pellets.  

Both of the boys had fun feeding the goats - even Gavin!!

OMG - LOOK!  It's ME!!!  In a photo!!!  
It is alive.

Brian was a riot, but I always get a kick out of watching Gavin enjoy his brother's happiness.  He's such a sweet boy!!

It has been a great Mother's Day Weekend so far.  And it's only going to get better!  Ed had the BRILLIANT idea to head to our favorite place tomorrow for a day trip.  We're taking the boys to the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey!  They love the rides - and the beach - and it's supposed to be a very warm and sunny day.

I love my little family.

Mother's Day tribute week continues with another story about my Mom.  When I was a little girl, she would sit on the side of my bed and tell me stories at night.  I always requested stories about "Katrina", which became a bit of a nickname for me.  My Mom was a smart woman - she would tell me stories about Katrina's day...and it always mirrored mine.  I'd say "I did that, too!" or "I like that, too!"  I definitely use this already...and plan to keep telling stories that encourage communication from my children.

I love my Mom.

1 comment:

  1. Brian and Gavin may have enjoyed the goats...but I was getting a bigger kick out of Ed enjoying feeding the goats. The kids are going to love these videos when they get older. Have a great time today Kate.


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