Wednesday, September 05, 2007

just an update really

as most of you know...colton has had his first full week of 1st grade and is working on week 2. he is loving it. he says that 1st grade is the coolest. when i ask him what his favorite part of the day is, he says recess...and then proceeds to tell me about how the girls chase him on the playground, but that it works out fine because he is faster than all of them. is anyone else thinking that this is sure starting early????? seriously, they're 6. it has been really fun to watch the dynamic between the kids in the last week. the two little ones really miss colton during the day, and he misses them too. it has given chase and aiden the opportunity to become really close, so that's been fun. they literally follow each other around the house playing all sorts of things. aiden will basically do ANYTHING chase tells her to...which he loves. he's got halloween all set up. i over-heard them planning it in the playroom the other day. chase says that colton is gonna be batman...he is gonna be robin...and when he asks who is gonna be batgirl (just to make sure aiden remembers the plan) aiden raises her hand straight up in the air; her eyes get really big and excited-like; and she jumps up and down yelling, "ME!!! I'M BATGIRL!!!" i keep trying to tell them that she could be cat woman, because then i could make her a cute kitty cat costume and the theme would still work. but no. chase has it all planned out and has her convinced that she must be batgirl. we will see. chances are...by halloween...they will be on to something else. like the muppets or something. (the muppet movie is their favorite right now.) although it is not a good sign that aiden has named all of her dolls lois lane. anyhow, today it was so sweet because we had been waiting in the car ride line for about 25 minutes when chase finally said, "mommy...i neeeeed colton." then, when we pull up and see colton standing there waiting for us, chase and aiden start yelling his name and waving and colton gets really excited. he climbs in the car and i am so excited to see him that i start talking to him right away. there's not even a "hi mommy." there is only, "hi aiden and chase...i'm so glad you are awake today." (normally they have fallen asleep in the car waiting in the line) then chase reaches over and grabs colton's arm and says, "oh colton...i so missed you." to that, my heart smiled.

in other news, chase starts preschool tomorrow. he is very excited and i am a little worried about how aiden will do here without him. she will have a whole 5 hours with just her and me on mondays and wednesdays. wow. she has never had that before!! i'll have to teach her how to shop!! :) i have a feeling chase may miss her too.

4 comments:

Sue said...

Mindy, Great stories--I couldn't help smiling during the whole update--Thanks

Anonymous said...

Sweet, sweet stories of the kids. I enjoyed reading the blog. Its weird to see dynamics change in the house with one kid gone to school. I see Addie and Avery growing closer in a different way and Annalise and Avery are playing more together than ever. Its fun and I'm trying to take this all in because these times are precious. I feel and see it now more than ever.
Thanks for sharing life. Its fun to know someone else is experiencing something like me. :)
Kara

Anonymous said...

IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO HEAR ABOUT COLTON'S 1ST WEEK AT SCHOOL---NOT SURPRISED THE GIRLS ARE CHASING HIM AS HE IS SUCH A HANDSOME YOUNG MAN.----AND FOR CHASE AND AIDEN , WELL- WHO COULD ASK FOR SUCH CUTE DARLINGS AS THEY ARE. MINDY, SO GLAD TO BE ABLE TO GET YOUR PAGE AGAIN----AM DOING IT THRU KATIES . I CAN NOT GET IT BY GOING DIRECT TOYOUR SITE.......LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH GJ

Katie said...

The story about picking Colton up from school is precious. I can just see Chase telling Colton how much he missed him and Colton with that cute grin of his.

If you decide on Cat Woman for Halloween, I've got some supplies you can use. Tayler was Cat Woman last year.

I'm trying to do the blog thing but not really regularly. If you want to hear stories about the girls, we're at burstingblooms.blogspot.com

Take care!