Friday, October 31, 2008

Random Thoughts

Just a couple of random things that aren't Halloween related since I will have another Halloween post tomorrow with the Trunk or Treat pictures. Spencer, our 6 year old, has decided that he wants to be an engineer when he grows up and design roads and bridges, and possibly cities. He love doing math and is quite good at it. We will be finding some serious math programs for him in a couple of years cause Travis and I are math idiots. Probably something like Math U See. Anyway, we found a Sim City game that we bought a long time ago and had Spencer try it out. He loves it! He loves designing the city and the streets and seeing the stop lights pop up. He spends all the computer time he earns each day playing Sim City. It blows my mind how good he is at comprehending things that I would struggle with. He didn't even have instructions for the game. He downloaded it and just figured it out! Dang, I'm glad my kids got their daddy's brains.
My other thought was Connor. I've realized the past couple of days that I'm gonna have some problems with him when Elizabeth is born. Connor is a mama's boy. He loves to snuggle and have me sing to him. Just last night he brought all his ratty, smelly old blankets in, climbed on my lap, stuck his thumb in his mouth and asked me to sing. I sang his favorite Primary songs, and then of course, "So This is Love", and then he went to bed. He got up this morning, like most mornings, and wanted to snuggle in bed. He'll wrap his legs around me and get as close as possible. So, even though he talks about his baby sister all the time, I think there will be a bit of a transition period there. (o: He's been my baby for over 4 years now, so I guess I don't blame him.

I said the "So This is Love" part like all in the universe should know what I'm talking about. Sorry. Each of my kids has a particular song that I sang to them when they were babies. Just songs that they seemed to react to more than others so I made it their song. Joseph's is "You Are My Sunshine"~which I really couldn't sing to him at all the first couple of months cause I always started to cry-hey-he was the baby that I was told I'd never get. Then Spencer came along when Joseph was worshipping the Wiggles, so Spencers song is a Wiggles song, the Butterfly song. I don't know the actual title, but he loved it. Connor's song is "So This is Love" from Cinderella. Actually, when he was a newborn, he was on my lap when a Disneyland commercial came on and they were singing this song. He actually turned his head towards the tv during the music. So, I started singing it to him. I even recorded myself on video singing that song so that Travis could play it for him every night when I went to visit my folks in Hawaii. Anyway, I wonder what Elizabeth's song will be. I never planned any of these songs in advance, so it will be fun to see what comes up.

Okay, so that's all the randomness I have in my brain right now. I work tonight after the Trunk or Treat, so Travis will have to deal with post-party hyper kids and fight for their candy. Tomorrow night will be my last night of work. It's really going to hurt to not have the money, especially at Christmas, but I never plan to work outside the home again. At least not while my kids are small. So, I'm very excited for Saturday to be over. (o:

1 comment:

MackSlackers said...

It is amazing how things work out. You will never regret this decsion. :)