Friday, July 19, 2013

Toddler Bed for One

Well, there are two things I have dreaded for,a loooooong time.  One is potty training two kids boys at once.  The other is putting them in a toddler bed.  You see, there was never enough time or hands to rock these two.  Therefor, bed and nap time was so easy.  We would lay them down and they would go to sleep.  Bam, that easy!
Well, due to one baby (Dillan) with chunky legs getting stuck in the crib, we were forced to put up the toddler bed.  One day the kids and I were here.  We were going to leave for the beach that afternoon.  They went down for a nap.  About 30 minutes later I heard a scream which is unusual.  I ran into the room and Dillan's legs were stuck between the slats.  I tried to pull them out.  Then push. No luck.  David had come in by this time and Daniel's sleepy eyes were peeking over watching.  I tried to push the mattress away.  Still didn't work.  Then I tried to pull the slats apart enough to get him out.  Finally, I just started jerking the slats.  I broke one and one leg was out.  Then I broke another.  Soooooo the crib was no longer useable.  We actually burned it int he burn pile tonight.
Anyway, we left for the beach and Walter went to get David's toddler bed.  Since he couldn't find the screws (he looked real hard) I attempted to put it together.  Walter helped me finish later when he got home.  Dillan was scared to sleep I. It the first night.  He cried, but I assured him it was okay and he was a big boy.  Daniel just looked at it for a while and then went to sleep.  As time has gone on, Dillan is more used to the bed.  He now gets up and plays with Daniel, walks around, gets shoes out.  So now I stand post at the bird and rush in when I hear him get up.  The look on his face its priceless every time.  Like he is surprised.  Now I dread getting Daniel a bed.  Two against one.

Notice the bite marks on the bed from David.   

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Little Firefighters

Pawpaw has such a cool work place!  He is the Assistant Fire Chief at Dannelly Field in Montgomery.  When we go visit we get to see all the fire trucks, airplanes, and play pool.  Well, David plays pool, not me.  I wanted to take all the kids for a visit since my Dad will retire in less than a year.  It was a lot different taking 3 mobile children instead of 1. 

We started out by the runway waiting on the F-16s to take flight.  While we waited we saw some commercial airplanes and an old military plane take off.  One of the fire trucks was out setting the cable for the F-16s.  When they rode by they turned on the sirens and lights for the boys.  The pilots waved at the boys as they taxied by.  That's always pretty cool.  The F-16s finally zoomed by for take off!  The noise is sooooo loud! 

We walked up to play on the fire trucks.  Daniel and Dillan wanted to flip every switch so Dad and I were busy trying to keep them away from the switches!  David wanted to get on top of the trucks.  Of course, we let him go with one of us.  He got on all of them except for one.  Of course, my Dad felt guilty for him not getting on the #6 truck.  I pick on him about being a softy with the grands!  :)

Things got a little trickier when we went inside for David to play on the pool table.  That didn't last long.  After chasing them around to keep them out of everything and making a mess with their snack, it was time to go back outside... or better yet HOME! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Six Flags Over Georgia... Not Chisholm!

David earned a free Six Flags ticket again this year through the Reading Counts program at EES.  Since he earned it, we should definitely use it.  A friend of mine and her little boy went with us which made it more fun.  Elisha and I could enjoy each other while David and Clayton played.  We made it just in time for the park to open.  The boys saw all the roller coaster tracks as we were turning in and got all excited!  They promised they were NOT going to ride any of them!  Haha!

Their favorite rides were all the water rides and bumper cars.  They loved the water park, Skull Island.  We spent a couple hours letting Clayton and David play on the slides and the water spouts. 

We left about 30 minutes before the park opened and made it home safely.  We only saw 2 deer on the ride home!  I guess that's what happens when you ride on country roads at night in Alabama.