Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Easter, General Conference and Family

The last couple of weeks have been crazy.  Easter was over General Conference weekend, and I think I liked it that way.  We bought a little more candy than usual, but maybe less than if we'd bought candy for both holidays separately...  maybe.  And we got to have some Billadeaus visit.  Brahms and Sonia came for Conference/Easter/my mom's birthday.  Then my mom went to Hawaii with her friend Diane, and then my dad came for a few days when she got back.

Cormac and Russell LOVED all the extra people (aka attention).  They both loved having their grandparents around to play and help them build things, etc.  They both really like Brahms and Sonia, too.  Cormac is still asking me where they went, about every other day. 

So here's their Easter morning:

Grandma brought a couple of Easter presents and one was a book for Russell –and he loved it!  He will sit still for maybe three different books of the dozens we have, so I was pretty excited he liked this one.  He dragged it around and had everyone read it to him.  His new thing is backing up into you, so he can sit on your lap  :)  It’s adorable.  So he was backing up into everyone with that book, and actually sitting through the whole thing.  Hooray!

We had a cake for my mom’s birthday, which didn’t turn out beautiful, but it was yummy.  Cormac really liked helping her blow out the candles.

Sunday we had barbeque chicken sandwiches and I made a cheesecake –which was honestly delicious, not to pat myself on the back!  It was nice to go for a walk in the beautiful weather, and then just play with the kids until it was time for them to go to bed.

We had a pizza party for my parents’ last day here and watched a movie after.  More playing with kids and taking it easy.  All in all, a pretty great family visit.  

Cormac keeps asking when Grandma and Grandpa will be coming back.  August is pretty far away for a three-year-old.  The day after they left, Russell kept wandering into the spare room and coming back, looking confused.  So I think it’s safe to say he misses them, too.  Good thing they already have another trip planned!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cormac's friends

Cormac has a lot of imaginary friends, and sometimes his explanations and stories just make me laugh out loud.  I've been telling some of his tales to family/friends and I realized I had to record some of my favorites (I'll probably come back and add some later, too!):

As we were praying before getting into bed, he said his octopus friend was going to pray, too.  He waved him over and said, “Come here.  Come fold your eight arms.”

One day we were walking in the door after going to the store.  He stopped as I entered after him.  “Ah! Mom! Don’t step on the cat!”  (We do not have any pets…)

Scott got Cormac out of bed one morning and Cormac asked him to carry him downstairs.  Scott picked him up and started to leave his room, when Cormac said, “Wait!  You have to pick up Mike Wazowski, too!”

One night I was getting Russell ready for bed, and Cormac was standing next to me.  He suddenly burst out laughing and said, “Mom, the cat is tickling my foot!”

We were about to go for a walk and Cormac seemed unsure about whether he wanted to come.  He asked if Ant could come (I think this is Ant from Word World on PBS).  I said he could, so Cormac leaned down with his hands cupped and acted like he was carrying him.  He stayed like that while we walked for about 10 minutes.  Then he asked if Ant could ride in the stroller, because he was tired of carrying him.

I think these are so funny to me because it’s all so real to Cormac!  He really thinks his imaginary friends are there.  He talks to them, carries them, feeds them, etc.  I think most of them are from movies/shows that he sees, but sometimes it’s just a random animal –and usually animals or other cartoons.  I don’t think he’s ever had a human imaginary friend.  Thankfully he has a few real ones  ;)