Friday, March 6, 2009

brandon's son

my man is currently out of the country. okay, he's in canada but it's cooler to say he's getting a new stamp in his passport this week. this means i am the momma of 3 very adorable children ALL ALONE for a few days. no big deal. many women do this all the time. right? you might think it's hard to have a 2 month old baby and still take care of the other two. right? well, in this house, the 2 month old is a dream. he sleeps THROUGH THE NIGHT. (hello. none of my kids did this until they were at least a year old) my four year old is more like a little mommy than a child. it's brandon's-not-so-chubby-anymore-one-year-old who is the excitement in my life.

aunt debbie was the first (of many) to warn me about my husband as a boy... and the fact that i would probably have a son who might make me wonder if he would live to serve a mission.

we just installed a backwards door knob (euphemism) for obvious reasons. last night macrae was all locked in nicely and going to sleep. after an hour i heard some noise and went in to find him sitting on the window sill behind the blinds with just legs sticking out ontop of the changing table. i put him back in bed. shortly thereafter i heard some noise and went into the room to find a broken drawer hanging from the changing table (being used as a step ladder, no doubt). so again, i put him back in bed. a few minutes later i heard some more noise and found another broken drawer. at this point there's only one drawer left to break. sure, brandon is a master at fixing everything but let's get real...i wasn't going to let him break that one too. so i moved the whole table into the hall. within 10 minutes i heard noise again and found he had dragged his matress over to the window to use as a step...he just HAD to reach those blinds?? maybe he was planning an escape out the window. whatever. i might have been angry but i wasn't. this is just the boy i am raising.

tonight after he and isla had bathed, the water was draining out of the tub when i heard a little splash and found this...yep, he's fully clothed in his pajamas and a new diaper. and yes, that is the shower curtain on the GROUND.
how can you be mad at this little face?

10 comments:

Kjrsten said...

Hysterical!
that bath pic is GREAT! I love his little expression! You just might have to be one of those moms who has her child in a harness in public places! YIKES!

Molly W. said...

Oh my goodness! You have WAY more patience than me thats for sure! That face sure is darling though so...I can understand you not being too upset. :) Miss you, friend.

Mandy said...

I will soon have 5 sons, and I still think you might have me beat here! What a kid! And what a mom you must be to be lucky enough (and patient enough) to raise a little Brandon! Good luck being husband-less.

Bryn said...

Whoa, I think you have a mini Eli on your hands, that is way too funny. I can't believe he's only one, and already figuring out his escape route. He's darling.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

I'm having Eli flashbacks. Don't worry friend, I'm starting a support group and you can be the first member.

alexismunoadyer said...

ha we are all laughing in provo.

Rachel said...

You are mom of the year! Because you took the time to stop and take a picture. Climbing in the bathtub fully clothed is Ben's new favorite thing too. He turns the water on, fills it up & climbs in while I am trying to take a 5 second shower. They definitely get this mischeviousness from their daddies because the moms are innocent & sweet!

Erin said...

That is so funny! It reminds me of my life. Adam was SO mischievous esp after I had Logan. He used to push my screens out of the window when they were open and climb out--so beware, don't have your windows open upstairs! He has been climbing counters and shelves since he was 2. People are always worried when they see him do these things and I'm just like, that is totally normal for him. Surprisingly he is pretty agile. His brother not so much! But, Logan likes to do his fair share as well! I think Adam got a mixture of his dad and uncle brandon that way!:)

lrbodine said...

Is it sad that my little girl is this much trouble?! Heaven knows what will happen if I have a boy one day.

Kjrsten said...

that face! i love it, i had to comment again!