Monday, June 22, 2009

Things to Make and Do

Last night, I went to check on Brenden at 1:00 a.m. - I suppose that would make it this morning that I checked on him, whatever - 1:00 a.m.  He was wide awake with a bed full of projects he was working on.  He is reading a huge book - it looks like a text book - called Things to Make and Do and he was making and doing all of them.  I told him that he was up ALL night and now it was morning and he said, "That's funny, I don't feel tired."  I cleared his bed and stayed in the room until I knew for sure he was going to stay in his bed.  He was up bright and early ready to make and do more projects.  We made a flute and a banjo this evening.  We are missing some of the items needed for the projects he wants to do, but he spent quite a bit of his day wandering through the house and garage looking for precious gems he could turn into something else.

I accidentally pained a section of the bathroom I am painting in yellow and was painting back over it and Nolan said, "But yellow is FUN!"  He was surprised to see some blue on a wall and he said, "I LOVE the blue!"  He also told me this morning that he is cute because I made him that way - usually he tells me he's cute because his dad made him that way.

Ethan has a set conversation he uses on the phone for everyone, "LO! (hello) gaba gaba gaba bye, wuv oo," sometimes he'll throw in a "mo" if you ask him a question.  He has a little girlfriend at church.  He threw a fit on Sunday because she went in the nursing room with her mom and he desperately needed to go too!  When they see each other, they hold hands and there is the occasional hug.  She used to give him kisses, but has been dissuaded from that.  Ethan has turned into a little monster.  He hits and kicks his brothers randomly for no reason at all.  His favorite book is Go Dog Go and he yells "GO! GO! GO!" through the whole thing.  He is just too cute!


Lynn said...

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Are you related to Fontella or John H. Boehme from Rosemary Canada?? They are my grandparents.

Please e-mail me!

Celeste said...

Hey, if you ever want to ship Brenden down here we have a list of things that need to be made! I can't believe Ethan has grown up so much - we miss you guys!

John Zakimi Kelly said...

I'm not surprised at Brenden, look who he has for parents! He's a little do-it-yourselfer in the making! What a good mom to make stuff with him, very inspiring for me.

Landon and Mandi said...

Oh I wish Ethan and Jaron lived closer together. Jaron is starting to do funny things like that. He likes to spit and say, " Mom, I funny" and then laugh.