- Evan: while trying to use his napkin at the dinner table as a prop, diligently works to make things disappear, "make magic" as he says. When things he is covering with his napkin do not disappear, Brady says "magic is not real". Evan says "I want it to be so that I can make all of you disappear and then I can rule the world." WOW!! I am not sure whether to be scared or amused!
- Maddox - in a very serious tone, a couple of times has said "Mommy, I'm sorry that I let you down." I have no idea where he has learned this from but it always makes me feel so terrible inside. When I have asked him what he means or what he did to let me down (because this does not follow some terrible action) he just says "I don't know", making me think that he does not know what it means.
- Evan so sweetly at the dinner table said "Mom, your my best girl in the whole town"
- On our little "staycation" over Spring Break, Brady looked at me and said "Mom you look so beautiful." I said "thank you, buddy." He said "No, mom, you look really beautiful; like really, really, really beautiful. You look like someone else, someone different."
- Maddox has taken to singing - "loudly for all to hear" (Elf) - "I will wait" (Mumford & Sons) has been his song of choice - adorable out of his sweet little voice. Today when I went to get him up from his nap he was up on his knees in his bed belting "Let it Go" from the Disney Frozen movie. Then he got down off the bed and said "Mommy, I just need a guitar and a stage and I could sing that." Apparently I have a little performer on my hands.
- Two weeks ago was Kindergarten registration for Evan at the Elementary school. He was very excited to get registered....he tried to head out the door with me as I was leaving to register him, although this was the parent sign up only, so he did not go with me on this evening. When I got back he and his brothers were already in bed but not yet asleep so I went in their room to tell them good night. When I got in there he said "Mommy, did you get me signed up Mommy?" I told him I did. He said "Brady, maybe I will be in your class" (so sweetly with a noticeable bit of anticipation in his voice). I held my breath for a pause knowing how excited Evan was in that moment and not wanting Brady to burst his bubble. Brady said "Buddy, I will be in third grade next year." Phew!! He did not crush Evan's bubble. In the proudest voice, Evan said "I am gonna be in kindergarten."
Evan & I as I was walking out the door to register him for kindergarten