Saturday, March 12, 2005
What a Wonderful day!
Today was so great! Nice weather just makes for a wonderful day!

So Blake and Julia had soccer games this morning. I have been wanting to go and be all the Aunt Christi I can be, so I found out when they were, and promised that I would make it to Blake's today (Julia's was at 8:30, and I wouldn't even make it to TJ's at that time!). Then I would go see Julia next time. Sometime around midnight last night it occurred to me that I had no idea where these games would be taking place. Gina had said something about them practicing at church, so I took a chance and hoped that the game was at their church. No such luck. I decided to drive around and hope to stumble upon some little people playing soccer. The program is called SOR, and I remembered a place called Seven Oaks Park that has all kinds of recreation stuff right down the road. I tried there. Only little people playing baseball. (Mental note: Keep that in mind. I want TJ to play baseball.) So, I just drove aimlessly, since I really am not familiar enough with my surroundings to know where else to look. I ended up near an elementary school with a pretty cool looking playground, great weather, and had decided that I would just hang out till they got home and go see them there. We went to play. Two little boys, about 6-8ish, came to play with their cars while TJ was swinging. TJ wanted to go play where they were, and I was apprehensive that they wouldn't want a little baby getting in their way. Boy, was I wrong! They let him play with their cars, played with him, and everything! One showed me his magic trick (he turned a pencil into dirt, then back again!). The other not only talked my ear off, but showed me his bike trick (he called it "meditation", and it looked just like he was meditating on a bike!). It was so great! TJ was having fun with them and their cars, and wanted to keep the cars, of course. The older boy said he could have one, b/c they had three. I had to tell him no (I'm sure his mom would have loved that!), and that I would buy TJ one later (LIE! They are the ones I saw on tv the other day that you have to put some kind of juice stuff in to make them go faster...that means MONEY!). He made sure to tell me exactly what aisle to find them on and everything! Then, they had to go home, and we had to leave, so he gave TJ a kool-aid pouch thing. TJ was so excited! He kept saying, "I got a drink (dink), I got a drink!" It warmed my heart that there are such nice kids out there. I have this mistaken notion in my head of late that kids are all just mean and hate babies. I'll have to rethink that notion....

So we saw the kids after that. Blake's team lost, but he played a good game, and Julia's team won. Hooray! I wish I could have seen it. I don't care for soccer, but it would have been fun to see, especially since I know some of the players. They liked the cookies I brought for them, which is good, b/c I didn't think they came out very well. Then we went home for a while to eat lunch. I got a good long nap while TJ took his. That was great! I don't know if it's just me, but my daily crash time (when I get dreadfully tired) has come down from b/t 5-6 to b/t 2-3 now. That's been hard b/c I'm teaching then during the week. I assume it has to do with being pregnant, but I don't remember that happening with TJ. Of course, just moving is tiresome anymore!

When we woke up TJ went out to ride his bike (tricycle) for a while. He usually won't ride it with me for some strange reason, and he rode all the way down the street today! It was cool! Then we went to the playground down the street. This trip just made my day even better! There were about a million people there (who could pass up such a nice day), and TJ was playing as usual. However, he went to climb on these little red things, and there was another little boy there who was five. I started to talk to him about SpongeBob b/c he had on a shirt with him on it. TJ must have taken that to mean he was cool. So they started to play together, and they would climb together and chase each other. It was so great! TJ had the biggest smile on his face the whole time. Even when he was talking gibberish, the little boy would say the same thing. It was all we could do to split them up so we could leave. This was special to me b/c TJ is usually VERY bashful, and doesn't play with other kids, especially not little boys. So, not only did he play w/someone else, but he did it twice in one day, and they were boys! I am so thrilled! What a wonderful day!

Oh, and as far as the fish go, they are all still alive. We went and got three more from Petsmart (only $.15 there, I can kill twice as many now!), and got the drops to put in the water, too. They seem to be fine. However, one of them seems to prefer just laying in the rock w/holes in it all the time. I keep tapping to make sure it's alright, and it moves, but I'm a little baffled. The flushing of the first three was very unceremonious. I said, "TJ, they were sick, and they died." Flush! He told me today that he ate his breakfast and it died. Well, at least it's part of his vocabulary now....

Okay, that was quite long. I hope you all have a great day, and I'll see you soon!
 
posted by Christi at 10:54 PM | Permalink |


7 Comments:


  • At 11:06 PM, Blogger Julia

    How cute!! We went to the park today too, and Andrew and Michelle played with a little boy who was about 2 or 3, and they had a blast. It's so fun when they start playing with other kids. Just wait until Taryn plays with TJ, not just watching him!

    That's kind of funny about his breakfast dying. I'm still not sure when they start getting the concept of death. Sometimes Alison giggles about my dad dying and I have to choke back the tears. I know she just doesn't get it.

     
  • At 8:39 AM, Blogger Daemon Cain

    He ate his breakfast and it died.

    Please tell TJ that he made my morning. I can't get the grin off my face.

     
  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger gina

    i love it. he is such a cute talker. the cookies were polished off this morning for breakfast.. yum!! healthy for the kids, right? oatmeal, raisins,dates...

    SOAR-Sports, Outreach, Arts, Recreation, lol

    maybe next week?

     
  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger gina

    i love it. he is such a cute talker. the cookies were polished off this morning for breakfast.. yum!! healthy for the kids, right? oatmeal, raisins,dates...

    SOAR-Sports, Outreach, Arts, Recreation, lol

    maybe next week?

     
  • At 1:21 PM, Blogger gina

    i love it. he is such a cute talker. the cookies were polished off this morning for breakfast.. yum!! healthy for the kids, right? oatmeal, raisins,dates...

    SOAR-Sports, Outreach, Arts, Recreation, lol

    maybe next week?

     
  • At 1:22 PM, Blogger gina

    Geesh!! dumb blog land. i didnt mean to comment three times obviously.

     
  • At 11:14 PM, Blogger Richpoo

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