Well, I just noticed that our blog hit counter has surpassed 20,000 hits!!! Of course, that's in the whole year since I started blogging AND about 10,000 of those are probably from me checking for comments all day long every day. :) Thanks for making my first year of blogging memorable. I don't think I'll ever go back to hand-written journals now that I've discovered the ease and camaraderie of blogging.
So, my kids have me on a tight leash. I'm the family pet. When the boys wake up in the morning, I let them play in their room together for a while with Buddha wandering in every now and then to report all the funny things Bugga is saying or inform me that Bugga needs something. Inevitably, though, when Bugga reaches his limit for playing in his bed, I'll hear him yelling, "MOMMY! WEH AH U?" while pounding on the side of his crib with his flat palm, summoning me like you would summon a dog. When Buddha needs to get my attention (for sadly, I tend to ignore my kids a lot when they whine and cry), he claps his hands together sharply, like a housekeeper calling the servants to attention. And does it work? Probably, I can only assume that's why they keep doing it. It makes me laugh, at any rate.
Bugga also has this very exaggerated way of asking, "why?" He says it more like this, "WWWHHHAAAHHHYYY? With his mouth filling his entire face as it forms around the letters. It's hilarious. Also, when he sees something big or lifts something heavy, he exclaims, while bending his body backward, "Ohh, beeg a beeg!"
We had another great book club last night, going out to eat then lounging in a hot tub while discussing vampires, werewolves, and true love. :) We had to lower our voices a few times when other patrons came to soak because, honestly, I'm sure we sounded a bit off - four grown women sitting around discussing fictitious characters and teen love in a hot tub. After we were shooed out of the pool area at closing time (10pm), we still weren't finished, so we kept gabbing at Megan's house until about 12:30!! I love these girls! Lindsey and Erin, you'd better finish the third book in time for July's book club. I'm telling you, you don't want to miss this! :)
And what's a blog post without pictures? The other day the boys watched Robin Hood while I practiced exposure settings and manual shooting on them from behind. It was cute to watch them sidled up to each other, totally engrossed in the story of Nottingham Forest. After that, they donned Mommy's shirts, toppled the stools and tore around the kitchen like banshees. I love boys.