Our Andrew loves to dance. It has been so fun to see him evolve with his dancing. It started out as knee bending when he was a baby, eventually leading to a full out obsession with River Dance. He has never been able to sit still when their is music playing. I remember when he was just a little baby, a car driving by with loud rap music playing, and Andrew dancing to it. Sometimes he lets us join in with him, but most of the time he wants us to sit and watch so that we can cheer and clap for him. He loves an adoring audience...and as you can tell by the video he definitely hams it up for your viewing pleasure.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Our next door neighbors have a little pip squeak dog named Jenny. Now Eric thinks that all dogs are called "Yenny." In fact he called Dale and Missy's dog "Yenny" the whole time we were up at their house. We kept trying to tell him her name was Callie but to no avail. Eric and Andrew both like to play that they are "Yenny." They crawl around and pant and we have to scratch them behind their ears and say " oh you're such a good Jenny dog...etc, etc."
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Andrew is the one who turned 4 this past week. We decorated downstairs with a sign and balloons. Some of the balloons were right at the bottom of the stairs, so we woke up to Andrew's sweet voice saying, "Hey, who's been blowing up all these balloons?" The balloons were probably one of his favorite things about his birthday. We still have a few around and we have to play with them several times a day.
The day after Andrew's birthday, we took him and Eric in for their checkups and immunizations. They both did amazingly well with the checkup part. In fact Andrew even was joking around with the doctor. This is quite an improvement for him. From about his 6 month checkup he would cry every time a nurse or the doctor was in our room. As soon as they would leave he would stop crying. But this time was great. Andrew went first, and since he was so brave Eric decided to be brave too. He just looked at the doctor very suspiciously the whole time. The shots were another story. We had Andrew go first. He had to get 5 shots! Eric and I were way down the hall and we could still hear him screaming. I don't blame him. Afterwards he kept saying, "That was so mean. That lady needs to go to jail." He was quite insistent actually. Eric got 3 shots. He did really well. For Eric it just hurts and then when it is done he stops crying. For Andrew it is more then the pain. For him it is the insult of it all.
We took the boys to Chick-fil-a afterwards. That helped them forget their troubles. Then we took Andrew to pick out his last birthday present...a bike. That totally pushed the shots from his mind. Andrew chose a red bike and a Lightning McQueen helmet. He calls his bike a race car, because "it goes so so fast."
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We had a great Halloween. Andrew decided a couple of months ago that he wanted to be a robot, and Eric was a fireman. Andrew won the prize for the "Most Outstanding Costume" at Trunk-or-Treat. It was awesome. The missionaries were the judges and they said that Andrew won because his was homemade. I think the dryer vent tubes for his arms were what really pushed him to the top.
Eric was just adorable. Everytime someone saw him they said "Ahhh!" He didn't quite understand Trick-or-treating, but when he realized that people were putting candy into his bag he got excited. He gave out ab out 30 minutes into Trick-or-Treating and rode that rest of the time in the stroller. He would not let go of his bag. It got so heavy for him that it was almost dragging on the ground but he would not let us hold it for him. By the time we got home, he was comatose and Andrew was wired.
Then the very next weekend we went to the Zube Train Park and rode trains. They are so cute. You straddle them and ride around on miniature tracks. Andrew especially loved going over the bridges. Eric wasn't quite sure how he felt about it, so he just kept trying to climb off.