Last night Shay skinned her knee at the tennis courts and the combination of being tired and getting hurt was not good. As I tucked her into bed after major crying on the way home, she looked up at me and said, "Mom, you're beautiful, (paused, thinking)...AND...you're the BOSS...AND...you're the MOM!" She reminds me of that Garth Brooks song "She's Every Woman". She'll rage just like a river, then she'll beg you to forgive her.
She also reminds me of the little girl with the curl--when she's bad she's HORRID. But that's Kysa too.
Kysa took a late nap yesterday and so I let her sit in bed with me and write/draw in a notebook. Ty and I were watching her draw and she was being oh so cute. I said, “Kysa, you’re just delicious.”
She chuckled and looked at me like I was trying to pull something over on her, “Mom, you don’t eat me!”
Kysa can write her name, and so Ty asked her to write his name. She promptly wrote the T (without help), and then said, “What next?” I said, “Y”, and she said, “That’s in my name!”
Raleigh had his first football practice on Monday night after a big rainstorm. He came home muddy but had fun, and his coach Brad Perkins thought he did great. Brad has coached a flag football team for a couple years now but Raleigh hasn’t played until this year. He said he wanted Raleigh at tight end so he could block and catch, and I imagine he’ll play defensive line as well. He is one of the bigger kids but he is pretty fast. He needs to work on his catching but Brad thought he did a good job catching the ball at practice so maybe he is improving. He is playing football this year instead of soccer, yahoo!
We were able to have Breyden Parkinson (Aaron’s son) over yesterday and I just love that kid. We went to the primary activity and then to Arctic Circle. Ryker Perkins also came with us. Then the kids did the slip and slide and played in the water in the backyard.