I want to remember that Kole's favorite movie is Tinkerbell and whenever I turn it on he is absolutely glued to the TV. It's the only movie he will watch from start to finish. I have tried to get him to watch Cars and other "boy" shows time and time again but nothing holds his attention like the fairies of Pixie Hollow. It is adorable and hilarious and strangely appropriate for the life he lives surrounded by so many girls. This bit of information should come in handy someday. :)
I want to remember that not long ago Ellie was so upset about some bushes and flowers we pulled out of the front yard that she decided to run away. Apparently they were favorites of hers and she didn't appreciate the change. She packed a suitcase and told us she was leaving for good. Trying desperately to keep straight faces, Kenny and I asked her a few important questions -
"What will you eat?"
"I guess I will have to go to Vons and steal some donuts."
Where are you going?
"To Utah to grandma and grandpa's house. They have a pool and grandpa is retired now. He will play with me."
She made it out the door and to the mailboxes and then slowly came back and told us maybe she would run away tomorrow. We told her we were so glad she decided to wait because we would miss her more than we could handle.
Later I checked her suitcase and she had packed two swim suits and a pair of pajamas.
I want to remember how Kenny lights up whenever he talks about our kids. We had short meetings with each of the girls' teachers last week to set goals for the school year and it made me smile listening to him talk about our girls. His eyes sparkle and he speaks about them like they are the most amazing little people in the world. I always knew he would be a good dad, but he has exceeded my expectations beyond measure.
I want to remember the way Kole climbs on me and says "lap!" My lap is his favorite place to be and you won't hear me complaining about it.
I want to remember the way that Ellie calls a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup a "Reese" and a Jolly Rancher a "Jolly Ranch." They are two of her favorite treats and I don't think she knows the right way to pronounce them. I haven't told her the correct way because I think her version is better. I hope nobody else tells her for a long time.
I want to remember that when Addison was getting ready to start Kindergarten Kenny told her how important it is to do well in school. He said "if you work hard in school you can be anything you want to be when you grow up." Addison said "Good! Because I want to be a mom!"
I want to remember the way that made me feel.