Thursday, June 30, 2011

Outside Moment

I wish I could get pictures, but it's dark outside.

I brought the rug from the master bedroom outside and laid it out in the front yard, to get rained on and to have the sun beat down on it. It needs a good cleaning.

Elijah laid down on it and said he was going to sleep. "Goodnight, Mom. See you tomorrow!"

So we brought blankets and pillows out, and we are now lying down on the rug in the front yard, wrapped in a big Little Einsteins comforter and enjoying bedtime.

I need to thank my mediciation, and FlyLady, and Al-Anon. Before all of that, I would never have let this happen.

Thank you for this moment.

"Cloud fly high up in the sky. Going fast."

"Elijah's scared. It's dark out here."

"Elijah warm." "Elijah's warm?" "Right."


This didn't last too long; he decided he wanted water, and to go inside. So now he's in his room, playing with trains until he's ready to go to sleep. But it was such a wonderful moment.

I love my boy.

Mama Coyote

Monday, June 27, 2011

From a couple weeks ago

I'm going through my email, and this is one I sent myself from my phone while Elijah and I were still at my parents' house:

"Elijah stayed w my dad this evening while Lyn and I went to mooch some Internet and play with the kittens. When we got back; E was asleep in my bed. Dad says he set up a chair and tv tray, spent two or tree minutes making sure he had everything in place, including the rug and his trains. Then sat down and said, "Eggs and rice please.". After eating his eggs and rice, he went into the room he and I are staying in, turned on the light, and put himself to bed. Dad thought he'd be back in a minute, but when he went to check on him, he was asleep."

He's so awesome :)

--Mama Coyote

Friday, June 24, 2011

I wish I could record straight to DVD

I think Mama C would enjoy Masterpiece Mystery and Are You Being Served? BritComs make lots of things better.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

You, little boy.

We're sitting at the dining table, eating together, and Elijah looks at me: "What are you thankful for, Mama?"

Care Bears

Elijah keeps saying, "A pig truck!" I look up, and there is indeed a pig truck on Care Bears. "A pig truck are beautiful," says Elijah.

When the people come out of the walls...

Our main bathroom is completely torn out. The half bath still has its toilet, but nothing else... and the easiest way to get to the toilet is to go into the main bathroom through the hall door and duck through the torn out wall. This makes me giggle a lot. It amuses me every time I go through there.

Elijah followed me today, but I told him to stay out in the hall. There's a hole in the bathroom floor. It's not too dangerous to the adults, but to a toddler, it's a great gaping path straight to the basement floor. So he's standing there in the hall, and he says, "There's no wall in there! Mama's stuck. Mama's in the wall!"


--Mama Coyote

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Get out of the way, I'm a bus!!"

Elijah watched me playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Apparently I said the above a few too many times after I'd hijacked a bus ;)

Mama Coyote

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Internet fail

Uncle Cat's PC doesn't get very good internet signal anymore, which means Titi Bug has been playing less WoW and more Sims 2 (and longing for Sims 3 and/or expansion packs). Babies are still cuter in person, but now I find myself desperately trying to play two families so that their teens can get married and stuff.

...I'm not sure what this says about me.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Catching up in a moment of Internet-ness.

"Where's Elijah?" from under the pillows: "He's hiding behind."

"Have a go downstairs, see a clean washer."

Friday, June 3, 2011

More quotes.

"I feel so happy!"

"Beanie! You like your food!"

Elijah asked me, "What's that?" about a satellite dish. "It's a satellite dish." "A SATELLITE DISH?!?!?! Oh my goodness!!!"

Charlie got too packed with dirt again to work, and Elijah brought him to me. "He's hurt!"

"Charlie's covered in dirt!"

We're watching Punky Brewster :D

--Mama Coyote

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Another quote.

"Packaw John is /climbing/!"

Papaw John also has a new name, it seems :)

--Mama Coyote