Last Sunday the boys performed in the Primary Program in our ward.
They were adorable and sung their little hearts out. Each of them spoke confidently into the mic and recited their parts. We held our breath for some sort of display of wills or hilarity - but alas - they were perfect gentlemen and we are so proud of them.
On Monday, our fellas took off for school on their scooters and we got one of "those calls", where your hearts leaps up into your throat and you're not sure what to expect but you know it isn't all butterflies and rainbows...
Poor Dax crashed --
and split open his chin
and knocked out his tooth
(Baby tooth - Thank Heavens)
and bloodied his nose.
The entire Gardner gang was hovered over piles and piles of leaves on the bike trail desperately searching for the missing tooth (which was all Dax Man was distraught over) when our cute neighbor noticed the anomaly and asked if anyone needed help.
Well - turns out they did.
Kael rode off to school with Ace - after Ace lost his breakfast at the sight of bloody Dax. :)
Then our neighbor delivered our little tough man with nary a tear to our front door and we ushered him to get his first set of stitches at the doc.
He is one tough little dude, that Dax.
And he is a tiny bit richer thanks to a compelling note he wrote to the tooth fairy to explain the absence of his actual tooth.
On Tuesday morning Boone woke up early to watch his favorite "Punky Shoe" aka "Monkey Show" aka Curious George. He did this in the nude except for head wear.
He also tried to give himself a heiny lift.
I do this all the time Boone. I hope your luck is better than mine. :)
On Wednesday the Target toy catalogues were out and the boys took time pouring over their pages and circling the toys that looked of interest to them.
Did anyone else do this with the Sears and JC Penny catalogues when you were younger? It's so amazing how some things are a cheap thrill universally.
On Thursday the boys had basketball and wrestling.
At one point or another they were all participating.
At another point they were all spectators.
And in the end they all failed at their first group selfie. LOL
It cracks me up.
On Friday we took the crew to see Wonder. I feel like every
kid in the world needs to watch that movie. We talked on the way home about how the world needs nice people. But not just nice people who won't be mean to those among us who look or act differently -- Nice people that are willing to stand up to those that are mean to people who look or act differently. Those that will actively show love and change behaviors. Those who will bravely take a lightly trodden path of goodness that will start a movement of "nice people" that will spread like wild fire in the best possible way.
I'm confident these little dudes have it in them. They show me all the time.
On Saturday the fellas got to go with Dad to the BYU basketball basketball game.
They ate all the good things and danced their booties off to get on the jumbo tron.
BYU lost. I'm sure you're shocked. :)
And here we are - full circle on a Sunday.
With these little fellas who make us sweat and smile and do our best every darn day.
Grateful to be celebrating a week of Thanksgiving with some of my favorites.
We are so blessed and my cup runneth over.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!