Friday, May 8, 2009

Oh Kenyon...

Kenyon and his butt buddy!
(WARNING: you might be tempted to judge me as a mom after reading this and that wouldn't be nice... I swear the girls never had any of these issues and are usually bruise free)

Here are just 3 of my highlights with Kenyon this past week... for real!

1. Kenyon loses our bird and 2 days later when cleaning his room for company I pull back the sheets to find bird poo all over under there and ask Kenyon if the day he lost the bird he had taken it in his room. He says "oh yeah... I was playing my game and she was bugging me so I put her under there to be still". He has a queen size quilt and it is heavy enough to keep a little parakeet stuck in one place for sure. Needless to say I got Avery to come in and help me because I am now aware there will be a dead bird appearing at any moment. Well Avery ended up finding Blueberry (bird's name) alive and only slightly damaged. When I look over at Kenyon he has this sad look on his face and I ask him what is wrong and if he wanted to have killed our bird. He responds in all seriousness by saying "well, I wanted to see a real dead bird in my bed. I've never seen that before."

2. I'm downstairs visiting with a friend the other day while our kids are upstairs playing in the girls room, that now houses the teeter totter, and hear a bunch of kids screaming "Kenyon's on the roof". For a second I think it's a joke and then realize they said Kenyon so it probably is true. At that point I run upstairs and find a guilty looking boy standing next to the ripped screen, talking a mile a minute and trying to somehow blame his stupid choice on his sisters!

3. Today right after getting home with the kids and telling Kenyon that he can not go with the girls down to the nature trail and I am busy getting Kaden laid down for nap my neighbor (2 houses down and across the street) calls me and our conversation goes something like this...

Amy "hello"
Phoenix "Hey Amy"
"yeah, what's up"
"well, did you send Kenyon over"
"No, was he over there just now?"
"Yeah, he was saying something about how you wanted him to invite me to your mothers day party"
The conversation quickly ended after we realized what had happened and when I look at Kenyon he is standing there guilty and scared but can not help the giggle as he says "I don't want a spanking" - obviously what he wanted and what happened are two very different things!

Now all of this is a problem in and of itself - just trying to figure out how to deal with him and keep him alive. But it gets worse when I'm telling you Kaden thinks Kenyon is so cool and is actually a bit ahead of Kenyon in all that he does at the old age of 12 months.

Here is Kaden on top of the play structure getting all upset because he sees his mean big sister Adia has come to take him down.

Going Down...

Totally defeated...

Here is one to show off his new bruised up head - just like his brother!

And here he is after bath tonight when he decided to sneak outside to hang out on the table. This picture is actually of him when he was ready to get down... I missed him walking around up there. (BTW - for all of you who think I am a horrible mom now... I watched him sneak out and do this just to see what he was up to)

Kenyon - I love you so much and am trying so hard today to remember that God made you just the way you are and someday somehow all of this creative energy is going to be used to bring Him glory. I don't know how but I know it's possible. You really are so sweet and although you are in trouble most of the day (or you should be) you are such a happy kid and for that I am so grateful! I don't know what to do with you but what comes natural... laugh at you and love you and that is exactly what I am going to do. Oh and just so you know - no matter how hard you try to wear me down...

and you better!


The Horners! said...

What a week! Kenyon is one crazy boy!!!

McBride Family said...

Fun week! Remember that he is Kyle's son, and knowing him as I have since birth, he's lucky he made it out alive! Your boys will too, they will just give you lots of fun memories along the way!

The Carrs said...

But you really do have to add in the sweetest story of the mother's day song he wrote and sung for you at the Convalescent hospital -- in front of all those people! That was precious!

The Bee Hive said...

You've got some wild boys! Love it. Love it. Everett's got a constant cut/bruise on his head. :-)