Here are a few fun things that have happened recently. It's a little long, but it's more for posterity sake then anything.
Benjamin is at the age where he LOVES to help. He's ALWAYS putting his empty wrappers in the trash,as well as pieces of his apples. And loves to put his empty cups and plates in the sink. Such a big helper! We do have to check every now and then to make sure things have gone in the right spot, he's been known to throw his plate in the trash and empty milk jugs in the sink but he's getting better. Yesterday Benjamin and Andrew were laying on my bed with me while I was trying to wake up. Benjamin crawled over Andrew and found an empty string cheese wrapper on Bob's side of the bed. He promptly crawled off the bed saying "trash, trash" headed out the door, down the stairs, into the kitchen and threw it away, then came back upstairs and climbed back on the bed. All in the dark!(it was REALLY early) I had to laugh. Such dedication!!
Today we found a mouse. Bob had seem something a week or so ago while we were watching tv. He said he saw something small and dark run across the living room. I thought he was imagining things, but we set out to look, couldn't find anything, so gave up. We thought maybe it was a cockroach, it was small and dark right. Yet I don't think big cockroaches can survive in Washington. Anyway, we forgot all about it...until this morning! Bob was getting ready to head out for work, all the lights were off except for the christmas lights, tv and computer, so it was still pretty dark. Andrew was sitting on the couch watching tv and I was sitting at the computer. Bob jumps! He sees it again!! I thought he was just seeing something again. Then he sees it AGAIN! A mouse and it ran right past me! I still didn't see it yet, but told him we'd look into getting traps when he gets home from work tonight. Just amusing him, we couldn't possibly have mice! Andrew was wondering what was going on.... a mouse in primary? (we had just been talking about primary) Poor Andrew was confused. Then, while I was standing on the stairs making my list (I had moved from the computer, remember, that was the last place Bob had seen it.) I SAW IT! A LITTLE BLACK MOUSE!!! I jumped so high!! Andrew said he saw it too, and that it didn't bother his christmas village, he seemed pretty happy about that.He also told me it was blue. He wasn't too concerned so I was trying to be calm. Then Bob saw it 2 more times and jumped both. It's a little unnerving having a mouse in your house. By this point, with all our jumping, Andrew has decided he doesn't like it and won't get off the couch! Bob had been planning on taking my car with the car seats, it gets better gas mileage and he had lots of driving to do. I looked at him and told him he'd better move the car seats so the boys and I could go and get traps. Yup, the urgency for traps increased significantly as soon as I saw one for myself. Andrew later told me he saw it run downstairs. We haven't ventured down yet. He thinks it left with daddy and we'll leave it at that. I'm still going to go get traps, humane ones though, NOT the snapping kind.