Friday, April 4, 2008

WEEEEEE!

No one says it like a child! It is kind of a cute story and I am trying to do better at keeping track of these cute small things my kids do. Monday we walked to pick Ethan up from school and Amelia has become terrified of going down the small hills, on her bike, between here and there. They are a little steep but short. Anyway I was tired of parking her bike in someones lawn and picking making her walk the rest of the way and picking it up on the way back home. So like the mean mom I am I told her that she couldn't ride her bike to the school again unless she was going to be brave enough to ride it the whole way. So Wed she convinced me that she was ready and she WAS brave now! So I consented. We got to the top of the hill and here she goes slower then a snail but saying WEEEEEEE The whole way down. I really wished I had had my camera with me I thought it was so cute. She was thirlled and so was I that she was at least willing to try and did a great job. By the second trip that day (for pick up instead of drop off) she was going faster and having more fun! I thought of my childhood and we lived on top of a big hill and we would ride our bikes to the pool during the summer and we loved to ride flying down the hill. That was fun but I don't remember doing it with so much zeal as Amelia. It makes me want to try it again just so I can say WEEEEEEE!
Oh and another thing Amelia did this week I don't want to forget. Thursday morning I was on my elliptical watching the morning news and Amelia was there at the table doing her Care bear puzzle and she looked at me very seriously and said, "I don't want to take balta." I said you don't want to take what? She said "I don't want to take Balt." I then realized the commercial on the TV was for Cimbalta (a depression med) I asked her why don't you want to take it (I love seeing what they are thinking!) She said because it's not for kids. (she was almost sad about this!) She said it is just for mom's and dad's. I told her "well I am a mom and I don't want to take Cimbalta! Not everyone has to take it just people who need that!" She cheered up and said OH! I thought what the heck are these commercials teaching my kids!!!!
p.s. I know these pictures don't have to do with what I wrote about but they were of Amelia and I just took them yesterday! I thought they were cute but I wish I knew how to get rid of the shadows... someday I will learn how to use photoshop!

6 comments:

Julia said...

I love this story...Riding bikes was one of my favorite things to do as a kid as well. Rowdy told me once when we were in the store "Mom we have to buy Kaboom" I didn't even have to ask why because I know he had seen too many Billy Maze commercials...Yikes!

So Many M's said...

Cute pic and story. Ya gotta love kids and the things they say. Hey which of the babes did you think look like James?

The Davis' said...

Kids have such enthusiasm for things! Its all new and exciting again for us.

Amelia is quite a cutie in those pics!

The Hawaiian Gards said...

She is so cute I love her long hair! I loved your vacation pictures too- especially the "we're going to heaven" part

So Many M's said...

That's Laur's little guy, (Tate) Bad pic of him cuz you can't see his face very well, It's funny, none of them look really similar I think but the girls, (Shauna's and mine, her's is the first and mine's the second). They will have fun together that is for sure.

Alli said...

I think the shadows look really cool! It makes me laugh that she was going super slow, but convincing herself that it was a weeee moment anyhow :)