So Day 6 Monday (July 6th) --- lazy day --- kids swam, I went to target, we all did dinner at Chili's --- I must say that a Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Burger is just the bomb! Anywho - we got back to the house and loaded the kids up and headed to Elk City to spend some time with Brad, Abby and Grandma Dot (lowery -- I have a grandma dot too -- but she is a wagner) We got to Brad's home around 1 am. The boys were cranky and miserable (SORRY BRAD). They got up of course at the first morning light and oh my they were not in any better mood! We went to the super market and got stuff for some sandwiches and headed to the local park -- Which I have to say is very nice --- lots of ponds --- TOO MANY ducks --- a play ground --- put put golf --- a train --- and carousel ---- a pool...... I think tennis and there might of been more.
This was the view while we ate lunch --- begger's I tell ya --- Braden kept telling the ducks... just a few more minutes (we informed him that he was not to feed the ducks but I guess he wanted to still give them hope)
Here is the nice brand new play ground they had. Parker Loved the slide.
So much he was very unsure about sharing it with some strange boy. Look at the expression lol.
Braden in total concentration. How might I know this? Check the TONGUE action.
Parker has issues with letting go LOL....
It was HOT ---
Parker has developed an obsession with bark on tree's --- not so sure why. We keep telling him it isnt a nice thing to do to the tree but it is one thing he just keeps doing to any tree!
Braden wasnt too happy --- he was in a time out for throwing the pebble rocks for like the 5th time.
Okay so we took the kids to Elk City Lake (or over grown pond jk) --- Parker loved the YUCKY foam stuff... gross.... seriously how does this form and what is it... wait i dont want to know!
Braden quickly found out western Oklahoma is not like northern Oklahoma or Central Oklahoma for that matter lol.... You must wear shoes when you walk around---- STICKERS!!!
This is P-wayne imitating his daddy and his uncle.
There were at of splash fights
Lots of Abby throwing
The boys --- doing a total Baywatch moment.
Day 7 --- we visited with Grandma Dot one more time and then headed home!!!
We had a great vacation. We have learned a few lessons this vacation. 4 days is about our max. We need a large vehicle with limo glass separation. So here is to next year when we dont overload ourselves.
OH wait --- cute things the boys said and did this vacation.
Western Oklahoma (RED DIRT) --- Braden says to me as we get out to go visit grandma dot -- its muddy here --- i look down and the red dirt doesnt look like our dry brown dirt --- so I had to explain that they have red dirt and we have brown dirt
Brock and Steffi taught Braden "DOWN TEXAS" with the hand sign -- he is pretty proud of himself.
Braden has this thing about everything costing 8 dollars, not sure what started it but it was expanded upon when now everything is from Home Depot.
Asked -- where did we get Parker.... from the home depot --- how much did he cost --- 8 dollars.
Braden is singing songs alot more... tonight he was singing Popcorn Poppin' on the Apricot tree to his nana as we stopped back by on our way home.... Somehow it was "you can make a popcorn treat --- it wasnt really good" blah blah .... I love it really it is soooo amusing! When we were driving home we sang several songs --- including that one and he told me how much he loves SHARING TIME.
Parker is repeating everything and putting together sentences! Growing up I tell ya.
Braden is almost potty trained --- He only had three accidents! Way to go SON!!! You just might actually be able to attend pre-k (granted he has another year but come on i'm tried of diapers) --- As soon as he is done the other one will start cause I think he is ready!
Trying to think of anything else to share...... OH one naughty one that I swear my boys are just full of information I dont want to know and maybe I shouldnt ask.
Braden has been keeping his hand down his pants... I always assume it is cause he needs to pee so I always ask.... Do you need to pee? He will say no ... I will say get your hands out of your pants... and usually he will and then shortly there after put it back.... sooooo he is in the bathroom with me it was my turn on the potty and he was again playing with his "stuff" and I said Braden please get your hand out of your pants, he looked at me blankly like --- what nerve you have mom, I said why do you play with your pee pee--- he tells me he likes it... I said well we dont play with it and he then informs me "its like my truck mommy its a toy" --- I quickly snapped at him --- that it was not a toy!!!! Seriously do I need my husband to have a talk with him already about the birds and the bees??? Goodness me!
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