February 7, 2007

This NEVER Happens...

That Sage falls asleep all by himself! He was watching The Wild; something he requests to do many times a day. He loves it. He doesn't watch the whole thing every time, but just loves to say "wan watch the wild". So, we put it in, and he watches it until something more exciting comes along, usually just a few minutes. So, this evening before John left for work, he got him all set up and I was cleaning up the kitchen and looked back, and there he was, my sleeping little angel!

We went to the sports day today; a weekly event organized around a particular sport, baseball right now. Our boys chose instead to play at the playground and found some others who were doing the same; soon they were all off and using the walkie-talkies and having a good time.
Naturally, Saylor wanted a couple of friends to come home with us, so we made quick on the spot plans to have dinner with them.

Sean and his 12 year-old twins, Dakota(g) and Zach(b), came over and we cooked up some brats and other goodies. Heather joined us and fixed a plate to take back for Scott who was napping with River.

Before, during and after dinner, the kids rode bikes, played flashlight tag and did lots of other running around together. Stone and Saylor (Sage, too!) really enjoy hanging out with Dakota and Zach, and they are both so great with the boys! They're sweet, and patient and genuinely enjoy playing with our guys! So very cool! They are just the sweetest kids! Evidently, all that excitement was the catalyst for Sage conking out without being attached to me.

After John left for work, Heather and River came over to watch the Wife Swap I'd recorded from Monday. I knew Heather would be interested because one of the wives was Pagan who worshipped the Earth Mother, and the other family was heavy into motocross. It was an interesting show, but we seemed to have more fun watching River eat popcorn by the handfuls and try his hand at drinking out of a real glass for the first time! Too cute! :)

Then...just as they were leaving, here comes John walking in! Huh? Well, they got 'fogged out' and couldn't work tonight. He will get paid for 4 hours, and now he's cozied up on the couch watching Jewel of the Nile. Good for him, he deserves it.

We're thinking of going swimming tomorrow over in Temecula at the recreation center. Stone's been jonesing for some swim time, and since it's an outdoor pool (heated) we'd rather go on a day that's leaning towards warm. Should be fun!

6 comments:

Sean said...

Guys we had a great time thanks for having us. I know the kids are big for their age but they are only 12 give me a couple of more years please...

The Arnolds said...

Oh tribal mama I can so relate to the picture of your sleeping babe! Frank has done that once and it was because he was sooooo tired he couldn't help himself! He fell asleep sitting up :) And his movie of choice is "pony movie", a My Little Pony Movie Lana got in a box with one of her precious ponies!

tribalmama said...

Oops! Sorry, Sean...and Zach and Dakota! I thought 14 seemed 'old', but they are so grown up that I figured it could be right! And for some reason, my brain was telling me that that's what they said the first time we met them. Duh, Karen! I edited, now they're 12 again, you have your couple years! ;)

kelli said...

Awww,, sweet baby, I miss you! :)

Love seeing all the pics, thanks for sharing.

Snavleys said...

It seems you are all settled in to your "new home". So much fun!! And Sage looks so much older now, it goes way too fast, doesn't it?

♥ diana ♥ said...

I've enlisted Sage's help in my mission, when he watches the wild, he thinks "diana + kiefer" ... since he's nearby, and he's young, his vibes are stronger ;)