And as you may have noticed, Reno is where my sister, brother in law, and nephews live. So naturally, this post is now going to be all about how cute my little men are.
My 3 little men snuggling in a sleeping bag and watching Saturday morning cartoons together.
Tell is now 9 years old. He's getting into music, and spent most of the weekend obsessed with his mp3 player. He brought it to me and asked me to delete some of his dad's music off of it. So naturally I put some of my own music on it. Something has gone terribly awry, and my nephew is a bluegrass fan, but hates country. I'm not sure how to handle that! He's more grown up than I am really ready for him to be. But he's a good kid, and adores his dad.
Dallin is now 7 years old and is all about his computer! Several years ago I introduced Dallin to some silly game online. It wasn't an english website, so the title and URL of the game can't be easily googled. But the game didn't require any language skills. He has begged me many times to find him the "bunny surgery" game online again. Each time I tell him I have no idea what it was called, so I can't look it up. Yesterday he asked, yet again, and I gave the same answer. So he went over to the computer and googled "bunny surgery game" all by himself, and found the game. I'm not sure which part surprises me more- that Dallin can spell "bunny surgery" or that he knows how to google.
Porter is pretty much your textbook 4 year old. He's into his dog, Ruby, race cars, and wearing dress up costumes that involve capes, superheroes, and things that fly. Normally when I visit Porter isn't the one who takes the most notice of me. But this trip was very different in that Porter has taken me in as his new best friend. He even offered me a race car to put in my pocket while we watched Sponge Bob together. In 4 yr old world, that's the biggest compliment you can get.
On Saturday night (after my class), we built a fort in the living room with chairs and blankets and a mattress on the floor. The boys and I climbed inside and watched "Iron Man" on my laptop (Porter calls it "Fire Man" though!). Natalie joined us for some of our snuggle and fort time. By the end of the movie all 3 boys, plus the dog, were asleep on me. So cute! We got Tell and Dallin back up, and they went to sleep in their own beds. But Porter was sooooo excited to get to sleep with Aunt Erin in the fort, that he and I stayed in there the whole night.
Our little Sweet P sleeping in the fort.
Ruby giving me wake up kisses. Porter thought this was hilarious.
It was a short and fast trip, but plenty of fun nonetheless. Unfortunately, I was still pretty sick and miserable for much of the trip. I was worried about bringing my germs with me, but Natalie assured me Tell was sick already, so my germs would just blend in. Tell and I took turns coughing and using the kleenex all weekend. And now that I'm home I've almost entirely lost my voice. Hopefully a nice long night of sleep and lots of hot fluids will help me find my voice again, because I have a LONG week ahead of me.