Thursday, October 16, 2008

You're Gonna Miss This Moment

My blogger friend at You're Gonna Miss This that got me started blogging (See, Pam, I am trying!) has a post that she publishes on her blog called "You're Gonna Miss This". It basically gives us a place to share the things in our lives that we know will miss one day and gives us a chance to immortalize it forever I guess! I though I would play along....finally! I've been telling her I would, so here goes! That is her son on the bike! Cool, huh?

No, I won't miss the no pooping signs! I will miss the humor that my boys seem to bring to me every single day! The fighting, the arguing and the yelling seem to fade when they do something silly like this!

I know that one day, these nice family trips will be a thing of the past! This day was a lot of fun. The kids had fun, there wasn't much bickering, and I am not so sure that I will get to experience this again. Haley graduates in less than 2 years and that will be it! Look at Haley and Thomas...they actually look like the might like each other!
On that note, I have a You're Gonna Miss This Moment for your all, but no picture...just a story! Here goes....
Haley and Thomas have to ride the bus because their school is about 5 miles or more away from where we live. Well, because of the security that we now all live under here in Heidelberg (It feels like a prison most of the time!) the kids must have bus passes to ride the bus home from school (apparently it is not necessary to ride the bus to school because, according to the bus office, they have an obligation to get the kids to school, but not can see where this is going!). Long story short, Thomas lost his wallet last weekend and of course it had his bus pass in it. He was allowed to ride to school without the pass, but when he went to get back on the bus that afternoon, he was denied access. This wouldn't have been so bad had another kid not had his pass, but was allowed to get on the bus. Well, here's the moment that I will miss....Haley, the big sister, the queen of the world.....are you ready? SHE STOOD UP FOR HER BROTHER!!!!! She went to the front of the bus and asked why he wasn't allowed on the bus and when she got the wrong answer, she "went off of the bus drive" Her words, not mine! Of course, I quietly reprimanded her and then loudly praised her fro standing up for Thomas. It took Thomas almost three hours to get home. He had to wait for the shuttle bus to get home and missed it twice, received blisters on his feet from trying to walk and then changing his mind. My kids are pretty savvy for the most part....they seem to be able to use their heads when the moment calls for it. I am proud of them both, Haley for standing up for her brother (just a little side note, she ratted him out for something he did at dinner that evening, so he love didn't last!) and Thomas for using his head to get home safely and not trying to walk that entire distance.
One more "Moment"!
My little boy, Thomas, is not such a little boy anymore! He would not be happy if he knew I was putting this here, but I just have to share it because it is a first for us that we will never again share with him! He has been having a scratchy voice problem the last couple of weeks and Travis and I just thought that he had a sore throat....we are changing seasons here dramatically as you can see in my post about Heidelberg. We have been noting that his moods are changing drastically too. We started putting two and two together and we have discovered that his voice is changing!!!! He is growing up and that is so sad and bittersweet all at the same time! I love you, son! My wish for you is that you grow up well!


Pam said...

LOVE The new layout!! Beautiful! I may have to copy YOU now!! LOL!! I am so glad you decided to join me in capturing these moments with your kids! And don't worry about Thomas, having a mom who blogs is surpisingly cool! I hear my boys say, she is goign to put that on her blog, to their friends, and they act all the sillier!! LOL!!

Christy said...

Saw your link on Pam's and saw your mention of Heidelburg, we're in Bamberg. You should definitely come and tour our city, it's one of the most beautiful in Germany!! :) Small post, but the city itself is WONDERFUL!!!!

We moved here from Ft. Riley too. Ks is home for me actually and one day we'll retire in that area.

Enjoy Germany we love it here. We've been here for 3 yrs so far and intend to stay another 3 yrs!

Pam said...

hey! i got my computer back, but i have lost some e-mail addresses, including yours. (it's my new external hard drive, but i have to go find it!!) here's hoping you get this!! i need your mailing address!!!