This past weekend, the weather was gorgeous, so we took advantage and had some fall fun. Basically, this means that on Saturday, Josh raked up some piles of leaves around the yard, and the boys played in them. Probably not the most exciting thing in the world, but they had such a good time with it all.
I think my favorite part was when Josh and I were on the deck chatting while he grilled up some grub, and we looked out to see Zeke trying his hardest to rake up one of the piles by himself. Upon seeing this, Josh headed down the stairs into the yard and said, "Do you need some help, buddy?" Zeke looked at Josh, and rather emphatically told him, "No," then ordered Josh back up the stairs. He said, "Zeke do. Zeke turn. Dad upstairs." And, well, Zeke "did".
On Sunday, the weather was still nice so Josh let the boys sweep the leaves off the deck while Mommy took a little nap. He's such a great dad, huh? But again, the boys had a blast, and this time a little bit of work was actually accomplished.
Of course, since then, it's been windy and rainy, so there are leaves all over again. Ah, well.
Now, before I go, I wanted to bring something to your attention, even though it's a bit past the fact. Saturday, believe it or not, was National Talk Like A Pirate Day. Avast ye matey! Someone should be walking the plank for not letting me know this sooner. Yarrgh! Anyhoo, in order to celebrate this day, I was going to get a clip of both boys doing their pirate impersonations (because, they do have them - everything that has a sound gets a sound/impersonation whenever it's mentioned, so we can't just say "cat", "dog", "cow", "pirate"; we have to say "cat - meow", "dog - woof woof", "cow - moooo", "pirate - yarrgh" - this is particularly funny when we have chicken for dinner). I was only able to get Deacon, and as you can hear in the background of this clip, Zeke did not want to be filmed doing his best "yarrgh!" You can also hear his new habit of calling everyone "son". Kind of funny. Deacon just calls everyone "Dee Dee", but he's working on it.
Okay, tangent. Sorry. SO, I was going to film the kids and post the videos here on September 19th. But with Zeke not playing along (although whenever the camera was not out he was more than happy to run around going "pirate. yarrgh." over and over again), and me hoping he would oblidge me until he was actually in bed, then me being too tired to get on the computer and blog, it took me until today to get it up and to inform you all of what, I'm assuming, most of you missed out on. Maybe next September 19th we will all be a little more informed and a lot more ready. Yarrgh!