Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Riding In Cars With Boys

So far this summer has been filled with so much fun and excitement that I haven't hardly had time to blog about anything! I kinda like it that way. A life so filled with life that there isn't even hardly time to write about it :). We rush from point A to point B most days with only some small stops along the way to let sweet Griffin nap before we are off again. We fall into bed almost every night completely exhausted but with giant smiles on our faces and very dirty feet :).

We spend a lot of time together these days in my suburban.

We chat, sing very loudly to the radio, and the other 90% of the time poke our brother until someone is crying. :/

Things are usually not as perfect as the above pictures portray. (That's why I had to take pictures to record this moment. HA!)

With all the racing around with camp drop-offs etc. Graham has been temporarily promoted to the front seat. I know that the child should be 12 before being allowed to ride in the front seat (in the state of Texas you don't have to be) but for my sanity's sake there he shall ride. 

The fighting and arguing with Grady was getting on my last nerve. I figure with them separated for a bit it will actually make for a much safer drive for all those involved :).

As you can kinda see, the kids that are still in car seats (Grady and Griffin) are by both of the windows so that it's easier for me to get them both strapped in. Poor Graham was riding in the middle of the two and was literally being tortured I think. (At least all the crying fits made it sound like that.)

Look at me! I'm perfect! :)
Now that everyone is marginally happier we have all been having a great time in the car together! We've had so many great talks ranging from what savings accounts are and how credit cards work to why it's important to learn how to swim. With Graham in the front seat I find us having more in depth conversations. I love it! I'm pretty sure he's loving it too! Ok, maybe he just really likes the luxury of riding in the front seat more than talking to his Momma but that alright. :) I'll take all of him and his attention I can get!


bobmule said...

brotherly love! wish I could be there more for these moments.

Tesha said...

I am so glad you are having a fun filled summer :) Love that picture of the boys holding hands!

The Momma said...

Love all of the pics! Love the one of them holding hands!!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It sounds like it has all worked out! What fun to have a buddy to chat with.

Kacey said...

Glad to see you're having too much fun! Is there even such a thing as too much fun? As the eldest child in my family I can confirm that, sitting in the middle of the backseat with your two younger siblings on either side, is torture! Poor Graham!

ginmommy said...

I agree with you about falling into bed and dirty feet! :) Enjoy your summer!

Tristan said...

hahaha..i'm the mother who takes wipes to t-a's feet every hour..bahahah..OCD!!

They all look much happier riding that way,don't blame ya!

KERRY said...

Hehehe anything for your sanity's sake!! I so hear ya!!
Looks like Grady and Griffin are rather happy about the decision anyhow, so win win by the looks of it! Graham has been promoted to big boy, he'll love riding next to his mum and chatting away!!

The Anglin Family said...

Ha! I have a suburban too and there is a no kid by each other rule:-)) L sits up front, Cade in way back and Cam in the middle next to Sawyer. If I change for a second, there is insane fighting!:-)) I love talking to my kids in the car, too:-)

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