Tickles and Twinkles

Tickles and Twinkles

I am absolutely blessed and honoured to have been given the gift of motherhood. I gave birth to two incredibly beautiful little boys, Matthew and Joshua, who leave me speechless when I so much as look into their big blue eyes while they tell me they love me. No love can compare to this.

After work last night I lay on the bed and watched cartoons with Matthew and Joshua, while we chatted about the day. I love tickling Matthew, he’s *so* ticklish (just like his mom… sssshhhh!) and Joshua is too, but not as much… he just lies there giggling and wiggling. Matthew actually runs for the hills. I was enjoying having the upper hand when the two of them ganged up together and ambushed me! They tickled and tickled and tickled me so much. My whole body was one huge goosebump! I was screaming and wriggling and the boys though it was HUGE fun! I was not enjoying it, but they were, so I played along. Eventually I had to wave the white flag. Wowee… I still have goosies!

A few minutes later it was bedtime and I took Matthew to bed whilst granny took Joshua to bed. Now, when Matthew was a baby I always used to sing him to sleep… and I can’t sing to save my life, but for some reason, this cute little cherub loved it and I continued to sing him to sleep as he got older. He is turning 7 in April and last night he asked me to sing him to sleep. Whilst laying there thinking of what to sing, he asked for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Just as I was about to sing, he started singing a version that I’ve never heard before. It was so incredibly cute! I recorded him singing it, he sounds rather sleepy though, but listen closely.

I love listening to his cute little voice… aww! After I sang a few songs for him, he drifted off to sleep with a smile on his face, and asking in a little voice “hug me please Mommy”. 😀 My heart is full (As Mozzer sings).

Matt Singing : http://audioboo.fm/boos/281241-matt-singing

Singing to Josh

Singing to Josh

Last night I lay next to Joshua in bed and decided to sing him a few songs for him to go to sleep-land. So I start with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and he gazes at the ceiling. As I finish he says “Anulla (Another) one song”. So I start with Baa Baa Black Sheep, to which he interupts me, “No Mommy, not that one!” Sing anulla one”. Oh okay, so I start with a Barney one called Mr Star. He loves this one! He claps at the end and proclaims, “Good mommy!”. After a good few hits and misses, getting exactly the ones he wants to be sung, he rolls over, closes his eyes, asks for a dummy, and drifts off into Joshua-land. My heart swells with pride thinking of him. He looks an absolute angel when he sleeps. 🙂

Corn ~ by Matthew

Corn ~ by Matthew

On the way to school this morning, Matthew told Riaan and I where corn comes from. He said:-

Corn grows in the field. When its biiiigggg (shows us with his arms stretched out far) then the farmer picks the corn and takes it to the shop in his big truck. Then the shop sells the corn to us people to make corn bread and stuff… hey Mommy?

My heart. 🙂 I never knew a story about corn could be so entertaining.

The "Boring" Toy

The "Boring" Toy

Last night we took the boys out for a little bite to eat. The last time we did this was 24 October 2008. We absolutely cannot afford it, but we did it. Oh lol! The boys each got this cute little fan toy as an accompaniment to their meal. They loved it! Matthew wouldn’t stop playing with his. In the car on the way home, Matthew says, “Thank you Mommy and Daddy for taking us out. And thank you Mommy and Daddy for the boring toy!”.

Riaan and I gave each other this wide eyed glance and burst out laughing. I fished around with Matthew to see if he actually knew what the word “boring” meant, and of course he had gotten it all mixed up. We had a good chuckle about this. *giggles*

Conversation with Matthew this morning

Conversation with Matthew this morning

I have a medium-sized scar on my right shoulder where I broke my arm and the surgeon had to repair it with pins in 2005. Matthew loves to touch it and ask me what happened there, even though he knows the story by now. So I told him again, and decided to show him my scar where they removed my appendix. I told him the story of how they removed my appendix. He also knows that himself and Joshua were born via c-section.

After a few moments thought, Matthew says, “Mommy, I think the doctor is going to cut your tummy open again and take another baby out. I can see your tummy is growing bigger and bigger”. *shock*

Speechless is the only word I can think of! Why thank you my dear son, glad to know you’re keeping an eye on mommy’s weight gain. LOL