Saturday, August 02, 2008

Please Stand By, Baby Mama

Ben, James and I just got back from a three week trip in which we ran amuck in Arkansas and much of TX. Since we were nomadic, I didn't update the blog as I should have. I'll start updating and telling about our adventures really soon. Maybe even tonight. Maybe tomorrow since I am without a calling now. (I don't know whether to follow that sentence with ! or :( or :) or sigh or what.) I'm going to miss those young women! Those (almost) 3 years flew by and now I'm a little leary of what might be around the corner. As much as I'd love to be in a room with 12 toddlers (James included) who are missing their afternoon nap... We shall see.

I'll conclude this afternoon's comments by sharing this little story: Like a typical child, James is always extra cuddly after we've been separated for a while. One morning on vacation I stumbled out of bed (at 9am, thank you very much, honey!) and came to sit down in the living room. James saw me and ran over to sit in my lap. He put his arms tight around my neck and said, "I love you too much, baby mama." I think that is the funniest thing he has ever said! He had been calling me "baby mama" occasionally--I'm guessing because I'll often call him "baby James". As for the 'too much' it is probably a misquote of me saying "I love you so much!" Anyway, having a kid makes for some funny stuff.


Sandy said...

Children say the sweetest things! It will seem so odd to not be with the YW, won't it? You will adjust quickly. Brent and I will be doing a little adjusting of our own. He has been called to be on the high council and I am going to teach early morning seminary this coming school year (I am so excited I can hardly stand it!).

Brett said...

Congratulations on being released. Now you are prepared to be the next Primary President! It's tons of fun. You can pretty much guarantee that at all of your meetings you will be talking about names you can turn in to the bishop. It's great!

Great story about James. Our family now chants that we need water. For example, Brett at the dinner table will lovingly say "Water for Brett, Water Coming!" Of course he has adapted it to his needs as well, but I'm pretty sure these comments were meant to be 'G' rated. :)

Ben and Carolyn said...

You're cracking me up, Deni!

(I was plucked out of the primary presidency to be put in as yw president. Please don't send me back! :) )