Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Little Helpers

Over the past year or so the two of you have been becoming more helpful around the house. (outside of cleaning your room) There are times when you want to vacuum, sweep, mop, wash dishes, and cook and more. I haven't quite gotten the two of you to wash and fold laundry yet. Whenever we are cleaning something you are always right there asking if you can help. Sometimes we have to say know because its not the right time or project that we can use your help. This does not sit well with you. You get kind of upset and keep asking why and say that you can do it. There's times when you actually rub daddy's feet and back to for a little extra $.My favorite time was when I decided to make doughnuts for us. You were super excited and wanted to start helping from the beginning. However, I couldn't because there wasn't really that much to do. So I made a deal with you that I would make the dough, you could help cut a few, and then I would fry them, and you could decorate them. I must say it went very well, as did the eating of all the doughnuts! You guys enjoyed dipping, rolling, and sprinkling!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gettin Tough

About a year ago you were really beggin for a mowhawk. The closest I was ever able to get to hooking you up was spiking your hair up. Your dad was not havin it! Well, recently you brought it up again. Reluctantly dad agrees to it. The deal is that this is the ONLY time, AAAND that I have to cut it! Say what!!! Uhhh. Ok so its a deal. Today, we cut it. You were so excited and thankful. You are in this stage that you really want to try and be tougher lol. IDK. However, I do know that you are happy, and so am I. Your brother (Jonah) is excited because he gets to wear his batman pajamas and be tough! You two are crazy and I love you all the same!

Busting Through

Today I was going through my old photos/videos on my phone. I ran across a video of you and your brother playing in the front room, running around in your boxers lol. Our house has doorways on each side of the kitchen. One leading to the hallway, the other the front room. This allowed for running in circles, this meant it was time to get creative. We were tired of building forts. You guys took the cushions from the patio furniture and started building a wall in the kitchen doorway. Then the next thing I knew you were exploding through it after running all the way around it. You had so much fun doing it and I was proud once again of your creative thinking!

Monday, March 11, 2013

From Grandpa

Summer 2009: I had been on the cell phone with your daddy, where he, your mom and you lived in Clovis NM. After hanging up from talking with your dad, I settled into my lazyboy chair to watch some TV. About 45 mins to an hour later, my cell phone rings. The caller-id shows John Ulyak Sr. (your dad) calling me again. I answer the phone with the typical "Hello there".. No response, but I do hear noise in the background. All of a sudden I hear you, Jay Jay Jr. on the phone. "Hi" I hear. I tried talking to him, but just kept getting a repeated "Hi". I finally said " Jay Jay, this is grandpa, are you calling me?". "Yes" was the reply. I asked you, "Where's daddy?". "In the front room, watching tv." I replied, "Let me talk to daddy OK.." "No, I wanna talk to you" was the reply. This went on for almost a good 4 minutes or so. Finally I got you to go into the room where daddy was and give him the phone. I heard Jay Sr. say to you "Don't play with the phone." I was talking loud enough it got your daddy's attention and he came on the phone with a "Hello?".. "Yeah, dad here, you know 'lil Jays running up your phone bill?". We both got a laugh out of that. But, keeping in true colors with his brother, almost a month later, my cell phone rings and this time guess who? Yes, Jonah figured out what button to press and called me, just like his big brother did. Both calls were made without mommy or daddy knowing they were calling grandpa. Too funny. Thank goodness for unlimited phone calling within the U.S. We are thankful you don't know about international calling. LOL     Grandpa Ulyak

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Proud of Mommy

You went to a birthday party recently for two of your classmates. They were twins. Kelden & Kiana. Over the previous couple of weeks I had noticed that you started mentioning someone in your class named Kiana. You talked about her often. You talked about how you played together, how you sat beside her and more. You get these charts weekly telling how well you are behaving. On one day, you had an okay day instead of a great day. We asked you what happened. You said that you were ignoring everybody except Kiana because you were beside her. When you came home with the invitation, you didn't realize what it was until we explained and read it to. As soon as we told you who it was for your eyes lit up and you got a grin across your face. You were very excited to go. Well, at this party you got to be in her group and did trampoline jumps, and jumps into a styrofoam pit, and bounce castle. During the party the best thing for me was when everyone was eating cake. You were sitting beside Kiana of course!Well, she dropped her cake on her skirt and was crying. I came over to help her take it off, and then her mom was there to help so I went to sit back down once I got it off so she could clean her skirt. Well, when I sat down you mentioned to her mommy how I helped take the cake off her skirt. You looked at me and said "mom". I turned to look at you and from across the room over the kids you put your thumbs up, winked, and smiled at me. You were so proud of me for helping your friend. You are such sweet little boy!

Monday, March 4, 2013


So, one day you were so interested in T ball  We signed you up, you went out there tried your best, did really well I must say, then it at went downhill from there. I must say that your attitude at the time sucked, but it makes sense now. You weren't being properly taught by your coach how to play the game, how to play the different positions. You weren't given an equal chance among other players to play different positions. You weren't taught to how to have fun with the sport, and how to build teamwork. You were frustrated, upset, and lost interest quickly. Today, you look like you should be the quarterback of a football team. You are more active and are becoming more interested in starting a sport again. My concern is, what happens if you change your mind again. All, I can do is support you. I can do my part by making sure that the coach is doing his job in teaching the dynamics of the sport you choose. I can keep you motivated by keeping you encouraged and answering questions you have and not pressuring you. I just hope that you find the sport you like soon to get all that energy out and build your self confidence around others. I thought it was impressive that you can actually throw a smaller football with pretty good spiral and distance. Then yesterday, you went back to the store and spent your earnings from our garage sale on a play punching bag stand. You absolutely love it, you look like a beast, and your punches look pretty good to me. I don't know if I should be scared or proud. Maybe, I am a little bit of both. You are trying something knew, and gaining confidence in yourself, but i am worried at how much you will be hurt!