Wednesday, October 10, 2007

All I need to know...I learned from Collin

(in the mountains...)

Mommy, did you know that the elk come out at rush hour? Really Collin? How did you know that? Cause that's when the people don't bother them, cause they're busy rushing around.

(dropping him off at school this morning...)

I love you, Collin! I love you too mommy...even when you're in heaven, I'll still love you.
Wow! let's not get out the shovel just yet.

So, Collin's class lines up in the morning before they go inside. Everytime a girl gets in line behind him, he does a little bow and says, "ladies first" and lets them get in front of him. The girls are EATING IT UP! They giggle and smile. They love it. The other boys, well, they hate it. At first they got really mad at Collin! They would say, "no they don't" or "nuh-uh!" or "they're cutting!" Well, today I noticed they're warming up to the idea. I noticed at the end of the line was Collin...and five boys behind him. Way to go Collin! Way to start a new "Chivalry Revolution!" I'm proud of you bud!

Well, for those of you who were wondering, yes, we were in the good ole Rocky Mountains over the weekend. I had three whole days off from work, so we booked it out of town! We had a wonderful time. We stayed in a cabin with a river right outside, so the boys fished any time they wanted to. We went up the continental divide, and got to see what it's like above the tree line. The boys really enjoyed that. And, yes, it was elk rutting time. The wonderful, magical time of the year when the elk are finding their mates. We had to walk away a few times, just before it turned all Wild Kingdom on us! I thought of our good friends Mike and Mindy, and how they got to witness the glorious rutting time a year ago, and missed them terribly!

I took about 300 pictures. So, I haven't sorted through them all. I hope to have some posted by tonight or tomorrow!


A.K. said...

what a great weekend- and what great boys you have- i wish my three year old boys would learn a thing or two from Collin on butting and letting girls go first!

Susie PSU said...

You crack me up. "Don't get out the shovel..."

I feel that way, too, when they make a comment about me being up in Heaven. I want to say "Hey, WAIT!! I'm right HERE!!"

Shana-Lynn said...

Sounds like a fun and relaxing time. Can't wait for pictures.

Megan said...

Collin's quotes crack me up!

I can't wait to see the pictures of your trip!

Wendy said...

Hillarious. I will have to remember these. He is quite the guy. Can't wait for pics!!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

I love it! He's gonna make a great husband and daddy some day with those great manners.