2. After school Warrick said, "A boy at my table asked me how to spell 'earff'". Warrick's eyes got big like "Can you believe he said earth like that?" and then he burst out laughing. "Earff" he kept repeating with a smile.
3. During Kindergarten, Warrick's best friend in school was Aubrie. He had grass in his hair after school one day. I asked him why. He said as though commenting about the weather. "Aubrie was dragging me around."
5. One time when Warrick missed the bus and I drove him to school, I noticed that he had a fuzzy mess of bedhead on the back of his head and a peculiar looking spike going on in his bangs. I tried to tousle the spike out, but it was sticky and not going anywhere, even with encouragement. How did I not notice his hair until now? I wondered as I sat in the quiet stillness that accompanies one who is late. Nothing could be done. He was late. I smiled at him and encourage him to have a good day. I'm glad he's in Kindergarten and unidentified substances in the hair are not unheard of or at least not unheard of if my kid is in the class.
6. Warrick's wisdom, "If it's between life and death, you tell lies."
7. Warrick called to me while he was using the bathroom, "Mom! I need a bigger butt hole."
8. Warrick went to a birthday party that had a clown that painted faces. Each child got to choose the face art. Warrick came home with a ladybug eating a spider. He told me that the clown said in all of her years she had never had a request for that.
9. Another bathroom quote. I hear him in there say, "That feels better."
10. Warrick was the lead in a kindergarten play. After the plays, the teacher started complimenting the parents about how involved they were and that this year the kids all knew their parts. She continued, "And they know their lines because of all the hard work you parents put in at home." Warrick raises his hand and says, "Not me. I only practiced once at home." My six year old son ratted me out in front of all the parents/grandparents of his class.
|Warrick's Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Gallagher|
12. The summer after Warrick's Kindergarten year, he broke his arm while playing Dead Man on the trampoline. You can read a longer story about it here. Here are some pictures of when he got his first cast off. We thought it was going to be off for good, but they told us that he needed another one. His brothers were all there for support and helped him to feel better. They became his cheering section when he got nervous at the beginning and when he got a bit sad when he felt his fixed arm looked rather weird.
|Stafford fell asleep on the drive to the Dr.|
|The nurse explained how the tickle machine cuts off the cast.|
|The brother's flanked him on either side.|
|The nurse asked if Warrick had any questions or concerns before she started to cut his cast.|
He said, "I'm concerned!"
|The tickle machine cheered him up.|
|The machine cheered him up until he saw his arm. |
Then he was concerned again.
Here he is getting his final cast off.
Notice that he is in the same outfit as when he got his first cast off.
I'm not sure what that means.
This was Warrick's doctor. She has worked on lots of BYU athletes, including Jimmer.
She and Warrick developed a bond over the summer.
After I took this picture she asked me to send one to her and said how sad she was to see him go.
(When Warrick re-broke his arm about 8 weeks after this photo was taken, he said, through tears, "Well at least I get to see my doctor again." I told him he didn't have to break an arm to see her and that we could go anytime - I guess I should have explained that before he re-broke his arm. I guess my timing was off on that one.)
14. Warrick wants a pet sooooo badly. He has stuffed animals that play the part while he is waiting for his mom to change her mind. He also cherishes any bug or reptile he captures and treats it as well as he knows how.
15. Warrick is good at art and is often found trying to do nice things for people in his family. He doesn't cause problems and is really fun to be around. And he is funny. Super funny. His sense of humor often makes me laugh and others too. We had neighbors once that would often sit and give Warrick quotes. They called them "Warrickisms".
16. I love being around him. He is kind and thoughtful. He is sensitive to the spirit and has such a great heart. I look forward to many happy moments with him.
I love being Warrick's mom!