Thursday, May 29, 2008
***Warning...they got a TON of stuff!!
Outdoor chalk critter footpring maker
Baseball swing trainer
Stickers and Coloring books
Outdoor Disk Launcher (Daddy and Grandpa enjoyed that one!)
Indiana Jones Legos
Sponge Bob Activities
Outdoor 3-D Chalk
Remote Controlled Scion
Kyle (and Connor)
Alexis (did not come)
Micah (did not come)
Kayla (did not come)
Barnali (did not come)
Joshua (did not come)
Sean & Kiernan
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
For example, as we are crossing the street to go to school this morning, Drew casually says to the crossing guard "Well....ya know.....I'm not going to be six until 10, 27". The crossing guard must hear a lot of strange things from the little kids. She just smiled at him and said "ok, that's great". Then she looked at me like 'what the heck is he talking about!'. I was left to quickly explain to her that today was his birthday and since he was born at 10:27 six years ago, he decided that he would not officially be six until 10:27 this morning. On his way home from school, he was happy to report that he officially turned 6 in music class...his favorite class....what a great day!
My dad once told Drew that he was a very "interesting person". Drew LOVED, LOVED, LOVED that and has told me many times since that day that Grandpa thinks he is such an interesting person! Anyway, my dad is right, Drew is very interesting and always has interesting stuff to say. Sometimes you have to dig a little to figure out what he is talking about, but actually, the crazier it sounds when he first says it, the more interesting it turns out to be. If you don't believe me, ask him why his favorite baseball team is the Cubs.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
So, although I don't wish for them to be babies any more, I do love looking back at their pictures and definitely wouldn't pass up the opportunity to go back to each of the years for one more hug or snuggle. They were all good years.
Jack, Ben & Drew turning 5!
Weather.com says that it is now 48 degrees, but feels like 42. It is NOON and May 27th!!! It is absolutely horrible outside. Yesterday, people were going to the pool. We even had to turn on the air conditioning last night because it was so hot for sleeping. This morning, I flipped the thermostat right from the air conditioning to the heater. I wore my winter coat when we walked to school and I froze. My hands were numb when I got home. Needless to say, I drove to pick the boys up.
I'm trying to see the bright side of this miserable weather, but I'm struggling. I've come up with 2 positives, but they are weak.
1. I could leave the groceries in the garage when I went to pick the boys up from school because nothing was going to spoil.
2. Maybe this is killing any mosquitos that were getting ready to come out.
Can anybody come up with any more to help us all feel better?
Monday, May 26, 2008
The boys looked very cute today and I was hoping to get a good picture of all of them. I was disappointed to not get that perfect picture! Here are the rejects, I'm sure that I'll like them better as time goes on. But right now, all I see are boys that are not looking at the camera, or looking bored, they turned out too bright and the poses look dorky. Maybe I need a better camera. ;)
Sunday, May 25, 2008
After patiently waiting for all of the other kids in his class to be "Star Student", Drew finally had his turn to be the shining star. How appropriate that Drew was star student the same day as the letter parade and letter party. Sooooo Drew!!
Drew did a wonderful job being "Star Student". He sat up in the front of his class and read the story "Matthew A.B.C.". The story was very cute and had some funny parts. His classmates were really into it so, he loved that! He started reading the story pretty quietly, but his friends were enjoying it so much, he soon became comfortable and even started to give them advance notice when a "funny part" was coming up. After the story, he went through his list of "favorites" and told his classmates about all of the pictures that he brought. All 19 pictures!!! Finally, after he was finished, his friends spent a few minutes asking him questions. It was fun to see Drew sooooo excited about being Star Student and he seemed very relaxed with his friends. Definitely another proud mom day for me!!
Here are some of his favorites:
Ice cream Flavor: Chocolate
Movie: Jungle Book
TV Show: All Grown Up (the funny part is that he can't say the title without singing/shouting it like the theme song for the show...very cute!)
Pet: A Dog
Proudest Accomplishment: Riding his 2 wheeled scooter, with one foot up in the air
Happiest when: He's with mom (awwww!)
Favorite Food: Cheerios (always has been, in fact it used to be the only food that he would eat!!)
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Baseball Team: Chicago Cubs!
Favorite Number: 2
A classmate asked Drew which brother was his favorite...uh oh...He thought for a long time and then said he wasn't sure....whew!!
Here are the pictures that Drew chose to show his friends. He picked a lot of pictures and had a good time showing his friends and telling them all about his life. Way to go Drew!!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Drew said he picked "A" because it is the first letter of the alphabet, NOT because it is the first letter in his name. How perfect is this day going to be for Drew?!?!?!? A celebration of LETTERS!! As he would say "I LOVE the alphabet!!!" Here is a picture of Drew's design for his "costume". He is going to be Mr. Achoo.
Jack is going to be Mr. Jingles. People will surely hear him coming!! Here is a picture of the plan for his "costume".
And finally, Ben is going to be Mr. Beautiful Buttons. Here is his design.
Here are some pictures of the boys hard at work on their costumes. I'll post some pictures of the finished product tomorrow....I've got to go sew some jingle bells on now. :)