Sunday, May 31, 2009
"and I thought of it myself!"
I must admit that my curiosity was peaked.
Me: "Ok Jack, what's your plan?"
Jack: "Well, you know how at school, all of the birthday kids get their names said during morning announcements and then the birthday kids get to go to the LMC for a pencil? Well, me and Ben and Drew decided that after they announce our names, me and Drew are going to meet up in the hallway outside of our classrooms, since our classes are right next to eachother, and Ben is going to stand in front of Mrs. M's class so that me and Drew can meet him there so that all 3 of us can go into the LMC TOGETHER!! Isn't that cool...and a great plan?!?!"
I have to say that I thought that was an AWESOME plan! It is true that they are typical brothers that fight over who is the first one to brush his teeth, or take a shower, or get his piece of cake, but they seem very happy to share their birthday with their 2 best friends. Very cool!!
hmmm....something makes me think that Drew was expecting filling in that Munchkin.
We gave the boys digital cameras for their birthday. They seem to like them a lot. When I say a lot, I mean A LOT! They are taking pictures of everything. We ended up going to Vito & Nick's for dinner. By the time we arrived, they had each taken about 70 pictures. It is great having the digital camera because it doesn't matter how many pictures they take, but on the flip side, I'm not quite sure how they are going to learn restraint. I mean, we don't really need 20 pictures X3 of the cars driving next to us on the road. ;)
or, a picture of each of the "Wipeout" contenstants.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Happy Birthday Eve Ben, Jack & Drew!!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So, the other day, I happened to go into the boys' room shortly after Jack had gotten out of the shower. He was just finishing up getting dressed.
Me: "Hey Jack, how was your shower?"
Me: "Did you do a good job?"
Jack: "I sure did. I got really wet."
At this point, I walked over to comb his hair and noticed he was really wet....like even though he was 1/2 way dressed, he was still dripping.
Me: "Wow Jack, you are still really wet."
Jack: "I told you that I did a good job and got really wet!!"
Me: "but, did you use a towel when you were finished?"
Well, ok then.
How sweet is she?!?!?!!!!
This is Charlie's friend Hadley. We got together with Hadley and her mom at McDonalds for a play "date" last week. Aren't they cute!! Hadley is so sweet... she kept saying "Charlie, play with me. Charlieee play with meeee!". Charlie was playing a little hard-to-get, but he definitely likes Hadley and really enjoyed her attention. He was also very excited later to tell Daddy and his brothers that he "played with Hadley".
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
- he went to the zoo,
- went to the playground, like 3 times,
- he played in a soccer game and was even the goalie for a quarter,
- he went to a birthday party where he apparently participated in a game as a "human bowling pin",
- he went to a Mother's Day party at Aunt Jen's where he was participating in all kind of silly games, like push a ball with your nose while crawling on the floor,
- he went to school every day and advanced 3 levels in his timed math tests in 4 days.
- he wrote, cut, colored, glued and played very hard on each of those 8 days.
And, the really CRAZY thing about Drew doing all of those things in the last 8 days, is that he did all of those things with a BROKEN ARM....THAT WE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT!
Doesn't he look fine?!?!
Oye! Obviously, we knew he hurt his arm. He hurt it last Wednesday night, about 15 minutes before Spencer and I got home from the airport. When we walked in the door, he told us that he hurt his arm and he was pretty sad about it. He told us that he was worried about his "handwriting" in school because his arm really hurt. We looked at it, squeezed it, moved it around and diagnosed him as fine. (Oops.) He moved on and never complained. When my mom and dad asked about it a few days later, he told them that it hurt for a day and a half, but is all better. Seven days later!, I noticed that he flinched when we were "practicing" handshakes at Cub Scouts. Hmmm....I looked at his arm again after Cub Scouts and noticed that his forearm was a little swollen. After doing the math and realizing that it had been 8 days since he originally hurt it, I knew that we had a problem.
And, for inquiring minds, he broke it while playing "Wipeout" in the basement. Surprised??? The 3 of them were playing Wipeout together and were apparently racing by crawling on top of big bouncy balls. Drew just fell off his ball wrong.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Anyway, Charlie and I made our (almost) daily stop at Target to pick a few things up today. Our Target is a "Super Target" so, I do all of my grocery shopping there. I like it because the prices are pretty reasonable, I know where everything is and if I need any non-grocery stuff, I can get it all in one stop.
So today, we needed frozen chicken. No problem, I buy frozen chicken all of the time at Target. I go to where the chicken usually is and there was no chicken. No chicken at all...no frozen chicken breasts, no frozen chicken nuggets, no chicken at all. Instead of chicken, there was seafood. Ok, no problem, the chicken has to be somewhere cold. I'm sure that I can find it.
So, I walk up and down the freezer section aisles. I didn't see the chicken anywhere. I was about to walk over to where the seafood used to be to check there. Before I did, there was a Target lady stocking shelves in the freezer section. I decided to stop and ask her about the chicken before I walked 1/2 way up to the front of the store to where the seafood used to be just to find out that I missed it in the freezer section. The Target lady took me to where I first looked and said that is where is should be. Of course, it wasn't there. She then proceeded to tell me that Target must have discontinued it. Huh? Target...(the grocery store Target!) discontinued chicken...like, all of it?!?! I kind of laughed...I thought she was joking....she wasn't. Hmmm....I asked her if it was possible if they just switched it with where the seafood used to be. She said "no" because of some Market Pantry mumbo jumbo. Then, she told me that I could look over by the seafood if I *wanted*, but she was pretty sure it was discontinued. She proceed to tell me that she noticed that some chicken had been clearanced last week and that usually when they clearance an item, it means that they were getting ready to discontinue it. Ok, fine, I get that, but we are talking about CHICKEN!!
I did end up checking and needless to say, Target does still sell chicken. Whew! But, if you happen to shop at my Target, it is now located where the seafood used to be.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
It was fun to be "cool" for a day. :)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
ETA: I just re-read this and it is quite obvious that I am "out of practice" with my blogging. Normally, I would edit and re-write the mess, but I don't have time today and I don't want to delete it. So, please don't hold my run-on sentences against me and feel free to add commas, in your head, where needed. I was actually quite amused with myself when I was writing it, but I can definitely see that when reading, it is kind of goofy.
Don't you love this?!?!?!
The truth be told, my sister discovered this treasure. I saw her's hanging on her wall last month and had to have it! I usually feel a little guilty "stealing" something original that someone else has, but this was just too cool I just *had* to have this...and mine wouldn't be exactly the same as hers of course....mine wouldn't say "Liam, Aidan & Connor". :) So, I explained to her that any annoyance that she would feel about having to share her cool find with me surely couldn't measure up to the happiness that I would have by having one for myself.
So, she agreed and was nice enough to give me the name of the shop. Well, at least she gave me what she thought was the name of the shop, or at the very least, she gave me some words that could have been the name of a shop that would sell that sort of thing and hope that I got the hint...hmmm....whatever, I couldn't find it on line. I figured that I would revisit the issue another time.
So, imagine my surprise when I opened the present from my awesome boys and found it!! Yay!!! My totally awesome sister passed along all of the info to Spencer and he took care of it. Yay me...what a score!!! I'm a lucky mom...and wife... and sister too.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Maybe I'm strange, but I laughed so hard when I found this while going through his school stuff this afternoon. Do you think it is a conincidence, or does his teacher has the best sense of humor ever?!?!
I also read an article about how the Mexican people are using some humor to get through all of the craziness. The people are decorating their government issued masks, and making up silly songs and jokes. The people that make the Mexican soap operas have even instituted "safe kissing" on all of their soaps. LOL!
I'll leave you with a quick H1N1 joke...
Did you hear that Mexico is now a world power???
Yeah, now when it sneezes, the whole world gets the flu!!
Have a good weekend!!