Monday, August 31, 2009
We all think it is very sad to see Ben so misesrable. Well, all of us.....except Charlie. It is quite obvious that Charlie misses his brothers when they are in school and he did not hide his excitement about Ben staying home today. Poor Ben!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Last year, we started taking the boys out individually for special outings. Last night, it was my turn to take Jack out. The choice of what to do with our #1 Cubs fan was pretty obvious. He has been talking about going to Wrigley Field FOREVER!!
Most of the time, it is really hard, and expensive to buy tickets to a Cubs game and our summer was so busy we did not manage to squeeze in a game. I discovered a couple of weeks ago that there were still tickets available to see the Cubs play the Nationals this week. The fact that the Nationals kind of stink was a bonus to us. We definitely did not want to see the Cubs lose!
Since school has already started, we had to go to a night game. Our choice was Tuesday night or Wednesday night. When I asked Jack which game he wanted to go to, after a lot of thought he told me that he wanted to go to Wednesday night because "the Cubs usually lose the first game of the series when they play Washington and they win the rest". Well, ok then. I wasn't going to argue with that.
In preparation of the "big day", Jack has been doing his research. He has been reading his baseball books and googling "Wrigley Field". He wanted to be prepared. He discovered that pizza and a sundae in a helmet were *THE* things to eat at Wrigley Field. Hmmm....Ok.
Jack also learned that our seats were in a good location for catching a foul ball. So, he made sure to bring his baseball mitt and got into the "ready position" each time a left hander was up to bat.
We ended up having such a good time!! Jack was into everything. He checked everything out, read every sign and talked the entire. time. we. were. there!!! It was so cute and so much fun!
Thankfully, Jack's prediction came true and the Cubs managed to pull out a win. It was a lot of fun for Jack and I to sing and dance to "Go Cubs Go" at Wrigley Field instead of in our family room. Woo Hoo!!!
As a funny side note, last night was MY first NIGHT game at Wrigley Field.
I never imagined that when I watched the Cub's first night game, when I was 17 years old and on vacation with my family, that it would take me 21 years to actually be at Wrigley for a night game and it would be with my cute 7 year old.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Finally, the first real day of school came on Monday.
...and how is Mr. Barley doing in preschool???
The boys were all smiles as they started 2nd grade. Yay...that's always a relief for Mom and Dad!!
So far, 2nd grade seems to be going pretty well. Jack thinks "the days are longer than they were in first grade", but other than that, everyone has been happy with their new teachers and lots of friends in their classes. We are all still trying to get used to our new reality of earlier bedtimes, homework, crazy mornings and not enough time for Wii, but we're getting there. I think it is going to be a good year!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Although my old laptop was still working, it did kind of stink to have to drag it around the house while it was attached to a big honkin' monitor just so that I could play a little Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook.
So, on Friday (day 2 of the boys being at school), Charlie and I made our way to Office Depot and bought a snazzy, new laptop for ME!!!
I guess he did not get the "for *ME*!" memo.
And, as long as I took these pictures, I thought I'd post this picture for those of you that have thought "I don't know where Kelly finds the time to be on the computer so much". Notice the location of my laptop...in the kitchen...right next to the stove....and microwave. :) I swear, I'm being productive....
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
even Charlie got in on the action..