Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mr Builder

G-man has been dying to get something that he can build, more than just LEGO. We showed him Erector set at Toys R Us, and he was interested in getting it. This is, by far, more complicated than mere LEGO, and the first model has yet to be completed.
Maybe this is too hard for his little fingers, but we have the week to work through a model. Hopefully, it will work for him, and teach him a little patience.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Perfect Gift

This is Mr. S with his Garbage truck he got for Christmas (or the day after Christmas. We opened gifts a day late). It's even cooler than mommy and dad thought. The arm that lifts the dumpster is motorized. It's now broken, but it was cool for about an hour. We couldn't get him away from it long enough to eat breakfast this morning. He threw a fit when we made him go to church.
Here he is yelling at me when I asked him to look at the camera. I think his words were "mommy, I don't want to smile!!!!" Can you see the pile of Christmas wrappings he is using for trash? I don't think he has touched his other gifts. I guess the nice thing about an obsession is it's easy to buy presents that will be loved to pieces (literally). We love you little S boy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What Happens in a Month

We haven't blogged for a while. I just downloaded pictures from our camera. It's been over four weeks since we did that last. There were 128 pictures. We've done a lot in the last few weeks. Here's a few items of note:

We traveled to Phoenix for the first time in over 5 months. I've since been back and we will be going again soon.We went to a zoo and fed the giraffes, pet the goats, turtles, deer, and stingrays.
We traveled 200 miles in one day without actually leaving the metropolitan area we were in.G-man went to his first Professional basketball game.
JW learned to roll over, found his feet, found his voice, found that his mouth is full of water and spends most of his time trying empty his mouth of said water. He spent the other day trying to figure out how to get his dang binky back in his mouth and was quite upset that the stupid thing wouldn't do what he wanted. He is rolling across the floor and the other day I caught him trying to scoot on his tummy to the Christmas presents under the tree. This kid is trouble.
We put up the Christmas tree. We did not put up Christmas lights. I'm boycotting this year. But I am buying Christmas presents even though some little boy told some little girl that a certain bearded figure dressed in red is actually imaginary. He's not supposed to do that. That's my job!
We sold our first table that we've had since we were first married. We stripped of it's bright turquoise paint and sanded it together before we got married. This was a hard one to let go, but that's what picture are for right? (repeat after me:I will not become a hoarder, I will not become a hoarder, I will not become a hoarder!)

School is almost out for the quarter. At school in the last four weeks we ran some laps, did some homework, and danced in an assembly. In the next two days we will go on a field trip and get an award for being awesome (that's Kiwi. She's everyone's friend and the school wants to honor that fact. She's my social one. I don't know where that came from).

So, we're busy. Kiwi's dancing in the nutcracker this week. This involves two rehearsals and two performances spanning four nights. So I figured I'd better blog now, otherwise it may be a month before it happens again.