Monday, April 27, 2009

Some Birthday Videos for you to Enjoy

Please ignore me singing. I wish I knew how to edit it out :-)

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Sam singing Happy Birthday


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Jesus Loves Me


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Row Row Row Your Boat

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sneakily Behaving

It seems that you only really notice the strain of having kids on the hard days. The days you go to sleep and think "WHY???"

Today was the first day back at preschool after Spring Break. Score one point for Jack.

Woke up, pleasant, happy. Wanting to play with his brother. Off to school. No problems.

Took Sam to Publix, CVS, and Walgreens. Shopping from 9:15-11:15. Only a few short meltdowns over gummy bears and the desire to be held the entire time. Score one for Sam.

Picked Jack up. He is happy because he was the leader in his class today. Debate getting haircuts, not wanting to push my luck with Sam. Go to Sports Clips and it is a 30 minute wait. Definitely not at naptime. Go get chocolate shakes instead.

On the way home, drive by Fantastic Sams. No line. We pull in, get haircuts. I volunteer to sit with Sam because he has a poor haircut track record. He is so smiley we decide to try it. He sits stock still for 20 minutes. He is 2, remember. A little angel. Jack whines briefly beforehand but once we get him in the chair he is the picture of great behavior. As I am leaving I think to myself, "You know those people you occasionally see and you think HOW do they get their kids to act so well-behaved? Right now, I am those people."

Home, naptime. Jack awake. Draws pictures for almost 2 hours straight. We go get the mail. He gets two "mails" and is extremely pleased about this turn of events. Mail one - a birthday card from Uncle Doug. Contains $20. He is jumping up and down with his "One Dollar!" Asks me who it comes from, then says "Thanks, Uncle Doug!" Mail Two- stickers from Mimi and Papa Dean for Easter. Equally as pleased. Politely says "Well thank you Mimi!" Then he walks to the door and opens it and says "Well, thank you mail, have a nice day!"

Sometimes, this ain't so bad.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Birthday Bonanza



The cupcake monger had a cupcake before the party even started, several during, and at least one after. I think it is all he ate all day.

My mom made this cute clown cutout and took all the kids pictures behind it.

"5" and "2" shirts.





They loved the bouncy.

Sam and his best friend, Lilly.


He managed to blow this out by himself!


You can see Nana's facepainting handiwork.

Jack and his good friend Justice.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Soccer man



Score! SO pleased with himself! Look at that smile! Great birthday present for him.


We had a great time in YMCA soccer this season. Jack had a bit of a learning curve but had really improved by the end. Nana and Poppy got to see him score his first official goal this weekend! He was so proud of himself and we were very proud of him too. Keith was a great coach and had a lot of fun with it. This will not be the last of soccer in our household...