Thursday, December 17, 2009

Long time, no Posts

Yes, it has been WAY too long since I have updated our blog. I have been thinking about updating since before Thanksgiving, well here we are.

So, the last thing that was really blogged about was Brigit's birthday. Going back through my pictures, I have a few things that I can comment on and fill you all in on what's been going on here....

Ben had a loose tooth and when I went to pick him up from school on the 13th (yes, Friday the 13th) it was no longer in his mouth. He said that his teacher helped him and wrapped it up and put it in a ziploc bag to bring home. The tooth fairy did visit him.

Next on our list was an awards assembly for Ben. Each month at the school in the classes they choose a child who shows development/talent for scholorship, citizenship, and one other that I can't remember now. Anyway, Ben got an award for Scholarship. Here are pictures of that event:

I love Thanksgiving. This year was different for us because we ended up having Thanksgiving here at our house with Mike's brother Nick and his family and sister Samantha and her husband. It was fun to have them come down and share this holiday together. We had dinner and everyone helped with the food. We then played on the wii and later watched a movie. I'm glad that we could spend that time together. Nick ended up spending the night so he could do some Black Friday shopping with Mike. I think they both had a good time doing that as well.

Thank you Nick, Ellen, Samantha, and Nick for coming down and sharing with us. We are looking forward to spending time with all of the family (well those that are around) at Christmas!!

Time to decorate the house for Christmas. The first Monday after the house is decorated we take an FHE and all the kids get to pick out an ornament. Here are the kids with their ornaments.

Jacob seems more interested in Ben's ornament, but his is the little snowman that I'm pointing too.

You can't see Brigit's real well either, but it's a lollipop.

Charlie actually got a Grinch ornament last year as well. :)

Ben seems to like the BIGGER ornaments. :)

Now, I better say something about TODAY!! We are updated as best we can for now, I guess. I hit a milestone today as well. I sent Ben out the front to meet a friend and his mom to walk Ben to school. It was interesting (that's the best word I can come up with) to watch him walk away. After school I brought the friend home. It seemed to go well, so I think we will keep up with this for now. I have had a problem getting Ben to school on time and it's not his fault. I've just decided that getting 4 kids ready and out of the house doesn't always make us arrive to school on time.

Also today, I decided it was time to give Jacob a hair cut. It has gotten long and is into his eyes quite a bit, so I decided to just do it...NOW. So, I pulled out my trimmer and opted to use the 7/8 piece. His hair is more fine like Charlie. Here are some before and after pictures.

It's still crazy, just quite a bit shorter and not in his eyes anymore.

Dad hasn't seen the haircut yet, we'll see how he reacts. :)

Next up will be Brigit's haircut. I need to get her's taken care of, hopefully before Christmas. I will post pictures of that as well.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bugs . . .

Another comedic episode from the life of a parent . . .

About a week ago Charlie came up to me with something between his fingers . . .

Charlie "Look Dad, a box elder bug."

Me "That's nice Charlie now go put it outside."

[Charlie walks into his room briefly and then runs back very excitedly]

Charlie [With great excitement] "Dad, Dad . . . Box Elder Bugs POP!"

And if that weren't enough . . .

Charlie [With even more excitement] "and guess what's inside . . . sticky stuff!"
Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.