Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Kyle has been wanting Electronic Battleship for a few years. This is Star Wars Electronic Battleship! We haven't played yet; the directions are rather lengthy.
Matt and Kyle checking out Kyle's new digital watch. Digital watches for the boys are sort of a Christmas tradition.
Matt likes to post signs on his door. This DO NOT ENTER sign flashes.
Evan seems to like the barn so far, although he doesn't care for it when we turn the sound on...we'll give him some time before we try that again.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
True to form, Kyle chose for his pumpkin to have a happy face.
We turned on our porch light, lit the pumpkins, and waited with lots of candy. Unfortunately, our street doesn't attract a big crowd; okay, it doesn't attract any type of crowd. Our only visitors of the evening were relatives. When spiderman showed up, Evan immediately touched his costume; I think he liked the fabric. I then started thinking, 'Oh man, why didn't I get him all dressed up? Why didn't we go downtown? He would have loved seeing all the costumes!' Within seconds, he was crying big tears because of the hooded mask--that made me feel a little less guilty!
After that, I decided to go ahead and put the clown outfit leftover from when Matt was little. It something I had made---odd choice of material, but Matt was my 'little porkchop,' because he was porkier than the other two! Evan accepted the outfit with ease. I then decided that I might as well give it a try! With pumpkin basket in hand, we walked up to my parents house. Because it wasn't 7 in the morning, Evan balked a bit. But, we made it in the door and got a cookie---he liked that. After a few minutes there, we headed out the door. There was one house (not including ours) that had a porch light on. Should I? Hey, why not! We headed over to the house, and 5 feet from the door, he started pulling away. Luckily, the people could see us, and the man brought the candy basket out to us. Evan, to my surprise, acted like an old pro! Due to the fact that we have little to no business on this street, the man encouraged Evan to keep on taking more---which he happily did! Yay!
I was then a bit disappointed that more lights weren't on, but probably, it was for the best. I went home feeling so happy!
After we walked through the door, Evan plopped down in the entrance, and proceeded to take out each piece of candy. He then put each piece back in the bucket. This went on for a while. I tried to get him to take a bite of the chocolate, but he didn't want anything to do with it. He did, though, eat a few of the Smarties.
Chelsey then taught him a fun game called, "Shake, shake, shake!" How to play? One takes a package of candy, such as Skittles or Dots, and shakes package while saying "shake, shake, shake!" He was quite amused.
Soon after, he went into the living room, and I took off his costume. John then taught him another Halloween game called "Toss the candy in the basket." Rules of game: Evan removes a piece of candy from basket, brings it to daddy, and daddy tries to throw it in the basket. Although a made basket is acceptable, it is much more entertaining when daddy misses and says, "Missed!"
(clothes wet from lemonade)
Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
No, he's not poking the horse in the eye!
Relaxing and listening to music
Evan's favorite part of the day....the slight roller coaster feeling during the ride home!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Matt was also invited to go. A little different with him. Instead of excitement the past few days, he's been going around saying things like, "There's no way your making me go." Our response, "You're going, so knock it off." Matt-"No way, no how." Up until we actually pulled up, opened the van door, he was still announcing that he was not going to go. But, we told him he was, so he followed Kyle out of the van.
When I picked them up after the game, I could see from the smile on his face that he had a good time. The teacher told me that he talked a lot to one of the other students. As we we're leaving the parking lot, he was telling me the score, and that we won, and that you could still see the score on the scoreboard. Immediately after, he said, "Next time, Kyle can go by himself; I'm staying home." He just can't admit that he had a good time!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Chelsey seems very happy so far at school...right Chel? I still think your room looks more comfy than your new place!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I adore games where there is mathematical thinking and strategy (of course, most games do invole that, which is why I like games). I'm also going to buy Mastermind for the classroom---another favorite from my younger years. Hey, I have a difficult time getting family to play games....maybe I can join the kids during indoor recess...if only there was time!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I think that the short hair looks very neat on him, but I miss the mop! We'll probably let it grow for a while...at least that's what he says.