Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sleeping (pretending to snore like his dad) in the playroom of his brother's class.
Mom doesn't get a lot of time or space to herself around here.
When mom and LT are away, where do we go for dinner? Chef Zorba's of course!
More construction work on the 'boat' in the backyard.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Barney Ford (a nice choice I thought) and one of the kids in his group did John Denver. Little B participated by trying on the fake mustaches that were part of many of the kids' costumes and also by doing a quiet rendition of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" for the family later that day (video is below and you might need to turn up the volume).
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Saturday, May 19, 2018
We watched my brother's dog last week for a few days while they were out of town and B immediately took to taking care of her. She's the right size (maybe 10 pounds) and the right age (older at 10 years) for him. He would walk her outside, often dropping the leash and forgetting what he was doing, but she isn't a runner. He fed her breakfast and dinner each day and would follow her around outside. The novelty wore off just about the time my brother came home, but it was fun for a few days.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Last week B and I were walking out of Target and ran into a friend who has a little guy also. We were talking when a firetruck stopped next to us and "A real fireman!" got out and gave each little one a hat. B has proudly told everyone he sees about this experience and wears his hat confidently.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Most of my friends were done having babies long ago (with the exception of 2 who have kids within a week of B). Luckily I have met a few new friends who have young kids. We spend many Thursday or Friday afternoons at the zoo together and B talks about them often. LT and A went with us last week and were good sports about hanging with the little ones.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I had such a nice mother's day this year (for the first time in several years). We went for a hike last weekend and then A planned out a whole day. If he'd had it his way, just the two of us would have spent the day alone, but we included the rest of the family for some also. Ads and I went for a 2 (!) mile run alone first thing while the other three made us a yummy breakfast. Then the whole family went bowling and to lunch. We came home and B took a long nap while my mom, my sister in law and I got pedicures (A was quite disappointed not to be included, but I promised I'd take him soon). For dinner Brian made reservations at Little India (a favorite of mine!) We are slowly figuring out the best way to celebrate this bittersweet day.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
A few years ago we decided to celebrate "my" mother's day with a hike. It's what I love more than anything. Hiking with my little family. We go on a day near mother's day when the weather is good. It leaves mother's day open to celebrate our mom's/grandmas and everyone else. We had nothing going on today and the weather was perfect so we headed to Mount Falcon for the morning.
B has one speed, fast running. If you put him down, he's like a wind up car that just goes as fast as possible before stopping and going again. He hiked almost all of the 3 mile hike.
And it was successful!
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
I guess we're on a roll with sleepovers. The boys each had a friend sleepover last weekend and we continued our traditions: homemade pizza, s'mores, cinnamon rolls for breakfast and lots of laughs and tons of energy.
Even B has caught onto calling burned marshmallows "poop".
Monday, April 30, 2018
LT and his buddy play soccer at Wash Park. Its an hour and a half practice. We have done something different each week (sometimes carpool, sometimes Brian picks up etc), but this week A wanted to rent a big bike with his buddy. Those things are hard to pedal, even with two adults! The boys couldn't reach the pedals.