Monday, February 23, 2009

John Loves Garbage

John LOVES garbage trucks....he loves everything about fact, we've actually stalked garbage trucks, following them around as they drive and dump trash, just to watch. Today was a great day for John....I bought him a toy garbage truck. It's funny to me that there is even such a thing made, but apparently it's quite common for a two year old to love garbage trucks (according to the lady at the toy store). So all afternoon, John has been busily loading "garbage" into the truck, driving it around, and then dumping it. It's the best money I've spent in a long time!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Joe Turns Ten!

Joe's tenth birthday was on Monday. It was a great was also President's Day, so the kids didn't have school, and Joe was home from work. Plus, Chelsea made a last minute visit and drove out on Sunday, so she was here to celebrate with us as well. This year, it was all about basketball for you can see from the pictures. He got new basketball shoes, a new personalized jersey, a new basketball playstation game, and best of all, tickets to a Laker game in March. He was a pretty happy birthday boy!

We have a tradition in our family that the birthday child gets to pick where to eat for dinner, and for the last two years, Joe has picked Hometown Buffet.
I did my best to persuade him to go somewhere else, but Chelsea, who has always been a fan of beffet-style restaurants (We're talking Chuck-a-Rama here), was firm in her support for Joe's choice. Joe stuck to his guns, and we ended up at Hometown Buffet, paying $60 for diet cokes, spaghetti, and all you can eat ice cream (because nothing else there is tolerable). Even Chelsea had to agree that Hometown Buffet does not hold to the same "high" standards that she's used to from her favored buffets. Next year, the tradition is changing...the birthday child can choose from the pre-approved list of restaurants that I give to them!
We enjoyed Joe shaped brownies (because Joe doesn't care for cake), and then called it a day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Yawning Grandpa Steve

Harry just shared an interesting fact with me,...
Harry: "Do you know who has the loudest yawns in our whole family?"
Me: "Who?"
Harry: "Grandpa Steve"
It took me a while to think about how loud my father yawns, but for any of you who know him, think about it...he really does have loud yawns, and somehow manages to talk while he does it. It's really a very endearing quality that apparently even six year olds take note of. Just wanted to remember that.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Talented Family

I believe I must belong to one of the most talented families prove it, just look at these pictures....

When I saw these baby booties on my sister-in-law Annee's blog, I hadn't dared to hope that they might wind up on my baby's feet. But, they arrived in the mail today, along with a beautiful blanket and bib, all the way from Korea.

And, the blanket that Jack is laying on in this picture was made by another sister-in-law of mine...Julie. Thank you so much...I've made a blanket like this before and know how much work it is to do. I love it!

So thank you to you's a pleasure to say I'm related to you!

One Month Later

It's hard to believe it's been a month since Jack was born, but here we are! Things are going well...nothing big to report, we're just going day by day. I took Jack for his 4 week check last week, and he's already up to 9 pounds, 12 ounces, so he's growing well. He's started to smile a bit, so the kids are enjoying that. This is a picture of John trying to watch a video with Jack. He insisted that Jack would be able to enjoy the video, but I don't knowhow well it went. Anyway, that's all that's going on here....Joe turns 10 next week, so we're looking forward to a big celebration!