Thursday, April 30, 2009
I went to feed the fish this morning and found Spot belly-up (literally) behind the plastic plant. We have not broken this news to Michael or Matthew yet. We will have to tell them when they get back from school. I foresee another trip to Petco. Wish me luck.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Nothing like a lick of lemon while catching an episode of Backyardigans
Monday, April 27, 2009
And yes, we have added a couple more goldfish to our tank. I took the boys to the pet store to pick out a friend for Spot (the Carnival goldfish). My intention was to let Matthew pick out one goldfish, but they were like 27 cents each at Petco so we ended up getting 2 more friends for Spot.
This was the first time the boys ever set foot in a pet store. They were very excited to see the different kinds of fish available. Michael wanted to pick out a black catfish. Really, I don’t remember what kind of fish it was, but it looked like a mini catfish with whiskers and all. I thought it looked kind of cool until I saw that it was $5. I’m sorry I can’t pay 5 bucks for 2 ounces of fish that I can’t even fry up. I told him that the catfish will eat Spot, so we needed to go back to the “Common Goldfish” tank. After much discussion, both brothers decided on a white goldfish with an orange stripe on its head, and an orange goldfish with white spots. I’m hoping that the $.54 cents will last us more than a month before they go to “Porcelain Heaven.”
Sunday, April 26, 2009
We had a very busy day. Soccer in the morning. Michael scored a goal. It was a great goal, according to the other parents who saw. I will have to take their word for it since I completely missed it. I was helping Matthew with his #1 business in the ladies room. He played a great game. He was aggressive, went for the ball, and had some really good blocks.
Riding on the helicopter
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The cakes - Hannah Montana for Sydney & Clone Wars for Michael
The whole gang
Matthew being a clown
All smiles before the party
Friday, April 24, 2009
Seriously though, I had a great time watching him up there. He was so excited this morning. He woke up, came into my room, and informed me that he needed to eat his breakfast right away and be at school on time. I asked why we needed to be there so early. He gave me this “duh” look and said, “I have a performance today, so we need to be at school on time.”
In the car I asked him for a preview of what he will be doing on stage, but was told the “it’s a surprise.”
I am proud to say that we did get to school on time even after having to drop Matthew off at daycare. AND the morning went very smoothly. No whining, no tantrums, and no tears. Happy day!
Getting ready for the show
Thursday, April 23, 2009
My baby is counting down the days until he performs on stage. He only counts down days when he’s really, really, really excited for something like his birthday party! Then it occurred to me that for a Kindergartner, it takes hard work to perfect the art of being a duck. You have to get the quacking just right. I know he has worked hard on this for a couple of weeks, and even if the performance is about 4 minutes long, I am so looking forward to seeing my little duck quack.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Happy time before THE incident
Sunday, April 19, 2009
So this morning, while I was lying in bed, he calls out from the living room, "Mom, you should get this! It cooks anything in 10 seconds."
When I did not respond, he calls out again for me to come watch how amazing this amazing product is. "Mom, you might want to see this!"
Then pitter-patter of feet rushing into my room. "Mom, it cooks anything in 10 SECONDS!" What is it? "I don't know, but it cooks anything in 10 SECONDS!" Well, how much is it? "It's FREE!" Baby, nothing is free. "If you buy one, you will get another one for FREE!"
Note to self: Keep the phone away from him.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Blankets of bluebonnets are now in full bloom. The big thing in Dallas (not sure if it’s the same in all of TX) is that people drive to a precarious fields carpeted with bluebonnets (typically by a busy highway), park alongside that busy highway, and take pictures of their children with the bluebonnets. In the past, I have always felt that it was a pretty stupid thing to do. Then recently, I thought, well maybe if I had a little girl, it would be cute to do. Currently, I’m thinking maybe I should take the boys out and do the bluebonnet picture thing because, really, they ARE quite spectacular. Does this make me a Dallasite?
Friday, April 17, 2009
"Time for bed, boys."
So I end up having to literally pick him up and take him upstairs to their room. Just so you know, Matthew is no light-weight. And then, the stalling begins.
"I need a little drink of water"
"I need another little drink"
"I need to tell you a secret"
"No, you need to come closer so I can ask you a secret"
"You forgot to give me another hug and a kiss"
So you get the point. Last night, I thought I had it easy. No fighting to go upstairs. One little drink was all he needed and they were both in bed.
Matthew was a little bit of a chatterbox and Michael had a drama-queen moment: "Mommy, Matthew is being too loud. I can't handle it!"
But all in all, it was pretty painless.
I go to check up on them before I went to bed, but they were not there. Hmm...were they on the floor? Nope.
They were both in Matthew's old crib. Hello?! They hate being called babies, but still want to sleep in a crib. Go figure.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Michael and Mommy. I just got my hair cut that day. Hair no longer looks like this.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
My goal for this blog is to really write about the experience of raising 2 boys, and my hope is for this blog to document the events of our lives for my children to have something to refer to. The first blog has been less than stellar, but I'm hoping I am more ambitious about this one, especially since the kids are no longer babies.
I don't expect to have many people to see this blog except for some close friends and family. It's not me to share my life with the blogsphere. I would put them all to sleep anyway. Not to say that we don't have exciting moments, but I've read other blogs out there, and I am no Antique Mommy.
So there you have it. My promise to keep this blog updated at least once a week. Hope I don't break my promise next week.