Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Things My Boys Say

I just want to record a few thing the boys said in the past couple of days that I don’t want to forget.

After he lost his first tooth-
“I can’t believe the Tooth Fairy gave me $20 for a tiny little tooth.”

Monday morning when we were waiting for the bus and Michael was walking on the ice-covered retaining wall-
“Michael, don’t do that. You’ll fall and have to go to the doctor and then I won’t have anyone to play with.”

“Mom, you are not going to be happy. I got a frowny today in my folder.”
Me: What did you do?
Matthew: It’s not my fault. Preston made me talk when we were supposed to be reading.”

He was playing upstairs yesterday, he came down pouting. I asked him what’s wrong and he said, “Everyone is disrespecting me and talking while I’m trying to play.”

Yesterday, I asked him to pick his shoes up and put them in the laundry room for the next morning. With some whining he does and says, “all the things I do for this house!”

This morning, we only had enough Cocoa Pebbles for one person so I suggest that they split it and mix in some Cheerios. At first, Michael was opposed to it because he said dad told him he can have the last of the Cocoa Pebbles. Then he changed his mind and said to Matthew, “Fine, but don’t expect me to be this nice to you when you lose your baby fat!”

Monday, January 10, 2011


Wow, what a weekend. The best way to describe this weekend is eventful. Some good, some not so good. Saturday, Michael and I started our morning early. We went to Barnes and Noble to pick him up a couple of new books because he received the “Dragon” for doing a great job and staying “above task” at school. He was so proud and I’m so proud. We’ve come a long way from the beginning of the school year when we had a “special” conference with his teacher about looking into the possibility of him having ADHD.

Then we headed to Starbucks to get him a hot chocolate. It was very nice to have our one-on-one time. I don’t remember what we talked about, but I remember being very happy to just be with him and have him answer my questions with more than an “I don’t know.” I think I will make this a regular thing; schedule one-on-one time with my kiddos.

After that afternoon, I went to a baby shower for a friend. She is having a baby girl and I am very happy for her. It was so nice to buy pink and be surrounded by pink. It was a small gathering and the cake was beautiful. I must remember to ask for her baker’s number.

I did not get home until close to 7pm so I was very relieved that M’s dad brought over pizza! No cooking for me.

Sunday morning was spent waiting for the snowstorm. We had plans have lunch with Heather and her family, but we decided to reschedule because we were afraid the roads might get treacherous. Weatherman said it was suppose to start at noon, so I got myself out to the grocery store for the weekly supply of lunch items early in the morning. IN.THE.FREEZING.RAIN. Those little stinkers better appreciate.

When the snow did come, it was less than we expected or predicted. It snowed for a few hours and it was really pretty, but not much stuck. It didn’t matter. I got the boys all bundled up and we went outside anyway. There was enough snow on the ground for a few snowballs and short snowball fight so the boys were happy!

Then we had to get ready for Matthew’s soccer game, if you can call it that. Let’s say they stop keeping score at 0-8. In favor of the other team. Yes, it was a very bad loss, but Matthew did not care. He was not into soccer that day.

Those were the highlights. Here are a couple of notable lowlights (for memory's sake):

1. Toilet got clogged. Found out this morning that the sewer was actually clogged so it all leaked into to flowerbeds in our front yard. YUCK! Luckily for me, M was home to clean it up. Luckily for him, plumber was able to fix everything for $60. Thank you home warranty insurance!

2. M washed Matthew’s pants that he had an accident in with other clothes so everything smelled like poop. M is still working on trying to get the smell out. NOT PRETTY.

So, I guess I can summarize this with M being in deep doo-doo! Ha, Ha…

Friday, January 07, 2011

Matthew Lost His 1st Tooth!

Matthew lost is 1st tooth!  After I gave him and Michael their breakfast this morning, I went upstairs to get ready for work.  As I’m finishing up, he shouts my name and I think, “Now what?” Then I hear, “Mom! I lost my first tooth!”  My little man was so excited.  Michael said, “it’s so tiny.  My tooth (I lost) was a big square.” He’s now in the “snaggle-tooth club” and he thinks he is such a big boy.  Michael did not lose his 1st tooth until he was 7. My little Mattikin is only 5! Why does it have to happen so soon?

Such a big boy!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Matthew and Friend

On Tuesday, I went and had lunch with my little guy and his Kinder friends.  So darn cute!

Matthew and his friend Robert

2010 Christmas Recap in Pictures

The boys with Poh-Poh and Gong-Gong

Michael and Matthew Christmas Morning

Tearing into the gifts!

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!
Pillow Pets - Matthew said that they are cuter than he thought the would be! Ha-ha
The Yam/Fisher Clan.  Obviously, I was the picture-taker!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Welcome to 2011!

This will be the first post of the New Year! We had very busy 2010 and I’m hoping to feel a little more “settled” in 2011.  We’ve made 2 interstate moves in the last year and a half.  Lived in 3 different homes and Michael has attended a different school every year since he started Kindergarten.  There has been a lot of changes for him and I am hoping to not put him through any other major ones if I can help it.  It feels like we were lacking permanency in our lives in 2010 (for the past 6 years, actually).  Of course, life is unpredictable and who knows if we will achieve any sort of permanence on anything, but I’m hoping to achieve at least the feeling that we are where we ought to be in our lives.  I will continue to work on being thankful for the blessings me and my family have received and try to live with a thankful heart. So here’s to the New Year! Welcome, 2011.