Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Jack still was flushed immediately. Lately he always looks sunburned because every time we take him outside he goes all 'hypercolor' shirt on us and - BAM!
Also I'm proud to say he's becoming a really good listener. It's important to me that if I say 'no' to something he knows to listen. As far as I'm concerned there are 3 levels of discipline
1: "I wish you wouldn't do that because it's not convenient for me" i.e. taking clothes out of drawers or DVD's off shelves which at most will get an exasperated "Jack....." out of me and maybe I'll try and distract him with something else.
2: "I have told you not to do that because there is mild danger or major inconvenience" i.e. walking too far away from me, playing with plugs or power chords in the middle of the room (no actual outlets in range) this gets a louder "Jack" and usually a command like "come here please."
3: "Oh shit, stop right now you're going to get hurt!" i.e. reaching for outlets, walking towards the street, trying to play with lawnmowers, trying to eat cat/dog food this gets a loud "Jack, NO!" where he always backs away/drops what he's doing and sometimes comes to me for a hug.
Also yesterday Jack reached for his first kid-to-kid holding hands experience yesterday. The little girls in the neighborhood have been doing this for a while and I wasn't sure if it's because they're girls combined with their one to one and a half year age difference. I've been waiting for the hand holding for a while now.... just because I think it's cute. Well, yesterday the mack-daddy himself put the handholding moves on Emma and she was happy to hold his hand. She's been trying to hold Jack's hand for about 2 months now but he kept pulling away. Kids crack me up!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
We went to breakfast the next morning at at, wait for it......
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Jen gave birth to her son a few weeks ago: Joshua Michael
... and in this just in Susan gave birth to her daughter this morning at 7am Sophia Elyse is here!
One to go:
Kate you have got to serve Liam his eviction notice!!
Pictures to follow.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
After the yard sale I came to a horrible realization. The FINAL coat of deck stain was the wrong color. Matt didn't notice as he put it on, because it's always lighter when it goes on than when it dries. Well since it was the final coat it was touch ups so it was EVERYWHERE. It wasn't ordered wrong, the paint person grabbed the wrong base so the cans were completely identical except for a little number printed on the label.
The paint can says 24 hours to dry so the fact that the weather channel said it was going to rain at 4 tomorrow and it was 4 when we found this out was NOT good news. I got in the car and sped to the Depot. As soon as I walked in I asked for the manager I explained (I mean totally freaked out while I told him) what had happened and that I really needed this project done now. I'm so over the deck.
So after some crying I walked out with 3 free cans of deck stain and more brushes and rollers that I could possibly need.
Friday, April 17, 2009
After our chores we went to play infront of Miss Michelle's yard.
Clearly we don't 'get' bubbles yet.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Clearly, it was a successful day. Jack hunted eggs, then we had breakfast. Then he hunted more eggs. Later we had lunch; egg salad- of course. During Jack's nap we waged war against the aliens and machines (read: my dad, brother and husband had a LAN party and played KKND). Then we watched the 18th hole and the sudden death shoot out of the Masters tournament, obviously my dad was in charge of the remote. Finally we ended the night with a family dinner and family games, which included one final war.
Today Jack demonstrated his assimilation of Easter knowledge by identifying a bunny in a book and then identifying the bunnies that were part of the holiday decorations.