Sunday, January 23, 2011

Yes, I Still Embarrass Easily

We were sitting with my friend Johnna and her husband, Mark, at the boys' soccer game the other night. Aiden points to Mark and says "Is it just me, or is he bald?" Mark takes his baldness in stride and jokes around with Aiden. Just then someone they know walked up to them to say hi. He happened to be follically challenged himself. In his usual LOUD voice Aiden says "Look now there are TWO bald guys!".

During Mass, there is about a 20 minute period where they take the kids that are preschool through grade 4 out for their own little lesson on the homily. Noah and Aiden like to go to this. When they get back to their seats Noah informs me that Aiden was talking to much today. Really, that is nothing new. What embarrassed me is what Noah told me next. They kids went around the room and had to say what they are praying for. When it was Aiden's turn, he says "I'm praying for boobs." No, that wasn't a typo for books. My 5 year old son is praying for boobs. I'm sure all men pray for boobs at some point in their lives.....I just didn't think Aiden would be starting so soon.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Random Thoughts

You have GOT to be kidding me. I just typed up a whole blog post, hit 'publish', and got some wierd error message. It said to hit 'back' and try again. Yeah, I did that and there was nothing there but my title! What??? I have to start over? Heck, I don't even remember what all I said anymore, that's why I titled it Random Thoughts. Here goes nothing.

Aiden started indoor soccer last week. They spend about a half an hour doing various drills teaching them the basics of soccer. Aiden hangs on the coachs' every work and does everything he says. It is so stinkin' cute to see him standing there with his one foot up on the ball. Then they split up the last 15 minutes and scrimmage. Aiden scored a goal last week and he scored 3 today!!! He's a speedy little devil and has got some good moves. I almost feel bad for some of the little 3 year olds. We may have another soccer star on our hands.

So, the phone rings and it's 911 calling us to see if we are ok or if we really have an emergency. Todd asked the boys if anyone had been on the phone and Drew said he didn't see anyone on the phone. (The 3 boys had been playing downstairs). Todd apologized and hung up. Aiden then admitted that he called by singing "I called 911...." I don't remember how the lyrics go to that song but hearing him singing that made me go from being mortified and embarrassed to laughing my butt off. Seriously, there has to be a parenting book out there somewhere that applies to Aiden. I'm completely clueless on how to parent him anymore. Nothing works with him. I remember when he was 2 and we jokingly talked about having a velcro wall to stick him too just to keep him out of trouble. I think we need to revisit that.

Noahs' room turned out so cute!! I just love all the added touches we gave it. It had been 10 years since the boys' rooms had been painted so it was time. After hitting a few snags with the project (and kind of expensive ones at that, why am I not surprised?) we decided to take a few weeks off before tackling Aidens' room. I'm ok with that. Seeing as how we had planned on doing the boys' rooms last summer, it's obvious we don't always stick with our plans. :)

Noah is down to just a cough, Drew was still running a fever and had a headache today, and then tonight, just when I thought we were heading to a good spot, Aiden started complaining that his head hurt really bad and he didn't feel good. I gave him Tylenol and he promptly fell asleep, even with the lights and TV on. NOT a good sign. We all know Aiden is never motionless unless he doesn't feel well. I hope it's not a long night.

I'm ready to bury into my bed myself. Between taking care of what seems like a neverending week of sick kids, doing a bedroom remodel and tackling other projects around the house (because I love to overextend myself), working on volunteer stuff for school, and worry, worry, worry...........I'm just plain exhausted. Here's to a MUCH better week ahead!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cosmo & Gizmo

I'm kind of missing these little guys. We enjoyed our little houseguests over Christmas break. They were cuddly little balls of fluff.
Maybe we'll see them again over Easter break?

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Saturday, January 1, 2011


Whew what a whirlwind month December was! I do have to say it was one the best Decembers I had in ages. I was determined to make this a meaningful Christmas and a stressless Christmas. I feel like I succeeded. I didn't pick up the camera as much but I think not having a computer to put them on had some to do with it too. But now I have a working laptop thanks to awesome Christmas sales and Christmas money so I have my pictures back, my itunes, and everything else I couldn't access the past month. Whoooeeee!

I decided to take the lazy way out and post the whole month at once so I can start fresh in 2011. I only have a handful of Christmas memories here but still a lot of pictures.

This is what our Christmas tree looked like when we let the boys decorate. Clumps of ornaments here, bare spots there, but they are so proud of it and I was proud of myself for not fixing any of it. Jack must have liked it too because he was found perching about halfway up the tree.

I love this picture of Aiden and Drew. Aiden just climbed right up on him and they were being so cute together.

In this one, one of them tooted, and of course they were dying laughing. Life with boys right??
The annual boat club Christmas party. Here they are waiting patiently for Santa to call their name. No, the boy next to Noah does not have a fungus growing on his face. They had face painting and he wanted camouflage.
Love the expression on Aidens' face. I can just hear him now "Serwiously, I was good this year"
Noah slyly looking at his gift, wondering what was inside.
Drew was slightly embarrassed at having to sit on Santa's lap but I told him that was the only way he'd get his gift. Oh, the torture.
Aiden smiling sweetly.
We didn't get hardly any picture of Drew and Noahs' xmas program. We could barely see either one from our seats. We did get some good video though. We were able to get some cute pictures of the preschool program. Only about half of the kids are in this picture. After this song, the rest came out dressed as all parts of the nativity. This was taken during the first song, right before Aiden covered his face with his hand and started crying. As he pulled his hand away, he had blood gushing out of his nose and all over his hand. Thank goodness for Dad, who leapt right up there, got him out and we took him to the bathroom to clean him up. Luckily it was one that stopped pretty quickly (his tend to last awhile) and we snuck him back in by the end of the song. Wonder how many people will get to see the bloody reenactment on their video.

One of my favorite pictures of Christmas. A few days before, I walked into the living room and found all 3 of them snuggled up on the floor doing their Night Before Christmas I Spy book together. So sweet.
Christmas Eve at my parents' house.
The reindeer tracks as seen from our living room window.
The year there will be one more in the mix!
Aiden and Ty so excited to open their gifts.
The icy trees the day we went sled riding.
(These next pictures are borrowed from my sister in law---she captured much better sledding pictures than me)
Sled riding was perfect that day. It was warm enough to not freeze, but cold enough that the snow wasn't melting. The kids had a ball and we had this hill to ourselves.
This is my beautiful niece. She couldn't possibly be any cuter, could she?

Aiden, Drew, Noah, and Ty heading down on the toboggan.
My Drewdles posing for his Aunt Beth.
Noah in his 'genie' pose.
Drew 'snowboarding' down the hill on a sled.

My favorite picture of Aiden, completely captures his free spirit.

Looking forward to a new year. 2010 was good to us in so many ways, I hope 2011 does the same. Looking forward to many new adventures with my boys!