Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Although Sam's actual birthday was somewhat of a wash (quite literally, with the rain, but it didn't help that he woke up covered in vomit and later fell mouth-first into the train table), the following morning the sun returned, and we assured him that one really is fun and decided to hit the delete button--erasing the memory of his first day as a one-year-old--and start anew.
Sam's new birthday: What a fun day! There was no vomit, and we played outside in the sun (after five rainy days in a row); Sam loves to play in the sandbox and with the water table. At times, I have to pull him away, and he protests--loudly! We had some family and friends/neighbors over for a pizza birthday party for both the boys. It was a great end to birthday week.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
My three-year-old (minus one day) responded "yes, I'd like green...with blueberries" when I asked him if I could make him some pancakes for breakfast on the morning of his birthday. So, that explains the first picture (you were wondering, weren't you?) He did indeed enjoy green and blue pancakes on his morning.
Monday, March 2, 2009
It is Teacher Appreciation Week at Jack's School. This is a video of Jack groovin' to the "jiggle song" a.k.a "my teacher song" (from a cd of fun songs his teachers gave him for Christmas). Every day when we finish eating lunch, Jack requests this song, and we all have to dance. Sam dances right along in his high chair!
For Ms. Debbie and Ms. Nicoletta: Rarely do people come around who fold so neatly and warmly into the life of my son. In six short months, you both have become regulars in Jackson's disjointed-in-theme-yet-continuous-in-flow chatter and prayers, and through this we know the impact you've had on our son. He loves you. Thank you for loving him!
So maybe he does mess up the alphabet every once in a while. Maybe sixteen sometimes follows fourteen. Maybe every moon is a crescent moon...I'm okay with that. Because my
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Roar! March is here! Snow started falling around 6 p.m. this evening. Jack took a great nap this afternoon, so after dinner I put Sam to bed and Jack and I headed outside for some snowy fun. We made a lop-sided snowman and practiced making snow angels. Jack got the sleds out, too. I let him play right up to bedtime, and I'm glad I did--we had a blast!