Thursday, June 24, 2010

Karate Testing

They did it again! My 3 sons made it through karate testing again. They went in as yellow belts and came out as yellow with black stripes. John Henry won the perfect stance award again! He was super proud of himself. His mama was, too.

We are enjoying karate! I think we've found THE sport for our boys!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My charming men!

Tonight, Steve took all of us out to eat. We don't this very often and it was nice. The food was great and the kids were well-behaved.

As we were talking, Sam somehow got on the topic of how Steve and I met and why we got married. Steve told him he plied me with his charms.

Sam asked,"What kind of charms?"

Steve said,"I told her I'd.." and John Henry interrupted with,"drink a tub of your bath water!"

Steve looked at him and said,"Yeah, but then I told her...." and Sam interrupted with,"I'm not this tall, I'm sitting on my wallet!"

Steve looked around again and then said,"Okay, okay, so I've said that before, but the one that really got her was..." and Paul chimed in with,"If you were a booger, I'd pick you first!"

Yep, that's when I snorted my tea and the people around us looked at the crazy family laughing like hyenas! And NO, that is not one of Steve's charming wife-attracting lines! But, it might become one!

The BeeGee Fairy Comes to our house!

Lizzie is now almost 2 and a half and we've been talking about getting rid of the pacifiers. She was not receptive to it at all, but then yesterday, kind of out of the blue, she said she wanted the BeeGee Fairy to bring her a present. She started gathering up all of her pacifiers and putting them into a little bag. We all helped her find more and more and MORE! MAN, we had a lot of pacifiers! Once we had all we could find in her little bag, we hung the bag in a tree outside to wait for the BeeGee Fairy to come. I told her the BeeGee Fairy would come and take her beegees to little babies who needed them. We talked about how she was such a big girl now and doesn't need them anymore. She agreed with all of it and didn't ask for a pacifier till later when I was rocking her to sleep. I reminded her and she once again agreed and never even got upset.
This morning, she was excited to see what the BeeGee Fairy brought her! Sam was equally as excited!

Here she is after opening the bag and seeing her new Dora the Explorer backpack!! I think she looks pretty pleased with her big girl bag!

Inside, opening up her backpack to discover more treasures inside! Coloring books, crayons, and a Dora blanket! WOW, great job BeeGee Fairy.

Here is my proud big girl with her new backpack! She looks so grown up. She was braver than me.... but I only cried a little.