07 January 2013

Buzz Wings

Phillip practically lives in his Buzz Jammies. He puts them on right after dinner then takes them off if he can wear his super cape and cool jeans in the morning. His cool jeans are gray pants that have a leather belt patch on the back. I got him some long-sleeved super cape shirts so maybe he will wear those instead and feel warmer. What a kid.
Phillip started Sunbeams on Sunday. I stayed home with Everett and a sick Amelia so did not see how he did. Justin reports that he did pretty well during sharing time, only getting up several times. Class was a different story. He tackled a kid twice and had a hard time keeping still. After church he told me that Connor was sad (apparently he cried the entire time). He is happy to have RJ's mom for his teacher. I really am worried about Phillip in Sunbeams, he seems so unprepared. Amelia was ready at 2.5 year old. Hopefully he surprises us!
One thing I noticed lately about Phillip is that he is really talented at putting puzzles together. He put Amelia's "Tangled" puzzle together almost by himself. He has awesome spatial skills. Guess that is why he can spray paint like a pro.   

Big Boy Haircut

Everett got a new haircut on Saturday. Phillip cut his hair last week sometime. He had a nice chunk cut out of the back. I was trying to grow his hair out a little like Everett Lance. I love his floppy hair. Guess my Everett is destined to have shorter hair...at least for the time being. What you don't know about these photos is that Everett is fresh out of the bathtub and only wearing a diaper on the bottom. Ah, the things you can hide. Phillip and Everett now really like to bathe together. Their new favorite game is splash the water out of the tub, tsunami, and bum crash. Drives us crazy.

Snow Chickens and Dinos Roam the Land

Wednesday I wanted to do something "FUN" with the kids. Alison and Ella came along for our adventure. We ended up wanting to play cheap so let the kids play at MCD play area for an hour and a half. The structure was a discovery maze so more fun than the usual fare. We saw snatches of the kids in between bites and sips. Then we went to the mall for a bit. The kids played in the play area for a good 45 minutes. Alison and I took turns shopping about a bit. I found some Yo Gabba, Gabba shirts for the boys. It was beyond exciting. Then we stopped off at Target for more shopping, a short hit at Ross and TJ Maxx. Then we headed home. Amelia was near tears because I told her we might go to Chuck E Cheese, which was the plan until Alison and I decided driving 2.5 hours for Chuck E Cheese was not such a good idea. Amelia is now planning her birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. If she mentions it again without me prompting her Amelia owes me a quarter. She is persistent and repetitive. The girls had a fun time. Everett did not nap the entire day, he surprised me by not getting too crabby before bed. I sure do enjoy those days we can spend with good friends making fun memories.
Thursday Amelia started back to school. I wish they school district had waited to start until today. The kids did not do much, except maybe review stuff. She was super excited to being her favorite gift for show and tell on Friday. Amelia brought a picture of her crayon maker and the melter tray and molds to show off. The boys and I enjoying warmer weather...if you call 35-43 degrees Fahrenheit warm. We spent several hours outside playing in the melting snow. Everett looked so darn cute walking around like a penguin dressed in winter clothes. Phillip pretty much just laid on the ground licking dirty snow off the ground. Or maybe he was trying to turn his snow mound into an ice mound. Not quite sure. I made Venezuelan Arepas for dinner on Thursday. They turned out pretty tasty and were relatively easy to make, like less than 45 min total.