Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This is a paper Joe brought home from school today. It is going in my Joe File for sure, but I had to share it! At the bottom, I will write out what it was meant to say! So Fun seeing them learn to write!
On my special day I went to
. Grandma, Pop, Mom and Dad was there. I took a walk at night when I got to a hotel. I went to the goody shop. It was special because I got a huge jawbreaker . Monterey
What is hilarious is how he remembers that special day. First off, he left Matthew out of the picture... secondly, Grandma and Pop weren't there! Ha ha ha. We had left Sonoma and decided to drive on Hwy 1 back down to Southern CA. We had one night where we stayed in Monterey as a family mini-vacation. He DID get a huge jawbreaker and we did go for a walk at night, but it cracks me up to see how his mind remembers it. Poor Matthew wasn't a big enough part of the memory! Ha ha ha They each got to eat their "goody" in the bath at the hotel. Joe's jawbreaker turned the whole bath blue! I REMEMBER that part! :)
I love the spelling errors in this letter. Joe is so incredibly smart that it is fun to see an area of his brain that is still "little." He's still learning, and it's SUPER cute... in my opinion! :)
It's easy, as life has it's busy-ness, to forget the blessings we have daily. My husband is one of those blessings. Typically, on special occasions, he forgets "the card." This Valentines day, we agreed we weren't getting each other anything... and then I woke up that morning. I wake up first with the boys and go to get our coffee going. When I got to the machine, this card was waiting for me. My husband loves me and went completely out of his normal thought pattern and made himself remember the card. :) He wrote a special message, that I'll keep private... but, it wouldn't matter what it said, it just matters that I know it took effort and he thought of me. :) I just needed to do a post saying how much I love the man who loves me, and how thankful I am that God made us so well to walk this life together... I love you babe. <3
This picture is a bit fuzzy because my iphone doesn't do well in the dark... but, I had to snap it. :) Every night, as I come in to go to bed, I check on the boys. Matthew always looks something like this, all twisted and snuggled with his buddies. Joe tends to stay pretty much in the same position, because he likes how we tuck him in. My goofy sleeper. :)
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Dear Pretty Bathroom (that I JUST finished)... Joe is very sorry for having broken the soap dispenser that I had to have 3 stores called and have specially shipped to you to match the set that you love... If it makes you feel any better, it scared him half to death when it broke. ;) BOYS! GRRR (ha ha)
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Joe turns 7 on February 6th... we had his party this weekend and had lots of fun! It was Super Mario Bro's, and his request was for Nerf Guns! :) Here are some fun pictures from our special day!
We all got "Mario Shirts" for the party...I'm so bummed I forgot to have someone take pictures of the 4 of us together. My shirt has Donkey Kong and says, "Going Bananas"... I thought that was perfect for a party day! lol Aaron's shirt is Bowzer and says, "It's good to be King!"... and you can see the boys' shirts!
More fun for the Rock wall that I grew up visiting with friends on. :) Cute to see the new generation enjoying it just like we did. Thank you to everyone who blessed Joe with Birthday gifts and love (not everyone at the party likes to be online...so I'm keepin the guest pictures minimal!) ;)
There is a website that has recently captivated much attention, especially with my "mom friends." I was looking on www.Pinterest.com and saw "Jello Worms." Joe saw them with me and thought they were awesome, so we decided to make them for his birthday!
Joe thought they were AWESOME!
Pop was a good sport!
Mama had to be cool and give them a try! (Especially after the effort to MAKE them!)
Little Charlie was the ONLY child (other than Joe) who would give them a try. He tipped his head up like a baby bird for Joe to feed him a worm! So Cute!
I enjoyed making something "all boy" for my boy to show off and have fun with!
I had to share a moment I had with Joe. He was in the living room playing Super Mario Bro's on the Wii, and I was in the kitchen cleaning up. I heard him say, "In the Lord's name, I WILL go through this TV and really be in Super Mario Bro's!" I peaked in right about, "Lord's Name" and he put his hand on the TV to go into it. When he noticed I had been peaking in at him, he shrugged his shoulders and said, "I had to try!" Ha ha ha This boy of mine! I guess, even childlike faith, doesn't always work! ;)
Joe's teacher sent home an assignment for Valentine's day. They are having a "Special Person Tea" and we were to draw the heart, cut it out, and decorate it creatively. I completely understood what the teacher was expecting: pink, red, cute, pretty, totally Valentine's day worthy. She was NOT specific enough for my little boy though. He said, "This is ALL boy colors!" Luckily, his "Special person" is his cousins Jacki & Charlie and they will LOVE this special heart exactly as it is! It was actually hard for me not to force him to "do as expected"...but it was a lot of fun to just let him create it exactly as he wanted. He painted the teeth white, he laid out where the eyes should go and he designed all the colors!