Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Local Happenings

I feel in such a slump, that my blog posts seem like a chapter out of a "Debbie Downer" novel. So with life still moving are a few things we have been up too.....

Happy Birthday Frank!!
We had a BBQ for Frank's birthday. We wanted him to have a great day has he is now a "senior citizen".(He doesn't look it) It was a wonderful day with good food and fun. I couldn't ask for a better father-in-law.

I wanted to introduce Jackson to rice cereal, but the kid can't keep his fingers out of his mouth long enough to get a spoon in there. So I mixed cereal on his little tray and the kid would rub his hands in it and lick his fingers. It worked perfectly. He is not sure about the cereal, but all in good time.

Josh "graduated" from preschool this last week. Let me just say that "all good things come to an end". This kid needs something to do or he is bugging me or getting into trouble. His preschool was expensive, but the best money we spent. I am now looking forward to sending him to Kindergarten 5 days a week.

Monday night was the first night in a LONG time Brad didn't have in homework so naturally we took to a project. We cut down two trees in the yard.

The boys thought it was good fun until we made them haul the tree trimmings to the curb.

And not 24 hours later.....the tree trimmings were back in the yard with forts being built, and Tepees being erected, with a fire pit (to cook the grizzle bears that were hunted down) and a arsenal with harpoons and bazookas. (How do they even know what a harpoon and a bazooka are???Chalk one up for the good parenting.) This one is the 3rd phase of the building process. The trees have gone from the yard to the curb back to the front yard and now in the back yard. Can you actually be in the negative from where you started? I can't complain!!! The fort building process kept the boys entertained for about 6 hours yesterday, It was a beautiful thing.

I have to say totally impressed with their imaginations and I don't think I am ever letting the tree trimmings go.
James' last day of school is tomorrow and summer will be in full swing. I am going into summer with a postive attitude!!!!!
We will see how long it lasts!!!!


Amy said...

Sweet fort! My boys would love to come and hunt bears with your boys! And how can Jackson be eating rice cereal? He can't be that old!

Maga said...

Glad you understand little boys!!!
Thanks for keeping us up to date.
It will be fun to see you Friday.

Andrea said...

You guys are busy! Love the fort and love seeing those dimples on that sweet baby! Can't wait to see him (and you!) on Friday.