My amazing husband doesn't make many demands upon me, but this weekend he demanded that I accept an invitation from several girlfriends, to get massage chair pedicures and go to lunch, while he kept the boys. I offered to just to the pedicures and skip lunch, but he insisted, so I complied. It was a great treat. One friend, Janet, was celebrating her birthday on Sunday, so I tagged mine onto the celebration as well.
Sunday afternoon it was a little warmer than it has been, so Braden's good friends that live across the street came over to play in the back yard. Blake was grilling out so he kept an eye on them as they explored our yard in Timmie's new jeep. I'm having visions of them being 16.
Thank you, Grandma! A package arrived on Friday, full of goodies from Grandma Odean, one of them being this puppy dog, that Braden has named "Puppy" You never know what they are going to attach to, but their is definitely an attachment to this dog. Braden tucks him in next to him and even brushes Puppy's hair, with his own hair brush. I snapped the picture above during our goodnight kisses, and Blake snapped the one below when he checked on Braden before going to bed himself.
Braden would obviously LOVE to have a real puppy, but instead he got Mason.
Car pool is over, and now we walk home from school everyday. Recycling Mason: Here's a booger, Momma, put it in recycling.
Frozen Custard Please Last night Braden and I attended the Playground Party hosted by The Center. On our way I promised Braden we could get some "concrete" from Freddy's (local ice cream/burger joint) which is frozen custard. Even though it was 30 minutes past his bedtime when we left the party, he had not forgotten: Braden: Mom, can I have a brick? I mean a sidewalk? Mom:What? Braden: You know, you said after the party..... Mom:(cracking up) Oh, you mean concrete? From Freddy's?
Salad in the Water Last night for dinner I fixed a refreshing pitcher of ice water with mint and lemon balm from our garden. Mason pointed to it from his high chair and declared: Mason: Salad in the water! Dollar Vacation During Braden's Birthday Lunch on the porch I asked River if she was getting excited about their family trip to Branson. River:Oh Yeah! We even get to go to Silver Dollar City! Braden: Oh Yeah, my Mom takes me to Dollar Tree! Obviously Braden has no idea what SDC is or that the Dollar Tree doesn't quite compare, but as long as it's a big deal to him. . . .we will keep going!
The Substitooth When I picked Braden up on Friday, his teacher wasn't there, but he had a substitute. This happened one other time, when Ms. Vacca had a toothache. I asked Braden who is substitute was, and he said "Nothing" Me:Was Ms. Vacca here, today? Braden: No, we had 3 different teachers. Me: Who was that man? Was he your substitute? Braden: No, Ms. Vacca was sick today, so he helped us do our work. Me: I know, Braden, that is called a substitute teacher. Braden: I thought it was a substitooth, like Ms. Vacca had before.
Hello to all! We are going to attempt to provide you with an endless source of pictures, video and stories to ooh and aaah at until your heart is content. As Braden reminds Blake every morning as he leaves for work "don't be boring" we will try not to be boring! We thought life was interesting with Braden, now that we've added Mason to the mix we've learned new levels of parenthood!