Once again my guys made sure I had a WONDERFUL birthday! We started the celebration on Sunday night. . .daddy made delicious Salmon patties and Braden and I made a Chocolate Chocolate Chip bundt cake (thanks for this recipe, Lissa!) and it was the most perfect bundt cake I've ever made!
Blake has discovered the Hallmark singing cards. . . and Braden LOVES them! The one I got from the boys said something like "As far as mom's go" then you open it to Tina Turner "You're simply the best!" Then Blake's card. . .said something like "Just becasue you get older doesn't meant you have to act mature. . ." and it opened to Rick James SUPER FREAK. It took Braden all of two listens to fall in love with this song and sing ever line that the card gave you. . .even "She's a very special girl. . from her head down to her toe nails." Every morning since, he has begged to take it to school for show and tell.
Fortuantely the Griffin's sent him a Halloween card that played the "Monster Mash" so we keep encouraging him to take that one!
Then, on the BIG DAY, we got to celebrate with Mason, and blow out the candles!
Mason was tired of posing for the camera and decided to eat Braden's hair instead!
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!