Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Blake, Pop and Tyler for taking on these two monkeys for an overnight trip in Springdale. Momma had a wonderful weekend of retail therapy with the girls in Branson!!!!! Instead of St. Louis this year, Blake took the boys, yes both boys, to meet his Dad and Tyler in Springdale and go to a Naturals game. Mid afternoon on Saturday I gave Blake a call and he was walking Mason around the NW Arkansas Mall hoping the stroller ride would lull him to sleep. No luck. I was so worried about the rest of his day if Mason didn't nap, but Blake said he was a trooper. They didn't get to stay for the entire game, which started around 7, but they made it through the first inning, and Braden stayed with Tyler for the rest, or at least until 10 p.m.
A man with experience, just give the older one a cookie and put him in a headlock!
I'm sure Uncle Tyler begged to use the Shrek ring next.
The crew at the Naturals stadium in Springdale.
Braden and the mascot, I think his name is Strike.
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!