Some days she still lets me pick out her clothes.
Month: November 2019
This boy loves his winter hats.
I knew it was too quiet in the house, but we were scrambling to get everybody out the door for church. I should have followed my gut. I found Ben in the kitchen 5 minutes before we needed to walk out the door looking like this! He did immediately show me where we keep the washcloths in the kitchen – so helpful!
Video games. Video games.
The capacity for imaginative play from my 8 year old is quite impressive.
Favorite shoes – just like Mom’s.
I have a favorite pair of gloves. About seven years ago, my mom shows up to visit me in Milwaukee with a pair of gloves on that I just loved. I eventually tracked down my own pair and wore them continually from then on. About three years ago, my mom was out shopping and lost her right glove. I was able to buy her a new pair of these gloves on eBay, but we both agreed she should keep her lone glove and then we’d have a single spare.
Fast forward to today. I looked down and my world ended. I had a hole in my glove. I wear these every day. Then I remembered my mom. I called her and asked her if she still and her spare and which glove it was – right or left. She had the spare and it was…a left! I was so traumatized that I got on eBay and actually found another new pair. I bought them and sent my good right to go live with my mom’s left. We now have a good pair for whichever of us needs it first! The saga of the gloves….
Hold the horses. Record the date. He has on an actual jacket.
Pre-bedtime video games.
Working hard on her Christmas list.
Ben just wants to make loud noises and Madisons just wants to check for food.
This girl of ours – princess dresses and skinned knees. She is by far the most adventurous of our children and yet only wants to wear dresses. She is the first down a water slide and also the first to want the mud washed off. We love her to pieces.
This is what the big kids do while the parents (and Ben) attend conferences.
Ben really wanted to pull Teague and he was nice enough to try to make it happen.
The Ben express is leaving the station.
Sometimes it just wasn’t meant to be. 30 lb Ben really wanted to play tug with 60 lb Pepper. Pepper really wanted to play with Ben. Neither realized how strong/weak the other was. It just never quite worked out so that the other was happy.
Tonight was Cheer Showcase. The girls got to show off what they have been working on all year. It was one of the first times Wade had seen some of Kaitlyn’s routines. The boys were more excited to see their friends, but that’s brothers for you.
Ben is not a child that sits still very well. Today I had to run to the elementary school to take a few pictures for the year book. I wasn’t even in Kaitlyn’s classroom. I was popping in to grab a few pictures of an enrichment class. I just needed Ben to sit while I got a few pictures. I was hoping to time it so that the lady had finished her talk and the kids were working with clay. No such luck. We popped back out and went for a short walk. The special needs children were taking a walk and offered Ben a ride in the wagon. He gladly accepted. Then we went back to the classroom and I finally got my pictures – where Ben still managed to sneak into a few of the pictures.
Hardee’s California Raisins – she has no idea but loves them anyway.
1980’s McDonald’s toys still going strong.
Guess where we went today?
Today we met friends at Chuck E. Cheese and we all had a blast. Ben was fascinated with the train and the car. He kept trying to feed his picture to Chuck E. I think I only saw Alex one time. He spent most of the afternoon on the other side of the restaurant playing “big kid” games. Teague was everywhere and checking everything out. Kaitlyn was so happy to be at one of her favorite places and get to see her friend!
Based on the clues provided, I can only assume he is making a grocery list and about to cook dinner. He does appear to be a modern man. Ladies, you can thank me later.
The chaos of Sunday morning.
Kaitlyn was in cheer heaven today. The girls had a stunting workshop with the big girls and got to try all kinds of new stunts. It turns out Kaitlyn likes being a “flyer.” (Doesn’t surprise me a bit.)
Saturday morning cartoons.
This kid still loves to stack anything and everything.
It’s a classic case of monkey see – monkey do. But which came first?
Well this is a new look for apple eating. I tried to convince him to wear it to school, but that was a no go.
I have to cut this watermelon ASAP. It has become a serious hazard. Thankfully Teague was here for backup today.
Checking up on the rules.
Never fear. His love of babies is still going strong.