Easter breakfast and egg hunt at the church this morning.
Date night for Mom and Dad so the kids are eating an early dinner so they can all go play video games together.
Alex decided churros were the answer to a crazy day.
Everybody loves a game night.
I caught this guy hanging out in the kitchen.
After school hang out in our yard.
Sunday lineup – Two have had little sleep from the lock-in last night but otherwise everyone was in good spirits.
The big boys had plans to attend a church lock-in tonight.
These three were back at it again on the trampoline.
Alex was quite agreeable to having his daily picture taken, but he did have a few caveats.
Today we put the trampoline back up and it’s one time when all four get along and jump together. Alex was rather proud when he managed to pin all of his siblings at one time.
In other news, Alex can now levitate objects while unloading the dishwasher.
Here’s a little secret: There are some perks to being the oldest. I would never let the other kids have pie for an after school snack. However, Alex gets home before everyone else and while Ben is still napping. He can have it eaten and cleaned up without anyone else knowing. (After all, he did bake the pie…)
Bingo night at church. This guy wasn’t sure he wanted to come, but he had a good time after all.
Some nights this is exactly what game night looks like.
(If you look closely, you will see that Wade now has his own gaming computer.)
Pasta and Bingo Night at the elementary school.
Everyone wanted to challenge dad to a game tonight.
It’s 3/14, which is Pi Day. Alex took it upon himself to make us a chocolate chip pie.
Alex hunting through the “shoe basket.”
(Just for you Gram the big boys are not wearing red plaid shirts.)
Alex is rationing the bread his MKE friends brought and has found his favored method of toasting it.
Kaitlyn was cooking, Alex was unloading the dishwasher, and Teague was playing with Ben. Then Alex asked Teague to come in and talk to him about their latest video game. Brother bonding and a plus that Teague helped him with some of the unloading.
Alex does this multiple, multiple times a day. I used to really wish he would get a glass. Then I look at the number of glasses Teague uses a day. There is no win here.
Alex is patiently waiting for me to finish all my things so that we can watch Hamilton together. He saw a few clips in class and now wants to watch the entire play.
Ben walks around asking for help on his Minecraft till somebody takes pity on him.
Alex made chocolate crepe batter and has been making two crepes for breakfast each morning.
Alex has taught me new acronyms lately. He leaves his computer “farming” and tells me he is leaving it AFK (Away From Computer). This is fine overnight but it has proven a little too tempting for Ben. He can’t help but press buttons which then messes up Alex’s plans.
Snow day lunch.
All four in the kitchen at breakfast time? This never happens anymore.
Saturday = chore day.
Wade treated the boys to lunch at Ben’s favorite place. His favorite lady even gave them all tootsie pops.
Evidently Alex didn’t leave his room without a lot of persuasion.
Alex is flying through his electronics time so I am letting him earn some extra time with chores that help me out. Tonight that meant cooking dinner.
Alex learned a new skill today. When you have friends over and you make a mess, you learn to clean carpets.
It was a busy night at our house with multiple sleepovers (and Teague had a playdate earlier in the day). I’m hoping tomorrow everyone is very chill.
Sometimes after everyone else is in bed, Alex and I sneak in some cheese dip and chips.
Some evenings I feel like this child never goes to sleep. He joins Wade and I in the living room and is capable of staying up later than me.
New bedding for his birthday and hanging out in his favorite spot.
Wade brought a working Ms. Pac-Man home after a year of it sitting in a workshop waiting to be fixed. It works! Now we just need to find a home for it in our house.
Alex and his friends often walk up to the town Common and visit the gas station for snacks and then hang out at the Library. Alex almost always stops by home and drops off his backpack and waits till his friends walk by our house before he runs to catch up with them. Having a house between the Middle School and the local hang out isn’t a bad thing.
We had four extra houseguests this weekend so the mail definitely didn’t get checked. There were several birthday cards waiting for Alex in the mailbox today.
We didn’t quite fit in Alex’s cake yesterday so of course we celebrated today.
Birthday donuts are the best.
Alex has been waiting for these visitors all week and they are finally here!