Monday, November 23, 2009

Is he really 4?

Where did the time go? I remember sleeping through my pregnancy like it was yesterday.

Time to enjoy his birthday montage.

My baby girl turned 1!

I have to at least share her montage here, right? Sorry it took so long.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jack IS a Superhero

I think the title speaks for itself. Jack is a superhero.

Jack got to the age that all little boys eventually get to where he would tie a blanket around his neck and proclaim that he is a superhero. I'm sure watching The Incredibles had nothing to do with this whatsoever.

So what does any good mom do that has a superhero for a boy with a birthday coming up? Why that mom asks a friend to make Jack a cape. Fortunately this friend had made a couple capes for her boys so she knew what to do and I knew what it would look like. I was beyond excited to give it to him.

Just a small interjection here... what is it about a cape? When I got the package in the mail with the cape in it the first thing I did was put it on. Yup, that's right. Then when Jack opened his birthday present he immediately put it on (normal) but when he took it off then Eric put it on. There's just something about a cape.

Ok, back to Jack.

Jack was so excited to get his cape. I mean excited. And what do superheros do but fly around, right? That was the point of the party where we all took turns flying Jack around. Any idea how heavy a 4 year old is when you hold him straight out on your arms and fly him around? No? Well, lets just say it's a good thing I've been working out.

After all the party guests were gone was when the superhero got really creative. That's when he made a song about himself. Please pay no mind to the small girl wandering through the background lifting her dress.

But above all of this I have one favorite SuperJack moment so far. The day after his party it had hit nap time. So we got Jack upstairs (wearing his cape) and asked him to go potty. So what does SuperJack do? He walks up to the potty, puts his hands on his hips and using the deepest voice he's able proclaims "SuperJack, ready to pee."


Saturday, November 21, 2009

I have a lot of catching up to do

Yeah, I haven't been on here in ages. Hmmm, 6 months to be exact I think. Apologies everyone. You know, that whole life thing is getting in the way. And I couldn't possible sacrifice my facebook time to come here and actually use the creative side of my mind for a few minutes. It's much more fun to play the mindless games on facebook. Interesting. Just a thought... will I look back on myself in 5 years and wonder what the hell was so fascinating about Mafia Wars and Cafe World? I already look back and wonder what I liked so much about Mousehunt. Oh well.

Anyway. I want to make the effort because, you know, I've got loads of time on my hands now. HA! I only have Thanksgiving to host next week, Christmas shopping to do and I've only been my busiest ever at work. BUT... both birthday parties have passed, both birthday montages have been made (man do I take a lot of pictures) and it's getting dark out early so what else am I supposed to do with my time?

But I digress.

This was supposed to be post about Jack. My big boy.

It's truly amazing to see him grow. The things he's able to do. When did he get big enough for some of this stuff?

As I sit here typing Eric and Gracie are both still asleep (thank goodness at least one of my kids likes to sleep in... two if you count Eric) and Jack sits at the kitchen table practicing cutting with scissors. Finally we've found something for this kid to do that holds his attention for more than 5 minutes.

So I bought a big pack of construction paper and I'll draw a big shape on it and let him cut it out. He's getting pretty good at it too considering it's only been a week since I handed him a pair of scissors (yeah, honestly, that was hard to do and we had a long discussion about scissors only cutting paper). But I was getting tired of just drawing circles, squares and triangles. So this morning I drew him a heart.

Jack: "Ohhhhh! A HEART!"

Then I drew him a hexagon.

Jack: "OOOHHHHH! Mommy! A hexagon! I LOVE hexagons! Now draw me an octagon!!! I love octagons"

I love this kid. Only my child would get excited about shapes.