Saturday, September 15, 2007

Cade's TWO

Okay, so this entry is over a month late, but it's up! Cade's party was almost a flop. We were planning to go to Molalla to see Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Marsha and go to a train park to ride a miniature train, but Cory and I both had forgot that we had committed to other plans. I thought I had until Friday to finalize my plans, but when they fell through there was no reason to delay the party. So, I ran around town to find the gift I had in mind and also made some cupcakes. My parents decided to come and we were going to meet at a pizza parlor. I got home from running errands 10 minutes before we needed to leave and Cory wasn't home. There was a message on the phone from him that he needed me to go to Harrisburg (20 minutes one-way) and jump his pick-up. How could I do that and meet my parents too? Fortunately my parents drove up just as I got off the phone. Mom stayed with the kids and Dad went to get the pizza and pop. Cory and I got back and everything turned out fine. [Thanks Papa & Boom-Boom for saving the day!]
I hope to blog a few stats about Cade sometime soon...

What a boy!

The boys and I had a rough morning. Probably because I stayed up too late last night watching a movie with Cory ("Pride & Prejudice") and woke up tired and cranky (they didn't sleep in). I was trying to take a little snooze on the floor in the family room, but every time I took a head count Cade was missing. He got into the leftover pancakes that had syrup on them. He got into my purse and took out a coin. He got on top of Zane's bunk and was standing up there. All three boys were on top of the couch (against the rules) and were talking through the opened screened window to their dad who was painting. Cade also went into my room and got a permanent Sharpie and was using a piece of floor molding that we haven't nailed yet as a writing tablet. Luke took out the floor vent cover in order to explore the venting with his flashlight. I sent him to his room so then Cade took his turn. Ahh!! I just wanted a nap. I finally came to the conclusion that the nap wasn't going to happen (sometimes I try to deny reality) and started helping the kids get the family room cleaned up before lunch. Zane then said, "It must be hard to have to use all those words when the brothers are not obeying. You sound like la, la, blah, la, la, blah, blah, la, (you get the point)." He was quite serious about it and felt sad for me. Isn't that cute! He just continues to surprise me. I then called a little family gathering and apologized to the boys for my cranky behavior and told them I would try harder. (Yes, they were giving me a run for my money, but I was apologizing for the way I handled it.) They are worth their weight in gold (even on the crazy days) and I sure wish I could be the best mom in the world for them. They deserve it.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Things are changing...

Zane told me yesterday that "things are changing". He then listed things that have recently changed: our friends adopted 2 children, Uncle Curtis and Melissa just got a dog and so did some other friends of ours. He has a new school book and he can get his car seat unbuckled by himself. This impressed me so much. I wonder how many 5-year-olds contemplate how their little worlds are changing. Yesterday, he started his Kindergarten school book and was able to read words. Okay, so they all rhymed (hat, cat, bat, mat, etc.) but still, that's pretty good for his first day! When I brushed his teeth tonight I noticed that both his front bottom teeth are loose. Things are really changing...I think it's too fast for me. I'm not ready for my boys to grow up!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

We all scream for ICE CREAM

Grandpa Bruce & Grandma Marsha took us out for ice cream. Cade doesn't often get a cone all his own and completely enjoyed it. After seeing Cade's milky mustache I felt that any good (and fun loving) mom would definitely join the fun. So, really, I had too!


Zane and Cade both want glasses because Luke has them. The other day in Costco I let them each try on a pair and happened to have my camera with me. So, now we know that all the boys would look nice in glasses. {Don't pay any attention to the lady in the background. I think she looks like a real sour pickle!}