Monday, August 31, 2015

First Day in the Threes

Today Rosie starts the 3 year old class. I tried to get a picture, but we either had a goofy face, a sign you can't read, a blurry Rosie or a flash of Charlie as he ran in front of the camera.  

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Clothes

 I was folding clothes and Charlie saw a new outfit - a hand-me-down from his cousins with Mario Brothers on it.  He was so happy that he hugged the shirt.  And then Rosie tried to hug the shirt too.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Playing Well Together

We have SO. MANY. TOYS.  But why play with those when you can empty the storage bin they are supposed to be in and play with the bin instead?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Amir and Conner's Birthday Party

In June, two of Charlie's school friends had a birthday party at Pump It Up.  Marc was on the road at a show, so Rosie and I went along for the fun.  We arrived and Charlie took off with his friends - I got very few pictures of him.  But Rosie stuck close to me and bounced away.



When we went to the second room, Charlie stopped bouncing and with his friend Rinky, started building with these huge blocks.



By the time we left I had two tired, sweaty kids.  It was a successful party!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Charlie's Five Year Questionnaire

These are his answers.  My comments are in parenthesis. And here are Charlie's answers for last year and his three year questionnaire.

What's your name?  Charlie
What is your favorite food? Pancakes and Bacon

What food do you NOT like?  Hot Dogs

What is your favorite toy? That Dusty airplane that's big

What is your thing to wear? This Mario Brothers Shirt (what he is currently wearing) and that Star Wars shirt too (His new birthday shirt)

Who is your favorite person in the whole wide world? Grandma Dot and Papa Kirby and Grandma Janice and Papa Chuck

What is your favorite thing to play? Legos! Legos Legos Legos!

What is your favorite song?  He begins to sing and act out Head Shoulders Knees and Toes 

Where is your favorite place to eat? Buffalo Wild Wings (He doesn't love the food.  He loves the tablets with games that they have)

Who is your best friend? Rinky

What is your favorite part about you? That big bone in my head

What is your favorite movie? Alvin and the Chipmunks 2

What's your favorite color? Red and all the boy colors except pink and purple

What is your favorite book? Five Little Pumpkins

What do you like to take to bed with you? My Ninja Turtle (same as last year)
What do you want to do when you grow up? A construction Worker

What is your favorite animal? Our dog Lullabelle and all dogs and cats

What is your favorite TV Show?  Tom and Jerry

Monday, August 24, 2015

Where Did Five Years Go?

 Happy Birthday Charlie!


1 Year

 2 years

3 years

4 years

5 Years
Coming soon - check back once I've stopped sobbing and posted the picture.

Update - here is a 5 year old Charlie!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Running Errands

Marc was out of town, so the kids and I ran some errands together.  That included getting some plants from Home Depot and groceries.


At Home Depot, there was a very unwieldy cart that we used, but it was great for two older kids.  At the grocery store, everyone had their own cart.  And now, if the kids go to a store with us, they expect their own cart.  I created a monster (or two)!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What Time Is It?

 Bath Time! Bath Time!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Last Day at PreSchool

Friday was Charlie's last day of Day Care.  He will spend this week with Marc, playing with Legos and splashing in the pool.  And then a week from today - on his 5th birthday(!!) - Charlie will start kindergarten at Fulton Elementary School.  He doesn't want us to drop him off, he wants to ride the bus.  He is getting so big and I am having a hard time with the fact that my baby is not a baby anymore.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hailey's Birthday Party

When we came back from Georgia, Charlie attended the birthday party of his classmate Hailey.  It was at Clark's Elioak Farm, and Charlie had a BLAST. He and his friends played in a big treehouse and trucks until we began our tour of the farm.


Everyone was excited about a pony ride, especially Charlie and his buddy Rinky.

Birthday Girl Hailey rode first.

 And then after a few other friends rode, it was Charlie's turn



Then the kids checked out more animals.

Then - after a thorough hand washing - it was time for cake!

Happy Birthday Hailey!