Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Bob got the new Mario Kart Wii for his birthday, they ALL have been enjoying it, even Benjamin lovesto get in on the action
Benjamin LOVED his number one cake, it took him a little to get into it, but as you can see, once he did, he REALLY enjoyed himself!
We spent one of the days attempting to fly kites at the park, we weren't to succesful but have since heardo f better places to go, we'll have to give them a try. Andrew enjoyed just running with it anyway.
We went camping at Cascade Park, one of the church owned sites around here, Benjamin wanted to get inonthe action of blowing up the air mattress, he would een go as far as to pull it outof Bob's mouth so he could put his on it, what a little helper!
This is the river by where we camped. Andrew lOVES to throw rocks in it.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I was reading the paper today and came across the re-run of the article, The 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter (Fireside, 2008) We hear the Father of the girls side. So, as a mother of only sons.. I thought I might counter a few of these rules and show the mother of the boy's prospective. Dedicated to moms of sons everywhere!(PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD ON In the COMMENT section) Who said we need to stop at 8 rules anyway?
Since after all, dating is just a game of "RING AROUND THE FINGER"…. Lets set down a few rules of the game..
Rule 1. (How to Dress) Please don’t dress like a hoochie momma when you go on a date with my son! Dear father of the girl … instead of sitting there talking about how you are going to be cleaning your gun and question my son about his intentions… why not look at your daughter see how she is dressed and then question her about her intentions?
Rule 2.(Calling in A Substitution)There are MANY MANY other girls your age, don’t fool yourself, you CAN be replaced! And, if you are replaced, have some self respect, don’t pull the "I am going to kill myself act". … you know what happens? Believe it or not you don’t get back together; Instead your prize is... a free 3 night stay in the psycho ward!
Rule 3 (GAME OVER)…Just cause you two broke up, this DOES NOT give you license to change my sons character. YOUR friends don’t need to be texting, calling or emailing my son to tell him what you think. Believe it or not.. it doesn’t matter what they think!
Rule 4. (Money, Money ,Money)When dating my teenage son, Please be considerate of his finances when ordering off a menu, he worked hard for that steak and that tank of gas to drive you there!
Rule 5. (The reality check) When you marry my son, REMEMBER-It takes TIME to acquire the things your parents have. He will treat you like a queen, but it will take several years before you move into that dream castle. Keep your expectations in check in the early years for Valentine and Christmas gifts.
Rule 6. (What to call me) You may wonder what to call me. Unlike the article that demands the “boy” call your dad "SIR"… We would prefer you call us mom, not only to our face… but also behind our backs.
Rule 7.(Contract Agreements) The vows you will be taking commit you to be faithful to my son “till death do you part” Be advise if you break that vow, I’ll immediately help expedite second part of that contract!
Rule 8 (Friend or Foe) We can be your BEST ally. .. Or your worst nightmare.. The choice is yours. … Oh and PS I can take your dad….
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Happy First Birthday Benjamin! One year ago you joined our family! We are so blessed to have you as a part of our family. You make us all smile and you warm our hearts. You are so easy going, yet VERY determined. You love to explore and get into things. Andrew is your best friend and you want to be JUST like him. We truly love having you as a part of our lives. you are a blessing to us and to all those you come in contact with. Keep smiling and warming hearts. We love you Benjamin!!!
Monday, May 12, 2008
For our first shot at decorating, I think we did pretty good, it's definetly NOT as easy as I thought. But Bob did pretty good. From the leftover of Benjamin's cake,we made a small number 1 just for him, Andrew frosted it and decorated it, He still hasn't eaten it yet, he got shy at the party, so tomorrow, on his actual birthday we'll try again.