Saturday, September 27, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
So, now that the smart gel is off the floor, out of her hair, and EMPTY I have finally found comfort in being able to laugh/blog about it! :)
Or smart gel:And that is just the beginning...
Saturday, September 13, 2008
- I have learned that boys giggle as much as girls do--if not more! I'm not talking laugh--I mean giggle. You know when the lights are out and they are told to settle down and one whispers something just because he knows he shouldn't and another giggles, and then the next, and the next until all are giggling about NOTHING! Girls, you know what I'm talking about. Boys do it too!
- I have learned that no matter how many times my mom threatened to call my friends parents and tell them that the party was over--she NEVER meant it. It was only a tactic. One, might I add, that works well at 10:30 pm and all are still totally wound up about staying up all night. I'm not admitting to anything, though! :)
- I have learned that when the lights are out, and the kids are all laying in their sleeping bags, you can learn a lot about each child's parents as each one tries to trump the other's amazing story about their parents. Which child's dad snores, which one's mom can burp louder than a man. I must say, I try not to eavesdrop, but I was cracking up! Uh oh! What will Dylan say about us when we're not there to give him "the look"?
- I have learned that Mystery Science Theater has nothing on a group of 1st graders watching a Star Wars movie. :)
- I learned that Dylan and Bryan really can get along.
- I have learned that "Sneak" is the most frequently used word at a sleepover. I heard it at least 8 times and no telling how many other times it was used...
- I have learned that maintaining some kind of order has trumped being the 'cool mom'. I so wanted to be the cool mom...
- I have learned that if you tell 6 6-year-olds that they are going to have popcorn later, you better give them popcorn later. On the dot. THEY DON'T FORGET ANYTHING!
- I have learned that even in my sleep, I will wake up to go into the living room where the kids are and count heads--just to make sure one hasn't "snuck" anywhere. :)
- I have learned that no matter how early you start packing things up the following morning, you will still find underwear, socks and a random shirt that you just know don't belong to anyone in your home. And you won't know which parent to call to ask!
- And I have learned that even as my kids get older, there will always be new 'firsts' for them and there will always be that joy and excitement for me in seeing my kids so happy!
And a (VERY) quick waterballoon toss:
Then we Sang "Happy Birthday to You, Cha-Cha-Cha"
And we opened presents:
And then the boys humored me. They really were good sports for the camera!
And what sleepover is complete without an old-school pillow fight:And then for the secret game that even Dylan did not know about. A game that required roughly 2 hours of preparation, but was over in about 6 minutes. We had 2 teams, each were distinguished by their glow stick color. We had a blue team:
And a green team:
But no one really cared and the late-night water balloon fight was on!
And would you believe that they were ALL sound asleep by
Oh, yes! I SO did take a picture of the clock, too. What? You think I would miss taking a picture of the best part of the night!? :)
So that was sleepover 2008 in a nutshell. Dylan had a great time, his friends had a great time (I hope), and I actually enjoyed it a bit myself. :) Several times last night I found myself thinking, "Wow! my son is old enough to have his school friends over for the night" and my insides would just fill with excitement and pride. I am just so proud of him (and his friends) and I praise God that I have been given the opportunity to be a part of his life, and even more so, blessed, to be called his mom!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
He always does his best work with his tongue hanging out. :)
If that is really the case, this has gotta be the best "B" so far! :)
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
And some water for all that hard work:
And the end marked Bryan's favorite part of the game. After all, it's at the end of the game they get what Bryan referred to as "lunch"! (I could imagine how hungry he must have been having to push "lunch" back until the game ended--at 9:15 AM!)So that, my friends, was the highlight of my Saturday morning! A show as good as any Broadway performance, only the scenes are unscripted and impromptu, the admission is free, and the main character is my son! Man, I love that kid!!! :)