Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Mickey Counter....

If you are really observant (this would be considered stalking), you will notice that our Mickey counter went from 40 days to 74 days today.
We pushed our Disney World trip back from November to December. Eddie's work schedule has been crazy and without realizing it, I'd booked the trip at the worst possible time for my business. It was sneaking up on us too fast, so we decided to say Merry Christmas with Mickey instead! We will be going December 12-18. We're sad that the kids will be missing their holiday parties at school, but very excited to see the castle looking like THIS!

Still alive!

Yes, we're here! I know there are so many friends and family members who check this blog to see pictures, but the last month is a complete blur! The kids started school, we are barely used to Neily being gone all day :( and I am working (what a yucky word!) non-stop. I can't believe how long it's been since I updated this!
I have a lot of pictures to put up, but this is the only set I have on my laptop for now. We took these pictures for Lindsay and Phil's anniversary. We only had a few minutes, but I think there were some cute ones. I really like Lindsay's idea to get a picture of them together for every anniversary, even if it's a snapshot.

On a side note, I'm considering moving the blog to Wordpress. I've been using it for my business website and I really like it! It's a lot more user friendly than Blogspot. Of course I'll post the link here if we do that.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nana and Papa, LOOK! Only a month and a half after the poor boy's birthday, we finally got around to putting together his Lego bulldozer. Jack really enjoys Legos, it is one of the few toys he will sit and play with for hours on end. We first visited a Lego store in Downtown Disney, and one just opened at Kenwood. He loves it and I have to avoid that section of the mall unless I want to go broke.
Eddie and I assumed there would be a lot of adult help needed to put this thing together, but Jack decided he was going to do it on his own. I could hardly believe it, but that is exactly what he did. He understood how to read the manual and went step by step, getting all the pieces he needed and putting it together. I wish I'd thought to video him, because this was very intricate and I feel terrible saying that I had no idea he was that good with Legos!
In the end I am glad that he was able to enjoy putting it together, because the stupid thing won't STAY together. It was definitely more about 'enjoying the process' and I think he has since turned it into a jetski for the Lego policeman. :)

Carefully reading the directions

Grandma will appreciate the tongue in all the pictures... I think it's the one trait he got from Daddy!

Nowhere near the finished product, I am ashamed to say that I didn't even snap one of him with the final version!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jack's Last First Day of Preschool

Yup, his very last 'first day of preschool'! Next year, it will be off to kindergarten. Rumors are swirling the district about all day kindergarten, so that will be interesting. This year, he is in preschool with Mrs. Carson for one more year and loving it so far. He left Mrs. Carson's afternoon class last year halfway through when a morning spot became available in Neily's school, so he was really excited to have her again this year. There were a few familiar faces, including Mr. Owen. One week of preschool down, and he runs out each day with a smile on his face! Poor Jack is getting a little bored in the afternoons without Neily around- he makes it until about 2:30 and then starts asking for her. Shannon and I are trying to keep the boys busy, and it amazes me how they never seem to get sick of each other and play so well.
Oh, and bonus points to anyone who can tell me what is so funny about Jack's first day of school outfit. ;)

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