Lessons from the Birthday Boy

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.  ~Chili Davis   

1. No matter how old you get, you are never too old for a Birthday Party.

2. Party hats can double as nose-pickers, just make sure you use someone elses.

3. The more uses you can find for a birthday gift, the better.

3. Teach your children as many bad habits as you possibly can.

4. Never, ever let your children play with fire.

 

5. Having the fire department on stand-by is probably a very good idea. (And wax is edible… we hope.) 

6. Make sure to count your candles before you blow them out, because if you find out that there were three too many after you’ve blown them out, then you are out of luck.

  

7. Remember that you are loved, and have an awesome day, because you only turn 44 once.

Happy Birthday, Rob!!! I Love You!!! 

It’s Friday! Thank Goodness…

Oh my, what a week it has been!  I must say that I am glad it is over.  I started out behind and became even more so as the week went on.  So now it is catch-up time.    

Nathan had his second basketball game on Tuesday.  I think his team lost, but who’s keeping score?  The highlight of the game was… drumroll please… Nathan actually got the ball!!  Not for very long, but at least he was able to touch it.  They had team pictures afterwards, so those should be cute.  

Let’s see, what else did we do this week?  Catheryn had a Halloween party at dance yesterday.  All the girls sat around a tablecloth on the floor and had a little tea party.  It was very sweet and they came away with a lot of goodies.   

The twins each had costume parties at school today.  Kindergarten was the only grade allowed to wear their costumes, so I took advantage of the opportunity to sneak into their classrooms for some pictures.  William’s class had a little party the last half hour of the day, so they were able to stock up on treats as well.  All three kids are excited to go trick-or-treating.

It sure doesn’t sound like much, but there was something about this week that kept us on our toes.  I think it had something to do with all the running around for Halloween supplies, and baking treats and mending costumes, etc.  By the time we got the kids to bed, all we had energy for was staring at the wall for a few minutes before passing out ourselves.  Rob and I are just looking forward to catching up on a little sleep.  Good night,  Zzzz…             

Here and There

Nathan had his first basketball game today!  The “green” team played the “yellow” team.  It was a great game.  Not one kid had a single clue what the heck they were supposed to do, and it was just too cute for words.  The coaches were getting quite a workout trying to get the kids from opposing teams to actually be on opposite sides.  One of the boys completely forgot that you had to dribble the ball, and so he would grab it and make a mad dash for the other side of the court.  It was great!  They all seemed to have the idea that if you were to actually get the ball, you were to run to the furthest basket regardless of which team you were on.  Catheryn and I were cheering for everyone, because they couldn’t have gotten any cuter.  And to show you just how competitive I am, I have absolutely no idea what the final score was.  I think the green team might have been up by one point, but you never can tell, a yellow kid might have made that basket!  Either way, it was great entertainment and Nathan had a wonderful time, even though he never actually got the ball.  Practice again tomorrow night, and then a game against the “purple” team next week.  

Meanwhile, on the other side of the river…

…there was an Iron Man sighting!  William and Rob were playing games, eating cupcakes, gathering candy and enjoying other fun activities at the Cub Scout Halloween party.  Each scout was responsible for taking either a dozen cupcakes or a dozen cookies plus a bag of candy, so there were more than enough treats to go around the room at least a dozen times.  The twins and I snuck into the party after the basketball game was over, so we were able to overdose on some sugar as well.  

Rob also turned in his Den Leader application!!  As much as William is enjoying the Scouts, and as excited as Nathan is to join next year, and as much time as Rob is going to end up spending there as an “adult partner”, he figured he may as well make himself comfortable.  I think he will be good at it, not to mention he will enjoy the hikes and camping trips as much as the kids will.  It will be a great way for the boys to spend some quality “man” time with their dad.

🙂