Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
I can't even begin to write about how AWESOME first grade has been for TJ this year...and we're only on day 4! TJ is absolutely loving school and has so much to tell us each day that he comes home...and throughout dinner...and after dinner...and at bedtime too. And then we have to do a countdown in the morning until it's time to walk to school. It's incredible to have him be this excited and makes me so much less sad while he's away. (I said "less sad" people. This is super hard adjustment for me - again. But it's amazing how it's easier when he's so happy!)
Here are a few pics we took last week and then today...
Friday, July 26, 2013
According to TJ..."You can never love somebody too much cuz your body keeps making more love. Like blood." Oh my gosh, be still my heart. When he said this two nights ago, he was nearly asleep and we were spending the night in Lakeside. I had to text it to myself before I fell asleep so I wouldn't forget it.
He followed it up with, "It's easy to make sand...but how do you make shells?" The boy never stops thinking. I love it!
I have two more REALLY cute stories to share...and many pictures too. Will do so tomorrow - hopefully. What a treasure this boy is to me. To us.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Are there knockouts in baseball? There sure are...during backyard catch!
TJ's wiggly tooth was officially knocked out by a toss from Daddy in the back yard two nights ago. And T is very proud of it. We were finishing up before going in for the night. Tim threw it and TJ caught the ball in his glove right in front of his face. The force of it, however, made the glove smack back into his mouth. T looked at me and I shouted, "good catch!" like an idiot hoping he'd see me not react and brush it off. But it wasn't brush-off-able. A second later, there were tears but only because of the blood. He said it didn't hurt. So after rinsing his mouth out with water into the grass, we asked him to smile and Tim picked his tooth up out of his mouth. Easiest way to lose a tooth, I guess! He was super relieved to be able to eat without it getting in the way too. Of course, we had a celebration snack before bed.
Back at the Lego store and feeling much better! Hulk SMASH!
Today was another mild day in terms of temperature here...and after hitting up some garage sales with Bondi, eating donuts and spending time reading books like crazy under a sheet in TJ's room, we went for a bike ride...and ended up at the corner store. TJ loves to choose a few little candies there and sit on the front steps with me. I think I love it even more than he does.
So today, as he ate his Laffy Taffy he said, "Mom-o, when I'm old enough, I'm going to walk up here by myself or with a friend and get some candy. And then I'll call you from my phone that I'll be old enough to have and you can pick me up." It came across so precious to me and it warmed me up all over. Why? Because he's NOT that old yet. He's still my little tiny boy. And he's happy with that...and also looking forward to the future. As quickly or as slowly as it comes. My hope is for slowly. I love this time.
A few girls rode up on their bikes too as we were finishing up and one of them was in TJ's class this year. She and TJ were super happy to see each other and once they were inside, he told me he wanted to show her he lost his front tooth. I told him to go for it and that I'd wait outside. He wanted me to go with him but I gently encouraged him to do this one on his own. He did. I PRAYED this little girl would care that he lost his big front tooth and I watched his little neck through the glass as he walked over to her. I couldn't hear anything past the first few words but he DID get a reaction and then she wiggled her front tooth and they laughed. Another sentence or two and he was back out with me. It was awesome. He was all smiles when he came out and we rode our bikes home with a little plastic bag full of wrappers and mini tootsie rolls.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
TJ braved the school bus for a pretty long hike up to Lake Farm Park yesterday. What a trip! He was so nervous but incredibly excited. I met the bus there to help chaperon the classes that went. We had a great time milking cows, planting potatoes, watching the border collie round up the sheep and more! I have to say my favorite part was the piglet drinking Diet Dr. Pepper ( my favorite ) although the bottle was filled up with milk instead. ( Not my favorite ). T's favorite part was the bus ride. Yesssss!
For quite some time, TJ has grown into LOVING art. He's always liked doing crafty things but drawing has been his passion. Especially lately. We go through reams of paper like nothing!!! Admittedly, I have a hard time figuring out how to display all our favorites!