Saturday, May 30, 2009
Do you notice anything out of place in this picture? Anything at all?
Sunday, May 24, 2009
For his present, we got him a new grill that he had his eyes on...("we" as in myself, his dad and Jil, and his mom and George). Chris was actually mad when he saw it! I kept it at the neighbors' house for a few days to keep it a surprise, then when he was in the shower about an hour before the party, my sister and I moved it over to our yard. Chris kept asking me if he could fire up the grill (I had told him that Heather and Jeramy were coming for dinner so that he wouldn't make plans!)...I told him that he knew they were always late, so just wait.
But all in all, he had a good party. While we were all on the back porch talking, Chris actually fell asleep in his chair!! The poor guy worked so hard all day building the shed. So I sent him to bed around 10:15 or so, and we all kept up the party!!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Usually I cut D's hair myself, by hand with scissors. Last time I cut it, I used electric clippers b/c we had just bought a new pair and I wanted to see how they did. Well, not great. His hair is just so fine that the clippers didn't get it all, and it was WAY TOO short...the longest attachment setting said 1 1/2 inches, but it turned out to be like, 1/8 of an inch.
So last weekend, I decided to take him to get his hair cut at a real salon, to get it all straightened out and fixed before I screw it all up again. We went to Regis, and he's sitting in the chair, and there's this mom next to me with her baby, who'd I'd guess to be about eighteen months old. She says that today is his first hair cut, and would we mind if they watched so that he could see there was nothing to be scared of? I said I didn't mind, as Dalton is really good for hair cuts, so he would set a good example for the kid.
So they cut D's hair, and the little boy's mom is going on about how fun it is, so on and so forth. So we get done, and we're at the desk paying, and the little boy is behind us and he starts crying, and saying "NO NO NO" really loud. Dalton walks over to him and puts his arm around him and tells him, "Don't worry. It's not scary. There's nothing to cry over. It's fine, and you get a sucker when you're done. It won't hurt. Unless my mom cuts your hair, and then she'll cut your ear." And he walks away as the kids cries harder.
Are you freakin' kidding me?!? The little snot just ratted me out! ONE TIME, two years ago, I barely clipped his ear with the scissors, and it didn't even bleed. One time. One stinkin' time!! And the best part is that he says this all nonchalantly and just strolls away licking his sucker, while the kids goes into even bigger hysterics!!
Sometimes, this child cracks me up!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
And now, we have a sweet pea mustache.
Dalton finally got some flip flops!! You'll recall that he is so obsessed with flip flops that he will wear Daddy's or mine, and then inevitably fall down and hurt himself. We've been searching since a year ago for flip flops to fit his horribly fat foot, with no luck. Well, I finally found some...at Dillard's. And I really had to shell out the dough for them. They are Croc brand, and you may not think that $25.00 is a lot, but #1) that IS a lot, for a pair of flip flops, and #2) that IS a lot for someone who will grow out of his shoes before the end of the summer!! But he's been wanting them for sooooooo long...
We finally broke ground on the new building!! No, we're not building a new house. I only wish. We're building a storage shed in the back yard. The place where it's going had this huge mound of dirt on it from when we dug trenches to bury railroad ties so that Toby would stop digging out, so Dalton and I spent one afternoon digging it all up so that the ground will be level to put the shed on.
I can hardly wait to get all the junk out of the garage and into the shed. The lawn mower, weed eater, the power washer, the skil saw, all the power tools, Dalton's four wheeler, his bike, all the dumb shovels and rakes and clippers. It will be so nice to park in the garage again!!
I think I'm going to stop calling Jackson "Monkey" (okay, let's face it, I won't stop b/c it's cute), and instead call him Roly Poly. Partly because of the thunder thighs, but also because that is his mode of transportation! He rolls from one side of the living room to the other, he's such a champ at it now. And if we start him out on a blanket (to avoid a mouth full of cat/dog hair) then he just grabs the blanket, rolls, and gets all tangled up. It's so cute!
One last set of cute pics, then I'm done and off to bed...Dalton has a friend that comes over on Thursdays (and this summer we'll have him three days a week). Michael is a full year younger than Dalton, but for the most part, they play really well together. This week the obsession has been soccer and "snow" angels. :)
Alright, kids, that enough. I'm off to bed to rest my weary head...Hey! I'm Dr. Seuss!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Not only does he take care of us, his family, but he takes care of us. He does your typical manly things like mow the lawn, weed eat, hedge trimming, and repairs on the cars or appliances or whatever needs it...but he helps me clean, he cooks dinner just as much as I do, he does his own laundry (can't blame him there, I suck at doing laundry!!).
I knew I wanted to marry him within the first month that we were dating. I'm sure it was much later for him, (ha!), but obviously I impressed him enough for him to want to keep me, and all my shoes, and all my pets!!
Chris, I love you more each and every day. You are my life, and I cannot immagine my life without you there. I know that there will be at least 70 more years of love and affection and wedded bliss to come...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Aren't they beautiful? I love tulips. Chris' dad and step mom sent them. Thanks, guys!
Then that night, we went to Shogun with most of my friends. Shogun is my fav, and we go there for my birthday every year. Of course it rained massive amounts that day, and we were under a tornado watch that evening (which seems to always be the case on my birthday). As of May 5th, we had received more rain than we did the entire MONTH of May last year!
A few hours before it was shooting halfway across the street!! And here is all the flooding in our yard... The morning that it was the worst, I had to drag the dogs out from under our bed and pretty much just throw them outside. I can't blame them...they were probably pretty close to drowning in our yard!
Above, Dalton had me make a giant circle out of all his cars and then sat in J's Bumbo chair in the middle, like a king. :) Then he made me make a square, a triangle, a diamond, and so forth until I couldn't take it anymore.
Grandma and Grandpa Bane will be here for a visit in June, and I'm sure they won't even recognize these HUGE children we have! You guys are in for a surprise!