Tuesday, February 19, 2013
JJ had a 'writing prompt' at school the day before Valentine's Day. He had to pick out a handful of the sweetart heart candies with short sayings on them....then construct a story. His teacher suggested that maybe they try and be 'romantic'. So here is what he came up with (the sweetart words I will note in italics). Part 1: Talking to a girl: You are my true love, sweetheart. You are my favorite girl. Will you marry me? Say Yes. Come on, Wink Wink! Doy you like me? Part 2: Talking to Dad: Dad, why won;t you let me marry her? I love her! You told me, Dream Big! I did dad. Part 3: Finding a wife: I found her at the pond. I asked her to dinner. She was so dreamy. We got married. Since that day, we have been happy. I said, hug me BABE! My dad says every day, High Five! We all lived happily every after! So, what do you think.....has he got MAJOR or ZERO Mojo?????
Friday, February 15, 2013
We had a fun Valentines Dinner, complete with heart shaped pizzas and yummy red velvet cupcakes. Although, the pizzas ended up looking a lot more like Ohio than hearts! Each family member wrote out reasons why they loved each other. Some highlights: Mickey to Minnie: You are not a Communist Billy to Minnie: You do not let minecraft take over our lives JJ to Billy: You introduced me to prepping Minnie to Billy: You picked out J-Wow! Such wonderful reasons, don't you think!
Its Friday....and the boys were especially 'squirrely' this morning. Must have been all the sugar from V-day last night. Here is a highlight from each boy's sate of mind: From Billy: We were discussing the perfectness of J-Wow and how lucky we are to have her. Billy said she has the exact amount of wrestling and fighting in her for him, Mickey and JJ.....but also cuddly enough for me. He then said she also has the perfect amount of watch dog in her to keep us safe. To which I replied, 'Sometimes its too much watch dog (I am pretty sure the neighbors hate her because she incessantly barks at them). Billy's reply....."Mom, you will be happy about that when doomsday comes! From JJ: This winter has been very mild....yet that has not stopped the kids from getting out of school for 'weather' or at the very least multiple 2 hour delays. It has become a running joke that they never go to school.....if it is too sunny, it might blind them and thus, early release! I do not think between the delays and scheduled days off and early releases and our vacation that they have been to school a full week since October! So, today, facing almost a full week (scheduled early release on Tuesday), JJ was especially dreading a FULL DAY and asked me in all seriousness if there was a chance they could get out early today. When I said No....it is going to be 50 and sunny, he then wondered (again in all seriousness) if I would call in a bomb threat to school!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The boys do a daily devotional each morning. Yesterday is was on the 10 Commandments. After reading them, JJ decided he wanted to do a set for our house, and for those people who visit us. Billy quickly got on board with the idea, and this is what they spouted out (in no particular order): 1) Know what Mine Craft is.....and like it! 2) Visitors have to like to Doomsday Prep. 3) Be in Boy Scouts (or Girl Scouts) or at least like them! 4) Have a pocket knife. 5) Don't mess up our room (to which I scoffed, how much messier could it get?) 6) Treat our pets like people. 7) It would be nice if you bring us presents 8) You must know the words to the song 'Wheels on the Bus' 9) You like to dance to Gangnam Style! 10) Don't steal from us!
Yes, we are now (proud?) owners of a toad. Billy the habitat through a door prize drawing at the istem night at school. It contained a coupon for a 'free' tadpole. But, the shipping and handling on the 'tadpole' was $9.98...and the Camo was $4.98 at Petco. At the time, it seemed like a wise choice. Camo eats live crickets and meal worms...the later of which we keep in the fridge. On the bright side, at least he did not win a snake habitat!
Billy got Straight A's for the second 9 weeks!!!! Way to go. We are proud of our smart 4th grader!