Friday, April 21, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  Nathan was getting over a cold and said "It's really not a good day for me, my pants are wet and I'm not feeling better.  People are not careful of their germs".  

2. Nate:  Good morning Mom and Dad (walks up to Carl and pats his head)
Carl:  Nate I'm not a dog.
Nate: I like patting your head like a dog.

3.  Nate:  Mom can you grab all my stuffed animals for my slumber party?
Me: walks in room carrying his animals
Nate:  thanks Mom, you were brave

4.  I was prepping Nate's nebulizer treatment and new mask and I said "good now I don't have to hold this for you".
Nate:  Mom will you still sit with me, I want you to sit with me cause you're sweet?

5.  Nate keeps talking about his next birthday and says "Her first name is Angelina and her last name is McDonald so I want to invite Angelina McDonald to my birthday party.
Me:  Why do you want to invite her?
Nate:  Because she's my best friend and I love her!

Friday, April 14, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  Me:  Nate why are you in my room instead of yours getting ready for bed?
Nate:  I don't know, cause I wanna visit.

2.  Nathan:  I want the go green too, grabbing for his shirt
J: Go white!
Me: Go green!
J: Go blue!
Me: Oh no we don't say that in this house!
J. Go mustangs! (laughing) go white!

3.  I gave Justin a hi five for his school picture and told him good job and he grinned from ear to ear, said thanks mom, that was my happy face!

4.  Nate:  Mom this guy has a big head (pointing to book about president Obama)
Me:  So do you.
Nate:  Unh unh, his head is bigger than mine.  (pointing to his head) These parts are little and his head is big.

5.  Nate brought his iPad in my room and set the timer, asked me how old I was and then set the timer for 37 minutes and told me I was on time out.  When the timer went off he walked back in my room, said my time was up, gave me a hi-five and said good job.

Friday, April 7, 2017

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  We were at McDonald's and when I got to the window to pay she asked what did I order.   I said 2 happy meals to which she replied "boy?" and Nate yells out boy boy boy, 3 Mr. Jones' and 1 Mrs. Jones.

2.  Nate:  Can I have a play date with Kaitlin Cole?
Me:  Who is that?
Nate: A girl in my mainstream class.
Me: Well I've never met her or her parents and I'm not sending you to someone's house without meeting them.  How am I supposed to get in touch with her parents?
Nate:  I'll write them a letter.

3.  The boys got their haircut and during their shower J washed his hair and said "Oh no, my haircut is gone".

4.  Justin:  Mom what are you doing?
Me:  I'm singing!
Justin: Oh I want to sing too!

5.  Working on J's homework and he came up with the word fat all on his own and I told him good job and gave him a high five.  He took a bow while smiling and said to himself that's amazing.

Friday, February 10, 2017

5 on Friday


As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  During breakfast Nate says "Good morning Basyl are you ready for school today?

2.  Randomly Nate says "Mom I like apples, I mean I like to eat apples but I don't like apple iPads or phones or computers anymore so who can I give my iPad to cause I want a leap pad"?

3.  Me:  What's this?
J: A medal.
Me: A medal for what?
J:  For being a winner.
Me: A winner for what?
J: I was the fastest, I beat Jalen and Minjun.

4.  Nate:  Mom I got the batteries, I have 4.
Me:  Nate you only need 2.
Nate:  No Mom I need 4 cause there's 2 remotes.
Me:  You're right, great job Nate!
Nate:  Thanks Mom for telling me I'm right.

5.  Nate was sitting at the table eating dinner and grabbed his coat and started putting it on saying "I need something to keep me cozy."

Friday, February 3, 2017

5 on Friday


As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  Nate:  Is it Friday.
Me:  Yes why, do you have somewhere to be?
Nate:  Yes, the location.
Me:  Oh really, what's the location?
Nate:  Toys R Us

2. Me:  Nice hair cut Nate.
Nate:  Thanks Mom, nice hair style!
Me:  Thanks Nate Nate!

3. Me:  What are you doing in here little boy?
Nate:  I wanted a good morning kiss and now a hug, a big hug.

4. Nate:  You look so pretty Mom!
Me:  You're gonna be my womanizer aren't you?
Nate:  Yeah I like you (gives big hug) I'm very proud of you.

5. The day before I was distracted and missed the exit to Heidi's and Nate yelled "Mom you missed the exit.  The next day Nate says "Yay, you went the right way this time".

Thursday, February 2, 2017

10 Year Anniversary

I was going through my drafts and saw I never posted this smh!  Carl and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in May (2015).  Here are some of my favorites from our session with Shaleena of LeoSage Images.

















Friday, December 23, 2016

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1. Nate:  When I grow up my kids will be Miles Jones and Jayden Jones.
Me: Oh you're gonna have 2 boys?
Carl: I hope they act the same way you act with me.
Nate: I hope they're good so I can buy them what they want.

2. Nate:  I'll be working at Toyota when I grow up.
Carl:  Doing what?
Nate: Giving people Corolla's, Rav 4s and Highlanders.

3. Me: Nate how old are you?
Nate: 6
Me: And how old am I?
Nate: (laughing) 1
Nate: Mom what's 10+10?
Me: 20
Nate: Mom you're 20?
Me: No I'm 37.
Nate: Mom that's an awesome age!

4.  Nate:  Dad, Justin's standing on something.
Me: Nate stop tattling
Nate: But Mom I'm not tattling I'm just telling on Justin!

5.   During story time J started reading his new My Very Own Pirate Tail.  I said "hey I thought I was supposed to be reading you boys a good night story". J says "Umm no I'm reading Mom"!!!



Friday, December 16, 2016

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  I finally hired a cleaning service and when the boys got home from school Nate says "Wow she cleaned our whole house, that was really nice, but we didn't get to say thank you cause we were in school".

2.  Justin:  Mom where are we going?
Me:  Breakfast with Santa
Justin:  Yay, I love Breakfast with Santa!

3.  Nate came in our room early one morning and I told him to go back to bed.
Nate:  But mom I was checking on you to see if you feel better.
Me: I'm still sick Nate.
Nate: Oh, you need some medicine to make you feel better.

4.  Since seeing the Christmas card Nate is now obsessed with my boss' daughter.  So he told me he wants Vienna to be his girlfriend and asked I could ask Ms. Danielle to bring her over.  When I said no he said "Ok Mom give me her phone number so I can call her".

5.  Justin:  Where are we going?
Me:  School.
Justin:  Again???
Me: Umm yes you go to school 5 days a week.
Justin: No fair!



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Breakfast With Santa

As always I love creating these memories for the boys.  This year we were joined by the boys' sitter and her son, Heidi & Tyler.  All the kids had a great time!






Friday, December 9, 2016

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  My Mom: Nathan what book are we reading for story time?
Nate: The Elf on the Shelf.
My Mom: Ok where is it?
Nate:  Gammy your daughter, my mother, went to go get the book.

2.  During my Mom's visit we had a family brunch with aunts and cousins and when my aunt from New York came in I had to do a double take because I thought it was my grandmother.  When Nathan saw her he leaned in and asked "Are you Grammy's mother?"

3.  Justin was choking and I asked if he put a toy in his mouth to which he replied "No mom it's the Cheerios...can I get some water to make me feel better"?

4.  We received our first photo Xmas card and Nate asked to see it.  Then he asked if that was the girl that was supposed to come over for Xmas photos and I said "No that's Mommy's boss and her daughter".  To which Nate replies "Mom can she come over for a play date because I love her"!

5.  Nate was looking for Cliff and couldn't find him then says "Dad said he's running late so maybe he'll be here in the afternoon".

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Light Up the Night

Now that Santa Barn is no more, Light Up the Night is our kick off to the holiday season.  The kids had fun at Light up the Night; roasting marshmallows, petting zoo, reindeer races and much more!







Friday, December 2, 2016

5 on Friday

As always, here are 5 special reasons I'm loving my boys this week:

1.  Me:  Here Nate, look what Mom & Dad brought you back from our trip.
Nate:  (smiling) Oh this will be easy to color and finish.
Me:  Is that a good thing, do you like it?
Nate:  Yes, you can do it with me.  You're nice Mommy!

2.  After decorating the tree Nate says "Mom wow, look how nice it looks in here".  Then he grabs the camera we got with our alarm system (which we told his was a Santa Cam) and says "Mom I wanna show Santa how nice it looks in here".

3.  Nate was writing his 2nd Christmas list and Carl grabbed the pencil and wrote "He's being bad Santa".  When Nate read it he took the pencil and said "I'm erasing this, Dad that wasn't nice, you should probably say sorry".

4.  I asked the boys what they were thankful for:
Nate:  I'm thankful for my toys, for my family, for my teachers and for myself.
Justin:  I'm thankful for my brother.

5.  I was reading a Lego City book about a kid who knew karate and J, who was wearing his karate uniform to bed, jumps up and says "Mom I know karate, hi ya" and did a karate kick.