When the kids get home from school they throw down their backpacks and try to grab their iPods…like little crack addicts they are yearning to get on and play Minecraft. As soon as they complete their homework they congregate together and start virtually assaulting each other in the world of Minecraft.
And this is what I hear “Get out of my world! Watch out for the creepers! Look there’s a zombie! I need food…who has food! Hey who’s hitting me!?” And on and on. Yet they tell me it’s fun. If I allowed it they would play all. day. long!
Anyone else have Minecraft addicts?
On Sunday we went shopping for cleats. With all 3 kids in soccer, it feels like we shop for cleats every other month, yet we always have one thousand pairs at home that don’t fit anyone, sigh. I don’t know what it is about the sports store (and I’m sure you know the one I’m talking about) but it holds universal appeal for kids once they hit about age 5 and suddenly, it seems, sporting goods, sports apparel for any and all sports, and exercise equipment become must have items from their perspective!
3 pairs of cleats later we made it out safe and sound but I’ve realized it’s basically it’s not safe to shop in any store when kids are involved :)
For the past 5 months or so, my little man has been going to a terrific ice hockey clinic every Sunday morning, and an accompanying game every Saturday night. This would be a complete drag if the program weren’t so top notch and my little guy didn’t love it so much.
However, I’m happy to report that I’m feeling good today because we’ve wrapped it up this past weekend. And, with the longer, brighter days, it looks like spring just might be in sight.
We have about 3 free and clear weekends until soccer starts. :)
What are your weekends like these days?
The other day I was talking about exercise with the kids and my son dropped down and started doing push ups. I was completely amazed. He easily banged out 10 fast push ups with perfect form. He told me he does them every morning when he awakens! I learned my husband encouraged him to start doing them, to build strength, but even he had no idea it was happening and how strong he is becoming.
So when my fit parents were over I asked my son to show my dad his push ups. It was them my father challenged my little man to a push up competition. My dad reads this blog and he hates when people bring attention to his age but I’ll remind you that he celebrated a BIG birthday last October for which we celebrated by vacationing in Cancun.
How many grandpas do you know that can do push ups?!
Watching these two compete was very sweet…I’m not quite sure who won. :)
You wake up on your birthday to kisses and squeals of delight. Any disdain you may feel about aging is replaced by the excitement of your kids as they present you with handmade cards and goodies that they tell you they worked really, really, hard on.
They tell everyone throughout the day that it’s their mommy’s birthday…teachers, friends, strangers…and try their hardest to demonstrate their best behavior of the year.
Over a special dinner celebration the kids tell the waiters it’s mom’s birthday too and to make sure to bring her a candle…….which they argue over who will blow out (and it sometimes it has to be re lit several times). :)
It’s my idea of a perfect birthday. :)
For Valentine’s Day my daughter, the poet, wrote me the most amazing song. She wrote it, then typed it so I’m leaving it with her grammar and spelling…
I’ve been waiting for u. To come and look at this tune You’re the best mother in the world. Let me talk to u about it.
If it wasn’t for my mother . I wouldn’t have a brother. Think about it carefully. I can trust u too.
All u do all day is wash and clean and spray. When I think about u I start to cry deep deep down inside.
But all this song really taught me was to keep on going this way. The messege I ment to send u was Happy Valentine’s Day
She’s 8 years old, clearly with a soul that is much, much older…
I just love these handcrafted gifts and I’m already seeing them diminish slightly as they get older which is sad.
My son threw this together last-minute and when I said, “why no words?” He said, “a picture is specialer”.
Did you get any endearing V-Day gifts?
My most precious jewels!❤️❤️❤️
When my husband is working nearby (he is usually gone all day in Manhattan) he usually offers to drive the kids to school as a treat and a way to spend a little bit of extra special time with them. Today was one of those mornings; I decided to join the them as I wanted to check out the drop off process.
However, there was no process to check out because we got to school too early. The twins were more than happy to show me where I should escort them to wait for school to commence…
And I just had to snap a picture of them sitting there on the bench waiting for school to start…that look on my son’s face… :)
I’m glad I got to share in the moment today and I love that the kids have these dates with their daddy!
Do you ever have simple special moments like this?
Today we are all home frolicking in the much-anticipated snowstorm that has hit the northeast. I guess I shouldn’t really say WE as I’m actually curled up under multiple sweaters and blankets with a hot cup of tea just WATCHING the frolicking.
It’s so rare my husband gets a day off so I’m thrilled that his office closed today. And more thrilled that I didn’t have to be the one clearing the driveway :)
Last night as we watched the snow come down the kids were bouncing off the walls beyond excited. We let them stay up late hanging out with their friend who lives a couple of houses away and was over hanging with us. She snapped this photo which is so funny:
Did you have snow today too?
Yesterday my little one had her Winter Festival. It doesn’t feel like it was 3 whole years ago her twins siblings had their kindergarten winter festival in the school, and then their first grade one. And then of course last year it was hard to believe I was sitting in my baby’s kindergarten winter festival and now here we are and this is the last winter festival I will be attending.
I arrived 45 minutes early for a front row seat to soak up every glorious moment.
One of the many highlights was when she played the glockenspiel :)
Now a few weeks back my 3rd graders also got to participate in shows of their own…Thanksgiving shows. So half the third grade classes performed at 9:00 and the other half at 10:15 and you guessed it…I had one twin in each cluster so we watched the same 3 plays twice and ironically my twins each performed the same play!
But, they were adorable! Both the pilgrim…
and the Native American!
Have you been attending some amazing performances too!?