Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Kidding, the above titled words are the first that Max is saying repeatedly and with purpose, besides the MaMa and DaDa that he's been saying for some time now. Just in the past few weeks he's been saying "Wow" at almost everything and much to our chagrin, he's been saying "No" even more, we're trying to "correct" that little situation. For some strange reason he's picked up on saying "cookie", I'm guessing it might just have something to do with the chocolate chip cookies that Leslie has been having to hide from him after she bakes them, (man can those two boys knock down a batch of cookies). He was really proud of himself for saying "shoes", he'll run and go get them and clap for himself. "Cool" and "bubbles" came out just this past week. The screen saver on my computer has bubbles and somehow or another he knew the word for them, crazy, no idea where he learned that. And finally, we're guessing "cool" came from big brother, it gets thrown around quit a bit by both of them now, it's "cute" and "cool" ::wink-wink::
Some pics from today, we went to the park in Chelsea after dinner, I was wanting to get some good pics of Max for this post but the little bugger won't stay still long enough, oh well. Briggs has been sporting his Iron Man costume (I need to do a whole post on the various costumes we've gone through) for the past two days. He asked me if he could wear it to the park, and of course I spanked him for asking such a silly question. Wait, no, and of course I let him wear it! Our latest game has been for us to play super heroes, he was obviously Iron Man, I was War Machine (Iron Man's buddy), and Max was Captain America. Iron Man accidentally scared a little girl at the park who was not expecting to see a four foot kid in a mask whilst crawling through the little play tunnel, fortunately she got over it and her mom didn't give us too dirty of a look...
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Briggs had his pre-K "graduation" this past Thursday night. I have to admit that we (I) had some reservations about the program when we first signed him up. Mostly because the church/school was so small. But, even though he's only been there since January of this year, we've been VERY impressed with how much he's grown academically, personally, and with respect to his Bible studies as well.
You always wonder if your kid is going to be one of those that doesn't know the words and just stands there making funny faces during any sort of group singing. Briggs is definitely not that kid, he knew all the words, and motions, and did a great job, he was probably the most enthusiastic one up there. He really loves singing, especially his favorite cartoon theme songs. Spectacular Spider Man, Jimmy Neutron, and 3-2-1 Penguins are his biggest hits. The teacher says he's a great student and that everyone in his class loves him, I think he's friends with nearly everyone he meets. When I got home that day, before we even went to the graduation, Leslie had already been crying. She pulled out some of Briggs' scrapbooks earlier that day and was just emotional about how much he is growing up. And of course she also cried some there, as did all of the moms. When we asked Briggs what his favorite part of the graduation was, he said "the part where I came out and gave Mom the rose" (the ceremony was very mom centered, moms on the front row, etc). It was very sweet. That was Leslie's favorite part too. Mine was when he was on stage in his little cap and holding his certificate, when he found me in the crowd he gave me a little thumbs up and a smile. The lady in the pic with Briggs is his teacher Ms. Marquita (sp?), I've never met anyone with that name, she was a very good teacher and we will honestly miss Briggs going to school there. I hope all the rest are as good as she was.