Here are the tidbits I can recall for the moment...
- Chris is currently chasing a phantom smoke alarm beep all over the house. Has been for the past 2 hours. Here's hoping he finds it before midnight. He ran out on a late-night battery run to hopefully remedy the problem and came home with someone's old office chair. It's "large bulk pick-up" in our neighborhood this week, which means everyone puts their junk out for pick up. I'm sure he'll be coming home with treasures all week long.
- I sang in church today. First time in millions of years I've sung a solo. Because I'm not much of a soloist. But I was happy with how it came out. And happy that it's done with, and I've "accomplished something". Hardly ever happens! :) Oh, but it should be documented that I made a fairly decent meal nearly every night last week. Again...hardly ever happens!
- Maya loved the first week of first grade. Her new school does the "color" behavior "moving the clip" sort of thing. I'm not sure how big I am on it, but she was thrilled to finally move up from green to purple on Friday, so la-di-da. Whatever motivates her best behavior. At home, she continues to practice her negotiating skills on quite a regular basis, oy. That girl is going places in life, I'm telling you. She's also been entertaining us with her dancing skills and is becoming the master of the side ponytail. Nothing wrong with a girl who can do her own hair!
- Mason is super ready for pre-k to start this week! He also starts his "multi-sport" class this week where they learn a new sport every week. That will be super fun for him. After much hemming and hawing, he finally selected a Cars backpack for this year. First it was Mario Bros. Then it was Buzz Lightyear. Should have known it would be good ol' Lightning McQueen that would win out. Now, if there had been a Legend of Zelda backpack, there would have been NO question. That boy is OBSESSED with the old school version, and spends hours a day studying his maps and talking strategy.
- Simon took to crib jumping today. The first time he did it he seemed scared and sheepish. The second time, I think he got somewhat hurt. The third time, he figured out how to be stealth and spent the rest of his nap time (who knows how long...) playing quietly in his room. Nevertheless, I quickly borrowed my Mom's crib tent from Mason's crib-dwelling days (ours was in shambles after he outgrew it) and he's safe and sound in his little tent tonight. What a crazy kid. He's finally starting to have quite the vocabulary. What a relief! This past week he started saying "love you", "more wa wa", "bite" (as in, "may I have a"), "please" and a bunch of other stuff, plus he's got everyone's name down, even "Masey". He also does a great "ruff ruff" and a very cute pretend sad cry. We're all very impressed.
- Lucy Goose! What to say about such a sweet little snuggler? She's an amazing, sweet, fuzzy headed little thing. She's growing and cooing and is very serious about having long conversations. She's quite a doll, she is. Rather irresistible to most.