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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

March... part 1

It is really hard to skip months...

I said I was going to fast forward 6 months, but I am apparently unable because I find stuff funny and I want to write it down before it's lost forever. YOU are welcome fast forward if you want once I am done, just use the side bar to flip through months.

March as fast as possible.

And by that I mean the month, not double time band flashbacks. 
*I am not watching for typos and horrible spacing issues, I am in a trying to be quick. 

There was camping... 

I got a new laptop with a built in webcam. Logan enjoys these hilarious features...  I wanted to post the video, but I am trying to get through this so... maybe later

March around town
*see what I did there?

Spent a weekend in New Smyrna with friends... 

Went to Comic Con and met a Ghost Buster, RTD2, and played with Legos, Cause we don't have THOSE at home...

Celebrated Leah getting adopted by Beth and Uncle Chris! 

Messed with the locals...
The people in the car next to me in the target parking lot are going at it like frisky teenagers. I put on some Barry White and rolled down my window to set the mood. Happy hump day!

Got screwed by morning Karma...
This sums up morning for me . I just want to go get some coffee

Oh, and this happened... 

Loopy: What happened last night? I think i fell out of bed or something.
Me: You startled yourself awake and jumped up on the bed like Spiderman. I put my leg up to stop you from jumping on me.. or whatever you were doing... and you grabbed my leg with both hands and FLUNG yourself backwards/sideways off the bed into the tall boy and nightstand and fell onto the drum set. 
Loopy: What!? Seriously? 
Logan: HaHaHaHahahaa!!! Were you getting attacked by Green Goblin in your sleep or something?! Mom, what did you do? 
Me: I just shook my head and went back to sleep. I'm used to it.
Logan (giggling) Wait, does this happen often? That's strange dad.

This boy....

Look mom, a lady body

Logan: Mom, I need help with my homework
Me: Ok, what's up? 
Logan: I need you to help me rewrite this story in my own words. 
Me: .... But then it wouldn't be in your own words... 
Logan: UGH!!! you always say things like that.

Me: Logan, what time is it?
Logan: hmm, lets build this clock and I'll tell ya.

Seriously.. just built a clock.

Is it wrong that sometimes when I send Logan upstairs to do something I have him take my fitbit to get in all 10 flights of stairs in a day?

Logan's Joke of the Day: What do you call a gorilla with headphones? 
Anything, he can't hear you.

Serious about geography. He carries around his globe spouting off facts...which you are expected to remember.

Logan got new shoes that required him to learn to tie his laces (sketchers with Velcro are no longer cool) 
Logan: i am so happy i learned to tie my shoes in just 20mins! Now i don't have to feel embarrassed anymore at school. 
Me: i didn't know it was something that bothered you. You have to tell us these things so we can help you. Anything else you'd like to learn, anything else you've been embarrassed about?
Logan: i wasn't going to tell you this until 3rd grade, but i really wish i knew division. 
Loopy: like a prophecy?
Me: what? Not divination, division.
Logan: good one dad. Really though mom, can you teach me some division?
Me:uhhh, sure..

Got Logan's SRI (just another standardized test) score from his teacher while I was reading this article and it is all starting to click for me. He is a currently more than 200 points over the high end of average. (Yeah, I'm bragging) but I have been struggling with his overdramatic self for a long time and I know there is more to it than simply unable to get his shit together but things like this and lots of other studies help us to see the big picture. The good news, he's damn smart. The bad news, he's destined to be a spaz forever.

This girl...

Kendal wanted to finger paint right AFTER her bath.

Yay Art. 

Kendal brought the Furby to bed last night and it woke up with her cough and sniffles. Awesome.

Just jumping off tall things onto hard things. Just another day at the zoo with a Kendal monkey.

My 4yr old daughter is standing on Loopy's amp and "stage diving" into a group of (imaginary) people while her dad plays guitar... she isn't wearing pants. We are so screwed.

"This is a bear I made allll by myself at school. His name is Tubs and he is purple with a pocket to put whatever inside. It says Cheez-its all over."
Cheez-it's = Jesus. This might explain why she refuses to eat Cheez-its... 
She also renamed my giant Stanley tape measure "Boogers" Logan isn't ok with this cause clearly his name is Stanley.

Kendal Speak: 
Shit List = Check list
hexagon cereal = Crispix

Bike Week is a requirement.

 That drunk guy leaning on the trash can fell over when we walked by. We helped his wife carry him to his car. He was sobbing like a baby. Yay bike week.

End of part 1

It is now bedtime, you can expect part 2 sometime between tomorrow evening and Christmas.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Shenanigans of February.

Yes, February. Don't judge me. I got distracted.

Crazy moments in the life of Logan

Logan: Dad, why did George Cherry cut down the Washington Tree? wait, that was backwards.
Dad: Because he was drunk? 
Logan: Well you have to be honest to be president, right? 
Dad: *laughing*
Logan: I bet Nick H would make a good president. He's always honest!

"Mom, pretend I am wearing a pink tutu with butterflies all around me. Lalalala"

Logan just told me he named one of his pimples "Zitty" 
Dude, gross. 

Super proud of Logan. I went to his teacher conference and he is WAAAAY above his grade level for reading and math and is doing great pretty much across the board. Ms. P also said he is the best creative writer in the class.. he can tell a story but Hates Hates Hates to physically write. I guess when he does, it is worth the screaming. Watching his teacher read his "love letter" was hilarious. I have to do some uh.. editing before I post it here or on the blog. He was also tested for gifted the same week. 

Can't figure out why I'm so tired today.. then i remembered that Logan woke me up at 3:34am and was dressed and ready for school. When I told him what time it was he insisted our clocks are ALL wrong. Then he came back at 3:45 and was excited to be in the Guinness book for kid who was ready for school first. I told him to go back to bed. He kept telling me he can't sleep until around 4:30. "Well I can, go away" was not acceptable to him. When Kendal got up at 7:30 he was sleeping on the couch. Fingers crossed for early bedtime tonight.

Logan made his own sausage and eggs. Nom nom

This couch at IKEA "feels like old man pants"

Logan was home sick today (woke up with a sore throat and barking cough, he's better now) I grabbed the wrong lunch box to send with Kendal this morning. My apologies to her teachers for the subsequent meltdown. But Logan's realization that Kendal got his favorite lunch items and didn't appreciate them (except the chocolate) was hilarious. "Thanks for packing combos and ham n cheese rolls in my lunch mom, I really WOULD have loved that..." Their conversations always crack me up.

Walking though the living room and this is happening. Meditation with fruit.

"It's the great wall of Lego. Which is sorta like the great wall of China... which separates China from Mongolia."

Logan: mom, I'm going to do an experiment with my race cars.
Me half paying attention: ok, cool.
Logan: I'm going to see if they can survive whole minute in the microwave!
Me: wait, what? NO!
Logan: but I'm going put it in water...
Me: uh... nope. Bad idea.
Logan: dang it!

Logan with 7th degree black belt coung nhu master

You know your 7yr old is hanging out with the cool/geeky kids when one of his first birthday invites of the year is for a Big Bang Theory themed party... BAZINGA!!

2 Purple stripe belt test!
Super excited!

Kendal Shenanigans

Kendal calls this Advanced Matching Game. Just take 4 boxes of memory games and mix them all up. Now match them. Yay

  Ms. Cool watching Super Why

Moments before happy red foam block's execution...

 Bath time with the dinosaurs

The elusive Kendal nap.

Just lookin' for a toy...

Diggin' deep.... "Mom, a little help here!?"

Climbs into my bed and snuggles me every morning.

Just polished off two waffles. This may not be impressive to anyone else but that's more than she eats EVER!

She did dump 1/2 a plate of syrup on the floor when she showed me her waffles were gone, but I'm happy she's eating. 

K cleaned her plate AND took care of her dishes without being asked and earned the last shmuzzie!

I guess now she can hatch that evil plan she's thinking about...

It's a Kendal costume original.

I thikn she said she's a pikatchu.. or something

Kendal let me straighten her hair. It. Is. Gorgeous.

I stared at it for a whole day.

Just the usual trip to the bus stop... the type where we never actually MAKE it to the bus and Logan walks right past us... 

Yeah, Sure. Have some crackers. Go ahead and dump em right there. Then step on them. PERFECT

I think it was just a ploy to earn a 'clean up' shmuzzie.

Wro family happenings... 

This was the surreal day that my kids met my friend Phil's kids. WE went to high school together. Logan was wired, Kendal was sleepy, and the girls were overwhelmed by my kids. Tara is officially cancer free after an incredibly strong fight with brain tumors this last year. This was their Make a Wish trip to Disney World!

I love the kids' annual red crayon in the laundry basket gag. Guess I'll be buying that new $60 gi for karate...

Ya know what hurts worse than stepping on legos in the middle of the night? Stepping on a handful of gaming dice. OMG!!

The kids got haircuts at Disney for a shockingly reasonable price. 

 Kendal got the whole "First Haircut" Package. I don't count the time I had to cut a motorized truck out of her hair.. or the two zhu zhu pets that ate her pig tails. 

Bubbles to pass the time... 


Cute picture...

Then they yank that hair into the tightest ponytail ever, and sprinkle glitter on top.

And now you can't tell how that new haircut looks! The good news is that she LOVED the experience. The bad news is that she expects every hair place to have bubbles and glitter. 

Then we spent the rest of the day doing normal Disney stuff. 

Like driving race cars.

And spinning the giant germ ball in Tomorrow Land.

And dressing up like Beast and dancing with Belle. 

Ok, So lots more happened that month... 

and I am posting this unedited because well, I don't care, it's been months. This is September 1st and I am blogging about February. That's messed up. We are just gonna go ahead and fast forward 6 months.