Wednesday, April 23, 2008

No TV Week

Yesterday, Brendan came home with the idea that we couldn't watch TV this and that he was going to win a big prize if he didn't. Each day he needs to go back to school with a slip saying what he did instead of TV. Well, I have to admit that's a hard one at our house. There is usually two tellies on at all time in this house. BAD habit. but I am proud to say that the boys didn't watch any tv today. That also might that mommy needed to come up with some new things for them to do. We played outdoor in this awesome 70 degree weather that we have right now, then we would come inside and play with legos, then go back outside....You get the picture. Well I found this book of directions of how to draw different animals, so I made Brendan sit down and start drawing. He amazes me, I don't think I could draw this good. Way to Go Brendan!!!!!

Warning: Those with weak stomach, please look away Part 2

Austin's not as happy after getting his pinky toes bandagaed up.

Warning: Those with weak stomaches please look away

So it begins, the season of bumps and bruises.
In a matter of one week we had 3 bloody toes and a chin spilt wide open.
(of course that was from a slippery tile floor.)

Lucas is feeling much better now that his toes is bandaged up.
Maybe now they will wear the shoes for more than 10 minutes, which then get left outside for the dog to get.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Introducing Brendan

1. What is your name: Brendan Michael Van Dam
2. When is your birthday? December 9
3. What year were you born in? 2001 (I don't know who taught him that, but he's right.)
4. What pet would you like to have someday when you are really old and you can take care of it and pay for it and mommy doesn't have to do a thing with it? Rat (WHAT????? Why does he want to give his mommy the chills, I may never sleep the same.)
5. What is your favorite food? Broccoli…or wait a minute, pizza
6. What is your job going to be when you get older? Maybe, a Policeman in case there were bad guys. (what happened to his plans to be a preacher on the weekends and a principle during the week.)
7. How much money will you make doing that? 24.00
8. Where would you like to go on your honeymoon for a vacation? Texas, so we can catch cows and ride horses
9. Who is your favorite brother? Connor (I think is because Connor's the only one who doesn't fight with him.)
10. What is one thing daddy has, that you want when you are a daddy? A truck to drive to the police station.
11. What is on thing mommy has, that you want someday? Hmmmm, that’s a hard one. (I guess, I have nothing a 6yr old wants.)
12. What are your favorite clothes? Soccer clothes (I think that’s because he’s so excited about soccer practice tonight.)

14. Do you like Legos or Geo-Trax Train? legos
15. What is your favorite restaurant? Chuck E Cheese, becuase they have my favorite (he's never eating pizza there.)
16. What is your favorite movie? Grand Champion
17. If you had to choose, would you rather have to lose a leg or an arm? Nothing (as he giggles)
18. Would you rather walk down the sidewalk with a dog or an old lady? dog (I guess I'm not of luck when I get older.)
19. If mommy and daddy didn't name you Brendan, what do you wish your name would have been? Fast Man
20. What is your favorite thing about your teacher? She’s nice
21. What is your favorite thing about being a boy? That sometimes I can help people.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

back to reality

After two super long car rides, a couple of short days, which we spent the majority of the time running after the kids or reminding them to put their life jacket back on, and a little bit of sun soaking, we are back home.
Where did the sunshine and a warmer temps go? I did try and bottle some up but I guess that didn't work. LOL

We took the boys mini golfing...I think that's the fastest round of golf Mike has ever played!!!

Brendan said he was having more fun writing the postcards than swimming.
What's up with that?

On of the nights we went Downtown Disney and visited the Lego Store. Of course couldn't leave the store without some more legos....I need to go and break up the fight about who gets what legos.