Friday, February 23, 2007

Baby Steps

Simon had the flu on Sunday. Talon was worried about him. He had to be right by the couch - almost as if he was making sure he was okay. I was worried about Talon getting the flu (which thankfully he did NOT, neither did Ben!) but I couldn't get him away from him - until I sat on the floor a few feet away and he walked to me! Yes, WALKED to me! I think it was 6 steps. He turned his little body, smiled, LET GO of the couch and just walked to me! He probably did it 10 times after that because I was freaking out and it was so cute. And he's been doing it ever since - if we set him up to do it. He's not marching around the house by himself, YET! I realize these pictures aren't the best but it's hard to get a good one. :)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

"Games Place" & Indoor Sunlight

Ahhhh, Winter! We are so sick of you! Go away!

Here are a few pictures at Schererville Golf Center aka Games Place. The kids love it! I'm on their mailing list and get coupons for all 3 boys for all the holidays and their birthdays. We can go there, have about an hour of fun & pick a crappy toy for virtually nothing. We might have to spend 5 bucks. Nice! (By the way, Jon is not an in-mate or a cancer patient - he chooses to buzz all his hair off - in the dead of winter! Love you bald boy!)

And here are the boys playing in the sunlight the other day. We have to play in the sun somehow, right? They loved it! I'm glad kids are easily amused - well, sometimes. We've run out of stuff to do and we're bored as you can tell.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Random Acts of Silly

It is just me, or does Talon look like an elf or something in this picture? I thought it was so funny. He head looks huge!

Ben had to wear his Halloween costume the other day! He even wore it to pick up Simon from school. Hey, it kept him warm!

Probably about 80% of Ben's day he is wearing a hat of some sort. Bob the Builder, firefighter's helmet, cowboy hat. Recently, he's taken quite a liking to this one. It was Simon's when he was about 7 months old. Ben doesn't mind. He just squeezes his fat head into it and wears it proudly.

Simon and I were jamming out to some 80's music a few weeks ago. You know that song "Don't You Forget About Me", by Simple Minds - the one that goes "hey, hey, hey, hey...oooh, oooh, ooooooh" in the beginning? (Think, Molly Ringwald movie.) Well, my 4 1/2 year old knows that song, sings the beginning and even pretends to play the drums along with it - ON BEAT!

Spinning his sticks! Really, that's what he was doing. :)

Monday, February 12, 2007

What's Your Favorite Color, Baby?

BLUE & GOLD, of course.

So today I put on my old Thornwood sweatshirt. I haven't worn it in years. But something about it made me feel all warm and cozy - and incredibly nostalgic. Anyone who really knows me, knows that I am the Nostalgia Queen. Seriously, if I could go back to Calvary Academy and wear my brown uniform to school every day or paint my hair blue for Blue & Gold day, I would. Anyway, this old sweatshirt has made me feel such pride for my old Alma Mater. It reminded me of all the things I went through and all the people I knew, the boys I dated. I remembered the games, the pep rallies, the Marching Thunderbirds marching the halls before a big game...

Here's a clip I found on Pretty interesting. I wish I had a tape of when I went to the good old TWHS. Man, those were the days. Hey Kim, did you have moves like these when you played for the Marching T-birds? Probably not!!

I know things change (and I don't much like change anyway) but why do things have to change so much...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Ethnic Heritage Day

Here's Simon with the shirt I made for him to celebrate his ethnic heritage at school. He brought some digestives and some olie bolen. He had no idea what he was wearing or bringing but it was fun for me.

I was trying to teach him what the shirt meant. I pointed to the British flag and said "That means you're half British" and "That", pointing to the other one, "means you're half Dutch." Quizzing him before we left, I pointed to the British one and said "What does that mean?" He proudly said, "I'm half bitch!"
Yes Simon, yes it does, but let's not tell your teacher that! :) And anyway, it's only half of the time so that makes him only a quarter "bitch", right?

I corrected him in a hurry and quizzed him a million more times before we left to make sure he wouldn't say that. When I picked him up, I was all excited. "Simon, did you tell your teacher what your shirt means?" "No, she didn't ask." Arrrrgggghhhh! All of that for nothing. I guess I got a good laugh out of it!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Better Late Than Never, Right?

Like Talon's Dedication, Christmas, New Year's, etc. I should probably post from those, but they've long since past. The Super Bowl was last weekend, right? That's not so bad...
Anyway, here are a few pics of my boys all dressed up in Bears colors. Mind you, I'm not much of a football fan - and I'm not even much of a Bears fan - BUT I am a Chicago fan! If a team from Chicago is winning, I'm watching. I know, I me a "fair-weathered fan", but that 's just how it is! :)

AND, to make all those Bears fans out there really hate me...that football in the middle - yeah, well, it says Indianapolis Colts on the other side. I just made sure you couldn't see that. It was the only way to get the boys (especially Ben) to even agree to some photos. Oh well. You gotta do what you gotta do, right?