Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Weston's big hole...3/16/09

Well, today is class picture day at school and Weston has really been working on 2 lose teeth the past few days. We read a book called The Tooth Story and it was about a boy who loses his tooth the day before class pictures. I told Weston his class pictures would look so cool if he was missing his tooth! He agreed that a "holey smile" would be better than a "toothy grin." So, last night after story time, Chad and Weston worked on those teeth (the loser one in particular) for about an hour. They used dental floss, a tissue, and finally thread. The thread did the trick and out the one tooth came! He was so brave throughout the whole thing and didn't even cry! He talks a little funny now, and it is so cute! I couldn't be prouder! And as it turns out, the timing is pretty great (since I still don't have a working camera) that today is picture day and they also get the option of a single picture. I'll definitely be buying that one! These are the best i could do with my phone camera:o) Now all we have to do is work on the other one!

The note from the Tooth Fairy read:
Congratulations, Weston on losing your very first tooth! I will let you keep this one because the first one is pretty special. Smile!
The Tooth Fairy
*Attached was a dollar bill and his tooth.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Me...Through My Kids' Eyes

So, here is a little survey that i stole from my sister, Erin's blog.
*I made Ella answer first so she couldn't copy Weston's answers.*
1. What is something mom always says to you?
Weston-Be a good listener.
2. What makes mom happy?
Weston-Me being a good listener.
3. What makes mom sad?
Weston-When i'm not a good listener.
Ella-When me sad...and poop
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Weston-Chasing me up the stairs.
Ella-When you give me tickles and make me laugh.
5. What was your mom like as a child?
Weston-Maybe you liked cooking with Granny.
Ella-You cried and said "waaa, i want my mommy!" oh, and HAPPY!
6. How old is your mom?
Weston-28 and going to be 30, no, 29 on Saturday.
7. How tall is your mom?
Weston-10 feet tall (yikes!)
Ella-Big like Oscar (the Grouch) and Elmo (i can only imagine she means the size of the ones that we saw at Elmo's Green Thumb)
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Weston-Go sledding in the snow (we have about a foot of snow on the ground right now) or swimming in the pool in the summer. Taking pictures of us playing in the snow.
Ella-play my dollhouse and make hot cocoa, watch Georgie, Elmo, and the news, have a snack, play outside in the snow...
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Weston-Wash the dishes and clean the house (definitely my idea of a good time!:o)
Ella-Play games.
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Weston-Us (not sure how to respond to that one)
Ella-Talking (or that one!)
11. What is your mom really good at?
Weston-Doing splashy cannonballs and going on the slide (on the playground). (what???)
Ella-Talking (perhaps i should talk less)
12. What is your mom not very good at?
Weston-Being mad because sometimes we are really really good listeners (insert shocked face!)
Ella-Being ugly (that's what i say to her when she's being rotten)
13. What does your mom do for a job?
Weston-To keep the house clean.
Ella-Do the dishes, clean up the foods (great, sounds like Mommy's really the maid!)
14.What is your mom's favorite food?
Ella-Mud (not sure what she's seen me eating??? maybe too much chocolate;o)
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Weston-When you help me clean my room for a little bit.
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Weston-Tinkerbell (i love him for this one:o)5+
Ella-Kai-lan (not sure if that is actually her name or not, but that is what the kids call her)
17. What do you and your mom do together?
Weston-Do puzzles--sometimes! We dress up as pirates.
Ella-Play my dollhouse, drink hot cocoa, go the gym, go to MOPS, go to church, and play with Mommy
18. How are you and your mom the same?
Weston-Because we like to play together. I know the right answer for you and Ella. You're both "girrs!"
Ella-We like to play with my dollhouse (can you tell she loves her dollhouse?)
19. How are you and your mom different?
Weston-Because I'm a boy and you're a "gir."
Ella-Being ugly (??)
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Weston-Because you be nice to us.
Ella-CARROTS! (i think she has tourett's!)
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Weston-You like to play games with him.
Ella-Hug him and kiss him.
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Weston-To a chocolate factory (do my kids know me or what?)
Ella-Go run! (good answer:o)

Wow! What have i learned from my kids this morning?? I guess i need to stop eating so much chocolate and clean the house less:o) Now, we're off to go play in the snow before it all melts and then head to the gym (my real favorite place to go) and run off some of the calories from those chocolate cupcakes that i made yesterday. i guess my kids really do know me afterall!