January 30, 2011- Happy 8th Birthday Joseph!!
- Opening presents from Morgan
Morgan gave Joseph a plastic knife, paper throwing stars and Lego Star Wars clone troopers which all belonged to Morgan, but were things Joseph really really wished were his. Joseph couldn’t believe Morgan actually gifted them!! Morgan really knows Joseph and gave his things from his heart!
Jordan looks on as Joseph opens the gift he picked out for his buddy.
Joseph thanks Jordan for his gift!
Airsoft gun from Elijah!
New shirt and skinny jeans for the boy who ONLY wears jeans, Always!!!
I think he likes it!!
Hot off the press newest Magic Tree House book!!!
Cookies from Mammaw and Pawpaw
BIRTHDAY CASH (check)!!!!! from Pawpaw & Mammaw!!!
Trey had some fun aiming the air soft gun’s laser light on Joseph’s nose and in his mouth in the previous picture!!
Jordan had determined that this would be Joseph’s Best birthday Ever!!! So he picked out the Star Wars plates, balloons, a present and wanted to buy him even more presents and then we just HAD to have Silly String too!!
Let the Silly String Wars begin . . .
- Daddy and Mommy with Birthday Boy!!
Joseph told Jordan he wanted the chocolate cake with chunks of chocolate and chocolate covered strawberries from Publix! It’s so helpful when they know exactly what they want and where I can get it!!
Joseph had a great 8 th Birthday with family. After lunch and opening presents and playing, Trey took him on his first hunting trip where there wasn’t much moving but Joseph did get in a really long nap.
We are so blessed and happy to celebrate another year with our Joseph. Happy Birthday to our Enormously energetic, Impulsive, Giddy, Hysterically humorous, Third son!!! We love you so very much!!!!
Our Winter Wonderland man, don’t the Converses just make the outfit?!
Last night was the Middle School’s Winter Wonderland Dance. Elijah is on student council so he stayed after school till 5:30 p.m to help transform the ordinary cafeteria into a beautiful purple and silver balloon wonderland. It was really pretty with a balloon arch at the front and white lights decorating potted trees, silver globe light in center of course. I don’t know where they get them but they had these gigantic balls or balloons hanging from the ceiling as well as groupings of smaller balloon just well done for middle schoolers.
Head tilt sport'n the longer hair style. He says Justin Beiber's Mom says she likes the Elijah Garrett cut that Justin wears!!! Too funny!
He makes 13 look good! What a JOY he is!!!
Anyways, Elijah loves being on student council and getting to do a lot of leg work and being on the inside happenings of events. I asked what all he does at these dances and he said he gets to be DJ, make sure everyone is having a good time, takes care of people if they need anything and just have fun with friends. He is SO his father and I love it!!! Mr. Personality!!
Look'n like West Side Story!!!
Morgan thought Elijah needed a sports jacket which would have been nice if Elijah had one, but he doesn’t so Morgan offered him his leather coat. Problem was it just wasn’t cold enough to warrant one. Morgan decided to ride along with Trey to drop off his best bud/brother. Soon enough he will be at these dances with his brother.
Morgan our 11-year-old a.k.a “The Bouncer”
I don’t know, I can’t explain it, he’s just got this incredible sense of humor!!
“Bye Mom, I love you!”. . . Be still my heart!
I just can’t bring myself to call it a “snow”day due to . . . well the absolute lack of snow. The boys were creative and came up with a four-man ski or something like it to slide down the ice.
Daddy's gonna show them how it's done!
Go Daddy! Go!!
Whoa Daddy takes a digger!!
Yikes Daddy are you okay!!?
Sweet Lily making sure Daddy is okay!
Jordan gave it a try on the cardboard sled and he slid just fine!! Joseph took a quick spill on our ice yard as he was showing me his AT-AT Walkers in battle.
Nothing but Ice on our grill and deck!
Elijah and Jordan have been sledding buddies all morning and Morgan suited up with ammo to go on a deep freeze squirrel hunt! Everyone is now back home into warm p.j.’s/dry cloths with bellies full of hot chocolate. I think that is really their favorite part about going out into the cold, there is always hot chocolate or hot tea waiting for them. It is also about the only time they get to have long hot soaking baths in the middle of the day!!
Oh and where is Mary you ask? She was just waking up when the boys had already been out playing for a while. She is the very late sleeper around here and she told me that it was way to cold and she didn’t want to play outside in that ice snow!!
Miss Mary hit another milestone on January 2, 2011- She lost her first tooth!!
It has been loose for quite a while and she has asked me several times if it was ready to come out to which I said no we will try tomorrow. It was really bothering her so I did my dental hygiene push and twist on it and it came out without incident if you don’t count the gush of water coming from Mary’s eyes!!! Oh my goodness, so the drama!!! I told her she was okay and to go rinse her mouth out at the sink. When I came in she was just standing there with blood pooling in her mouth so I put her up and had her spit out and rinse. She saw the blood and just had a melt down like “I’m bleeding, I’m dying!! Tell my best friend she can have my dollies!!!”. After having her take several deep breaths and looking me in my eyes I was able to calm her down and wash her face. Jordan came in and immediately wanted to see the tooth which ended the tears and ushered in the excitement and thrill of loosing her first tooth!!!
She was so excited to show Daddy her missing tooth!!!
There is already a lose tooth #2 but I’m leaning to letting it fall out by itself! I have been hoping she would lose her teeth later than sooner, just don’t know how it’s gonna be remotely possible for permanent teeth to occupy her dentition? Here’s wishing her permanent teeth are as micro as her primary ones.