Michael has been working on designing his future home. He states that he will not have a wife, because "all girls are gross. Except you, Mom."
Enlarge this and check out the detail. I love that he has a "Terrance." I guess that's either a misspelling, or perhaps a place to hang with the boyz?
Notice the runway, airplane shed, and helicopter landing pad.
After making this, Michael asked me which job he should work that would give him lots of money for not much work. I told him he should go into government work. ::Snicker::
My youngest baby turned 3 on Saturday! Where has the time gone!?
He's still a little confused when you ask him how old he is.
Our sweet, happy, lovable little boy!
David really enjoyed his decorations.
Waffles with maple syrup and a dash of Hershey's syrup for breakfast
David got a new dinosaur backpack, which he wears everywhere
silly balloon fights
He requested blueberry pancakes from Cracker Barrel for lunch. Hey, it's his birthday. Waffles for breakfast, pancakes for lunch, and macaroni for dinner. Yum! The Cracker Barrel staff sang him "Happy Birthday" and brought him a piece of free chocolate cake. He dug in mid-song. :-)
David got to pick one toy from Cracker Barrel. He chose a car that you pull back on, and it propels forward. He loves things that move.
A co-worker was kind enough to work the first 4 hours of my evening shift, and I was able to stay home a little longer and party with my kids. I'm very thankful for her!
We spent some time at Chuck E Cheese's (I have about a 30 minutes per year max tolerance of that place) and then we came home and had blue Jell-O cake, per David's request.
Sometimes in the routine of life, you make the most memories.
I'm not a shopper, but I really like Costco. The kids think it's pretty great, too.
Michael really wanted one of these fruit baskets. He was thrilled that we could both hang bananas and rock a newborn baby in the cradle. (BTW, we might be getting more bananas, but no plans for more newborns.)
The kids wanted to pose for a picture outside Costco. This picture captures their personalities exactly.
Michael, up to something michievous and trying to get a laugh. David, happy-go-lucky and sweet. Kate, precious and girlie in her dress and sandals, but fake-smiling because she was tired about 10 steps into the store.
We marked another 2 items off our summer bucket list on the 4th of July. We went to George Washington's Boyhood Home- Ferry Farm, then we followed it with a cookout. I had to work 3-11pm, but we still enjoyed a morning and early afternoon of festivities. Plus, I got time and a half, which is always a bonus. The unfortunate thing is that we only have 1 family vehicle, so the kids missed fireworks (or should I say LIVE fireworks, as they watched the DC fireworks on TV). We had a fun-filled day on the 4th!
3 little Virginians
We got to ride a trolley to the event, as they had free transportation at a remote parking lot. I'm sure we could have parked there, but the kids really enjoyed riding the trolley, especially David.
Despite their expressions, they did enjoy the trolley ride.
Ferry Farm had lots of fun things for the kids to do. Kate and David took their turns washing laundry by hand, just like in colonial times.
We watched a blacksmith doing his... smithing?
A revolutionary war tent. And bubbles
The kids got to take turns on the loom.
Crafty Kate thought it was wonderful.
She also enjoyed dying the wool for the spinner, but we didn't get an opportunity to spin any wool this time.
Michael was pretty good at weaving.
Even David got a turn, though he was pretending the little pieces were boats on water.
It was a hot day, so the kids enjoyed cooling off in the mist tent.