Monday, May 19, 2014

out of the house...

I've been trying to stay OUT of the house lately for several reasons! 
 A:  looking around at everything we have to do is making me anxious! 
B: kent is on nights and sleeps all day so we have to be quiet or get out!
C: the weather has been wonderfully NOT hot!

But- since evenings are lonely and boring without Kent- I should get to blogging :)

Last week Zeb had 'dress like your favorite book character' day at school.  He went as Harry Potter. and he is as adorable as ever.  These pictures kill me. So grown up- yet so little.
Kent is reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to the boys right now.   He'll read a chapter or two each night before he heads to work! and they LOVE it.  Zeb can't stand waiting and always reads ahead a chapter or two after Kent leaves for the night (which means he gets each chapter twice!).
  A few nights ago Ike asked him what he was doing.  When Zeb replied that the was: "reading ahead"- Ike got angry and snapped at him: "I don't see a 'head'.  You aren't reading a 'head'.  You are reading Harry Potter!!".  And then Zeb and I both laughed and he got even more upset!!  

The boys run around having wizard's duels and wand fights. Zeb has read up on all of the spells from the books and teaches them to Ike!  I love that these boys are such fabulous friends. And I love that Zeb studies spells in his free time! 
Saturday was our last soccer game of the season! HOORAY!!!  Kent made it to ONE game.  it has been a crazy busy spring season and I'm happy it has come to an end!  we made it 1 quarter into our game on saturday before the rain/hail/sleet came down HARD.  we were SO COLD and SO WET!  so we went straight to tim horton's for timbits and hot chocolate!
Saturday evening I took the kids to dayton's 'World Affair'.  Booths are set up from countries all around the world with food, and information, and pictures.  We went to search out Japan and learn something new!  we learned that their desserts are not very tasty!!

We got some ice cream balls that I thought would be pretty tame.  They were covered in a big sticky rice stretchy gelatinous material and were nasto.  The kids ripped off the covering and ate the ice cream inside, though :)
ice cream faced metta at the Scottish boot!
I sent this picture to Kent from a friend's farewell bbq that we attended this weekend- and he said the exact same thing I as thinking when I sent the text.  "Zeb is growing up!"  suddenly this kid doesn't want a hot dog anymore.  He wants a full blown hamburger.  I'm not sure why this is such a momentous and noteworthy event for Kent and me- but I feel like it's a sign that our Zebby is growing up.  
Ike is growing up, too.  He has preschool graduation this week!  he helped me make his scrapbook pages for the school scrap book and he was pretty proud of himself.  

 Here's metta pretending to be a dog.  She roams the house in animal form often.   Her hair is getting so long and I've got to come up with some new hairdos!  I'm not sure if I'll ever be a successful hair doer.  Where does one get ideas or skills on hair doing for baby girls?!
Lastly- but not least.
My best friend on these long and lonely nights is great tv.  and right now I'm watching "Call the Midwife".  I love it.  The characters are so charming and real. British tv is so refreshing (this show anyway!).  I need another good show once I finish the last couple episodes of this one!  any suggestions??

1 comment:

Michelle Jenson said...

I love those kidlets!!