Luke worked his way through all of the movies (minus the last one... we still need to pick that one up) and he is OBSESSED!!! His Christmas list includes Star Wars Legos, more Star Wars Legos and then a few other Star Wars items ;) He's going to be a Star Wars flame trooper for Halloween (don't ask me what that is. hahaha) and I don't see his current obsession dying down any time soon.
Luke is my homework hero. My boys go to an after school program at school (since my office hours go beyond school hours) and he goes to "homework club" as soon as he gets there. It's a quiet room monitored by high school students where he completes ALL HIS HOMEWORK before coming home. PRAISE JESUS! :) We do look it over when he gets home and there are a couple days a week where he doesn't go (speech and engineering days) but it is so nice that it's completed on the days he does get to go!
Luke is so excited for Winter basketball! He's done soccer in years past, but opted to wait this year and play basketball instead. He's been practicing at home and really seems to enjoy playing. Soccer was never his "thing" so we're excited for him to give basketball a try.
Mason is growing and learning so much this year, but he still says the CUTEST things! I feel like he's in that in-between phase... where he's still half little kid, but half big kid as well :) Here are some of the cute little things he's said lately...
"Mommy, everyone loved my show-and-tell show much they gave me a round of acclause"
"Both teams had on blue jerseys and so we got to wear these cool orange quarters" (they're actually called pennies)
Gibi: "Mason, you sure do have a sweet tooth!"
Mason: "Which one is the sweet one???"
Monkey See, Monkey Do.
Luke loves Star Wars... so Mason does too. I am always surprised to hear him rattling off characters, places, plot lines, etc. He wasn't a fan of the "smoochie smoochie" in a couple of the movies ("ewwwwwwww!!! That's sooooo grossssssss!!!!!"), but he picked a Star Wars costume as well for Halloween and his Christmas list (are my kids the only ones already talking Christmas lists??) is full of Star Wars Legos as well.
I've mentioned before that Mason is hesitant to try things if he thinks he isn't going to be able to do them perfectly the first time (he is JUST like my brother!!!). My parents bought him a Razor scooter last year and he tried it once, fell and has been done with it.... he actually vowed to never ride a Razor scooter again :) Well, we've been playing outside a TON lately and I've been so proud of him because on his own he's gotten it back out and has been practicing. I give it another week or so before he has it down completely, but watching him TRY has been awesome.
Girlfriend is ALL ABOUT some craft time. It's the first thing she asks to do when she gets up in the morning and she'll pick a craft over pretty much any other activity. Play dough, scissors, glue, markers... she loves it all.
I do it I-Self
Miss Independent wants to do pretty much everything "I-Self". It's fun to watch her confidence and self reliance grow.... but this means we're also working on things like cleaning up toothpaste off the counter, sweeping up spilled cereal and hanging up clothes ;)
If you were to ask Griffin what she wants to be when she grows up she would emphatically tell you that she wants to be a doctor at the zoo. She likes to line her animals up and take care of them and a doctor's kit is coming her way this Christmas.
Down for the Count
A sinus infection has knocked me on my tail this week. I am forever thankful for Mucinex, nasal spray and a husband who can take over when I sleep for 14 hours straight.
Believe it or not, I'm done with Christmas shopping! I ordered my last few gifts earlier this week and have crossed everybody off my list (including teacher gifts!) WOO HOO!!!
I've been out of perfume for an embarassingly long time and have been getting by with Bath and Body Works Body Splash (like I'm 12). I need help with a new perfume! Recommendations???? I don't love flowery and want something light... but also want to be able to smell it all day. HELP!!!
Happy Thursday, Friends!!!