Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day & candy & Rion

For Father's Day, the boys took all their pennies and $2.50 worth of "silver coins" to Coinstar. They ended up with about $35. They got a large card- $10. Then, they got dinner at McDonald's and Panda Express. Daddy won't eat McD's and the two youngest don't eat Panda. It was difficult for William to sit back and let his boys pay for dinner. But, he was very gracious about it. They were quite proud of themselves.

We gave him his cards this morning and two of his favorite types of candy- circus peanuts and Sour Patch Kids. We kept trying to explain to Rion that these were Daddy's special candy. I've been trying to explain to him since last night that since it's a present, Daddy doesn't have to share. Daddy always ends up sharing anyway though. Rion kept asking for some of Daddy's candy. So, Kelvin thought he would be nice and offer an alternative candy- a Warhead.

Here's the video of Rion's first Warhead:

Shortly after this, we each had one and Rion decided that he wanted to try a yellow instead. Here's the result:

Apparently, he has decided that he prefers Daddy to start it out and then he'll finish it. Then, William gave him one of his circus peanuts. Rion was very happy. Then, 2 hours later, he asked for another yellow one. I told him he could try another one later this week.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer's here

Today was fun. Rion started Ballet Basics. That's basically a 2 week ballet camp for the little ones. He's been counting down for the last week. I had to convince him that he needed to shower and eat before we left. He really enjoyed it. Usually, when he goes to ballet with us, he just sits in the lobby or office with mommy. He's been trying to convince everyone for the last 2 years that he's old enough to take ballet. So, finally being "big" enough to take a class was HUGE.

We came home, ate lunch and dropped Ian off at church to go to twilight (day) camp w/Scouts. It was William's first full day of summer. So, he got to join us on a trip to Grandma and Papa's. I taught Daddy how to attach photos with his email. (Bethany, make sure Grandma Trudie shows you your pictures.) Then, we spent the afternoon hanging out- much of which was on the porch. It was very enjoyable.

Ian had a great time at camp. He came home hot and tired and happy. It was very interesting comparing today with his first day of camp last year. Last year, he wanted me to wait with him until it was time to go. Today, he jumped out the back door and said, "Goodbye" as he ran to his friends. It makes a momma proud.

I'm gonna try to get a couple of pictures tomorrow to share.