Monday, August 30, 2010

Tuckered Out

Last week was Max's first full week of preschool but he stayed home last Monday because of stomach issues the day before. After 3 days of preschool (Tuesday - Thursday) this is how I found him Thursday afternoon. All zonked out on the landing! Not the most comfortable place in the world.

Did you notice the rather large bump in the back of his pants? Well let's just zoom in on that. Uh, yeah. We have yet to get that kid to poop in the potty. After a few days of waiting us out, he does this major load:
What? that grosses you out? sorry.

He's home again today, throwing up every little bit since 4:30 this morning. :-( I've decided I'm not getting a shower today. I've pretty much got to camp out here on the couch with him because he has no energy to move or make much noise. boo.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Birthday Boy

Max is totally in to his birthday this year! He turned the big three on the 19th (the first day of school). We waited to celebrate with family until Friday night. Here he is giving me his cheeseball smile:
Here he is opening the dog kennel present that the McC's got him. He's obsessed with Lily's, so Laura searched all over the great state of Iowa until she found one. I realize that this is 2 minutes of opening a present, but if you can make it til the end, it gets really cute!

He's super in to Toy Story right now so we got him a toy story geotrax set where the bridge goes out. (It will connect with all the other pieces we have too!)

Poor guy jumped clear out of his skin the first time the bridge collapsed!

Grandma Vicki and Grandpa Larry got him some inflatable toy story items:

He's also got some wicked new rock moves with the toy electric guitar that the Berends grandparents got him. Happy Birthday buddy!

Buzz Lightyear...

To the rescue!

He's got his Toy Story underwear on, his Buzz backpack, and goes around the house constantly saying "To infinity... and beyond!" He's ready for anything.


Second Day of School:

Chance of rain by the time school is getting out, so I washed the boys' spring jackets and put them in their backpacks. Will went to put his on after school at his locker, and a pair of underwear fell out of the sleeve. The boy next to him noticed and snickered. Will quickly stuffed it into his backpack, and being totally embarrassed proceeds to chew Sam out the minute he finds him, accusing him of stuffing dirty underwear into his jacket on purpose. He even twisted Sam's arm and made him cry while I watched from across the field. Sam came running to me and once the story was out, I immediately knew it was MY "fault." Why the little turd immediately thought that Sam was to blame, I do not know. So now I'm mad too. Mad that he treated his brother that way, mad that I didn't notice the underwear when I did the laundry, mad that he'd had an embarrassing experience. This was just the type of thing that would have scarred me for life at that age. Once I realized that Will is not me, thank goodness, and he does not appear to be scarred for life, I was able to find the humor. Ah, it's good for him. Keeps him humble.

Friday, August 20, 2010

First Day Of School

Thursday was the first day of school for all THREE of my boys! I now have a preschooler, a first grader, and a fifth grader! Everyone was excited and did great on their first day!

As always, the "out takes" are more enjoyable than the normal picture:


Pay no attention to the woman behind the picnic table:My Lemme Leopards, wearing their new shirts:
My preschooler, wearing his Buzz Lightyear backpack:
He is READY. To. Go!
Getting settled in:

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Music Can Convey so Many Emotions

This is Twinkle Twinkle, in case you were wondering.