Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Beatle Mania at our house (post #4 now, is it, for today?)

Johnny is sitting next to me doing "homework" and singing along to Dad playing Beatles Rock Band.  "She's got a ticket to riii-iide.....My baby don't care."   Now he's singing his questions to me in the tune of the songs.   "Mom what does this say?" and of course I've got to sing my answers back.  Earlier, and the reason I grabbed the computer to blog, he was singing along to "I wanna be your mother baby, I wanna be your man."  Bwahaha!  I think I'd rather he said that than lover.  Not a word I'd expect to hear from a 4 year old, kwim? He knows a lot of these songs now.  Super cute to listen to.  He's actually a very good singer with an awesome memory for music!  As you can see, though, drums is his instrument of choice.  He can't read well enough yet and guitar is pretty challenging.  Drums you just to bang really loud.  Nice looking band, dontcha think?

One more Johnny-ism for the day: at the library today Johnny got a ruler.  On the way home he was measuring things and said, "Look!  This weighs 6 months."  You gotta give him credit.  He used a term for measuring size and gave a unit to his number.  This kid's a genius.  Mathematical AND musical!

Blog post #3 for today (don't forget to scroll down to see the other new entries)

While we were at the hospital today, the X-ray tech asked Johnny, who is 4 years old, what he wants to be when he grows up.  J thought and thought and finally had the answer.  "Five!"

Oh yeah, Halloween pics!

I guess while I'm at it, I might as well post our Halloween pics, eh?  First of all, Kyle and I try to find a costume that goes together for the two of us.  Last year we were the weather:

Kyle was a tornado and I was cloudy with a chance of rain.  If you asked me I made it rain on you.

This year, we thought about being Monk and Natalie (no, Debbie, I don't think I could pull off Sherona).  But everyone we told it to thought we were talking about a Monk, not Mr. Monk. Too much explaining to be done with this one. We finally found an idea online that was super easy and a fun joke.  But, it still required explaining.  It was interesting because when we told what we were, you could tell people either got it or they didn't.  Here it is:

Kyle is a lower GI and I am an upper GI.  Ba dum bum.  :)

Now on to the cute kids:

Magnet Man.  Ben came up with this idea with his gifted teacher.  The day before Halloween at school.  So Thursday afternoon was spent cutting and painting and getting his costume ready.  Courtney, the Snow Princess, designed her costume around her pajamas and we had it made a couple months ago.  She had a special place to store her costume all summer long just waiting for Halloween.  Last of all is my little Red Power Ranger.  Grandma gave him the costume for his birthday in May and since it still fit, I strongly encouraged him to just use it for Halloween.  He relented and did just fine...he loved showing off his muscles to everyone.  :)

Luckily the weather warmed up just in time to not need winter coats for the Trunk or Treat.  Happy Halloween...time to start thinking about Christmas now!

How we spent our day today

As soon as Johnny and I walked in the door after preschool, we got a phone call that kept us away until about 1 1/2 minutes before Ben got off the bus this afternoon.  The school nurse called with the report that we needed to come pick up Courtney from school.  She'd gotten two of her fingers smashed in her classroom door on the way to lunch and was in such shock that she threw up.  Johnny and I climbed back in the car and went to pick her up.  She was pale but much calmer.  No blood.  And after 2 1/2 hours at Daddy's work (the Indian Hospital) we discovered there are no broken bones, either.

(If you are into gross, you can click on the pic to see a great close up of her injury).

But hey, the three of us got to go out to lunch at McDonald's before we went to the doctor.  There's one highlight to the day.  And C and J came home covered in stickers (after we took advantage of the surprise trip to the doctor and they got their H1N1 shots).

 I'm just glad we barely beat Ben home.