Weekend Recap

I love it when he drinks milk until he just falls asleep.

1.  We all got to spend some quality time with Daddy.

2.  I spent (cumulatively) an hour or so in the ‘Lego’ Room, re-organizing, and I came across this picture Joshua drew a few weeks ago.  I thought it was cute.

3.  We celebrated Joshua’s 8th birthday.

I am not the kind of mom that stresses birthday parties more than necessary.  I picked this plain cake up the day before the party, stuck two characters on top of it, and done!  …Unfortunately, I forgot to actually ask him what kind of cake he wanted to eat…..chocolate with chocolate icing…..so the day of the party I was back at the store buying just that.  That’s the little round chocolate cake, to the right of the white one.  Joshua was right, too, that was much tastier than the the traditional white one!
Joshua’s party was a low-key affair, at our local park.   We brought out some balls and bats, and the boys took turns batting and running around.
4.  Date Night!!  Thanks, Mom and Dad!  Alan and I so needed that.

 The boys cracked up when I told them Alan and I were going on a date.  It was Caleb, Joshua, and Xavier, sitting outside playing with Skylanders cards, and they all carried on, “Ewwwww!  Oh my goodness!”  Caleb said, “They’re going to kiss on the lips!”  Joshua started singing the k-i-s-s-i-n-g song, and they all just giggled and giggled.  It was rather amusing to watch.

5.  John David got to break in his snow suit.  He was so cozy he just fell right to sleep in Granddaddy’s lap, with no rocking or anything!

6.  Dan got to do a little Bible reading.  ; )

7.  Joshua got his first birthday gift in the mail on Friday.  Thank you, Uncle Allen and Aunt Emily!!

 8. Caleb put Joshua’s Legos together while Joshua wrote out thank you notes.

 9.  I replaced Caleb’s old, torn in so many spots, footy pajamas with a new set.  I even got him to throw the old “holy” ones away!  Yay, Caleb!

10.  I stayed up later than I should have every night, to include this one.  When will I ever learn?

Joshua, hanging out with two of his best buds.
Joshua has been on cloud nine this whole weekend.  We even had a hard time pulling him away from his new books to go to bed tonight.   I’ll post a bit more about our sweet eight-year-old another day this week. 
How cute were my parents with their grandkids???
We miss ya’ll already!
Ok, so another busy week ahead!!!
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!!!!!



  • Anonymous

    Nonna & Janet will be there soon! ~Daddy-O

  • Happy Birthday Joshua ! I agree- chocolate cake would have been my choice too 🙂 Hope you had a great date night – we have our 10 year anniversary coming up so we will have one too!

    PS – My kids are dying for the new Swap Force Skylanders guys! Even I am looking forward to playing with them! (They are on their Christmas List!) 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Low ked bday parties are the best kind. Genetic testing may be in order to see if Caleb is, in fact, related to Daddy-O, who has never thrown away clothes with holes. Amy

  • Happy Birthday Joshua!! Tell him Caleb Davis is glad he has joined the 8 club with him. 🙂 Now you are going to have to teach me something… How do you make your photos move like that?

  • Wahoo! I just hope we don't disappoint them. We are still in this survival phase.

  • Thanks, Di. How old are your boys? Let me tell ya, those Skylanders are the most exciting thing that has happened to Joshua since we introduced him to Lego!

  • Ha! Well, he tries to never leave his house, he is always cold, and he loves his fleece vest. Does that help?

  • That's a thing Google plus does with photos that I have taken in sequence with my Samsung tablet. I don't need a smart phone since I'm mostly at home, but I'm addicted to my Android tablet device. Those moving pics are called Auto Awesome photos, and I don't even tell it to do that. It's kinda odd.

  • Sounds like a thrilling and exciting time. Happy Birthday Joshua! So glad the kids were able to spend quality time with their Grandparents and that you two got out on a date night…. oh how I long for a date night LOL. And yes, the moving photo is SUPER cool.

  • Thanks, Krissy! Date nights are the greatest thing EVER!

  • Soon to be 6 and 3 and a half. The three year old knows them all! My living room has a giant Skylanders poster of all the new Swap Force Guys!!! 🙂

  • Thanks for the information. It looks really neat. 🙂