Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lunchtime phone conversation

B: listen to my day so far
J: ok. Let's hear it. 
B: well, I need to stay away from you and Will when I get home because something is going around school already. Or something the kids ate didn't sit right. We have sent 8 kids home with diarrhea. 
J: oh no!
B: i had my first graders sitting in a circle, and I asked a little girl and boy to switch places. So, the little girl starts scooting across the floor rather than getting up....And there is a smear of SOMETHING behind her. 
J: Brian, No!
B: wait, it gets worse. 
J: (laughing so hard i might have snorted)
B: the little boy, following directions, goes and sits in her spot and SITS in it!
J: NO!!!! (Can't. Breathe.)
B: Yes! I didnt know what to do! I told the other kids to play, got them both outside and called their classroom teacher, and then realized all the other kids were probably in there running around in poop! OH MY GOSH!

I'm like a 10 year old boy. Poop stories are forever hilarious. So thankful for teachers!

In other news, Will got his first shiner this week. Toy tractor: 1, Will: 0

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

vacation: the best for last

alright. I know. enough of the vacation pictures. but i have to show these.

our friend daniel took some incredible pictures....while everyone was playing and some family shots. i have a stack of freshly spray painted frames just waiting to hold some of these babies.

thanks daniel!!! i'm in love!

Will and his nan.

sweet glasses, huh? i unashamedly stole them from brian for the whole trip.

goodness, child.

i love this picture. my best friend. us and our babies. we used to sit on the beach doing nothing. and spend hours getting ready to go nowhere. 

i think this is the family picture winner.

Monday, August 18, 2014

vacation: part III

i am totally milking these vacation pictures...

on a rainy day at the beach, we took Will to the aquarium with my parents. Will did so good. he's a fella who studies things very carefully, so it was a lot of fun to see him look and discover. my goodness, we love this little guy.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New words and sounds

I am starting to think that Will and Brian made some pact behind closed doors...

Brian: OK, Will, every time mom asks you to say "mama", you say "dada".
Will: Got it dad. She'll think that is hilarious!

I don't really think it is hilarious. I'm starting to get a little put out actually. This kid babbles "dada" all day long without so much as one "mama" in there to appease me.

That's ok. He's learning lots of other words and sounds. It is so cute to hear his little voice, even when he doesn't always get it right! ;-)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

vacation: part II

i did not get a ton of pictures of Will on the beach. we were having too much fun playing (ok, and maybe laying out a little too). we took him down to check it out the first night we were there. we weren't surprised that he was ok with the sand, but we were a little surprised that he wasn't completely freaked out by the water. that's not to say that he liked it, but he was more indifferent about that water always sneaking up on him.

my dad doesn't really like the beach, but bless his heart, he brings us anyway. and he only comes down to the beach jeans and shoes. we always have to document the occasion.  this year, he came down on the first night to see Will's reaction. he's a good pap.

we played at the pier and on the playground. he cried when we peeled him away from the playground.  daniel also took some family pictures of us. i can't wait to share those!

he must wave or say hi to just about every female he comes across...oy!

goodness gracious.

at the beach, we (brian or kevin) could dig Will a hole, plop down a bucket of water, and he would play for a good hour.  by the last day, he was ready to take walks on the beach and explore a little bit.

"what is this thing that keeps moving when i move?"

"i don't know about this, mom."

next up: the many fun pictures from that trip!...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

vacation: part I

we just returned this week from our first official family vacation.  we went to charleston to drop off boo with brian's parents (thanks again Ed and Vicki!), stopped in charlottesville to see our friends (thanks Jeff and Robin!!!), and then headed to the beach. my family has been going to sandbridge in VA for years with our "beach family"...a couple of other families that we have grown up with and are our best friends.  all of us in my age range used to be the 'kids', but now we all have our own kids.

in charlottesville, we hit up our favorite spots...bodos, the orchard for some fresh peaches (that Will LOVED), campus, the corner...the last time Will was here, he was only 8 weeks old. it was so much fun to see this little guy experiencing one of our favorite places.