Nana brought a bunch of vintage Transformer toys over. (Toys really were cooler when we were kids.)
In any case, Search and Destroy both have full-blown Transformer fever. The symptoms of which are best represented by constant bickering over which is deemed â€œthe coolest toyâ€ of the moment. Continue reading
Forget it. I’m out.
Boys at age 4 are wiggly. This makes some of our routines a bit of a gymnastics exercise.
Last night, the muppets splished and splashed their way through bath time. Once the bathroom was thoroughly flooded â€“ meaning the balance of water was out of the tub rather than in â€“ it was time for pajama wrestling. Continue reading
Friday was the Gingerbread Party at the boys’ preschool.
Search and Destroy were thrilled with their creations. With good reason â€“ the resulting houses are adorable! Continue reading
I was just finishing up a project after spending the wee hours of the morning driving down to Gramma and Papaâ€™s house. I signed off, â€œWithout further adoâ€¦â€
â€œDonâ€™t you mean adieu?â€ inquired Gramma J.
Did I? Ah, mother. â€œWhen you depart from me sorrow abides and happiness takes his leave.â€ (Apparently from Shakespeareâ€™s â€œMuch Adieu About Nothing.â€) Perhaps this called for a song to appropriately end a conversation of such foolish or unnecessary talk. â€œSo long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu. Ado, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yoooâ€¦â€
Weâ€™re living in a society of every man for himself. Articles across these here interwebs decry the decay of manners and etiquette. So itâ€™s up to me to raise my muppets to one day serve as productive members of society.
Search and Destroy. Future gentlemen. Continue reading
Summer vacation is upon us.
I think SearchÂ wants to go on a boat…
Search’s Summer Bucket List:
- Paint an easter basket
- Drive the boat
- Swim in Grand Papa’s pool
- Go on a boat
Destroy’s Summer Bucket List:
- Play airplanes
- Bake cake
- Play trucks
- Go to school
- Play with the train table
Because who doesn’t like a good story before bed. This evening, Search has requested to do the honors.
Each week one member of Search and Destroyâ€™s preschool class is selected to be STAR OF THE WEEK. It is only fair I share such an honor with you.
I remember the excitement of these things when I was their age. (I believe it was Special Helper back when I was a wee kinder.) We even got a special paper cut out badge pinned to our shirts. The muppets get a whole poster dedicated to their fantastic little persons. (And they get to be line leader, which is apparently a BIG deal in the 3-year-old class.)
The week of April 14 is â€œAll About Search!â€ Continue reading