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Boo Boo Report

Just a few pictures before Church on Sunday.

Sam's new thing is to run away from us as fast as he can go as soon as he gets outside.

On Monday night as I was going through Finn's backpack I found a "Boo Boo Report."  Apparently Finn "got bit" at school.  It didn't find this report until around 7:00 that night.  When I picked Finn up at 3:30 he didn't mention it.  Knowing how dramatic Finn is prone to be - I figured this "bite" didn't cross his radar.  I took a risk and asked Finn who bit him.  He told me it was Gavin - our little neighbor up the street. 
On Wednesday after picking Finn up from school I had to run to the Courthouse to get an emergency order signed.  I had to take Finn with me.  On the way back out the car Finn took off running across the main road.  I ran him down in my heels and grabbed the back of his shirt collar.  Once safely across the street, I let go of Finn's collar.  Right about that time he took a spill…

Little Chef

Today was a very productive day.  This morning the boys were up at 7:30.  Finn came in our room at 7:00 and fell asleep in our bed until 7:30.  It is so nice to sleep late on Saturdays.  When we got up both boys wanted pancakes.  While I was making pancakes Finn asked me if we were going to stay home all day today.  I told him yes. He said ever so pitifully, "good - I am so sad about not being able to stay home all day anymore."  I guess the five (5) day week is starting to get to Finn.

After breakfast Finn's draw to musical theater reared its head in full force.  He asked me if we could "play the Mother Knows Best song."  To Finn this means acting out the song.  He was so particular.  First he would play Mother Gothel and I played Rapunzel - every other time we switched roles.   He was very thorough with staging (he told me exactly where I could and could not stand), creative movement (he told me when to hugs, pat his head, etc.) and he corrected my lines.  We…

Gender Confusion

Sunday Morning pictures.  

On Sunday after church we met Gran at Casa Veija for lunch.  Finn hardly said two words while Sam ate everything we offered him - guacamole, french fries, green peppers, chicken, chips and cheese sauce. When we got home both boys took really long naps.  While they were napping I went to Bethpage for a home visit. On my way home I saw a baby about Sam's age sitting in the middle of a two lane, main road.  The speed limit was 55 MPH and she was sitting an area with double yellow line (very limited visibility).  I pulled over the first place I could find and started sprinting for the baby.  There were cars coming - luckily no one hit her.  I was scared to death.  About the time I reached her an adult came running up panicking and crying.  It was by far the weirdest thing that has happened to me in a long time.  My adrenaline was pumping and after it was all said and done I couldn't decide if I wanted to cry or throw up.

I picked the boys up at the gy…


It has been a pretty normal week - school, JT's and work. Instead of a narrative of the day I have decided to post little snippets of things that have happened this week.

1. When I picked Finn up from school on Friday he told me all about his days - then he said the entire Pledge of Allegiance followed up immediately by the singing of the first verse of "My County Tis of Thee." 

2. On Thursday after picking Finn up from work I took him to Sonic for a half price cheeseburger.  Then we went to DCS to drop off a document.  As I was strapping him back in his seat he said - "when I get bigger I can sit in the front seat with you.  When I get even bigger I can drive other small people to Sonic."

3.  Sam is now saying "oh my goodness!"  He is also talking in full sentences (about three or four words).

4.  Finn does not get dessert most days at school because he refuses to eat his lunch.

5.  Finn said his bible verse to his teachers this week and received …

Hannibal "Sam"ter

Today I decided to take Sam with me to court. I figured that I would be there 30 minutes tops so I thought it would be pretty safe to take Sam along.  Well 30 minutes turned into 3 and half hours.  We sat in the back room and played with some of my younger clients most of the time.  Sam was very good while we were in the back.  However, when my case was called Sam turned into a cannibal.  We were all standing before the Magistrate; I was holding Sam. All of a sudden Sam leaned into kiss me (or so I thought) - instead he bit my chin.  He chomped down very hard and would not let go.  My eyes filled with tears due to the blinding pain. Sam would not let go and seeing as how as I was in the middle of a court proceeding and I could scream out or hand Sam off.  Discretely, I jammed my fingers in Sam's mouth and tried to pry open his jaw.  When I finally got him off I expected blood to run down my chin.  Luckily no skin was broken but I expect to be sporting a bruise tomorrow. 

Sam was …

Busy Weekend

This was a very busy weekend.  On Friday Sam and I took Finn to school.  Finn was excited to show Sam the new dinosaurs that his teacher bought for the class to play with.  His teacher even bought a special floor puzzle with Finn in mind.

Sam and I spent the rest of the day together.  First we met an opposing party at the bank to get some documents signed.  Then we went to drop off the alterations.  Sam loved the three way mirror.  He also loved the big basket of straight pins - he grabbed a handful but managed not to prick his hands or fingers.  While there, a man walked in and sat down on the couch.  He let out the deadliest fart I have ever smelled.  I know that he tried to blame it on Sam.  But as a parent you know what your children's flatulence smells like - this was NOT Sam and it was awful.

Next Sam and I went to Parker Uniforms to return a few shirts that Finn didn't need.  Sam was a bundle of energy and ran up and down the aisles.

It was fun to run around with Sam.…

Chapel Day

Today was Finn's first Chapel Day at school.  They have Chapel every Wednesday at HCA and the children are required to wear their Chapel uniform.  At the open house on Thursday I believe I remember being told that the kids didn't have to wear their Chapel uniform this week because it was the first week.   When I dropped Finn off this morning I immediately noticed that all of the children were wearing their Chapel uniforms.  I panicked.  Then I remembered that Finn's Chapel Uniform was still in the trunk of my car wrapped in plastic!  I grabbed the bag and changed Finn in the "indoor play area."  Luckily no other parents came in.

When I started buttoning the shirt Finn looked at me and said, "I don't think this shirt is going to be very comfortable  mom." Comfortable or not - he looked cute.  We just need to get a belt for next week.

When I picked Finn up this afternoon I learned that his table manners are starting to catch on.  In the car I asked …

First Day of K3

August 5th, 2013, was Finn's first day of Pre-School at Hendersonville Christian Academy. The morning was much like any other morning.  Finn got up, ate breakfast and then we plastered his hair to his head with hairspray.  I even ironed his shorts.

Before setting out for the big day we took the customary "first day of school" pictures.  I decided that every year that Finn will "willingly" participate I will take his picture holding/standing next to a sign of what he wants to be when he grows up.  He aims high, this one.   This is not an LEB original - I stole it from an acquaintance on Facebook.

Finn decided that his "notice" was not quite finished.  He signed his name:  FNNI.

Next he took a picture with Daddy . . .

Then with Mommy. . .

And also with Sam.
Sam had no interest in standing still.  He was way more interested in getting his hands on that chalk board.
He was devastated when Finn blocked his advances.
Next we loaded the boys in the car …

School Supplies

On Saturday Finn came running into the bedroom around 7:30. He proceeds to touch my face to wake me up - this drives me crazy.  He cuddled in bed with us until 8:00 when we got up for breakfast.  We had a quiet morning; it was overcast so we lounged around the house until around 10:00 when I went out for a run.  Next we went to target to get Finn's school supplies.  We are not big Target shoppers but seeing as how it is the "tax free" weekend I assumed Wal-Mart would be teeming with people.

Since we have already purchased all of Finn's school workbooks, we really didn't have to get very much. We bought five (5) boxes of Kleenex. . .

Next we found the hand sanitizer, sunscreen and baby wipes.  After doing a bit of grocery shopping we looked for the fun stuff.

Finn picked out a Ninja Turtle blanket to use at naptime.

Unfortunately we didn't read the dimensions - this blanket is gynormous.  We decided to use it on Finn's bed instead (as he will be sleeping i…