Sunday, July 20, 2014
Colin is officially a teenager. Hard to believe we are parents of a teen. Five more years and he'll be graduated and going on a mission. This life sure flies by.
He's been asking (and asking and asking) if he could get an iPod Touch. Apparently, we are a couple of the few parents who have not allowed their child at the ripe old age of 12 to have one. The 12 year-old has expressed much frustration over this. Even the day before his birthday, he questioned me, with much consternation, as to whether his dream might come true.
Chad took Colin, Micah, and Orion to Trafalga Fun Center for some birthday fun
At breakfast on 9 May, he was greeted by muffins, bacon (someone loooves bacon!), fruit, and hot chocolate made on the stove (another request of his). Streamers donned the ceiling, confetti was on the table. He received his first rhyming clue to his birthday gift. And oh! what joy when he discovered that it was an iPod Touch. And he was spoiled by his grandparents! Grandma and Grandpa Barnett, and Aunt Amber took him out to the Black Bear Diner for lunch, and then shopping at his favorite store, Rue 21. He got the shoes, jeans, (and necklace) pictured above. A week later, Grandma and Grandpa Miller took him out to Texas Roadhouse, and he got a few shirts, again from Rue 21. This boys loves fashion.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Did You Know
It is the largest state in the Union.
Its flag was created by a boy Benny Benson, and has the Big Dipper and North Star.
*He believes whatever Micah tells him: dragons hatching from egg-shaped rocks, magic marks (tatoo-like drawings with pen on his body), magic tricks, etc.
*He expects Mom to read books to him every night. I love this time. Mira and sometimes Ella will join us. We try to get everyone situated so that we can all see. He loves his library books.
*Wrestling on the floor with Dad and Mom is one of the most fun things. Sometimes he'll come up and just say, "Let's wrestle!" He likes to tangle on the floor, rolling around, trying to be the man to come out on top.
*Matthew loves electronics. Not a day goes by that he is not asking to play Minecraft, watch a Minecraft video, play Temple Run, Geometry Dash, 2048, etc. I'll often have to delay this by saying, "After lunch you may play." He isn't usually happy with that answer.
*He's starting to read simple words. But when we prod him to try to read, many times he'll just want us to do the work. But he is learning!
*He sleeps with Jack almost every night. He likes that.
*He is a trampoline jumping boy. Shooting hoops, playing Poison Ball, just jumping. It can be in the heat of the day and he wants Mom or Dad to jump. Chad has been good to jump whenever he can. I like to wait until it's a little cooler.
*He's just learned to pump on the swings all by himself. It's pretty great.
*He is still a very picky eater. We offer him a variety, but he has decided beforehand that it is not good.
*His favorite foods are peanut butter and jelly or honey on bread or tortillas, cut into triangles; blueberries; strawberries; pancakes; broccoli; peas; cinnamon toast; plain pasta or rice; hot chocolate; applesauce; cereal.
*He loves playing pretend with his siblings using the swords we have. Like he's in Minecraft using his diamond or iron sword.
*When he gets excited, he does the cutest little jump up and down happy dance.
*His friends right now are Phoenix and Alyssa Badger, and Kyle Harris. In fact, just today he played with Alyssa for 7 hours straight!
*Matthew enjoys playing in the water. He loves having a watering can in his hand, and being toted around in the water.
We love our snug little bug in a rug.