Monday, April 26, 2010

Our life these days

While we were running errands this morning, Ian and I had this conversation in the car: 

Ian: Mommy, what do you do? 
Me: What do you mean, what do I do? 
Ian: What are the things you do?  You make food and check Facebook and read books and play games and clean the house.  What do I do? 
Me: What do you do? 
Ian: I do puzzles and play with trains and dig outside and watch TV.  What does Daddy do? 
Me: What does Daddy do? 
Ian: Daddy goes to work and comes home and goes to work and comes home and goes to work....(this went on for about a minute.)

Poor Eric. Thankfully, that all is about to change. I'm SO glad it's the end of the semester!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Our Little Man turned four years old today.  I'm going to go ahead and be all cliche' and say that I can't believe it - it's going by so fast!  He's such a great little kid, and I'm excited to get to know him even better as he gets older. 

We started the festivities with a Pirate Birthday Party last Saturday with a bunch of Ian's little friends from church.  Eric even dressed as a pirate and shocked our guests with his incredible acting.  (For those of you on Facebook, there's an 11-minute video on my profile with the Treasure Hunt Eric planned and expertly executed.) Ian started the party out in a sour mood, refusing to put on his pirate gear and even attempting to hide in his room when his friends came, but being the loving parents that we are, we forced him to come out and within two minutes, he was actually having fun!  The rest of the day, though, whenever a camera was pointed at him, he quickly reverted to his sour face.  Good times.  
For his actual birthday, we did our traditional awakening by singing early in the morning, after which we gave him our present, as well as the presents from his aunt and uncle in Alaska.  Here he is cheesing for the camera in his chef's getup from Sherri and Adam: 
And since he's so into puzzles right now, one of the first things he did was put together a Thomas puzzle.  He was so proud of himself! 
The rest of the day was spent eating at Chick-fil-A for supper, making cupcakes together which we then took to Eric's night class to share, and just generally doing things that Ian wanted to do.  Everybody  needs a day like that.