Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Little Brother's Day

So as we were celebrating Father's Day yesterday, Stephen mentioned that we should do a little brother's day and celebrate it tomorrow (which is today now). So Happy Little Brother's Day to you all.
We have been enjoying Texas and explored a National Park where the kids caught plenty of frogs and grasshoppers, enjoyed a picnic and played on the playground.
We are all exhausted.

In honor of Little Brother's Day I want to share something really sweet yet discomforting that Jack shared with us yesterday.
For some reason Jack was asking a lot of questions about dying yesterday. Like...
"When will I die?"
"When will you die?"
"Will I be a kid in Heaven?"
"In heaven when I am a grown up will I still like kid movies?"

There were plenty more, but you get the idea.
Well as he got in to bed he grabbed his kitty cat named Kiddy Katty.
He carries this cat with him wherever he goes. For example, the movies, the grocery store, the park, to the bathroom, EVERYWHERE. So the cat is filthy and disgusting. Just last night while taking Jack potty he finished going and then dropped the cat in the toilet on accident before flushing. Sad to say that is not the most disgusting thing that has happened to that cat. You can't really tell in the picture below, but the cat is drying off near the tub after that last incident.

Well anyway last night while snuggling in bed with his cat Jack said to Matt,"Stephen says that when we die we can't take anything with us." Then Matt replied, "That's right." Then he squeezed his cat really tight and said, "Do you think we can take things to heaven with us if we hold it real tight?" Matt answered, "Maybe if something is real special to us then we can take it to heaven with us."
The next day Jack asked me, "Can stuffed animals be special?"
He really loves his cat.

To end our little Brother's Day we let Jack picked the restaurant (Red Robin). He also mentioned that he would love to end the day with a little party. So we told the waiter it was his birthday (only a month off) and he got his own song, ice cream and balloon. What a great Little Brother's Day.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Even More Photos...

While my parents were here we also had to visit some local gaming stores like Gander Mtn. and Bass Pro Shop. The Bass Pro Shop was actually really cool. They had a bear cave and a huge fish tank. The whole store was decorated with outdoor wildlife. It is fun to go and just look around at the decor. Jack loved it. Although, the bear did scare him a little.

My lovely Garden

Yorktown Beach

Look close enough and you will see a cannonball that was left embedded into the house.

Parents Visit

So after about 5 years I got my parents out to the East Coast. My Dad had never been out East before so of course we had to show him everything. (Including all the great fishing areas). Between visiting all the monuments, including taking an elevator ride to the top of the Washington monument, and walking through the museums, shopping in the outlet malls, touring Williamsburg, visiting Yorktown and its beaches, learning how to catch crabs (the sea kind), and my very favorite building me my own garden; I think I wore them out. (okay I might have been a little tired too.)