Friday, July 10, 2015

7 Year Old Questionnaire

Seven, Luke is seven!  I can't believe seven years ago at 5:41 am I became a mom.  I love this questionnaire and how some answers have changed so much over time and others are still the same.  I know I'll treasure these questionnaires in years to come.

How old are you? 7
How tall are you? Um, can we get a measure. (which we didn't do)
How much do you weigh? Um, I'm gonna go check that out. (runs to the scale)  He says, "4-7-0."  (47.0 lbs)
What is your favorite toy? Dinosaur Legos
Favorite book? How to Train Your Dragon
Favorite movie? Um, How to Train Your Dragon
Favorite TV show? Um, uh, Odd Squad and Wild Kratts
Favorite food?  french toast
Favorite fruit? cantaloupe
Favorite snack? fruit snacks
Favorite drink? milk
Favorite activity? build Legos
Favorite color? green
Favorite sport? soccer
Favorite song? Shake it Off (Taylor Swift)
Favorite animal? every (asked to pick one one) He said, "No, I like all animals too much."
Favorite game? I've got to think about that.  Um, the Lego Chase game. (Lego City Alarm)
Favorite outfit? green
Favorite holiday? I can't decide.  They're all really good.
What do you need in bed when it's time to go to sleep? pillow doggy and blankie
Best Friend? Aubrey (friend at school)
When I grow up I want to be? a Lego maker and maybe a movie maker
Nicknames? Munchkin, Kiddo, Lukester, Lukey
Thing I am really good at? making Legos

Some other stats:
Clothing size: tops are 6/7 and bottoms are 5 slim or 6 slim 
Shoe size: 12 1/2
Height: 48" (based on being able to go on ride's at Frontier City--amusement park)
Weight: 48 lbs

Monday, July 6, 2015

April Events and Happenings

April 1: Hannah and I went to surprise LJ with McDonald's after gymnastics.
 April 2: Luke's spring party at school--I was in charge of the craft (decorating eggs with wet chalk).  The highlight was the egg hunt though.
 LJ's friends Aubrey and Hunter
 April 3: We went to KC for a long Easter weekend.  Our first morning went to an art store where you can choose between several crafts.  LJ picked sand art and Hannah painted a wooden container.
 In the afternoon we went to the park although it was a little chilly.
April 4: The next morning we went to the zoo.  The highlights were the polar bear and most definitely the penguins--we watched the penguins for at least a half an hour.
 April 5: Easter Day--we spent the day at the Boetcher's with the Masonbrinks (our tradition to spend Easter with them continues).
 Crashing hard on the way home
 April 8: H still loves gymnastics especially swinging!
 April 10: Luke's "Bunnies" Program at school.  It was super cute!
 Back row in the center
 April 10: Daisy loves to lay in the sun by the back door.
 April 10: We love, love, love our Japanese maple out our kitchen window.  It's constantly changing colors during the different seasons.
 April 13-18: Troy and I went on a last minute trip to Jamaica.  Dad and Frankie stayed with the kids while we were gone.  Our trip was extended a day when we missed our connection into Jamaica on our way there (not a good day but we made it the next).  We had a great time just enjoying each other's company and relaxing for 4 days.  It was a nice break for us both!
 April 19: We went back to our old neighborhood to play with friends and Luke really had fun helping build this fort.
 April 21: The "dinosaur" park after school--this is the kids' favorite park in the spring because in the summer it gets too hot.
 We came home and then they colored the curb on the driveway with sidewalk chalk.
 April 22: More gymnastics
 April 24: Friday morning snuggles with H
 April 24:  OCA has an annual auction and each class is supposed to have a project that each student participates in.  I volunteered (sort of) to be in charge of Luke's class project and putting together the items from his class for the auction.  Each student used one color and they filled in OK with their fingerprints.  I was hugely surprised at the auction.  Two moms were going back and forth on the silent auction paper for this and so the auctioneer made it a live auction item.  Would you believe that the bidding got as high as $1800?  I was standing with LJ's teacher and she suggested that we make another one.  So I interrupted the auctioneer and said if both moms would pay $1500 I would have the kids make a second one.  So the kids and I made another one.  Whoa!
 April 25: Watching LJ's team
 April 25:  Our first baseball game of the summer
 April 28: Luke attempting no training wheels.
 April 28: Sweet Magger Moo
 April 29: More gymnastics
 And another lunch with LJ after gymnastics
 April 29: The "duck" park after school to see all the ducklings.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

March Events and Happenings

March 1: Cozy snuggle time on the couch
March 4: Hangin out with Dad in the office with some super cute pigtails
March 5: Reading the Lego Club magazine on his own
March 8: I went on a scrapbook retreat weekend.  This is a wonderful group of ladies and we always have a great time together!
March 9: Snuggles with mom
March 10: Troy was out of town.  Luke had soccer practice and we'd just had a ton of rain.  In a effort to maintain clean shoes and provide entertain I brought Hannah's bike to practice.  She rode around on the sidewalks for almost an hour.  
March 11: Some swingset time after school
March 12: Luke had a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese and Hannah came along for the ride.  Both kids had such an awesome time!
March 13: Watching Mary Poppins along with some more snuggle time
March 14: LJ's soccer game
 March 15: One of many dance parties we have
 March 15: Looking very grown up and wanting to play soccer just like Luke
 March 15: Kids helped me make chocolate chip muffins
 March 15 (it was a busy day): Snuggles and tickles with dad
 Another March 15: Cutest hard-hat wearer I've ever seen
 March 17: During Spring Break, we did numerous Pinterest crafts.  The kids made tissue paper rainbows with pots of gold for St. Patrick's Day. I love Luke's tongue--it's what he does when he's concentrating.
 March 18: My friend Leslie and I went to Paint Your Art Out to paint some water lilies.  I think they turned out well.
 March 19: Painting the fabric batik project (again the tongue)
 March 21: Celebrating Grandpa's birthday
 March 22: Both kids helped me get some seeds planted to get our garden growing early inside.  Well, we had no luck with any of our seeds.  
 March 24: Driveway time
 March 25: Swinging after school at the park
 March 26: She basically put the puzzle together all by herself.  She was super proud!
 March 28: Maggie really enjoys driveway time too.  Big girl on her big bike.
 March 29: Finally getting to the finishing touches on the swing set.
 March 30:  Hannah and I went to the park and had no idea all of the tulips were blooming.  She let me get a few pictures before she had to swing (still her absolute favorite!).