Sorry for the full on underwear shot. But this is just wear we are right now. The kid refuses to wear clothes while wreaking havoc on everyone and everything around him. Then, when he gets in trouble he looks up at us with his sad face and says in his sweetest voice: ”But… I Huuulk!” He has chosen and won several battles (no clothes!) over the last month. The kid has parental stress radar that allows him perfect timing for his coups d’état. Well played three year old. Well played.
At least he’s potty trained.
(Thomas has taken on the roll of Hulk for the photo. Do you notice his six-pack?)
Seth’s sense of humor… I don’t even know. If we’re not totally frustrated by him, we’re laughing at him.
The other day when we got all of his snow gear on (including snow pants), he started laughing as he walked down the hallway to go outside. “Mom! Look! I WADD-O-LING!” (more laughter).
A few days ago he came into my room and proudly announced, “Look Mom! I A TIGER!”
yeah. permanent marker.
For those of you who saw my facebook status, you’ll also know that was the day I locked myself out (without shoes) and Luke broke his glasses. It was *not* a good day.
When he gets mischievous, he starts laughing like Ernie.
Coincedentally, he loves watching old Ernie and Bert episodes from Sesame Street.
His favorite food is still oatmeal.
The one thing that is not included in his clothing boycott: (I don’t know if you can tell, but his face is the best part of this picture).
Had a birthday today! (He’s 9 now!) We decided to just have a play date with a few school friends and then an actual party with just cousins and *new* kids from the neighborhood. We stayed home this year and just did a bunch of minute-to-win-it games. This was the perfect age for it! It was great. Crazy and exhausting, but so fun and hilarious. It was also a great chance for Aaron and I to get to know the kids a lot better.
(What would a party at our house be without a couple of rounds of ninja destruction?)
Speaking of birthdays … Thomas had one back at the end of September. But I was too engulfed in the house to record it. The big SIX.
happiness and rejoicing at Chuck E Cheese early on a Saturday morn:
Update on the hip for those of you interested:
Still injured. The move made me backslide. I’m frustrated and angry. But determined to get back to where I was.
Things have drastically slowed down. See hip report.
Aaron has been in Washington DC this week for work. While he was there he picked up some “Spy Disguise Kits” for the boys. They’re hilarious. I mean, I can’t look at this picture and not laugh.
That’s not Thomas, that’s “Alexander Snow,” NASA consultant. (No really, he’s got a business card and everything).
More views. Sorry, it’s just not the same in real life, I know. But we have them – and I seriously can’t get over it.
have a great week!