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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Drummer Boy

John is getting old

Happy Birthday John (Jan. 20th) #34!!!!

Sleep Over

Miles said that he and Eli were going to have a sleep over. I wasn't sure what that meant since they already share a room, but when we went to check on them later that night this is what we found.......


One last family outing before John started his last semester of school. Chuck-E-Cheese is about 30 min away and we surprised the boys. The whole way up they kept asking us what the surprise was and when we got there they were SO EXCITED! I wish we would have gotten that on video.

Eli's long hair is gone now :( It was so cute but it's just too hot here in Florida and he hates having it washed.

New Year's Eve

Fireworks at the Naples Pier (this pic was taken by our friend Jim Harmer)

Game night after fireworks. Miles actually stayed up until 12:30 am w/ no nap

Our little family waiting for the fireworks to start. We love New Year's in Naples.


Yoga didn't work so great with the boys but it was fun that they wanted to try.

Still getting caught up from Christmas

Having an ice cream treat

Friday, March 18, 2011

Money Concepts

Miles has started earning his own money. He gets 25 cents for folding laundry, taking out the garbage or helping me unload the dishwasher (all his other "chores" are just because he's part of the family). I'm amazed at his willingness to do these things. It's not often that he says no to any of them, and he's great at these jobs, even pulling out the heavy garbage to the curb all by himself.

Last week we counted the money in his bank and he earned $3.75 and with a $10 Target gift card from Grandma Janet that we've been saving since Christmas he had enough to go to Target and pick out a new toy (it was another Iron Man toy, big surprise). The lady at the check out was really patient while we counted out the quarters so Miles could see how this process worked. It was a great experience and I felt like I was being a good parent and teaching my son a valuable lesson. I'm thinking, yay he's understanding the concept.

Then, yesterday he wanted to buy something and I told him he didn't have enough money. He told me to drive to the bank and get some. I said to Miles, "Money isn't free from the bank, you have to work hard and earn it and then you take it to the bank."

"No you don't", he said, " It comes from Grammy and Grandpa in the mail every time they send a package or a card. Let's call Grammy and tell her to send us some more free money."

I just started laughing because that's mostly true right now. I guess the next money concept I will be teaching him is about loans and having to pay them back after dad graduates and gets a job.

Mom and Dad, please do not send a check to Miles after reading this:)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

More funny things:

Miles and Eli are so funny and I neglect to write down most of the funny things they say. Well, lets face it, we neglect to update anything these days. And I'm pretty sure it's not going to get any better with little Liam John Watson due in the next couple weeks. So, one last update before the new baby:

Yesterday Eli laid down on the couch and said, "Mom, my tummy hurts." "What's the matter?" I said. His response...."My baby in my tummy is moving and it hurts."
Hmmmmmmmm, where did he hear that?

Super hero's are driving me nuts. The boys are still wearing their costumes 3-4 times a week and we're ALWAYS fighting bad guys! Two days ago while I was working with Miles doing some preschool things we were practicing writing his name and he said, "Mom, I want to change my name." "OK, to what?" I said. "I want to be called Peter Parker, that is my new name." And wouldn't you know he actually answers to it sometimes when I can't get him to answer to Miles.