Wednesday, February 28, 2007

You know it's cold when... It's 7 o'clock in the evening and Theron's still wearing a shirt and pants.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Birthday at last Ashley was finally well enough to celebrate Sunday night with 4 lbs of crab legs and angel food cake with strawberries (Theron had two helpings). In the future we have decided that 3 lbs is probably the family limit. My final gifts needed more tweaking and as usual and I can't and won't finish anything without Ashley's input, so the quilted subway map above needs a few things. I also made him a little sign with his initial out of old NY Metrocards. Since I didn't have any I put an ad on Craigslist and a nice woman sent me 42 right away, in the middle of a snowstorm, and she saved me from answering any of the other crazy replies I had to the ad asking for anything from $50 to a set of collectable "shooter" glasses.

Theron gave him some new books and a thermos.
Theron's doing great. Lately he's been jumping out of bed and putting on his shirt and socks, prerequisites to cartoon watching, without any prompting. He's been doing subtraction at school and he and daddy quiz on it at night before bed.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Ashley!
But poor Ash spent the day home sick. We will celebrate for real this weekend when he is feeling better with crab legs and strawberry angel food cake. In the meantime I gave him one gift - a cd of New York themed songs.

Here's Theron's picture of the day - Superman, Buzz Lightyear and Batman fight a robot.

Theron harassed us into going to the movies last weekend by repeatedly telling us that "The Bridge to Terabithia is now playing in theaters". So we went and Theron really liked it, but Ash and I couldn't believe how sad it was - we cried! I think if we'd known what it was really about we might not have gone.
Yay -all new Idol and Lost tonight!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Story of Nellen the Mouse
His name is Nellen. I am small.

I live in a cage. I like being in a cage

I like nuts

Friday, February 16, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

Theron was very excited because today was a special day. The kindergarten class had a little party and the menu was decided democratically. Theron was thrilled that two of his suggestions - pizza and fruit punch - were voted in. He has been reminding me for two weeks to buy pizza cheese. Daddy and I made heart shaped sugar cookies using the set of cutters I bought during our Japanese dollar store bonanza. While it would have been fun to have Theron help it was a week night and it was just faster and more sanitary for us to do it. He was actually good all day and when I came to pick him up it there was a different child in the time out chair - whew. Theron gets that it is a day about love. He is making sure that I get the chocolate and he told me he loves me as big as space. I gave Ashley some blank cd-rw's, Ash gave me some Hello Kitty candy and a bottle of wine.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Things are fine. Ashley's jaw is still not right and it will require more attention, but he did feel it click a little more into place the other day, so it's not hopeless.
Theron's trying to earn a new game cartridge for his presumably educational V-Smile player. He's doing great with his reading and comprehension. I forgot to mention that last week we actually finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It doesn't have pictures, but we read 1/2 chapter a night and did the whole thing.
Boy, I hope we get into the science magnet. Tonight I heard Theron in his room say, "I'm not listening to you!" So I said "Who are you talking to?" and he said, "My video! It says everything that goes up must come down and that's NOT true!".
Lately in the car Theron and I have been listening to the Aimee Mann version of "One". Theron loves to sing "One is the loneliest number!" and we play it again and again and have discussions about why is one lonely and how about 11? So aside from listening to that one song over and over I did try to listen to the news yesterday and that's when Theron told me "Guess what, I can count to 100, 1, 2, 3...what comes after 49?..."