Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Picture Day

Yesterday the kids had cap and gown pictures taken. To avoid what happened last picture day when Theron's beautiful hairdo came unstuck before documentation, I got a few shots of him on the way into the school. Handsome! Theron loves his new clothes - he calls them his costume. He tried them on the night before and ran into the bathroom to strike a few poses.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Downtown Adventure

We're not such a hoity toity family. Our highlight of the weekend will undoubtedly be our trip to Clifton's Cafeteria downtown. An institution since 1931, seats 600, decorated like a redwood forest complete with a waterfall. Theron liked the orange drink, which he says gives you a "happily face". He was so happy he broke into a spontaneous modern dance to the Theme from the Odd Couple. The beans were extra beany and the jello extra fruity. I even enjoyed the carrot raisin salad that as a kid I thought was one of the most inedible dishes on earth (The MOST inedible was my babysitter's peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches which even their dog wouldn't eat. It was worth going hungry to throw them over the fence into the canyon). Anyway, a good time was had by all. We threw coins in the waterfall and made wishes for more fun ahead.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The day we've been waiting for finally arrived, with a big bonus. On our way to the ampitheater to see the Wiggles, who should we run into but Wolverine, Spiderman and the Goblin! As if it wasn't exciting enough just that Alan was able to join us! The Wolverine shakes their hands.
The boys try to get Spidey's attention. Theron is making Alan touch him first.
Spidey checks out their web shooters.
In case some of you are wondering, these are the Wiggles with their friends, Henry the Octopus, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, and Wags the Dog. It was an exciting show, we had great seats, and the boys danced their butts off. The red Wiggle (Murray? I can't remember) came out into the audience and walked right past us (Theron and I were on the aisle). Theron said , "It was a great thing". Near the end of the show they sang Twinkle Twinke and they turned down the lights and told the mommies and daddies to hold up their cell phones as stars which gave me the opportunity to see that we'd been there an hour, so there was hope it would be winding down soon. The boys were mostly good but as the show went on it was getting harder and harder to keep them from wrestling and karate chopping each other. Oh, speaking of which Chuck Norris was in the audience and the Wiggles sang Happy Birthday to him. Then on our way out we ended up behind the theater at the same time he and his family were coming out so we could have touched him, too.
Then it was time to say goodbye to Alan and Theron started crying - I deleted those pictures because he hates to see himself sad. I managed to get him to try a smile. Look, they both wore their Batman shirts today.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Today the restaurant continued to run. Here's the menu: While I was cleaning the kitchen today Theron came to ask if he could help. He said they sing a song in Dora's Super Silly Fiesta about helping your parents. So he got some spray and paper towels and he got to wipe everything in the kitchen lower than 4 feet high.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

In case you haven't been around Theron in the last day you probably don't know that THE REAL TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ARE GOING TO BE IN THEATERS MARCH 23RD! That's MARCH 23RD! The REAL ones, with EYES and everything!

Today we all three went to the library. I was hoping to get Theron on one of the kid computers where he could play some games and I could do some reading, but we had to use a grown-up computer and I had a hard time finding easy games he could play on the web. We finally found something but I didn't really get anything done since I had to keep getting up to find out why his force field had failed. After the library we went to look at the school he will be going to next year. We told him where we were going and he said, "Yeah, baby!"

Theron built himself a pillow town, complete with a pool that was at first too cold, so he warmed it with his heat vision. Then it was too hot so he cooled it with his ice breath. After that he built a restaurant, seen below. Theron says this restaurant serves apples, bananas, and carrots. He said, "Chef Theron here, can I take your order?" He told us that all the food at this restaurant comes with a glass of milk. He also says there's a different place inside it with games and costumes. Oh yes and he says he has a lot of cheese, and hot water, and corn at the restaurant. He's reading this right now and telling me what to add.

This is the sign for the restaurant. Daddy says he knows it's a good place because it has a happy face.