Friday, October 31, 2008

Vote for my CuteKid

I submitted a picture of the Dude for the CuteKid contest. Vote for him.

Nickerson Look-alike Meter

I found this cool gadget on another blog and thought it was cool. I know I don't necessarily need this gadget to tell me that C looks so much more like his daddy than me. So according to the pics I loaded, C looks 45% more like Chris than myself. I had played around with it a bit and depending on the pics I chose, it was anywhere from equally (never skewed to mom) to 45% more like Chris.

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Free genealogy - Family search

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Calendar of Presence

My AP group is doing a daily calendar of presence for the month of October which is Attachment Parenting Month. It is really cool. It is one topic a day that gives you an idea of how to focus on your child for that day. I don’t always need a reminder to get down and focus on Christopher, but sometimes I get wrapped up in what I want versus what he wants. So each day a topic is posted that you can try to do that day to have presence in their lives and show your love and care.

Some of the ideas that I have loved and will do or have done this month are:
  1. Take a walk with your child.
  2. Bake with your child.
  3. Play a game your child wants, without being hurried and play as many times as they want.
  4. Make eye contact with your child each time you speak with them today.
  5. Collect fall leaves.
  6. Work on an art project.
  7. Look at the stars or watch the sunset.
They are all simple ideas of ways to just connect with your child that day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Soccer is over, onto swimming

Soccer season ended on Saturday with his final game of the season. He played really well. He had two favorite boys on his team and the three of them played so well together. They really came together with blocking, passing, and scoring goals. He got a trophy which he was super excited about. It is a little soccer boy. He is up to two trophies now. He didn’t happen to score, but he did have two assists.
This week he started swimming lessons. He is now in Youth Class 3, it is 6-9 year olds and they need to be swimming at least 15 yards unassisted. He was about average in the class. He wasn’t the best, but not the worst. His teacher said he did well and listened a lot. I am so happy for him, he LOVED being in the pool. He swam and treaded water. He needs to work on listening to the teacher a little more; I think he was so excited to be in the water, that he was having a hard time sitting still at all. He has lessons the whole month of November.
Not sure what we will do for his next activity, Chris wants to make sure that he is not over scheduled and doing more than one thing at a time. Spring soccer starts end of February.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Party

Christopher got to get dressed up in a costume yesterday and go to Daddy’s office. He absolutely loves getting dressed up in costumes and has a ton of them. Of course because Mommy is frugal, they were bought at after Halloween sales. This one though he picked out for Halloween last month. He is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. They had someone at Daddy’s office taking pics and they got a good picture of him.

His office did a really good job of entertaining the kids. They had a pumpkin craft, painting a pumpkin, and trick or treating. And yes I dug into his stash already and picked a few choice things to have at my desk. :-)

Here is C as a TMNT:


Monday, October 13, 2008

My Baby is 5

My little Dude turned 5 yesterday. Here are a few pictures of my guy on his 5th birthday.

Profile Shot:
Chees Small

Me and C:
Mom and C Small

The family:
Good Family Shot

Christopher and his cousin Savannah:
Cool Cousins Small

Three shots of my absolutely cool and handsome dude!
Cool Dude Small

Handsome Guy Small

Laughing Small

He had a good birthday and I cannot believe he is 5 already. He is getting so big!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What I sent in C's Pocket Today

Last night our conversation was this:
C: "Mom, do you think you could write down our phone number?"
Chris: "Why do you need the phone number written down?"
C: "Kierston wants our phone number so she can call and tell us that she can come to my party."

Oh my, it is starting already and we are only in Kindergarten, girls want his phone number. I am sure he will be asking girls for theirs, too. Ahhhhhh!

This is the same Kierston who he he was crying because he said the principal would not allow him to invite her to his party. We managed to work something out and I sent an invite to Kierston. He says she is coming, but I haven't heard. If her mom is anything like me, she lost the invite and this is how the phone number conversation started. She needed it so her mom could call. At least that is how it would have happened in our house.

So this morning, I sent him with the phone number in his pocket so he can give it to Kierston.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bye, Bye Summer

Just had to share a shot from our September Beach trip to Wrightsville Beach. Got a picture of the twinkies, Gabby and Derrick, and the dude at the end of the summer after they spent hours in the pool and on the beach. Despite using tons, i.e. several bottles, of sunscreen, they tanned. They tanned a LOT! Christopher went to the Beach with the Twinkies three times and we went to the pool even more, then the camping trip that had a pool. He is so lucky to have such great friends to make such great memories with! So Gabby was okay with the shot, C was trying hard to be modest (for once) and Derrick was trying to show it all!
This is cute!

End of Summer