Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snow Day!

Lillian and I just got back on Monday from a quick trip to Wisconsin for my Great-Grandmother Lillian's funeral. We enjoyed the cold and snow while there, I even got to go on an afternoon snowmobile ride. I was ready to head back home to Texas where I had heard it was in the mid 60s to low 70s. Much to our surprise we were greeted with 36 degree weather and a chance of snow!

Tuesday morning we woke up to huge snow flakes and the weather forecast showing 3-6 inches of snow possible! We packed up and took Lilli to the Dr. for a check-up and made it home in time for Waco to start shutting down. Schools, clinics, businesses, colleges... all closing their doors due to just a few inches of snow!!

We took full advantage of all the Texas hype and had some good old winter fun right in our front yard. Here are some pics of the pure joy experienced that day.

Roy really wanted to have a snowball fight,
he was giggling so hard he could hardly throw straight!

Lillers joined in the snowball fight action too,
you can see her tiny snowball flying towards me in this picture.

Here is the rather unattractive but somehow incredibly cute snowman we built. Roy insisted it have snowball eyes, ears, mouth and hat... so even though it looks like he only has arms and a nose I assure you the rest of his features are there.

And then they got hungry - I love this picture!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sesame Street Live!

Roy and I got to go on another special date Friday night. I got us tickets to go see Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine. Our tickets were amazing, 2nd row to the left of the stage. Roy was on the end of the row so there wasn't anyone in front of him and as the characters would come down and dance around they patted him on the head, gave him high fives, sang to him, and Telly Monster even honked his nose for him! We had so much fun, I couldn't stop taking pictures! Roy even told me "Mom put the camera down, stop taking pictures." Here are a few to give you an idea of how fabulous it was.

Before the show we went to Baris, a local Italian restaurant, for dinner the waitress and a few other people around told me I had the best looking date in the place. It was so fun for me to be able to color with him and talk to him without worrying about anyone else.

This is a shot of his face as the lights dimmed, the music started, and the characters made their appearance. Shock and awe! It's a bit fuzzy because I was so anxious too!

Rosita was the only character that I caught coming right up to Roy. Some of the other characters that came this close to him include: Elmo, Oscar's sister, The Count, Baby Bear, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Telly Monster, the Girl Sesame Street Character, and Sam the one real person in the show. I wasn't sure how he was going to feel about them getting so close, I thought he might be afraid but he loved it!

This is the souvenir that he chose, at the end of the show I told him not to forget it and he said, "I get to take it home with me! Really Mom?"

This was my favorite part, I just thought the ship was really neat!

Each character imagined a place they wanted to go, this was Rosita's part and she imagined she was in Mexico visiting her Abuela and Abuelo.

And of course they included Elmo's world. Even Mr. Noodle's brother Mr. Noodle was there!

This is the New Orleans and Mardi Gras part, Roy really enjoyed the parade they did.

Roy says Oscar is his favorite character, since he's in a trash can he wasn't able to come down the stairs by us but Roy still thought he was really cool.

Big Bird was the first character we saw come out on stage, and this is Sam the mail carrier that taught us all about using our imaginations!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Temple

A few Sundays ago Roy learned about when Jesus' parents couldn't find him and eventually found him in the temple. Later that week we had our carpets cleaned in our living room and had to be creative as to where to put our furniture so the love seat ended up in his room. Before bed that night I found him sitting on the couch reading some books and he told me "Mom this is my temple, just like baby Jesus." He was crushed when his temple had to be returned to the living room the following day.

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

A couple of weeks ago I took Roy on his first date with Mommy. We went to a movie after church, I gave him 2 choices (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs or The Squeakquel), let him watch the trailer for each one and then he chose. This time he decided to go with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs which was great with me since it was the one playing at the dollar theater! When we were getting ready to go he asked me if he could bring his mouse and I replied "What mouse?" After some explaining I figured out he wanted to bring his mouse that he got for Christmas from his Nana and Papa, the mouse that came with the book "If You Take a Mouse to the Movies." Since the mouse went to the movies in his book he wanted to take him to the movies in real life too. So Roy, the mouse, and I all packed up and went to the dollar theater. When we first walked in Roy looked around at all the lights, and the popcorn machine, and the movie posters and said in his most sweetly sincere voice "It's beautiful mom!" We got our little snack packs of popcorn, a soda, and skittles and settled in our seats. Roy loved it, he didn't move the entire movie! It was a fabulous first Mommy and Roy date.

Roy and his Mouse outside the theater.

Roy and his Mouse chillin' in his booster seat.

At first Roy didn't want to get his picture taken by the big poster so I had him take my picture with Mouse.

Then I convinced him to join me and we set the camera up on a booster seat to take a picture of the three of us!

Roy really enjoys taking his own pictures so here are a few things he thought were also important to document...
his soda cup

my purse

some of the posters advertising movies to come

Monday, February 8, 2010

After Dinner Conversation

Mom: "Roy please pick up those chips that are on the floor."

Roy: "Nope."

Mom: "Roy, did you just tell your mother no?"

Roy: "No I said nope."

Touche Roy, touche.

Dinner Conversation with Roy

Roy: "Boys and girls fart. People don't fart. He he."

Mom: "Roy you're right boys fart, girls fart, moms fart, dads fart, animals fart fish fart... wait do fish fart?"

Dad: "I don't know."

Mom: "We should look it up on the computer."

Roy: "I want to see when dad looks at fish farts."

Dad: (after looking it up) "Well it's actually still up for debate."

We truly learn something new each day with our little ones... tonight it was all about farts!