Muffins for Mom was last Friday morning. The moms got to go to school early with their children and have muffins and look around the pod and classroom. It was a quick but sweet time. I love any time I get to spend alone with Logan, especially at his school. He showed me all the cool parts of his classroom like his AR sticker chart (by the way he has taken and mastered the most AR tests in his entire class)
Later that day was his Valentine party. They got to look at all their valentines and make their own ice cream sundaes. As usual, they all had a good time.This is his wonderful teacher, Mrs. Gilbert. We all LOVE her!
The littles, as we call them, have a love/hate relationship. One minute they are in love with each other and are playing wonderfully and the next minute they are fighting. Landry is actually the bigger fighter of the two. She gets very frustrated whenever Layton tells her what to do or takes something away from her, and this happens a lot. She clinches her jaw and fist and hits him when she gets irritated with his parenting her. Layton wants Landry to play with him but only if she will play what he wants which is ALWAYS Star Wars. The fight usually ends with them calling each other stupid (which they get soap in their mouth for now) and then they are back in love. Layton is really good at including her in his play, most of the time. Here they are playing Star Wars the Clone Wars on Wii and enjoying a sneaky snack of Cheetos. I guess they think that if they share with each other then sneaking Cheetos is okay.
With Logan being gone to school their relationship has really tightened over these last few months. They really do love each other. Layton crawled up in my bed beside Landry and he said, "Landry, I want to snuggle to you." Look at that precious kiss on the head he is giving her. They sat there together for about 25 minutes one morning watching Sesame Street snuggling away.
These little cuties are ready to go to co-op together. Layton told me that Landry was his best friend in co-op on Fridays. They were sitting in the red chair and talking about Star Wars (imaging that!) and he was telling her all about The Clone Wars and that she was Ashoka from that movie.
This is one of my most favorite pictures in a long time. We were in the car backing out of the driveway and Landry said, "Yayt, you hold it my han?" and then he put his hand in hers and they held hands for a little while. It melted my heart! I'm glad they have each other. When I was pregnant with Landry and worried about having them so close together many people told me how close they would be and I really think they will. They are lucky to have each other and I am lucky to have them. I love you my littles!
Tonight was Lakepointe Sports awards night for basketball. This is a night where TONZ of
kids get to run out as teams with loud music to lots of applause and yells from their parents. The entertainment this time was the Power Team. Okay, who remembers the Power Team from the 80s and 90s? They are obviously not the original ones since they looked about my age. The kids loved seeing them rip phone books, break firey cinder blocks, bend frying pans and blow up water bottles. It was a fun evening for the kids and that's what is important. Here is Logan showing off their end of the season gift: a new watch!
Logan with his friend from his team, Kaden Parker. Logan with his friend Brandon Dittrich.
A group of friends, Carson, Will, Logan and Brandon.
background were kindergarteners after their program.
His gold medal. Here he is with his project. The theme was "friends" and he wrote, "Friends are friends forever. The playground is a place to make friends. We play together. Friends love the playground."
I often wonder if all children are like mine with the quirky little things they do. My children have many quirks but one is more prevalent in our lives right now. It basically controls most of the activities we do. For example, my children are so concerned with who everyone is during a show, game or activity. What do I mean by this? Let me explain... We may be watching a movie and all 3 of my kids will "call it" as to which character they are in the movie. Logan is usually the main character or the hero (he is the first born you know!) and Layton always has to be the sidekick or best friend of the main character. Landry is usually the pretty female part. Mommy usually gets to be the big or ugly female character and daddy is the leftover male character.
Not too long ago I walked in on a crying and screaming fit by both boys because they both wanted to be Troy in the song, The Boys are Back, from High School Musical 3. Layton also had a fit because Logan said that I couldn't be Gabriella in HSM 3. Logan said that would be gross because he was Troy and his mommy couldn't be his girlfriend. At least he is thinking! In Star Warsthe Clone Wars Logan is Anakin (of course the main and most liked character) and Layton is Obi-Won Kenobi and Landry is Ashoka and mommy is Venturess (she is really ugly and mean by the way) and daddy is Plokoon.
Now this was something the boys did and now sweet little Landry is in on it and asks, "dis me?" during everything. We can't even play a game without her asking, "dis me?" about the little game piece. Her favorite game right now is Cariboo. It comes with 6 brightly colored rubber balls. The hot pink ball is always Landry, the blue one is always Layton, green is Logan, purple is daddy, orange is mommy and yellow is Mammie.
So, here is my question. Is this normal to be pre-occupied with who every character or game piece is that they cannot even enjoy the activity we are doing?
By the way, I am aware that these pictures really don't go along with what I have talked about today but I always like to see a picture with the blog I am reading. ha ha Isn't Logan a precious big brother reading to his little brother? He is probably telling Layton which character he could be in this book.