Hard to believe that my P man is the big 0-5 today! That's all he's been obsessed with the last few weeks is his bday. We had it marked on the calendar (he's also obsessed with the calendar in general). He was of course up bright and early and we went downstairs to open his presents... a big red bike and a helmet. Red is his favorite color so he was thrilled. He drove around a bit in the family room and said, "Where are my other presents?" I had made him a generic cake for tonight to blow the candles on and is said, "Where is my turtle cake?" Both times he wasn't snotty or anything, he was still thrilled, but we had to explain that his big party is on Sunday. He got to wear a big bday crown today and he even wore it to bed. When I came home tonight he said, "I'll wear my crown everyday that way it is always my birthday." We had choir tonight so we had a rushed cake eating tonight. Tomorrow Ronald McDonald is coming to school to do a presentation on something kid like (which I guess includes no reference to the grease they serve). Yesterday was the pumpkin patch field trip. Most of those kids don't shut up, I'm assuming Miss J drinks when she gets home! Steve even found a nice big one for our house. I stayed for a bit after we got back to school , saw all of their opening stuff, saw P count the cold lunch etc. They carved them that afternoon and when we got home Parker saw our pumpkin and said we need to carve it too. I said we'd do it Saturday, but he said Tuesday was when you carve pumpkins. He took a butter knife and I really didn't think it would go in so I was going to let him "try". Well it did. P's eyes got really big and he said, "Sorry, sorry. I didn't mean to. I'm putting the knife back." It's just a tiny cut and I wasn't mad, but I think he was worried he'd be in trouble. Tuesday and Weds were both smiley days, but Monday no smiley, just words as Parker calls them, so of course he was upset. I guess he wasn't following directions, but then it said in the afternoon he was much better. He gets so upset when he doesn't get a smiley, so he's learning consequence to his actions. Sunday we had the usual Sunday School and church and then the neighbors were having a hobo dinner at 5 for a church thing. The kids really like their kids (preteens) and their pets. Parker couldn't wait for the clock to be 5 zero zero so he could go. We went on a hayride and the kids had fun playing with the others. Saturday was soccer and then the Pheasants Forever Banquet Saturday night. P and E went to Lauri's so Katy could watch them. (I think Lauri really just wanted some P time!) We have a busy couple of weeks coming up. Tomorrow night E has class so I think I may run and get the food stuff for Sunday. She is still very upset she can't go to school, so she'll be giddy she has class. We're getting pics taken at WM on Saturday morning (crossing fingers that goes well) and our neighbors are having a Halloween party for families that night. Then Sunday is of course the BIG PARTY! Next Friday is P's school party, then next Saturday is Costume Party on the square late morning, then P has a bday party to go to in the afternoon and then in the evening we all are going to another Halloween Party in DM. Somewhere in there too we are doing Night Eyes at the Zoo and Halloween at Living History Farms and maybe trick or treating on the 30th in town. Glad we are getting some use out of their costumes! Of course all of this is noted on P's calendar. Sorry not much about E on here (but my fingers are getting tired), she's the usual smart and sassy! Still no more pooping in the yard! She loves Sunday School, but half the time acts shy and says she doesn't want to go, stinker.
Over and out!