This week, armed with my camera, we return to our regularly scheduled deluge of photographs. It was a very eventful week, with lots of surprises and planned amusement to keep everyone occupied.
We begin with Monday night, which has long been designated as “No Electronics Monday”. In order to keep the boys from being glued to iPads or TVs constantly, we had to tell them that this one day would just be a day where they had to play around the house. This particular Monday we decided to help them out a bit and build them something in Max’s room.
Speaking of old toys, the beginning of the year is usually a time for us to take a good hard look around the house. We take this time to determine what we need to keep and what we need to pass on so other kids and enjoy it. Occasionally we decide to get rid of something even if it has a little sentimental value. To truly let go, we have to commemorate the event with a photo.
Sad, to be sure, but time keeps on moving along whether we like it or not.
We awoke the following morning to find that something interesting was happening. This something doesn’t happen terribly often around here, and we decided to let the boys be a little late for school.
They were both pretty happy with their time out there, but got cold before long. Christy packed them into the car and they slowly made their way to school (it’s Texas, after all, this is a Major Catastrophic Road Conditions Event).
While at school, Max produced another one of his works of art for us to enjoy. We’ve been holding on to some of these, but I haven’t really shared them on the blog. That ends today.
First, I bring you something that confused us until Max explained it.
When asked, Max told us that he was writing down ideas for video games he was going to make. All of them were going to have Batman in them, and each one would involve one of his classmates (or his teacher) fighting Batman. Thus, Batman vs. Sam, Batman vs. Ms. K, etc. I think my favorite is Batman vs. Kwanzaa. That has viral hit Flash game written all over it.
The other entry in his gallery this week is a more minimalist piece, with a punchline built in.
With that, we return to the events that unfolded, which picked back up on the weekend.
Christy and I had been offered the opportunity to cart our children off toMimi and Pappaw’s house and leave them there overnight. Naturally, we immediately agreed and unceremoniously dumped them on the front lawn before driving away, laughing gleefully as we went. We met back up with them the following morning for their cousin’s birthday party, which (amusingly enough, given the week before) took place at an indoor bounce house zone.
As I was snapping shots of them coming down the slide, I noticed something about my two boys. Owen has a more reserved slide-going look.
In any case, they both had a really good time doing the things you do at a bounce house place.
That was quite a bit of excitement, so we took them back home and got everyone to take a nap so they could be well rested for the evening. That lasted all of an hour, so I had to find something else for them to do for a bit.
After a few close calls, I decided to direct them to the nearby park, which we haven’t seen much of due to the colder weather.
This went on until it was time to head back home for some much needed dinner and rest. I’m still not quite sure how we were in short sleeves on Sunday, given that it snowed on Tuesday. Al Gore’s fault, clearly.
If you want to check out the rest of the photos from this week, feel free to click here. Otherwise, we’ll catch you next week!