Saturday, August 28, 2010

Birthday Boy

Aaron's birthday was Friday. Most kids plan their party and what they want for presents. Aaron planned out the menu for the day. He wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast, Subway for lunch (specifically a foot long meatball sub), and pizza for dinner. So, that's what we did....

After breakfast, I let them have a little fun computer time before we started school.

I spent $30 at Subway on these kids!!! Aaron, Jackson, and Levi all had foot long meatball subs each. They can eat so much food and they aren't even in the double digits yet! What's it going to be like when they are teenagers?

I wanted to take Aaron to the Lego outlet in Atlanta, but he didn't want to drive that far. He said he just wanted a family party at sweet! Mimi and Papa, Mama Re, and Nannie all came over for pizza and cake. My neighbor Jimmy and his daughter popped in, too.

Caleb kept passing gas (meatball subs, remember...). Mallory came and plopped down beside him unaware of what he was doing. She got this horrible look on her face and snatched her head around with big eyes. I caught a picture of her holding her nose!

Ah, little boys. Gotta love 'em!

Aaron always keeps us entertained. He is so witty for his age and says that he wants to be a comedian when he grows up. When we were singing Happy Birthday to him, he was on stage...making faces and being silly.

He received some new Lego sets and a few much needed pairs of jeans, a shirt, and some shoes (thanks Nannie:).

I can't imagine our family without Aaron. He is hilarious, smart, and so compassionate to his brothers and sister. I am looking forward to all that the Lord has in store for him. Happy Birthday Aaron! I love you!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Few Pics

I was looking back through my posts and realized that I don't have many pictures of the older boys posted lately.


Aaron (little Christian)



Aaron lost his second top tooth. Now the permanent tooth on the top looks gigantic!

Sarah (Hollywood)

This picture is for my dad. He always complains that my kids smell like nursing homes when they are in diapers because I wait so long to change them. I'm just getting my money's worth!


I noticed Levi standing at the freezer door the other day. Every 30 seconds or so he would open the door and I couldn't see him, and then he would shut it again. I was curious, so I walked over and asked him what he was doing. He said, "Waiting on my pear to get cold." He then opened the door to the freezer (again), picked up his pear and held it to his cheek, then placed it back in the freezer and shut the door. I told him that it would take a while for his pear to get cold and so he should just leave it for a few minutes and come back. He decided the better thing to do would be to get a plastic grocery bag and put 2 ice cubes and the pear inside:) Here he is eating his not so cold pear...

This is Sarah's new's so funny!

I know that y'all will read this and say...."yeah, right", but I have been catching up on some much needed discipline with Miss Priss lately. She has started "flashdancing" when I tell her no or she doesn't get her way. Uh...not gonna happen sister! You better save those moves for dance class!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Four Brothers and Five Stitches

Well, the inevitable happened. We have been to the ER with a broken bone once, but never any stitches. I often have pondered how we have made it almost 10 years with no stitches. Christian had so many that he can't even count them all. I knew that it was coming sooner or later, but I never thought that with all of the rowdy boys in this house that the first recipient of those stitches would be....

my poor baby GIRL!

While I was cleaning up the kitchen from lunch, I noticed that Levi, Caleb, and Sarah had all piled into the swivel rocker by the fireplace. Aaron came by and gave the chair a "swivel" and Sarah fell out, cheek meeting corner of brick fireplace.

She had a nasty gash. It was one of those moments that you want somebody, anybody, to be there to tell you what to do! It didn't bleed very much, but I knew that it probably wasn't going to heal right without a little help of some steri strips, glue, or stitches.

Aaron was very concerned about Sarah. He told me that he was "ashamed" and asked if they would "gas" her before giving her stitches. He didn't want her to be in pain. Christian was able to come home and I took her to see a friend that is a surgeon. He graciously went to his office on his day off to see us and stitch Sarah up.

The doctor gave Sarah a drug like Valium to take the edge off and hopefully get her to fall asleep. After 20 minutes, she was silly, but NOT asleep. She kept singing and rubbing the chair we were sitting in with a tissue. She would then look at the tissue and yell "ewww!" She giggle and swayed her head around. I was laughing so hard. Then, she became a nasty drunk. She screeched at me and pinched me. She was so mean!

Finally, we just had to hold her down so she could be stitched up. THAT did not go over well. I think that she broke the sound barrier a few times with her supersonic screams. She finally fell asleep in the car on the way home.

After her nap, she was quite cranky. I'm hoping that she will be in a better mood in the morning and not so sore. Needless to say, we had a "discussion" at dinner tonight (again) about not being so rowdy and wild in the house. Let's hope it didn't go in 4 ears and out the others!