Punky has been wowing me all month. His love for school, his teacher, reading and math have just bowled me over! The kid picks up books and reads now. He loves to read and then reiterate all the stats from his sports magazines as well. He loves to do his homework each week. But, the biggest thing he has demonstrated this month… his leadership! In kindergarten, after he watched an assembly at school, the child has been petrified of the food drive. He swore he wasn’t going to school that day. The winning class always competes against the local high school in an obstacle course. Punky wanted none of that! (Even when his hero, Michael Sales was in it last year!). He has been vowing to not be in attendance that day. So, this month, he headed up the classroom’s campaign for the food drive! He and his teacher spent lots of time talking strategies. He spent some of his birthday money on Ramen noodle boxes (in bulk) at Costco. He asked others at church to help him collect…he collected 70 items there! He alone collected nearly 300 items!
When his teacher asked him he other night if he’d be disappointed if they lost, he said, “No, because we fed lots of kids. That’s the important thing.” Wow.
I went to school today after Kirby’s hearing tests (all turned out great!) and got to be in the classroom when the totals were announced. His teacher snapped these photos…
SO proud of that kid! He has a heart of gold. Love you , Buddy!
Kirby decided to eat applesauce first with a spoon then sans a spoon! SO, he also learned that eating like that gets him a much-needed bath! He and Punky had a blast in the bath! I just love listening to their giggles and their banter. Kirby just babbles back to big brother, and it’s so stinking cute! They are such great buds!
Snapped this photo of Kirby today in the crying room at church. This pic says oodles about his little personality! We are so thankful to have him in our lives!
Wow! Hubby has a rule- no Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, but this year, Thanksgiving is so late, so we got to put up our tree this weekend!
What a long week at school! I won’t go into specifics here, but trust me. It was rough. A friend of mine decided to have some of us over to her house tonight for a wine and canvas party. Wow. I had so much fun! It was a blast! Our canvases turned out so cute too! (I chose not to drink until after I was done painting). Enjoy the picture…
I will be hosting one of these parties after the first of the year! What a blast!
My AWESOME COUSINS!
So proud of my amazing cousins. My Uncle Matt passed away 6 years ago this month. (Click the link) (So bummed the platform I used to make the slideshow of pics of him that night is no longer available online…I’ll have to go back in and add them to that post sometime soon.) His eight kids are phenomenal. This article was published last week telling their story of doing something to change the world. Uncle Matt passed away after a struggle with cancer. Their solution? Turn the No-shave November into something that means something! Donate all the money you saved this month from not using razors, shaving cream, lotions, etc, and donate it to the American Cancer Society through their site : http://www.no-shavenovember.com/#!home/mainPage
Even Kirby supports the cause!
How cool is that?!?!? I am sure my Uncle Matt is BEAMING from above! I love my family and how ridiculously awesome they all are!
My hair is driving me nuts! It’s so thick…and when it grows out, it just hangs like a bell over my head. HATE IT!
I knew that I wanted to get my hair cut this week, so I had to help that sassy cut (the one in my head that I will get) and get rid of the brassy summer streaks. Spent three hours on Saturday with Lea who colored my hair and pampered this mama with some extra conditioning treatments. Don’t ya just feel better when your hair is “right!”
Tonight, I made the trek to Burnsville to meet up with Sara at Rocco Altobelli’s Salon, and I love it! Short and sassy again!
All is right with the world again!
So, I’ve been trying to get Punky to try new things….step out of his comfort zone. This week, I was so proud! He tried ARTICHOKES after I had made a recipe with artichoke hearts in it, and he loved them, I had asked if he’d try an artichoke.
He did! SO proud of him! What should we have him try next? Anchovies? (I think he has!) Melted cheese? (He still hates that!) I’d say TABASCO, but he puts that on all of his food before he eats it! I know he’s not a fan of tuna, anything with melted cheese, hmmmmmmm… I guess I should just be happy with BABY STEPS, right?
Artichokes was a pretty big step! :) Way to go, Buddy bear!
Kirby cracks me up! Maybe his next word will be “Mama”
He’s nearly 15 ½ months, and tonight he said his first word. Ball.
This word does not surprise me. His favorite toy (to which he was referring when he spoke) is a rubber blue ball that my mom bought him at the dollar store. It’s like one of those playground balls we’d use at recess when we were kids. Ours were red, but Kirby’s is blue. He loves it. He rolls it around all the time. He carries it with him when he walks around the house. He even attempts to play catch with himself (he learned this from watching his big brother every day!). Ball. I think I may have another sports nut on my hand.
Remember how I changed my attitude so I can get more from church these days instead of sitting in back bitter that I can’t listen to the message…well, I am LOVING my time with the boys. It is so precious to watch Punky help Kirby and so very awesome to watch Kirby look up to his awesome big brother, Punky. Sundays give me a whole new refreshed feeling to start the week!