Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm a Super Hero

So our now middle child Ryan was running about the house in a superman cape hollering "I'm a Super Hero!" I asked him if he was going to help people. His response?

"No, Mom.. I'm just a pretend Super Hero. Not a real one. Only the real ones help people."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Not Smart Enough

We were talking to Hadley about the possibility of her getting a bicycle for her birthday (I can't believe we're about to celebrate her FIFTH birthday!) and she was just certain that she wouldn't get one. Her brother told her that she would "for sure!". She disagreed with him. When I told her that Ryan was being optimistic, she replied, "He's not smart enough for that." It cracked us us.

Will she get one? Heaven knows she needs a new one. We've lifted the seat and handle bars as much as possible on the little toddler bike we'd been given a few years ago and she's way too big for it. I guess we'll have to wait and see...

Welcome, little Beckham, to the family!

My SIL gave birth to their second child, a son which they have named Beckham Pierce Patterson, this morning at 5:23. Welcome to the family, little guy. I wish I could be there to meet him but with our own new little guy, traveling isn't in the books at this time.

It was funny... When Mom told me the name they'd selected for the baby, I commented, "Pierce. Good name." Mom knew where my mind was and informed me that they named Beckham's middle name Pierce after someone on my SILs side of the family and NOT after Remington Steele/James Bond (aka Pierce Brosnan) who I have always thought is just hot, hot, hot. hee hee....

Anyway, I digress... We are very excited about the newest addition to the Patterson clan and everyone in this household can't wait to meet our newest nephew/cousin.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bound to Happen?

Ryan dropped his baby brother on the floor. Okay, so "dropped" might be a bit strong of a word. Ryan was looking for the baby's pacifier which had slipped under the baby while in the swing. He picked up the baby and was putting the baby on the floor and just sat Reese down, rather than lying him down, and over the baby fell. Kerplunk. Ouch. Baby cries. Mom freaks. Ryan is excited he found the baby's binkie.

Everyone survived. No harm done. Explained to the older kiddos, yet again, that they aren't to pick up baby brother.

Friday, November 6, 2009

What's Up Pussycat?

Just wanted to share a pix from the other day of the littlest guy in my life. This pix of him givin' me the "Hey mom...what's up?" look cracked me up.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Men In My Life...

A SPOOKtacular Halloween

With hubby's folks here to watch the baby, we took the older kids out for trick-or-treating this year and what fun they had! To start off the evening, my DH took the kids to a nearby church for a "trunk or treat". THAT was, I think, the highlight of the kids' evening. We finished off the night walking around visiting houses.

Ryan was Spiderman, unmasked (he decided he didn't want to wear the mask). Hadley was a fairy princess. Ryan told her she looked like a Fairy Godmother. In any case, both kids were all dressed up for Halloween, had a fun time trick or treating, and got lots of candy which Ray and I sorted through for the kinds we liked, I mean, potentially dangerous candy, first. HA HA...

It was a perfect Halloween holiday, despite the fact that it took a bit to wash the white spray out of Hadley's hair and there was glitter everywhere for a few days.