Friday, June 08, 2007

Well, I'm back. I've had an exciting couple of weeks. We got back from vacation exactly one week ago. This was our first real family vacation. We had a really really good time. Jonah, in particular, had the time of his life. We went to the zoo, then Sea World...he rode his first roller coaster, ate his first giant sucker, and did his first cannonball into a pool...we went to the Magic Time Machine and our waiter was HAN SOLO! Jonah got his autograph...We went to the Rainforest Cafe, and Jonah spent most of his time hiding in the bathroom because he was afraid of the thunder...but all was redeemed for him when he bought an electronic voice changer at the gift shop before we left...and he didn't stop talking in that thing until we got back to Lufkin. Amazingly, Finley slept all the way home.

On Sunday, we moved Finley to a toddler bed. I had an unspoken plan of keeping her in her crib until she was at least 2, and maybe even longer if she'd let me. (We had to move Jonah out of his crib at 15 months old when he took a flying leap out of it in the middle of the night.) Finley hasn't shown any desire to climb out, but she kept getting her legs caught between the slats of the crib. Anyway, we moved her crib out and her new bed in. She liked it, and did great that first night, except for when I caught her walking down the hall at 5 a.m. The week has gotting progressively worse, though. Last night she got up 5 or 6 different times, starting at 2 a.m. and finally going back to sleep at 4 a.m. But on the plus side, she looks REALLY cute sleeping in that bed.

On Monday, I sent Jonah to VBS at my cousin's church. Within 2 1/2 days, they had moved him to 3 different classes. When I took him on Wednesday morning, they had him in a class with 3 year olds! (3's, 4's and 5's in a class together...) He didn't want to stay, and I really couldn't blame him. I tried to talk it over with a lady who seemed to be in charge, and she really didn't want to budge on the matter. (Not that I was trying to make her, but she was kind of bossy. And it was "crazy hair day" so she had her hair in a sort of pink mohawk...I just don't think you should try to be bossy with a person when you have a pink mohawk.) Anyway, we left. And later, I called the church and complained. It's not like this week was going on his permanent record, right? What would it have hurt to keep him in the Kindergarten class ( he is 5 after all) for 2 more day? I told them we were part of a church, but that if we had been looking for a church, we wouldn't have come back there. So...BOO YA!

Today, my sweet son conspired with his daddy and bought me A DIAMOND NECKLACE! Yes, folks, a real diamond necklace. This was Jonah's own idea. He picked it out by himself. He's the sweetest kid in the world! It's from a real jewelry store and everything. And when he presented it to me, he told me how much he loves me and what a sweet mommy I am. Honestly, it was one of the best moments of my whole life. Wow...

Later, we took Finley to get her ears pierced. She did really well, with no more than the expected amount of crying. She looks too cute.

Tonight, we rented Night at the Museum to watch with Jonah. I know the whole world except for me has already seen. Well, now I have too. Good movie. But even better, Todd got some M&M's for us to put into our popcorn...YUM! You do not like it, so you say...Try it, try it, and you may!