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The Sunday Somethings, 23sep12

September 23rd, 2012

Something that makes me happy: I am happy to get to sleep in this weekend, thanks to a hubby who would rather watch his afternoon football game in peace than sleep in.

Something I’m thinking: I am thinking I haven’t written a regular blog post aside from the somethings in months. I did finish Maddie’s letter and need to put together the photos and publish it.

Something I’m hoping: I hope to finish Cullen’s letter which I should have written yesterday. Then I’ll have a break from the letters until January/February…and then “only” every six months after that for both kids.

Something happening around the house: I see that it is going to be hot later this week, but for now I’m enjoying the fall temperatures!

Something I’m reading: I’m still reading the first book of The Dresden Files. I have a bunch of stuff ready from the library, so I need to get busy on those so I can turn the wifi back on…

Something Gabe is reading: Gabe finished the first book of The Dresden Files. He has several books loaded and ready on the kindle!

Something I’m watching: Gabe is watching tons of baseball and football. We also started this season’s Survivor and I am half watching glee. Oh, and I went to a play, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]. That is one wacky play. We couldn’t stop laughing! Hilarious!

Something I’m playing: We’re not playing much Mystery Manor. That game may have finally run its course for both of us. The last couple of days, we have been playing a lot of Ticket to Ride on the iPhones! Maddie and Cullen have been playing a lot of games. They both seem to love Catan Junior. In addition, just this week, they have played Candyland, Connect Four (though not by the rules), Animal Upon Animal, Kids of Carcassonne, Five Little Monkeys, Go Away Monster, and Pengaloo.

Something about both kiddos: As I said above, they are loving games. We are excited! They aren’t always getting the strategy, but they both seem to be able to follow the rules and learn the basic game play.

Something Maddie is doing (4.5 years old): Maddie is still playing the jigsaw puzzle game on Gabe’s iPad. She’s so good at it! Maddie seems to be learning more new lessons at school. She has started her graduate art project (she chose to do a paper mache bunny), and she is enjoying French class. At home, she is constantly doing art projects and brings home lots of coloring pages, “books”, and paintings from school.

Something Cullen is doing (2.5 years old): Yesterday, I told Cullen that he was an awesome little boy and that I was so glad that he is my son. His reply was, “I’m a star, because I’m a sun.” Funny! He had a few accident free days. We still have more issues at home than at school. We’re still working on getting the poop in the potty, though we had at least once success at home this week. That was better than we have been doing. I really thought that we’d have this potty thing under control by now! I guess we’ll be packing extra clothing for Cullen for our Disney trip…

Something I am struggling with: I’m having more pain with my hand this week. Good thing I have an appointment with a specialist!

Something I’m looking forward to: Book club, lunch with a friend, dinner and games with friends, and games night. Oh, and Maddie and Cullen will start their lessons this weekend – soccer for Cullen and rollerblading for Maddie. We’re probably going to the pumpkin patch on Sunday. Whew, lots of plans coming up for us for the next few months!

Something captured: This wasn’t taken this week, but I wanted to showcase the custom-designed alien meeples (designed by one of our organizers) that we provided in everyone’s welcome bag this year.

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