Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June update

June has been fun, in spite of the cold weather. I finished up doing the video for Tommy's kindergarten class. Tom videotaped events during the year and I put it together. It took me 100+ hours to do. The parents and kids loved it. Though almost half the people had trouble with their videos, so just when I think I was done with it, I had to burn more DVD's. I told Tom to remind me when Joey is in kindergarten, for us not to sign up for that!

Tommy is out of school and we are back to staying up late and sleeping in, much to my delight! Of course, not Tom's, since he is a morning person and still has to get up and go to work. Summer will be over soon enough, Honey. :)

Tom had a nice Father's Day. We went to the Science Center and Tom and Joey were free! Joey was free because of his age and Tom was free because it was Father's Day. You don't get in free too many places anymore, so that was nice. We had a very nice time and it was sunny that day to make it extra special! The boys got Tom Wii Mario Kart, which Tom likes to play when Tommy isn't playing it.

We also celebrated Uncle Chris' birthday this month. They boys just love their Uncle Chris and can be as goofy around him as they want because he is just as goofy. I think it's important to have an uncle like that and we are certainly glad they have Chris.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

May Events

So I know it's been a long time since I blogged! So here's what has happened since I last blogged.

At the beginning of May, my parents came over as Tommy's class was doing the May Crowning Mass for his school. He was very cute and spoke his part well and loud enough for everyone to hear. We are very proud of him for getting up and speaking in front of the entire school!

A few days after the Mass, my brother, Richard, came up here from California for a conference. I haven't seen my brother in 6 years and he hasn't been up here in 12+ years. It was so wonderful for all of us to spend time together. It was also very nice that we have a house large enough that we can have everyone over and everyone gets their own bathroom, much to my Mother's liking. The boys really like spending time with their Uncle Richard and liked attacking him as well. Richard has not changed much, which is nice to see that he is still the same smart aleck that he always has been. He has a quick wit about him and really says things how they are, which is sometimes good and sometimes bad. :)

For Mother's Day, we all went to see my Mom's Mom, GG. She is used to the quiet, so I know having us all over at once is quite a commotion. I know that even though she doesn't love all the noise, that she loved having us all over together. Here's a couple of pictures from that day.

Joey giving GG a kiss. How sweet is that?

It was a very fast paced visit with Richard and my parents here, but I certainly loved every minute of it! I only hope we can do it again sooner than 6 years and next time Richard can bring his son, Evan, for Tommy and Joey to play with. Tommy talks about Cousin Evan quite often and while they have met, Tommy was 10 months and Evan was 2-1/2. So it would be great to get the cousins together and just let them have fun and play.

Other events for May was when it was sunny, Tom broke out the Mustang and picked Tommy up from school. Before he left, Joey had to get in and check it out. Here he is check his hair in the mirror. I'm not exactly sure who he got that from. :)

Tommy continued to have baseball games and he really is turning into a great little slugger who can bat either right or left handed. He is right handed, but we think because Tom is left handed and that is they way he taught Tommy to bat, that is why he bats better left handed than right. A good think either way!

On a sad note for May, my cousin Mark passed away from brain cancer. He was only 51. While I only met him once or twice, I'm deeply saddened. Knowing how wonderful his parents are, I'm sure the apple could not have fallen far from the tree. Rest in peace Mark, rest in peace.