Monday, August 29, 2011

My First Trophy Since High School!

Yep, I won a trophy. Took first place in my division at a recent golf tournament.

Here is the funny story. I sent a picture of the trophy to Kristen. She and Gilbert along with a classmate and parents are at a food truck fair in Chicagoat the time. Very cool (but that outing has a story all its own that Kristen can post)!

Anyway, Gilbert calls me and yells "Congratulations!" Made my day.

Back at home, we are talking about the trophy when he tells me to win another trophy next time. Yeah, sure. Easy to do. Jeez, no pressure! Then when I do win to tell Mr. Tiger Woods that it is okay he didn't win. Seriously! So, either Gilbert thinks I am playing the same golf as the guys on television or he knows that Tiger is playing so bad he is now down to my level. Either way, I was a hero for a day to Little Man. What a great feeling!

Oh yeah, it didn't hurt that I filled up my trophy with three different kinds of M&Ms. Gilbert asked if he could have some for breakfast today!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Face Painting

At a recent friends birthday party there was professional face painting, a first for Gilbert. He sat very still and was so excited to show me the finished result. While the majority of the boys got Pirate themed beards, and the girls got butterflies and rainbows- Gilbert opted for his favorite:

It was a lovely train, and then he added a blue beard and a skull and cross bones- Quite a look (sorry no photo). As we headed home, he tripped on the sidewalk, scraped his knee and what the tears didn't wash away my White T-Shirt caught.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Old Blue Truck

Last weekend Gilbert and I visited my Dad and Kathy in Michigan. My dad is restoring a 1970 Ford truck for fun. Gilbert got to do some "pretend driving" before we headed out for a short ride. One highlight was that G got to sit in the front seat with only a lap belt- and can you believe it- we made it home safe and sound!

Grampa wanted to show Gilbert something special- The old Round House where the Trains go when they need to rest and get cleaned and fixed. Now this was something to see, I never knew my home town had a round house- but the BEST part was the old turntable that the trains sit on and spin until they are pointed to the correct door at the round house.

What you don't see pictured are all of the "Private Property- No Tresspassing" signs. I guess my dad thinks with a cute kid in tow he can get away with a short visit.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tall Ship

Gilbert had a kit to paint and assemble a Tall Ship. He was in the mood to paint this past sunday. I think it turned out well. You will notice it is missing its sails- funny story.
The material that was for the sails looked EXACTLY like fabric softener sheets, being the multi-tasking mom that I am- while Gilbert was painting I was doing laundry.. well you can figure out the rest, Yes I am Mother of the Year!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Self Entertained

Last weekend I took the car to the golf course forcing Gilbert and Kristen to hitch a ride from friends to soccer. Car seat removed, Little Man wasted no time to entertain himself while waiting for his ride.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Eyes Closed

You tell me is this a typical kid thing or a Gilbert thing??
When falling asleep Gilbert does not close his eyes. Instead he just kind of stares off into space until he is actually asleep and then his eyes close. Is this typical? On our ride home from Gram's this weekend I told Gilbert to close his eyes and rest, I turned around and he had this pained look on his face. I don't get it, do all kids fall asleep this way?