5 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday night Tyson and Denny took Jack to a Mad Ants game at the Coliseum. Jack was pretty excited to spend a night out with Daddy & Grandpa!
Apparently Jack was obsessed with the Mad Ant mascot (imagine LARGE red ant in a basketball jersey & shorts). Sadly, he didn't get to meet the Mad Ant this time.
Oh AND his father bought him cotton candy. JUST what an active 3 year old needs…right before bedtime.
He had a blast and I think Tyson & Denny did, too. Jack walked into school today and told his teacher, "I watched basketball with my Daddy and Grandpa last night." Too cute.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sorry about the chewed up cereal shot (in Jack's mouth). Apparently Tyson snapped this picture at JUST the right moment.
Posted by The Beckers at 7:17 AM
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Then, again - Jack told me yesterday that Tucker was his "best friend." So at least Tuck has that going for him. When I asked if Cooper was also his best friend he told me, "No, Cooper is Josie's best friend."
Speaking of things Jack has been telling me - here are a few of his most recent one-liners:
- "Mom, you go back in the kitchen and cook dinner." (when I tried to join in a game he was playing with his dad) Too much Leave It to Beaver for that kid…I'm not June Cleaver.
- "Mom? Dad? Grandma? Power Rangers? Time to wake up, guys." (coming down the stairs in the morning)
- "I want a beer." (his drink order at dinner… he actually wanted some Gatorade. Apparently he is confused by his Daddy's two "favorite drinks" - beer & Gatorade) sidenote: I'm really looking forward to his teacher telling me he ordered a beer with his lunch…that day is coming.
- "Mom, you sit down and play on your phone, okay?" (as he negotiated more time in the bathtub)
Thursday, February 21, 2013
We are LOVING this Hoosier team and everything Tom Crean has done for the program! Here's to many more wins…and many more years with the Hoosiers on top!
I'm home with Miss Jos this afternoon. Grandpa Jerry did the morning shift. Another double ear infection for our sweet girl. She's already feeling better.
Posted by The Beckers at 1:13 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Becker Family spent Presidents' Day together today. All of us were out of school and we convinced Tyson to play hooky.
When we sat down to decide what we were going to do, however, we decided FW needs more options. No offense, FW - but you don't have a lot going on for young families. (Attention Investors: contact me about some franchise ideas I have to resolve this issue)
I suggested a visit to the Summit Building to see Grandpa Denny and his office. Grandpa Denny agreed to see us - so we packed up the crew and headed downtown.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
My dad came over for a Valentine's Day dinner. His Valentine is in Florida, so we thought he could use some LOVE. Jack gave him plenty of it…in the form of incessant playing.
Josie was worried about consuming her Valentine's Day cookie in peace - on the stairs. But I found her.
Posted by The Beckers at 8:44 AM
Friday, February 15, 2013
Anyway - life as a working mom can be such a difficult balance. It's hard to balance life at home and life at work - and then limiting work from home.
Some days I wonder if I'm cheating my own kids to be with other people's kids. Other days I know that I'm doing exactly what I was put on this Earth to do.
Overall, I'm thankful for a job and daycare teachers that love my children.
Just don't let me see my pay stub. Because I'll probably cry again.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
What food do you love? Everything. Anything and everything.
What show do you love? I don't watch shows…but Curious George okay.
Who do you love? Anyone who smiles at me and gives me food.
What place do you love the most? The pantry and my bed.
What food do you love? cookies and chocolate
What show do you love? Power Rangers
Who do you love? my Mommy and Daddy
What place do you love the most? a choo choo train
What food do you love? Easy - OREOS.
What show do you love? New Girl
Who do you love? My family & friends
What place do you love the most? Scotland
What food do you love? Chicken Burritos
What show do you love? New Girl
Who do you love? Kady, Jack, Josie
What place do you love the most? Assembly Hall
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Josie LOVES to eat! And breakfast is one of her favorite meals. She's well rested, changed, and happy. And SOMETIMES she even shares some of her food with her buddy, Cooper. Sometimes.
Oh, and sometimes Cooper shares his food with Josie.
Our dogs have ZERO food aggression issues. Since day one (with both of them) I have given and taken food away…put my hand in their bowls, put my face by their bowls, etc. They wouldn't think twice if one of the kids took something from them. Jack has been giving them treats since he was a little guy. The only fear I have is that one of them could mistake a Josie finger for a piece of hotdog. It could happen.
Also - Josie isn't usually allowed to play/harass the dogs while they're eating…I just happened to catch her in the act. And YES - she most certainly tried to eat the dog food.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
It's always funny when I have a parent in my classroom and their child says, "Mom, can you zip my coat…" And mean Mrs. Becker says, "OH, no, no, no…you zip your own coat EVERY day. Don't make your mom do that for you."
Jack seems to like learning new things that make him more independent. I just wish he'd take an interest in using the potty.
Posted by The Beckers at 10:30 AM
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Tyson is traveling (again) all weekend…so I ventured to Warsaw today to see Katie (Beehler) Maile and her little guy, Benjamin. Josie was smitten. Or maybe Benjamin was...
Posted by The Beckers at 7:42 PM
Friday, February 8, 2013
Didn't I just post about how nice Jack is to Josie?!?! Well, here he is caught red-handed pouring water over her head. She thought it was hilarious.
Happy Friday, everyone!
I'd like to talk about IU basketball, but I'll throw up…so let's move on and focus on those Buckeyes.
Posted by The Beckers at 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I used to worry about "poor little Josie" with a big brother as active as Jack. My worries have been put to rest lately for two reasons:
1. Jack is incredibly sweet and gentle with his baby sister! He really is! I'm surprised by his kindness toward her and also relieved.
2. Josie can hold her own! She's not tiny…and she doesn't put up with being pushed around (at home or at school). I've seen her give a pretty intense stare down and I've seen the fight she puts up when someone (mainly Tucker) tries to steal food from her. If looks could kill…(we would be down to one dog…maybe zero)
And the other night she had Jack pinned to the ground.
PS: Notice the sweet marker tattoos on Jack's hands…yet again.
Posted by The Beckers at 10:10 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Here is news you may not know…Jack & Josie each have their own cow! It's true. No, we don't have them in our backyard - they actually live down on my Aunt Debbie's farm in Madison, IN.
Jack saw his cow in a picture and proclaimed "I WANT IT! I want it, mommy. Where is my cow?"
Hopefully Uncle Larry spares Josie (cow) and Jackie (cow) from the Doomsday Trailer that visits their farm every once in a while….
Posted by The Beckers at 8:46 PM