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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What we are thankful for...

Since we will be missing our Daddy who will be traveling to Tokyo tomorrow, we celebrated Thanksgiving a day early this year. Before we ate we went around the table and shared what we are thankful for. Now I will share it with you.

Lex is thankful for Daddy, Mommy, Brody, Collin and Lex. :)

Brody is thankful for Mommy and Daddy and that's it! A few seconds later he was also thankful for Collin, Lex and himself. :)

Collin is thankful for rollercoasters that we can all ride together and big slides that we can slide on all together at SeaWorld.

Daddy is thankful for falling in love with Mommy and for the three most special presents ever...I know, it's tough one...Lex, Brody and Collin! :)

And now Mommy's turn.

Mommy is thankful for...

God, for His presence in our lives, for all of the blessings He has poured over us and all of the lessons He has/does teach us.

Dove. For all of his hard work to take care of us. For the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the home we live in. He works so hard to provide for us. He is an amazing Husband and Father. I am so thankful and blessed to still be in love with him over a decade later.

Lex, Brody and Collin, for all of the joy and laughter they have brought into our lives. For all of the hugs and kisses and I love you's and for all of the silly moments and for all of the tears. For every moment that you have existed, we love you so much! As I am saying this, Collin added, and for all the messes we make too. And yes for all of the messes you make too. I am thankful for every bit of it!

Indy, for being so patient when your spoiled world was thrown upside down with the addition of three curious little boys! And for accepting them and loving them as you do us!

For all of our family and friends. We are so, so blessed to be surrounded by so much love! We are so grateful for every person that has been a part of our lives somehow. We love you so much!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Gobble-Gobble and night-night!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Ventacular Spider-Man!

Superheroes are a BIG deal in our house right now, and they have been for awhile. I guess technically they have always been a big deal in our house, considering one of the first presents I gave Dove was a real Batarang. There is also fact that he is not only a comic book artist, but a Professor of Sequential Art, aka a teacher of comics. :)

Now that Daddy has three little minds to warp, they are an even bigger deal. I mean, the man not only bought a bullwhip 2 months early for his Indiana Jones costume for Halloween, but he watched YouTube videos and taught himself how to crack the thing in as many ways as humanly possible.

And I am not hating on him or his bullwhip. I secretly love it. You see, he has such passion for everything he does. From music(if you haven't heard him play guitar, you are seriously missing out) to comics, to whip-cracking, to whatever he takes a fancy to, he throws himself into it 2000%. And it shows.

I already see that being instilled into my boys. They don't halfway do anything.

Including superheroes.

Collin has been trying desperately to get bitten by a spider for several months. Any little injury immediately becomes a possible spider bite to change him into Spiderman. He had a temporary tattoo on his hand that after a couple of days had a place worn off in the middle. He informed me that it was a spider bite and pretty soon webs would start coming out of it.

Any sticky hand in our house gives said owner of hand superpowers to climb walls, cars, curtains, basically anything that is vertical. Also thanks to Spiderman.

At least 20% of every day is spent in some type of superhero costume.

Yesterday we visited Target dressed as Superman, Batman and the Flash. They walked through with their heads held high, repeatedly telling us how everyone was so happy that the Justice League was there to protect them. They all posed together for a few photos and left the store knowing they had done their duty well. The citizens of Target were kept safe.

As we are heading home they break out in song. "The ventacular, ventacular, ventacular Spiderman!" It's so hard to hold the giggles inside, even though I have heard this same rendition a million times. It should be, Spectacular, spectacular, spectacular Spiderman!

But you know what?

I like ventacular better. And I will bite my cheeks raw if I have to, to hold the giggles at bay. This is such a special thing for all of my boys to share. To watch my Husband, their Daddy share his love and passion for this with his sons.

Watching The Justice League(ABC) take on Brainiac(Dove) 20 times a day is one of the coolest things ever.

I'm a lucky lady.

I have four superheroes watching out for me.

Night-night.