Liam likes to spend time in his room on occasion, but not really alone. He wants you to sit and watch him play. Sounds like a blast, huh? I usually join in, one way or the other. This time Liam begged me to get my camera, because apparently he had a show to put on and I didn't know it. "The Magic Of Houdini"? Or perhaps, "Liam the Flying Squirrel"? He cracks us up. Nowadays he wants to do everything. Open and close doors, turn on the vacuum, carry things, adjust the volume on the TVs, move items around the house, put trash in the garbage, eeeeeeeverything. He is so happy knowing that I am in the room with him. He loves to show off and laugh and say things like "Liam funny" while he flashes you that huge gummy smile. He is communicating much better now. I love his little personality, too. He will sometimes approach you and say, "How ya doin'"? It makes us melt.
Landon was pretty excited about having a school dance. First off, this kid loves to dance. Anything music related he is in like Flynn. Of course, his flailing arms and legs and hip thrusts can be quite scary, but entertaining to say the least. This wasn't a formal dance. The dance was just something the school had put together so the kids could have some fun before I-STEP begins. This was grades 3-5. The other grades were split up on other days. What a fun bunch of kiddos! I loved it when the kids formed a huge circle around the gym to do the Cupid Shuffle and YMCA. Very cute!
A little brotherly love.
Landon was showing off his little brother to his schoolmates.
And then the little ladies were left oooohing and awwwing over him.
Me attempting to do the Electric Slide with a toddler in my arms.
Cupid Shuffle and YMCA
We had so much fun! After the dance Liam wanted to help massage his brother's tired, sore dancing feet. Pedicure, anyone? Liam is such a thoughtful baby brother.
I heard the kids laughing outside and it struck my curiosity, so I walked out to the front of the house wondering what they were laughing at. When I got to the driveway, they were breaking bricks apart on the concrete. Personally, I didn't find this to be funny, but again, I'm not nine and ten years old. I had Tobster and Landon pick up the mess and found them something else to do. Even though the two older boys are fairly responsible, I was still afraid a brick was going through someone's window. So, chalk it was. I pulled out our gazillion containers of chalk from our garage. Their next idea was to draw their favorite video game characters and titles on the driveway. It was interesting to watch them draw Angry Birds and the Zelda logo, etc. I must say, not too shabby in the art department. I couldn't draw an Angry Bird to save my life. Liam tried to draw a few things, too. All the boys are so good together. Toby is in love with Liam. He gives Liam big bear hugs every time he sees him. He is such a sweet, good-hearted kid.
Landon explaining the schematic. I suppose it's always good to be on the same page before a starting a project.
I am a mom to two spunky little boys and a wife to a wonderful husband. When I retire my camera for the day you can bet I will be spending quality time with my family. Family is everything to us, and capturing those special moments to remember is a very important part of life.