Sunday, March 28, 2010

The long and winding...birthday

And on the 7th day, we rest. Almost. 7 days later were are almost done celebrating being 7. Nate had a very, very small birthday party yesterday that was like a breath of fresh air. I took he and 2 school friends, and Ian, to see Diary of a Wimpy kid. 6 bags of candy, 2 jumbo tubs of popcorn and 4 Slurpee's later we brought this week long celebration of being 7 to end. And tomorrow - tomorrow everyone goes back to school. Whew!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Whole Day - Nate's Way

  • sleepover at grandmas
  • open presents - new skateboard!
  • get your name and picture on the morning news
  • see friends at church and stay after for doughnuts
  • wii
  • basketball
  • baseball
  • bike ride with dad
  • playdate with lifelong friend
  • dinner at Red Robin with friends - complete with singing and ice cream
  • cake at home
  • more playing with friends
  • sleepover in Ian's room

A whole day - Nate's way

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Early Bird gets the...Bike?

Technically speaking, Nate's birthday is tomorrow. But we Shuster's really know how to drag out a birthday celebration. Yesterday it was school celebration day with balloons and cookies. And today, well, it's Saturday and they are predicting 7o and sunny. We couldn't help but roll out Nate's birthday gift one day early...a new bike. A Diamondback Cobra - 20", 6 speed, handbreaks. To me, this means nothing, but Dave assures me that every little boy wants a Diamondback. Who am I to deprive an (almost) 7 year old boy? ;-)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green: Inside and Out

For adults, it's corned beef and cabbage. For kids, all things green. Happy St. Patricks Day! We celebrated this fine 'holiday' by dressing the part and eating the part. A Leprechaun made a visit to Ian's school today and left green footprints and gold coins. For dinner they feasted on Shamrock pancakes, green jello, grapes and lemon lime powerade. We're hoping for a lucky 2010!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


What's the title again? Oh ya, never a dull moment. This story as told to my by Dave - I missed the whole event.
Ian goes to what we refer to as Pre-K on Tuesday/Thursday. It's an all day school/daycare program. He puts up a fight every single time. It's in his nature. Too many years of staying home with mama and he wants to stay home. Not the point....
Not unlike his Daddy or brother, Ian likes to be the center of attention. His teachers always have some sort of story about how sad little Ian shocks everyone with a funny antic of some sort.
Tuesday starts like any other day. Morning routine, Ian has to get himself dressed. Dave drops Nate and then Ian at school. Day goes by. Dave picks up kids from school. Teacher tells Dave a story.
Ian has to go pee and can't get his zipper back up so he goes to his teacher, Miss Tina, for some help. Miss Tina has to zip the pants down to zip them back up and lo an behold, Ian's peens and weens (as we kindly refer to them as) pop out. He's gone commando! And Ian loves to go commando. He loves to report that he is commando! Then Ian says, "Oh, I was just kidding."
Boy, do we have our hands full with this one.