Monday, February 15, 2010
I've been playing with iMovie.
The backstory here is that the first round of Valentine's Day pictures went a lot like the first round of Christmas card pictures. When we tried again I was armed with fruit snacks and Collin was cooperative. When I went through the pictures later, in search of the best one, I noticed Collin was signing one of three things in almost all the pictures:
Sunday, February 14, 2010
After 6 years, 4 months, 2 weeks and 6 days of life,
Will Repede FINALLY lost a tooth.
This was a very exciting event- first tooth, first tooth fairy visit, it happened at school the day of the Valentine's party (note red kool-aid mustache!), but it was also good news because he was a little more than a week away from a visit to the dentist. As you can see in this picture, his two permanent bottom teeth have already grown in behind the baby teeth. Loosing your wiggly tooth at school is much more fun than having it pulled by the dentist.
The other bottom tooth is loose and Auntie B is giving him tips on getting it out.
The boys in their Valentine shirts.
Our "heartbreaker" and our "handsome little devil" reading Snuggle Puppy.
Me and my Valentine on our first date-Prom 1996. That was during Mike's bald phase. One of the other parents asked him how his treatments were going. I'm glad he's grown out of that.
Our 14th Valentine's Day-skiing at Welch
We've lived in Minnesota for 10 years now, with our closest relatives over 300 miles away. Since our family is the target demographic of this blog, I will say that there no positives and only negatives to living far away from your family. One of those negatives is finding people to guilt/pay to watch your children so you can have time together. My sister Bridget moved to Chicago a little over a month ago and asked when she could come for a visit. I sarcastically suggested Valentine's Day so Mike and I could go out and she jumped on it! She came on Thursday night, went to Riverside with us on Friday and volunteered for Will's Valentine's Day party and then watched the boys all day Saturday while Mike and I went skiing. It was FANTASTIC! We had a great day, Will tested the boundaries of having Auntie B in charge and between her day of babysitting and afternoon in a kindergarten classroom we have provided her with free birth control. Aunt Franny is moving to Des Moines in a few weeks and we can't wait!
One of our goals is to show Will the world outside of our small town in Minnesota. Here is a record of his travels so far: