Buddy had a pack meeting this weekend - taking the rainbow in the background as a good omen of calm after the storm. The boys made care packages including a note - they each plan to find someone they want to give their package to in the next week. Good job sticking with it guys - it was a hard choice.
Buddy was very interested in checking out the Weinermobile and getting a whistle, so while the girls were busy with cheer stuff, we headed over to HEB to check it out! He's been whistling ever since - lol.
Coach taught Yaya from 1st-3rd grade for PE, then Kiki for all of 2nd grade, then became an administrator at the school for the next 2 years. She's awesome and we're blessed to have her in our lives. She had a pool party for the families that made that whole journey with her - the same kids that have been friends since kinder.
I only have a tiny version of this pic, but Coach is in the middle of the kids. :)
Girls regarding a neighbor with a house they admire..."When I'm grown, I want a house like that."
Me: Yeah, they've done a good job. They're really young, too, but I think their parents have helped them do projects a lot. I met their dad one day working a shelf. Someday your dad will help you build shelves in your new house.
Yaya: That sounds nice!
Buddy: Yaya, when you have your own house, if you need a shelf or anything fixed or anything, I'll come and build it for you or help you out.
Kiki: Me, too! I'll come help you when you have a house, and I'll come help you too, Buddy.
Cici staying the weekend and all the kids pile into the car to head to our house. Buddy says to Cici, "If you need anything at all, you can just ask me! Mama will be making your breakfast, lunch and dinner, but everything else, I will be taking care of, so all you have to do is ask."
During the one slow dance at the mom-son dance, most of the moms and sons sort of shuffled back and forth, but Buddy had other ideas - he spent the entire song doing fancy twirls with Fred Astaire flair. Later I was describing to Drewdad how fancy and awesome Buddy's dancing was, and Buddy piped up, "Mama! I 've seen how people dance in those romantic movies! That's how you're supposed to dance!" Apparently he was deeply inspired by La La Land. :)
On Insta, I stumbled across a photoshop of a cockroach with rooster's head entitled "cockaroach" which I promptly showed to Buddy, saying, "Have you ever seen a cockaroach? They're pretty cool looking, but also very annoying because early the morning, they shout "Cockadoodle!" really loudly and might even wake you up. I've seen one in the bathroom. Yaya, didn't you see one recently too?"
"Oh, yep. In the bathroom."
Buddy studied us carefully and then climbed into my lap as I started to say again, "They get pretty..."
He covered my mouth gently with his hand, stared into my eyes and said, "Mama. You're jokes are BAD."
Yaya discovered the joys of FaceApp one day and was walking around taking pics of everyone and morphing them into all the different options. Buddy was upset with his dad for being told he couldn't take his card deck on an outing, and no matter how much negotiating he was doing, Daddy wasn't buying it. Yaya took Buddy's picture and then explained, "I can make you look older, or happier, or lots of different ways with it, see?"
Buddy: "Can you make me look sadder so I can show it to Daddy and then maybe I can take my card deck to dinner?"
Yaya found donut day on social media and was dying to go to Krispy Kreme for what she said was 1 dozen glazed donuts for 80 cents to celebrate the store's 80th anniversary. After a lot of discussion, I agreed to take her, and we waited in the line for about a year, only to finally get up to the drive through (the lot was full - forget about parking and trying to get out and the line was out of the building) - and read that you had to buy a dozen donuts to get a dozen for 80 cents. Of course. So we order the donuts and take them home and are discussing what to do with this many donuts, and who might like some of them since that's too many freaking donuts. In the meantime, Buddy marches and and says to me, "I get 4 donuts!" Uh, I don't think so. What makes you say that?
As the finale to our week of surprises a few weeks ago, we had fun solving the mystery of the missing poker bracelet! Everyone found things to help out - Buddy was great at identifying clues in pictures and finding clues in backpacks, the girls did great at uncovering codes and unlocking locks - it was a blast! Escape Room Leader is a super fun way to spend time as a family - we'll go back for sure!