Monday, March 29, 2010

The last 10 days...

Cody received a package the other night from our wonderful cousins, Cathy and Rick. They are SO sweet! Thank you for Cody's birthday presents! He LOVES them!!!

He got a crystal growing kit, a eco dome habitat, a huge volcano kit, a motor works kit where you build a 4 cylinder engine, and a kit to dig up a T-Rex. Each kit also come with a big poster with tons of info on it. I'm going to hang them up all over:)

Cody immediately built the eco dome and set up the aquarium for the Triops.

I've seen a huge improvement in Cody's math lately! Way to go kid:)

The next night, he dug up a T-Rex in our kitchen!

Brit helped a little.

And then the dino ate Gumby! It was a sad night for Pokey.

It snowed...last Monday I think. We saw the biggest snowflakes EVER! They were HUGE!
The next day it was 65. That's March in Alabama for you.

Our dryer died. That would be the third appliance to die on us in a matter of months. The dryer box has become a permanent resident in the house. The kids love it.

I found Brit in the box, listening to her music:)

We've been going for a lot of walks lately. I love that the weather is 'sometimes' nice enough to go for a walk.

You know, they say owners and pets start looking like one another after a while. Here's proof.

Cody. Where do I begin. Cody has an incredible scientific, experiment, 'what if I do this' kind of mind. He loves to experiment with, magnets, games, electronics...everything. He has these gummy eyeballs. Not gummy like to eat, but squishy, gummy toy eyeballs. Because everyone needs a couple. Anyway, he's been wanting to melt them together for a while, so Bobby took care of that the other night.

and then he played with the melted gummy eyeballs.

and had a tickle fest with the kids.

The next morning, I woke up and Cody was sitting with Bobby on the couch. He didn't say hi to me or anything. What I heard was, "Mommy. I need boiling water, cornstarch, Borax, food coloring, glue and your glass measuring cup."

I put water in the kettle to start boiling and collected the other materials he asked for. Wait, I'm sure I poured a cup of coffee first. Let's be reasonable.
So the first step, was to pour the boiling water over the eyeballs. Then he added the Borax, glue, food coloring and cornstarch. He used a pencil to stir because I knew I would be throwing it out:)

This is what it looked like.

Brit peeked in once or twice to see what we were up to.

Beware the stretchy eyeballs!

Cody is not satisfied with the results of his experiment. First of all, the eyeballs didn't melt in the boiling water. He was trying to create some sort of putty I think. He would like to try again.

We went to Heather's Saturday to celebrate Griffin's 6th birthday. We had a wonderful time! I've missed everyone!

Brit went home with Chandler to spend the night. Yesterday, Cody and I went to Esther's to get Britney and to spend the afternoon with them. Good times!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cody's Birthday Part 2

Sunday morning, Bobby went to work, Britney went to church with Karen and Keilee, and Cody and I went to the store to pick up a few things. He was SO excited about his birthday! We went to K & K's house to pick Brit up after our trip to the store and Karen gave Cody his birthday present. He LOVES it! It's like Lincoln Logs with cowboys and much fun! Thank you Karen and Keilee!


When Bobby got home from work, we ate and had cake and ice cream and watched Planet 51 together. Okay...I have a whole new respect for cake decorators. That title has definitely been checked off my list of future job positions. However, Cody LOVED his cake...which is all that matters to me. He said, "It's exactly what I wanted! Thanks Mommy!"

Cody's Mario cake

I'm 9, baby!

Cody still, and probably will always love Mario. I mean, who doesn't? But he does have a new love...Legos! He has been wanted a Mummy Lego for quite a while and has been talking almost daily about going to Birmingham to go to the Lego store. We look online at Legos, Lego kits, Lego games...LEGO LEGO LEGO!


Those Wacky Lackeys...

Yesterday, we surprised Cody with a trip to The Galleria in Birmingham! But before we left, I checked the mail and his Lego Mummy had arrived! Surprise!

He had a blast riding the escalators:)

He tried on shoes in Sketchers, reluctantly tried on clothes at Crazy 8's, and then he saw it! The Lego Store!!

These are Britney's Legos. Blogger keeps flipping the picture. Silly Blogger.
We had such a great time playing and looking at all the Legos. Cody bought himself two different kits, and a set of three mini figures. Brit also bought herself a set of three mini figures and I bought Bobby a Lego Yoda key chain:)

Of course you can't leave the mall until you ride in the elevator.

And then, one more surprise! Dinner at Shogun!

After we got home, Cody opened his Lego kits only to find out that one of the kits was missing about half of the pieces. Dang it! Bobby called the store, and a very sick, very helpful guy named Justin, walked us through the online steps to get our parts ordered. Thanks Justin!
The kids and I played, and played with the Legos last night:)

Cody and I made a penguin:) Too cute!
We had such a great day and Cody must have thanked us 10 times for his birthday surprises and told us what a great day he had over and over. He also talked about the thousands of Legos in that store and asked when we are going back:)

I love my family!

Where we've been as a family