Last week we celebrated Brady's 9th birthday.
He asked if it could be a "low key" birthday.
He didn't want a party and only wanted a couple of presents.
He didn't have any ideas as far as gifts go...he really didn't care.
Such an easy going kid.
It has become a tradition in our house to have a treasure hunt with clues...and sometimes a map for Brady to find one of his birthday gifts. We always hide the gift outside.
Brady was thrilled when he put the first letter of each clue together and figured out he was getting an ipod.
We gave Brady a list of options of things we could do on his birthday (none of them being tennis!). He decided instead of going to his favorite restaurant for his birthday meal, he wanted me to cook steak, potatoes and broccoli. And the only thing he wanted so badly to do...was the thing he does just about everyday.
Last week....Brady took some of his birthday money and bought goldfish. We tried to talk him out of it...but it was no use. He named them after two people on his favorite tv show.
Don't worry...the water is clear now!
Last week my sister Meghan sent Brady this awesome birthday gift...and he LOVES it! Thanks Aunt Meghan!
Last week Eric and I tried this 7 day diet....and we only made it a day and a half. (A mom I know lost 10lbs in one week on this diet) It left us wondering why we are always willing to go to extremes to lose weight...but never willing to do what we know works??? Sometimes I don't know what's the matter with us!
Last week the tennis team was given their warm up jackets for the season...Brady got one too. Today, he wore it to school...which suprised me. Usually he likes to keep tennis on the down low at school. I guess he's pretty proud to have a jacket like the high school boys and be a part of the team.
He is long overdue for a haircut!
Last week I helped served the teacher's dinner on the night of conferences. We do the dinner on the evening where the school has early dismisal and the teachers start their conferences shortly thereafter. The teachers stop into the teacher lounge to eat as they have openings in their schedule. They always seem to enjoy their dinner and are always so appreciative. We do a meal in the fall and one in the spring. In the spring we always do a soup and salad bar. We had 3 different soups and also pulled pork sandwiches. We had a dessert bar too. I made 35 mini butterfinger parfaits...but forgot to get a picture. I think I posted that recipe before...but I couldn't find it. Brady had a great conference and grade card...I'll just say we're kinda proud. :)
Brady & Mr. B
Last week, our trees were in full bloom. It was a beautiful week...we even hit 80 degrees a couple of days. Our grass is so green. Brady wore shorts to school all week....in March! Crazy crazy weather we're having....and I LOVE it!
And in other exciting news....last week, Brady finally learned how to blow a bubble!
Hope you're all having a great week!