Last night we watched 'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs' for slumber party night. Afterwards, Matt turned regular tv cartoons on until the next movie. It happened to be Popeye. I don't think the kids have ever seen it before and none of them were too impressed. Maddy says, "It's like a creepy old man smoking pot!" I was upstairs at the time so Matt ran up to tell me what she said. My reaction was "How does she know about pot?!" (She later told me a friend at school told her about it...yikes!) I came downstairs and asked Maddy how she knew about pot. She says, "Well, it's the same thing Santa smokes." What?! She then takes her hand and draws an imaginary something from her mouth. I said "Maddy, that's a pipe, not pot!"
Ryan was sitting on my lap last night talking to me. (He very quickly got thrown off.) He asked me who the guy was the started Microsoft. I told him that was Bill Gates. He started giving me some Microsoft information and said something about how long they have been around. I made the mistake of telling him I was older than Microsoft and he made the mistake of telling me how old I was.
Tonight I took the kids to Safeway with me to pick a few things up. They really like the rotisserie chicken so I asked if that's what they would like for dinner. Cade says, "I don't know what chicken you are talking about!" Maddy, Ryan and I tried to describe the bird to him. He then says, "Oh, you mean the chicken with the turkey legs!"
Ryan and Cade both had their first basketball games today. Here is Cade showing off his shooting skills. He scored 8 points! He did really well. He probably needs to work on passing a bit. Once he made one basket, he realized it was easier to score if he just took the ball all the way and did it himself. I'm guessing his teammates might want a chance sometime. It was fun to watch him play defense when his team had the ball. I'm sure it was a tactic used to throw off his opponent. Ryan just hung around while Cade warmed up.
Ryan's game was exciting but not for the same reasons as Cade's. The other team was able to get a lot more practice time in than our team and it was obvious. I didn't realize 2nd and 3rd graders would be running plays. Not just 1. They had at least 4. Our boys really did try and the second half showed a lot of improvement. This last picture is of Ryan and the boy he defended. I should have known the kid was trouble when he came out with a headband and matching wristbands. When Ryan is defending someone, he tends to have his arms out and is touching the opposing player. Apparently this kid didn't appreciate it and starting hitting Ryan. Both boys were pulled out...Ryan crying thinking he was in trouble and from getting hit and the other kid screaming about not being able to do anything out there. The YMCA staff guy came over and talked to Ryan and let him know he hadn't done anything wrong. He said the other kid was frustrated that Ryan was defending him so well but that he might want to keep his arms down just a little. He really was good with Ryan. Ryan got back in the game in the second half and did a good job.
Matt took Maddy and Ryan to the pool this last week. The three of them were sitting in the pool when a big man wearing a little speedo got in as well. Maddy looked at the man, turned back to Matt and said, "Dad, I am so glad you shave your back!"
(Matt wants me to make sure everyone knows he doesn't have to shave his back.)
Matt did a really good job picking my Christmas gifts. My big gift this year was a new camera. LOVE IT!!! I have been playing around with it every day since. I got to practice some 'light painting' with the sparklers the kids lit. I still need to fine tune my mad skills but I am having so much fun! (Nick, can you help me out?)
Cade made the circles and the camera snapped him as he was walking away.