We made Marcus write out his birthday wish list. In part, because we were kind of tired of listening to him talk about what he wanted and, also, because he needed a "project". I bet you can figure out most of what he wants-a new ligthsaber, yu-ge-oh card, a kung fu hamster thing. The last thing he put on his list was an MP3 player. He saw Andy's and wanted to write one down on his list. I asked Marcus what kind of music he would listen to. He said "This is where we fight" (which is on the Heritage Christian football warm-up CD) and "the ta-ta song" (which is actually the song "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas-my kids love their music).
We (I) decided not to have an actually birthday party with kids over for Marcus's birthday. It's harder to do in the summer since lots of people travel and I never really got to know all the kids in Marcus's class this year. Instead, we(Andy and I) have decided that we (Andy) will take Marcus to play laser tag and then have cake and presents. Should be a fun time.
Otherwise, this last week has been pretty low-key. Plenty of sitting around the house just playing in the pool and, since the weather has cooled off, more stuff like bike riding and park playing. We went to a park last night. It was fun to watch each of the boys play. A little girl ran over to Cale and they played together the whole time we were there. Ewan played in the sandbox with a bunch of little girls, some of whom looked like his "Sally". (In the car on the way home Ewan said, "I like to help girls. I don't like to kiss girls." So glad he clarified) Marcus chased anyone who would run away from him and Liam wandered around barefoot, of course, because his parents forgot his shoes.
The weather is beautiful this morning. Andy is getting ready to go for a 62 mile bike ride in preparation for his ride across Indiana in mid-July. The boys are laying around, watching television-they are tired! Liam is taking a super-early nap. He did wake up at 6am though, so it's time to sleep for him. I'm just drinking my coffee, hoping the calm lasts a little longer. :-)