Tuesday, June 23, 2009

World War II

The armies of World War II are marching across our living room floor. There are Lincoln Log forts being pummeled by tanks and machine guns and rocks from catapults. It took quite some time (nice quite time, I might add) to set up all the forts, flags and men. Austin was the USA and Aidan was Germany. Of course, now that Aidan has discovered that Germany lost and the Allies won, he wants a different flag - Britain's will do.

Once the battle began, then World War III also broke out as Austin didn't have the right tank and he wasn't allowed to just drive over Aidan's troops. Austin eventually quit playing so Aidan knocked down Austin's old fort which created more drama. The suggestion that they both be on the same team sounded good, but in reality was impossible for them to execute as then there was no one to manage the enemy troops and they couldn't agree on tactics.

Aidan had lots of questions, including do they start a war by saying "ready, set, go". The most amusing question was, "Do the soldiers in wars get a lunch break?" I explained that they used to long long ago, but now there are surprise attacks that could happen over lunch time. Aidan responded with the quote of the day, "I don't want to be a soldier if I might get killed while eating my lunch. Lunch is one of my most favorite things." Naturally, there were follow-up questions like, do they get to pick what they eat for lunch and do they get dessert?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

Dad and the Wevodau Trio

This was Paige's first Father's Day celebration. It was filled with swimming, video gaming, bocci ball playing, and a little Wii action at the Grandparents abode. And for Paige, eating, sleeping, crying, diaper changing, etc.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

At Home

Austin's thinking, "Well, I guess she's here to stay"

Austin continues to show a growing interest in his little sister. Today I asked if he could give Paige her pacifier. He clarified that I meant the "little, green thingy". Then he asked if I could show him how. So today was Austin's lesson in pacifier insertion. Then he wanted to watch Paige get her bath. He seemed a little jealous that she got to take a bath in a whale shaped tub and in the kitchen sink and then he lost interest and went outside to climb on our mailbox to wait for his friend to pick him up for VBS.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Paige Golden has had more pictures taken of her in three days than her parents have had taken in their entire lives. But true beauty draws attention.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Agony of Life

You probably thought life would be easy eating and sleeping all day. It's not.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Our New Baby

Paige Golden Wevodau was born at 12:19 P.M., Tuesday, June 9, 2009. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces. Length: 20 inches. She stayed wide awake for nearly six full hours after her birth before deciding to take a long nap.

The Winning Season

Aidan played for the Orioles in the 7 and under coach pitch baseball this spring. His team went undefeated in the regular season at 13-0-1 and then won 3 games in the post-season tourny to take home that trophy too. He may never have so much fun again, but for now it has inspired him to want to play baseball in the fall too!

With Coach Gonzales

The Winning Team

Austin's Preschool Graduation

Another phase of Austin's life has come to a conclusion. From 3 months to 5 years he has attended Primrose School at Hall-Johnson in Grapevine. On May 29th, he graduated from Pre-Kindergarten!

Really? Do you have to take my picture, Mommy?

This is fun!

When you make me wear a tie, this is the smile you get.