First, let's start with Blake's proudest parenting moment as of yet:
While waiting for Carter's basketball game to start on Saturday, he overheard the opposing team's coach say:
"The only kid on this team that can play is named Carter. Blonde hair. #5. Don't let him near the basket and watch out for fast breaks and lay ups."
Cue Blake slobbering all over himself with pride.
In other news, Lainey ain't got no game. Example:
This was her first attempt at picking up one of Mike's boys. You'll see she succeeded later on in this post. Nicholas was not interested.
That move always worked for me, though? Hmmmm......
Mike and Holly's boys at our house + Jack. There is simply no way for our families to get together and it not end in some massacre of our house or theirs. Always fun, though!
We see a lot of this these days. Lainey playing Preschool, handing out big jobs like "fish beater" and "line leader".
But, looks who is in time-out.
Poor Meow Meow.
These two just won't give her a break.
Have yall seen these? Mae Mae got them for us for Christmas. So fun!
I took my usual position as "Mamarazzi", as Shannon calls me, at Share Day. The letter was J. As always, my kids stretched that as far as they could and came up with this:
It's a dinosaur umbrella with his name painted on it. (J for Jack.) Alisha sent it to him. He ADORES it.
Lainey blew her turn by calling this kitty, "Daddy Kitty", as he's called at home. Carter convinced her to change the name to "Jungle Kitty" for the 'J' share. But, she forgot.
Speaking of Laine, we spent an extra 10 minutes in Walmart recently because she freaked out over this ice cream carton. "Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!! It lost her family! Put her back!!!!"
I tried to rush right by it, but she convinced me to return this random item - incorrectly placed here by someone else - to its home.
We watched the LSU Tigers beat the Aggies at Mike and Holly's house. Laine is in full baby mode here since a real live baby is always present.
Jack just hangs with the boys.
Love this look from Mike. Giving me his trademark, "What in the hell are you talking about?" expression. I've seen it before. Doesn't phase me.
Lainey held Ainsley again. Kisses this time.
The group joined us the next morning for Carter's basketball game. We are quite the motley crew, no?
Blake wants another baby. See?
Did I mention Carter cut off all his hair? ALL of it. He looks cute.
Remember before when I said Lainey struck out with Nicholas? Well, she made a little progress with Michael.
A romance blooming?
On the agenda this week:
*Thank you notes (still not done - hush)
*Basketball games - two of them!
*Snowboard boot shopping.
*Princess birthday party for Jack and Lainey.
*Babysit Mike and Holly's kids.
*Bachelor! (really should be at the top of the list)