Lori's Side of the Story: November 2010        

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Belated Veterans Day

My mom and dad came over this Veteran's Day again to attend the assembly at the boys' school. It's such a nice program. The kids sing songs, the teachers discuss the importance of the day and talk about the Honor Flight (a program that sends WWII veterans from our town to Washington DC to visit the monument for WWII vets), and all the visitors are introduced (this year by the students).

The boys are so proud to bring Grandpa to school to show him off.

We are all proud of him. Thanks Dad and thank you to all the veterans out there!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Two trips

Sunday we took a hike at a nature preserve and found a geocache.

And today the boys had early release from school, so I loaded them up and headed to the zoo. We had a really nice day, the zoo was practically deserted, so we had the run of the place :-). It was nice for all the boys to go and they actually got along very well, YEA!

Believe it or not, they were actually asking me to take their pictures? I know!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Introducing three new residents

I'd like to introduce you to three new residents at the Winger house. First off we have Cowboy Baseball Player Superhero Batman Puppy Dog, or you can call him Cowboy Baseball Player for short :-) It's Grant's new toy he got from his buddy Ethan for his birthday. They came up with the name together...as they had cowboy boots on and were looking at Grant's baseball bat and trying on dress up clothes..hmmm....

Next we have Mr Bones. Jack made this life size skeleton at school as they were learning about the different bones in our bodies. God bless his teacher, just imagine 21 first graders making these skeletons!

And last, but certainly not because of his lack of importance in this house, our new dryer!!! Our old dryer had finally had enough, poor thing, it was time for retirement.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Grant can button, when did that happen? Well, that is exactly what I asked him tonight as I was watching him button his jammies. His reply, "I've been working on this for a couple of years." :-)

Side-note on the blanky front: Ganks can't seem to stay in bed. Grant keeps getting it and saying he just wants to rest a little bit (that's the only reason we are telling him he needs it).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Major Leagues

Last night when Dylan and I were watching the world series, he turned to me, very serious and said, "Mom, when I make it to the Major League, I'm really gonna need contacts instead of these glasses." OK Dylan, you got it!

Two stories to make you smile and one not so much

One perk of teaching preschool is listening to and watching the funny things the kids do. Today at calendar, our little three year old leader was convinced that we were putting up 'chickens' to mark the days instead of 'turkeys'. He was so confident he had the right answer, maybe he does eat chicken at Thanksgiving. Another thing that makes me giddy is watching the kids count with their fingers during music time. We learn songs like 'Five Little Pumpkins' and '10 Little Indians' and the kids work so hard to get the right number of pudgy little fingers up that by the time they figure it out, we've moved onto the next number. Sometimes I just have to laugh out loud:-)
The other story doesn't make me smile or Grant for that matter. We have decided it is time to leave Grant's beloved 'Ganks' (blanket) in bed while we go about our day. He was dragging it everywhere, think Linus. It is hard, he is very sad. We got a book, Owen, at the library yesterday about a little mouse and his blanky and how his parents were trying to get rid of his blanket. The book came with a cd. You should have seen the worry on Grant's face as we were listening to the book-sheer disbelief that any parent could be so cruel! There was the blanket fairy and vinegar and then the book ended with mommy mouse cutting up the blanket and making tiny little handkerchiefs out of it to keep in Owen's pocket. Grant would have no part of that! We decided to just try and leave Ganks in bed and just get it when we were napping or going to bed. It was a long, hard day and sort of sad for me too. None of the other boys had blankies so I'm sort of new at this. He's my baby though and this just seems like the last baby-ish thing we have at this house and that makes me sorta sad. There's a new season here at the Winger house and it doesn't involve any more babies, that's good, right?