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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Meet the Navy!

You know those days when you just ache for your child?

When they've wanted something, saved for it, and it just didn't work out?

Today was one of those days.

So we decided to go to Freebirds for dinner.
(mmmm...if you've never been to a Freebirds and had a monster, you're missing out!)

We went to the Freebirds on Northgate...for all of you non-Aggies Northgate is right across the street from Texas A&M University and about a mile from the airport.

At the next table were a couple of men in navy jumpsuits eating their burritos.

After much deliberation at our table about who would ask them if they flew Navy planes, The Rev asked for JMonster (okay, okay...for ME!).

One of the gentlemen said they did fly planes for the Navy, 
and then asked if we were about through with our dinner.

"Um, sure?"

"Would you like to see an airplane?"

"Um, SURE!!!!"

So we met him at the airport and he gave us a "tour" of his plane.
Not much of a "tour" since it was a two seater and a prop engine!

He let JMonster sit in the cockpit and pretend to fly.

He let JMonster try on his helmet.

He gave JMonster a patch from his flight suit!

(Oh how I wish we had brought our camera!  Neither of our phones got a good pic of JMonster in the plane, dagnabit!)

A great big thank you 
to a special Navy flight instructor 
for making our day!

Friday, January 27, 2012

JMonster loses his first tooth!

I'm thinking maybe I should switch the name of this blog to
JMonster's Not So Daily Updates.

It's gotten away from being about me.
(Isn't it ALL about me!?!)

And it definitely isn't daily.

Oh well. 

Today is exciting, though!


Before tooth extraction!
And we got it on video for you:

AFTER tooth extraction.  Not sure why his eyes are closed!

I love this face!  Blood and all. :o)

Monday, January 23, 2012


JMonster has a new addiction to add to his list of obsessions...


It's a video game on the Wii...something about saving the world, maybe?  
Or maybe not?

He finished his kindergarten math book today, and as a reward we told him we'd get him Sonic Boom (he's one of the Skylander characters).
Sonic Boom!

After 4 stops we ended up with 3 Skylander characters, none of which were Sonic Boom.

Come to find out Skylanders are THE item right now.

You can't find them anywhere!

So if you see a Sonic Boom, please send it to our little monkey.

He finished TWENTY pages in his math book just today.

He was M-O-T-I-V-A-T-E-D!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Self Discipline

At first I was going to title this DISCIPLINE.

But then I thought better of it...too many people searching for articles on disciplining children would end up here!

Yesterday I was hanging out with one of my neighbors.

And you can't prove I was avoiding packing up the Christmas stuff!

We were talking and she mentioned the word "discipline".

And it hit me.

And made me think.

I have not been self disciplined.

I can't say that across the board, but in most areas.

So I am willing to work at it.

And become more disciplined.

Now I just need to figure out which areas to begin with!

(I've been better about reading my Bible every day.  I've been better about what we eat and where it comes from.  I have not been so great about what time I go to bed.  Or get up.  Or exercise.  Or keeping my house in order.  Or keeping my LIFE in order.  Or blogging.  Or teaching JMonster the way he deserves to be taught.  Or playing with JMonster the way he deserves to be played with.)

I have a lot to think about!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

JMonster's First Piano Recital

JMonster started taking piano lessons in September.

On December 17th he had his first recital.

Boy, was he NERVOUS!

He did a fabulous job...see for yourself:

Let JMonster know how he did in the comments!  I'll let him read them!