Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jaxon and MacGyver

The theme song to the old tv show MacGyver is now permanently stuck in my head.  Thanks in part to Netflix.  Ian's been watching it on Netflix a lot lately and Jaxon LOVES this show.  I mean not just a little bit but like LOVES LOVES LOVES this show.  He forgoes cartoons, playing with toys, playing the wii, and eating to watch this show.  He finds it utterly fascinating.  I'm so not kidding.  So this morning when Ian got up, Lego Star Wars was turned off and MacGyver was turned on.  This is the picture that I caught in my living room th is morning.  All my boys (Brennan, Ian, Jaxon, Grandpa Chuck, and even Logan)  were in the living room watching the show. 

On our way to Brian's 4th of July Party on Monday we saw one of Ian's coworkers from Sams.  His name is David.  Super nice guy.  As he was crossing the street Jaxon yells out "Dad, your friend looks like MacGyver." The sad part is Jaxon was totally on the money.  So now David has a new nickname. 

Jaxon's loves MacGyver so much that we keep finding random swiss army knives that we've had around the house in his bedroom.  Now we have to hide them.  I'm not sure a 4 year old really needs a swiss army knife but OMG Jaxon thinks he does.  You'd think we'd taken away his bike or something.  Anyway, I just had to capture 4 generations of Carpenter boys and the show that brings my boys together!
I <3 them!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blogging and Stuff

I used to blog all the time. I tried to post something every day. I just realized how very much I miss it. LOL I know it's crazy. I would read my favorite blogs, participate in random meme's, and most of all I would write my thoughts, feelings, and post pictures of my crazy, adorable family. Yep, I miss that. So I'm going to try to work on getting back on the horse, so to speak.


So what have I been up to? Well, my mother in law was in town recently... twice. And my father in law is currently in transit from the airport to my house with my hubby. I have been doing a lot of reading lately. Joined a book club and am really enjoying it. Just finished My Sister's Keeper and I loved it. I cried like a baby.

I've been teaching coupon classes. I mean seriously who knew right! Saving money is so much fun and I absolutely love teaching. :) I really enjoy getting to meet new people. I'm finding my niche in this little coupon thing and it's pretty exciting.

Brennan finished 4th grade and his first year as a Webelos Cub Scout. Next week he will be taking his very first trip without me or Ian. He is going with my father in law when he leaves and will be spending some time with his grandparents. He is sooo excited and Mama not so much. I may need to be heavily sedated next Monday. Anyone have any xanax? LOL! Just Kidding... I think.

Jaxon is... well he is Jaxon. Getting into everything, thinking he is older than he is, and stubborn as can be! I mean here we are 3 months before his 5th birthday and we still haven't figured out this potty training thing! Geez, I'm starting to think he will never go to school at this rate. But he is the most thoughtful, amazing little 4 year old boy in the whole world. Randomly he runs up to me and says I love you Mommy. Melts my heart. He just got tubes put back in his ears for the second time last week.

Ooops, Ian just got home with his dad. Guess I better run and spend some time with the fam. My kids are so excited to see their grandpa!