We adopted a new kitty! We got him from the same Rescue that we found Gracie at. They are just a wonderful group, and I just fell in love with Mack. He is the loviest kitty we've ever had. He likes to curl up and lay right on your pillow with you. He is such a purrrry lover cat. So far all kitties are getting along pretty well. In a couple weeks they will get a long even better. Check out our new boy!
Every year we have a tradition that we go to Mrs. Stephanie's, Mr. Michael, and their daughter Katties house first. They always do something extra special for him, and this year we brought them a treat for Halloween. :o) Nothing beats going to the Shaus house on Halloween. :)
This year was EXTRA fun on Coolbrook. We went down to Owen's house for Halloween. They just live a couple houses down. Marek was totally siked and pumped about trick-or-treating this year. Not only did we stop at a tons of houses, but 6 of our families got driven around by a 4 wheeler with an 18 foot hayride attached to it. It was beyond fabulous. All the parents and kids had a awesome time. It even had a ghost with a strobe light on it.
Spoiling Marek with a special made bag for him!
Typical Marek needing to warm up.
Abby was Ariel, and Ariel is Marek's FAV princess. He was in HEAVEN!
We went to Brooke and Reilly's Halloween party. Marek had a great time. He's always happy dressing up as a pirate. They had all sorts of activities for the kids. They decorated pumpkins, played pin the tail on the pumpkin, decorated cookies, dinner, and then we all watched Monsters Inc on a big giant inflatable screen outside in the grass. They also had a big bounce house. It was fabulous!!
Here are a few pictures from their night. :) Oh.. and for some strange reason we took a bunch of pictures in the car on the way there, and then none at the party. Maybe someone else took pictures they can send me? :)
Every year we go pick out our pumpkins at the same patch. Marek always looks forward to this. Mostly because we pass by it on the way to work and he sees it for weeks. He was beyond excited this year, and knew what to do.
Marek and Carson have been going to the Zoo together since they were little tiny things. Here is a picture from the last three years. I'll post others shortly of their day out. They are such best of friends. :)
We had our annual "Bowl-O-Rama" event for the office yesterday. Marek is kinda like the office mascot because he gets to come to all the after hours events with the firm since both of us work at the same place. Marek of course LOVES getting to do anything with the office folks. Last night was actually a all family invited event for the first time since we have been doing the bowling event. So other kids came and bowled with Marek. He had sooo much fun. They put bumpers up for the kids and gave them a metal ramp to set the ball on top. Then the ball would go straight down the lane. Marek ended up bowling better than us, and even got a couple strikes! Gotta love the ramp!
Here are a few pictures from yesterday, and a few from the previous years. What a big boy he is now.
Bowl-O-Rama 2008 They even made him his own little tiny matching shirt! Auntie Ines and uncle John ROCK!
Serious game face, and ready to bowl! Our team won that year.
2007 Bowl-O-Rama Marek's first bowling experience.
Marek had a bloody nose in the middle of the night. The next morning there was a spot of blood on the floor. He yells Daddy! There's a little bit of night left on the floor.
I asked Marek what my name was and usually I get the response mommy.. and my real name is Amber. But on this occasion when asked... he goes. Mommy James Orr!
Marek: Daddy, when I grow up I'm going to be a daddy. And then you'll be a Marek. Then you can go somewhere else and I'll have mommy.
We drove by a shiny green John Deere tractor with a older looking mower attachment on it. Marek goes... "Look at that old-timey scoop on that tractor."!
Do you want to lay in your bed and watch commericials?
Marek: I want a snack. Me: Would you like some graham crackers? Marek: No... I want something I like.
I close my eyes a lot, and I open my eyes a lot!
Marek: Mommy, we don't eat bunny rabbits. Me: No we don't. Marek: Because they would be sad.
He told me that when he was done with dinner he'd be all "grown up" like me.
At a restaurant it had been raining. Marek looks out one window and says.. It's raining out that window, and not raining out the other window! I said no.. its actually not raining anymore, thats just the run off from the roof.
Marek had finished off two chicken legs, and looked down at his plate and said. Look mommy its pirate bones!
Marek was walking around in just his new underwear. He flexs and says look at my big muscle! Then he goes its a MUSCLE PARTY!
I was told by his teacher at school that Marek reminds everyone that we do not peepee or poop in the pool, because that's where Mr. Connor works. He's one of the kids swim instructors.
We were reminding Marek of all the people he needs to listen too. He needs to listen to his parents, his teachers, policemen, and firemen, and he shouts out and says and Iron Man! Our reply to him was yes... pretty much anyone that has a gun.
This is probably too much info to share but it's funny to me.. Everytime he goes poo on the potty. He stand up and while flushing he waves and says "BYE POOP"!!!
Whenever someone asks him to dance... He immediently starts to break dance. He gets down on the ground and starts throwing his legs up in the air.
Knowing the Chorus from a Wheatus Song.. and singing from the backseat "I'm just a teenage dirtbag baby."
When singing his ABC's when it gets to the LMNOP part is always... LLLLLMP....
Whenever he wants to take a break from something.. he always says.. OK lets take a "robot break" (we don't have any clue what that means, but it always makes us chuckle)
If you asked him what his name is... It's always Marek James Orr.. never just plain Marek...
Telling me that I'm a mommy not a "princess". But then when I'm wearing a dress. OH MOMMY!! YOU'RE A PRINCESS!
Keep in mind Marek just turned three, and he says... Do you remember back when I was a baby mommy??
After taking a nap, thanks to daddy watching Marek. I go in to see Marek in his playroom and in the sweetest voice he said, I'm sooooo happy you came back!
Marek gave me a kiss and felt my nose, and said it was cold. And then proceeded to ask me if it were in the fridge.
I say to Marek... We're lovers, not fighters! He says ya mommy we're lovers we're not SPIDERS! Hahaha!
Almost any girl wearing a dress is... "a princess"
He gets really thrilled when something is a match.. rather we're both wearing red shirts.. or we both are drinking bottled water. He squeals "We're a match"!
Instead of saying... I am a happy boy.. it's always one word. IM-AM a happy boy. (Sounds super cute)
Asking me to blow on his fruit because it is TOO COLD coming out of the fridge.
Marek constantly says Mommy, mommy, oh mommy from the backseat while in the car. I always say "Yes Marek, what is it?" He usually proceeds to tell me did you see that big truck?? Something a long those lines.. Well he pulled a funny one on us.. He says.. in the grouchiest and growly voice "MOMMY" and I turn around in a annoyed manor. What is it??!! IM HAPPY (Happiest little voice ever) You just never know whats coming out of their mouths..
Marek see's Scoot (our cat) up on his top bunk of his bunk bed.. And he know's he's not old enough to go up there yet.. So he says.. "That bed is for BIG kids and BIG cats"!