I know, I know... I'm late with these pictures! The truth is that I have had these done and ready to post, but I was missing 2 days and it was driving me crazy. I'm not sure what happened on those 2 days - why didn't I take a picture? The perfectionist in me just didn't want to have a missing day - or 2!!
Anyway, I found one day (on my phone!)... and the other day, well, that's life, right?? Sometimes you just don't get it done, but life goes on. Thank goodness for second chances, right? :)
So, here's the first half of our April...
April Fools!! No one got fooled today and we celebrated at Chick-fil-@. Bennett had several ELABORATE pranks in mind, but I just wasn't motivated enough to drain the gas from Brad's vehicle, so we just talked about it :) HA!
On the 2nd, the Red Sox played the Yankees. The Yankees won, but Bennett said that it was ok, since we lost to his best friend :)
Birthday party time!! We celebrated Bennett's 8th birthday at the bowling alley. It was great! He had 10 friends and the alley did all the work (except for the cupcakes that I made :) The best part... seeing him so happy!
After the bowling party, we had the family over for dinner and cookie cake. The meal? A Z@xby's nibbler platter!! Since the moment we saw the platter advertised, he's wanted one, so his birthday was the perfect chance. YUM!
The REAL day! April 4 - Bennett's day! This day is filled with '8 years ago...' memories for all of us :) Eight years ago we the best day ever!
We celebrated all day long! I brought bagels for his class' snack... look at his face while they sang to him!
April 5 - bath time!
April 6 - working on legos (the most popular (and appropriate!!) birthday gift!)
(By the way - the last lego was completed on the 19th!)
BOOSTERTHON!! We love Boosterthon's Funrun! I know it's cheesy, but I get a little teary when they start running and having so much fun! Bennett ran all 35 laps this year (plus 5!)
Hanging out. Bennett loves the zoom feature of the camera... we're just lucky that we got most of Brad's head :)
We've had a tough season, but Bennett's had a great time! He's hitting well, and making it around the bases as often as he can! Here he is on 3rd base :)
12 years. He's put up with me for 12 years :) We celebrated with a wonderful dinner at Flemmings.
April 11. A meal at home, which is rare these days... I set the camera up and said 'ok, just ignore the camera and act normal'. Bennett couldn't stand it! This picture makes me laugh :)
April 12 - hmmm. What did we do that day and night? Not sure :) In my book I'll include a note about our lenten promise of no tv after 5 PM.
He loves to tell me that I'll need to wash his pants because he had to slide :)
April 14 - Brad and I taught the cub scouts tonight about marbles. Did you know we were marble experts? No? You can learn a lot from the internet... plenty to pass on to 8 year olds :)
April 15 was a CRAZY day! I was the Mystery Reader, but bad weather was approaching, so school got out early. The class had an early lunch, I activated the emergency calling tree for the parents, and we squeezed in a few books at the end. Bennett wanted to read :)
April is an important month for our family! April always brings a smile and many fond memories :)