Happy Birthday, Patrix!

Patrick had our first friend party…kind of. He was allowed to invite four friends from his class to join us for our family celebration. He chose to invite a group of friends he plays and works with a lot at school and all but 1 made it!

He started the day opening his present from Uncle Tom and Aunt Tara, but he was only wearing his underwear, so I didn’t get pics of that. :)  Then he got his present from Daddy.

Size matters!

Size matters!

His new RC from Daddy!

His new RC from Daddy!

It was a fun Minecraft theme this year.  Since there are absolutely no Minecraft party items available to purchase, everything had to be made by us!  So I ordered a cool cake (modeled after Patrick’s Minecraft character) from a friend (Lisa – the one that made Eleanor’s vegan shower cake!) and Mac helped me make Creeper goody bags.

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His school friends (Talia's hiding behind him)

His school friends: Jacek, Grace and Talia (hiding behind Patrick)

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Me with the 7 year old!

Me with the 7 year old!

Unfortunately, Daddy was sick and couldn’t join us, so we videoed the singing for him.

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Shelby Thor

Our puppy is 9 months old

Our puppy is 9 months old

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A conversation with Mac…and a dilemma

While I was cooking dinner the other night, Mac was hanging out with me.  It’s become a nightly (well, on the nights I cook at home!) habit that I’m quite enjoying.  While I cook, he either helps me, or hangs out and talks to me. I LOVE it.  I love to hear about his day and normally answer questions he has. But the other night, things got interesting.

Mac: So, you can choose to have a baby or not?
Me: Yes
Mac: Well, how? I mean, what do you do to get the baby?

At this point, I was trying to think of a clever response. I mean, I know I needed to answer him, but also stay vague like I have in the past.  I was also chuckling out loud over my dilemma.  Shannon wasn’t home, so I knew I was on my own.  I guess Mac thought I was taking too long to answer, so he said:

Mac: Drink milk?

I lost it. I laughed so hard at that point and knew he wanted a real answer this time.  But I couldn’t stop laughing.

Mac: Well, babies drink milk.  Mom, really. What do you do??

So I said the only thing I could think of at that moment.  After taking a deep breath so that I didn’t continue to offend him with my laughing, I said,

Me: Ask your dad.

Mac: Can you have another baby? Please?

Me: NO!  Mommy and Daddy are done having babies.

Mac: Please?!?! I want a sister or another brother.

Me: No. Babies are a lot of work and really annoying to you as the older brother.

Mac: Please, Mom!  Patrick and I won’t fight and we’ll be really good as long as the baby is a baby. Please mom?

Me (thinking, Ha! That’s a good one!): No.

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Patrick’s Latest Feat

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Welcome 2015

We decided for a New Year’s Eve at home this year. It’s been awhile. And it was nice. We went to dinner then just played games all evening waiting for midnight.  We even convinced Dale and Cheri to stay up the whole time with us! :)

It takes Sequence, Sequence Dice, Left/Center/Right, Uno, Pictionary and Monopoly to keep us all up till midnight.  Oh and chocolate, coke, wine and Sparkling Grape Juice!

Started with Sequence

Started with Sequence

Patrick copying Grandma's thinking mouth :)

Patrick copying Grandma’s thinking mouth :)

Grandpa on for Pictionary

Grandpa on for Pictionary

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Oh my gosh, he was so cute drawing.  His tongue went non stop.

Oh my gosh, he was so cute drawing. His tongue went non stop.

Patrick's drawings. I wonder why my team lost...

Patrick’s drawings. I wonder why my team lost…

Trying to kill time...

Trying to kill time…

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Monopoly!

Monopoly!

Happy New Year!! (I liked this one best, but I wasn't in it, so they insisted on a retake with all of us.)

Happy New Year!! (I liked this one best, but I wasn’t in it, so they insisted on a retake with all of us.)

There we all are! :)

There we all are! :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE MCMAHONS!

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