Mommy got Braces!

Say goodbye to this smile! It will never be the same and I am so excited! 
Getting the braces on wasn't too terrible, but wow they feel so weird. I hope it doesn't take me long to get used to them. 
 The boys first reactions to them when I picked them up from the babysitter.
So funny!


Grandpa Cannon and his Appendix

 Grandpa Cannon hadn't been feeling well for a few days, so Grandma took him to the ER on Sunday night were they found that he had appendicitis!
They weren't going to do surgery right away but ended up doing it when they found that his appendix had ruptured and they needed to get in there and clean it all out.
After surgery he was pretty nauseated, but did well. He was on IV antibiotics and was told he could go home in a day or 2.
 The next day he was sitting up and able to eat again.
Such a trooper!
Then on Wednesday he was sent home!
From what I know he is recovering very well and should be back to his old self in a couple weeks or so.
So glad everything worked out well Grandpa! 


Tanner's Birthday and Party

Tanner's birthday was a success!
We had a pretty mellow day while Daddy was at work. We went to MooMart (WalMart) to pick out a doll that he said he wanted for his birthday and cupcakes. We found these very cute little dolls. There was pink, blue and purple and he picked the pink and blue. I also said he could get a stroller and he picked the pink stroller opposed to the purple. This kid really likes pink!
 After Daddy got home Grandma came upstairs and gave him a tub full of coloring and drawing things and a PAW Patrol puzzle. He loved them! And we gave him the 3DS that Kollin wanted to get him. He was pretty excited about it.
The following Saturday was his birthday party. He said he wanted to go bowling and only had a few friends that he wanted to be there. So that worked! One of the friends had to cancel at the last minute, so just 2 were there. It was really fun and cute to watch 3 5 year olds bowl. 

Such a cool Transformer cupcake cake that he picked out.


5 Years Old

Such a big boy!
Happy Birthday to you!
You have really grown in leaps and bounds this year.
You are now in your second year of pre-school and you love it! You have not had anymore issues when getting dropped off at school like you did last year. You are so excited to be a big boy in class and helping your classmates, I think that may be what has helped.
You are a crazy talker now. Full sentences. All. The. Time. There are many things that you don't pronounce right that I really hope you'll grow out of soon. You say your C's and K's as T's, and your G's as D's. You also tend to not say your P's. Like when you say "police," it comes out "ohweese," and other words I can't think of no. But we know you can hear and say the letter P because you say "potty," "purple" and other things correctly. There are also others, but those come and go, like mixing up your N's and M's. It gets pretty frustrating for you and us sometimes when you are trying to tell us something, but it takes us a little bit to figure out what you are trying to say because you're not saying your words with the right letter sound. I'm sure it will come with time and age. Hopefully.
You are having so much fun with Chase now that he's mobile an can run around with you. You two are definitely boys and love to rough house and tackle each other. You have very active times when you are ripping apart the couch, jumping on the cushions, tearing each other's heads off (all in fun) to very sweet times when you will "read" a book to Chase and watch tablets together. You are such a sweet big brother.
You have definitely developed an attitude and we are working on helping you know how to speak nicely to us (especially Mommy) and asking for things and not demanding. We're pretty sure it has been going to school that has started this. Which is ok! I know it is normal for you to want a little freedom after being so structured at school and it comes out as aggression. You just need to learn what aggression is ok, and what is not.
I am starting a Birthday Interview now that you are talking so well and we will see how much it changes each year!
Birthday Interview
What is your favorite thing to do?
"To build a Lego house and build Minecraft houses."
What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Drive a garbage truck like Daddy."
What is your favorite food?
Who do you like to spend time with?
"My friends at school."
What do you do really well?
"Building houses."
What makes you laugh?
"When I lifted up the train track and it fell down and broke. That's kind of funny!"
What is the best time of the day?
"Breakfast Time."
What are you afraid of?
"I'm scared in the bathroom with no lights on"
Who is your best friend?
"Boston and Cooper and Cole and Ben and Case and you and Daddy."
What do you like to do with your family?
"Sledding and riding the train at the mall."
What do you love to learn about?
"My ABC's and numbers."
What is your favorite book?
"Paw Patrol book."
What is your favorite TV show?
"PAW Patrol and PJ Masks."
What is your favorite movie?
"Transformers, Avengers, Cars, Big Hero 6 and Frozen."
What do you want for your birthday?
"A doll and video games."

We love you so much and you are such a light in our lives.
Happy Birfday Buddy!
Mommy and Daddy