Mouths of Babes #7

Chandler grabs the fortune cookie from my Chinese take out last night and proceeds to eat it.

Chandler: “Daddy, it tastes sweet.”

Me: “Of course buddy, it’s a cookie.”

Chandler: “No… it says ‘It tastes sweet’… see?” [holds up fortune paper from cookie]

Fortune reads “It tastes sweet.”

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Chandler Graduates to Wolf

Today we celebrated a milestone for our son Chandler. His Cub Scout Pack had its end of the year graduation picnic today at Fort Christmas. It was a lot of fun. Becky’s Mom & Stepfather attended. Chandler earned his Wolf book for selling discount cards. He also earned a ribbon for his uniform for attending the Family Fun Fest and helping out. He also got to carry the pack flag in the color guard (it was about 3 times his height LOL). Lastly, and most importantly I had the honor of graduating him to the next step in Scouting… Wolf Scout. He got his new yellow neckerchief and slide knot. We get to keep his orange Tiger Cub neckerchief so we’ll put it somewhere safe for when he gets older if he wants it.

We also built his Raingutter Regatta boat kit the night before and he got to race it. We had a great lunch, tossed the football around (he’s got a strong arm and can spiral the ball already), took a walk through the really old period houses they have at Fort Christmas, and generally just had a great fun time with the family. The girls came as well.

Chandler just seemed to beam from ear to ear each time his name was called and he got a new award. He was very adorable and honestly could be a poster boy for Cub Scouts… but of course I’m biased a bit. We are very proud of him. Our little baby boy is growing up so fast.

You can see more pictures here.

Chandler Turns Seven

ChandlerWell yet another milestone in the Williams family. Chandler turned seven! Hard to believe my baby boy is so big now. He’s so funny and all boy. We went bowling at his request and had a great time. He loves bowling. We almost didn’t make the bowling happen as we didn’t book an official party. We got there and they were having a tournament and all the lanes were taken by the tournament or birthday parties. We started to freak a little bit as we thought of options. We tried another close bowling alley and they too were completely full. So we had to try the alternate plan of Chuck E. Cheese. Sad part was we had to do it the previous birthday party because it was raining and we had no other choice.

So we asked Chandler if he was okay with Chuck E. Cheese and his face just dropped. It was one of those looks of utter disappointment. Becky’s heart was starting to break. He thought about it a few minutes and then he said he was fine with CEC. Of course we as parents weren’t. Chandler is the middle child and the only boy so between his domineering older sister and mommy-clinging little sister he usually gets the short end of the stick. Luckily he’s pretty flexible and goes with the flow, but we wanted his day to be special and for him to get what he wanted.

So after all the party guests had arrived I tried one more time at the counter. I asked if there was even one lane off in a corner we could use because he had his heart set on bowling and he was very sad. The guy at the counter looked and said he had two lanes that had just opened up. We of course grabbed them! Each child got 2 games and the guy didn’t even charge us for shoes because it was Chandler’s birthday! It was awesome. Pizza, soda and a big Spongebob cake. Everything went really well.

Needless to say Chandler had a great time and enjoyed his special day.

Mouths of Babes #2

“She drank God’s blood” ~ Chandler

This sounds like a rather vampiric statement for a seven year old. Becky was discussing our Easter visit to see her Grandmother on the phone. She was saying how we went to visit Nanny in the nursing home on Easter Sunday to sing some hymns with her, give her her Easter egg and just spend some time. Randy (Becky’s step-father) is a Methodist minister and he has a mini communion kit. We also planned to do Easter communion for her. So we did the bread and the blood, etc. So while Becky was relating all the events over the phone, Chandler chimed in with “She drank God’s blood.”

Yet another classic.