4/09/2006

There's a swordfight at the end

This weekend we had fun getting together with friends. We met at ChuckeCheese for a little excitement and then traveled back to our house for some dessert. The best part for Ethan was having a sleep-over with his good buddy Grant.

Unfortunately, I made the classic blunder of telling Ethan on Tuesday night that Grant was coming over. Not smart at all. I guess it must be hard not being able to truly measure or understand time. Every event of the next few days was somehow referenced to Grant's arrival. WHEN is Grant coming? Is he coming AFTER I eat lunch? When I wake up, will Grant be here then? We finally had to punish him for asking too much. One evening Ethan came and found me with a big smile on his face and said, "I'm so excited about Grant coming, my hands are wiggling!"

Chucky's was predictable anyway. Loud and crowded but the kids enjoyed it. Drew slept for a while in the baby carrier but was soon awake and squawking. I'm sure he was a bit over-stimulated by all the commotion.

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Thanks Lori for the red velvet cake recipe! It sure looked nice and the frosting was really good...think I may have done something wrong though because the cake tasted a little dry.

Ethan and Grant are close in age and play together well. They both love superheroes and were dressed in their costumes most of the time. At one point, Grant was going upstairs and said to Ethan, "Come on, Spiderman!" Ethan replied,"I'm on my way, Batman!" So funny to watch.

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Keith created a little video clip of the boys with their "light savers" working on their Jedi skills.


Click here to watch the battle

(If it doesn't work when you click on it, try right-clicking "Save Link As")

This evening, as I was writing this post, Ethan turned to me and asked, "Can Grant come over tommorow?"

12 comments:

melbrown said...

Sounds like you should just cave and agree to adopt Grant...

Great pictures and video! I love Ethan's startled blinking at the start of the battle... Still have to work on that steel-like poise, Superman. :)

Claire said...

Oh my word. Too funny. Good job with the light sabers, Keith!

Avalanche Cowpoke said...

Ahem---Do you suppose those two blokes with them sabre thingys would be willing to hire themselves out to take care of a couple dozen rustlers we got down our way???

Claire said...

Your title reminds me of a Grover/Sesame Street/kids' book called something like, " There's a monster at the end of this book!"

DJ said...

RYC-hehe, thanks :-) I spent all day saturday messing with my xanga, then spent saturday nite til about 11pm, lol, copying it for my blog.

Props to you and Keith for:
A: putting up with "when is..."
2:the lightsaber duel. That WAS so COOL...

janelle said...

Everyone,

Just so you don't think that Liane is making up imaginary friends with whom she dines and later entertains in her home, we are the Jeff and Janelle (Hazen) Jackson family and the Andy and Amy (Lynn) Morris family...not to be confused with the Figgah and Spoonah family. We are real live country folk and we want some personal glooory on your blog. GOSH!

And the cake was very, very tasty contrary to Liane's account in which she likened its texture to that of sawdust and cornbread.

Silly girl.

Loreo said...

Liane, would you say the cake layers were somewhat thin and firm? I personally expected them to be really soft and moist with 1 1/2 cups of oil, too, but at least they didn't fall apart when being put together! Maybe if we baked them a little less longer, since they were not full cake pans? I wish I had a piece now!

ljmax said...

Ha, ha..thanks for clarifying Janelle--important info! True dat.

Lori--Yeah indeed, in spite of Janelle's white lies of friendship, the cake was pretty dry but, like you said, easy to put together. I used a slightly larger pan than called for so thought maybe that had something to do with it...

Tom said...

Wow! that was really neat!!!! How did you do the lightsaber affect(I really want to learn how:)

Tom said...

I mean effect not affect(sorry)

Keith said...

I used the free programs found at http://lsmaker.uw.hu/page.php. There are good tutorials there as well. Very easy and fun (although the sound program gave me some trouble).

Tom said...

Thanks.