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The Super Friends & Two Napping Brothers

Part 1: The Super Friends
Last time I wrote was just after Christmas. (The ode to Beth didn't work by the way.) The kids got several DVDs for Christmas, but our DVD player was broken. Michael & I went to Best Buy on Saturday to buy a new one that was recommended by The Boss (a.k.a. Christie Davis). Michael had also been watching some DVDs of old, old Superman cartoons the past few weeks, so Beth and I decided to get him a Super Friends DVD. Yes, this is the Super Friends that we all watched as kids. Now the big thing is for Michael to dress up like Superman and Elizabeth to dress up like Wonder Woman. Here is the evidence. Please don't cry from laughing too hard at Elizabeth's get up (if you want the full effect, click on the picture and view it @ 100%). Oh, my belt apparently makes a good Magic Lasso.



Part 2: Two Napping Brothers
The kids were pretty wound up and whiny this afternoon. Even Oscar, who is always a sweetheart (like his Daddy), had to have a couple of timeouts. Finally, Beth asked him if he wanted to take a nap and he said yes. Two minutes later he's sound asleep. This was at 3:45. At 4:45 Beth went upstairs to wake him up and what does she see, Michael sound asleep in the bed with his brother. Michael had just been talking to me minutes before that, but I guess he decided he was tired and took a nap on his own. Michael did tell me that he didn't sleep good last night because he was thinking about Star Wars all night, which is his other current love. Anyway, it was such a precious moment with Michael and Oscar. Oscar had the biggest grin on his face when I woke him up and he saw Michael napping with him. Of course, they'll be up until at least 10 tonight and will oversleep for school tomorrow, but at least it made for a cute picture.

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