Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Special thanks goes out to Ross, Sean, Grandma and Grandpa Peel, Mom and Dad. We couldn't have done the move without ya'll.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I know the source of his sudden interest. It is the movie Annie. I bought it a few months ago and it has become a family favorite. Smoking is seen in the movie. Who knew kids were influenced by what they watch!
The funny thing is that the kids went through a phase last year where they were really aware of people smoking. We had discussed with them that it is not a healthy choice, etc. We were in a parking lot and a man, who was smoking, walked by us. Christian blurted out, "That guy is gonna DIE."
Monday, August 11, 2008
We were able to celebrate with both sides of the family. He is looking forward to spending his birthday money. He wants Legos and Pokemon cards.
He really values the traditions we do as a family. Every year on their birthday they get their favorite breakfast delivered to their bed. A few days before his birthday he started giving me subtle reminders, just to make sure that I wouldn't forget the breakfast.
I can hardly believe that he is nine. He is my first baby and such a blessing to me and our family. He is so fun to be around. I can always count on him to say something that just makes my day and makes me laugh. He is so willing to help and serve others. He is sensitive and smart. Life is never boring with him around. I am lucky to be his mom.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
All ready for 3rd grade. His concern about the new school was whether they had recess or not. When shopping for new shoes he informed me that his style is not the skateboard style--it is the Sketcher style. I told him that he could get a new backpack because he has had this one since Kindergarten. He reminded me that his was still in good shape and that he was going to see how many years he could use it. He said that it would be cool to have this same one when he got to high school.
He reported that his first day of school went well.
Heading off to 2nd grade. Bev was worried about making new friends (and missing her friends from their previous school.) She wanted her hair done in buns (her favorite hair style lately.) She is more interested in what she wears now--she has her own ideas about what she likes. Unlike Andrew, her backpacks do not last. This is because she always wants those character ones that fall apart. No more of those.
After the first day I asked her how it went and she replied, "It was good and the boy that sits behind me smelled like poop."