Friday, October 24, 2008

The big kid in the house

It is hard to believe that Alex is already done with three months of first grade. He is doing great and has made friends. Other than school he is in boy scouts and we are all really enjoying that a lot. I never realized how involved I could be in it. I thought it was a father/son activity only. It is really for the family as a whole. Lot of good times to be had. Last Friday while he had a day off of school we went to the playground and he made this "campfire" out of sticks and leaves. He amazes me with his creativity all the time. He also spends a lot of time outside in the playset mixing up things and making "potions". He has a huge interest in science right now. Just a few new pictures of him that I wanted to share. It is a bit bittersweet how independent his is getting this year. I know this is only the beginning.

Happy Girl

Anika was so happy today when I got the crayons out and gave her a piece of paper. I have tried before but today was the first time she had interest in doing anything other than eating the crayons. She was so excited. We were at the little kids table where Alex usually does his homework and I am guessing she was thrilled to be writing there with me like her beloved brother does. When she was done she put the crayons down and waved goodbye to them. SO CUTE.

Monday, October 13, 2008

More Weekend Fun

On Sunday after the camping trip we all went to a fall festival here in our neighborhood. Alex was really excited about the chance to wear his Halloween costume in the kids parade. Anika was less than thrilled with her cat attire. After marching around the park following the high school band it was time for the bounce house and slide. Anika loved the little slide in the park and is now climbing the stairs and sliding herself!

Weekend Fun

This weekend was a first for our family. It was Alex's Fall Cub Scout camp out. Very early on saturday we hit the road for the trip to the camp. It was a great day. Anika and I stayed until late afternoon and then left for home after it was clear that Anika was not going to shut her eyes for even a minute and risk missing the fun. The boys stayed overnight and were home before lunch on Sunday. Alex had a blast with some of his new friends and can't wait to go again next year. It did my heart such good to see him with his friends from school and see that he has made some good friends here in the short time since school started.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Playing Together

I am having so much fun watching Alex and Anika play together. Alex is a wonderful big brother and the majority of the time is really nice and loving with Anika. She adores him and follows him around the house now hoping for a spin on her little big wheel. Alex had his first cub scout meeting this month, his Halloween costume is all ready to go and Anika is loving being outside and playing with sticks and leaves. We have starting to hang out in the front yard after dropping Alex off at school in the morning. She just beams the whole time. Have a great weekend.