Monday, September 23, 2013

Anderson's Room

Anderson's room makeover is complete.  He loves his big boy room and has declared it the 'awesomest'.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Oh. My. Goodness.  That's his new favorite is adorable!

I thought little girls were the only ones who cut their own hair...

or applied black electrical tape to their faces...

And here are some pics of him in his soccer uniform...
  He was jumping up and down saying, 'I love soccer!

 Tapping the inside of his foot, while they learned that is what they should be using.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Oh, Owen!

Owen was singing away while working with Aaron in the shed...

I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart.
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart Tuesday.

Aaron told him it was to stay and he was insistent it was Tuesday.  He was finally convinced when both Aaron and I told him it was to stay.

Reading has really clicked with him since 1st grade started.  I came home from work one day this week to find him on the couch reading away.  Tonight he read his first chapter in a chapter book!  Yay for the Magic Treehouse!

And here's the handsome fella in his soccer uniform...His season has been off to a very slow start...but with the incentive of a trip for ice cream, he scored a goal!

Thursday, September 5, 2013


After 2 years (and the past couple of weeks) of watching his big brother, it is finally time for Anderson to play soccer.  He was so excited!

He did a great job at practice...

 He looks so grown up here!

 Practicing toe taps...they were challenged to see how many they could do in a minute.  I think the coach forgot how young they are and that counting can be a challenge.  I counted for Anderson...he did 65 toe taps in a minute.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Finished Fort

The fort is finished!!  Now it's time for Morgan Le Fay to show up to take them on a Magic Treehouse adventure!
It is painted to match the house.  The fort can be accessed via the rope climbing ladder, the rope step ladder or the bridge from the old playset.  The rope ladder lands the climber inside the fort via a trap door.  On top, there is a steering wheel, a pulley, and a water sprayer.  And there is a swing bar under the bridge.  There are 2 windows, a door and vents on the front and back.

 That black thing near the top is a solar panel to run an interior light.  There is also electricity.  For safety, an extension cord must be run from the shed to plug into the fort before the power is live.
 What an awesome job Aaron did designing, building and finishing off the fort!  I'm sure there will be hours of childhood fun in it!