Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ben Swimming

Ben made a HUGE break through in his swimming lesson yesterday … he finally put his face in the water without screaming, crying, or whining!!!  I was so proud of him and he was quite proud of himself.  Sam and Ben have been taking swimming lessons for the last six months.  Sam is just working on learning all the different strokes and getting better at the ones he knows.  Ben has just been scared of the water for a while now.  At first it was a big leap for him to even want to get in the water.  He's been getting in with a floaty during Sam's lesson and just splashing around, but he's never actually wanted to have his lesson before.  Getting him to take the floaty off is a little fight every week.  Last week I brought his super hero dive toys and he played with those for a while but there was no big change.  Yesterday I took his little net with the little fish that you dive for and he was totally into it.  At first he stayed in the shallow area so he didn't have to put his face in the water, but he wandered into deeper water and panicked when he couldn't get them.  I encouraged him to put on his goggles and try to find them.  It worked!!!  He dove for those fish for an hour.  His instructor even managed to get him to do a little swimming on his own.  Amazing!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sam's First Soccer Game

Sam's first soccer game was yesterday. He is #7 in red (Leopards). His buddy Jack is #8. They played the wrong team for the first quarter (yellow) until the coaches sorted it all out. Sam said he loved hearing us cheer for him.  So glad they got to play in the 80 degree weather yesterday instead of the 20 degrees with sleet we had today! Sam and Jack did awesome and had so much fun! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Love Potion 31

Always have to go to Baskin Robbins in February to get Love Potion #31.  BEST. ICE CREAM. EVER.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from my two little cupids who can never sit still and think EVERYTHING is HILARIOUS!!!

Lulu picked the perfect Valentine's Day book for these two silly boys!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Racing BristleBots

Sam's school had a science fair this year for K-6.  Sam picked Racing BristleBots as his project.  Building robots sounded like a lot of fun.  I enjoyed working on it just as much as he did.  He was so excited about it that he took it for show and tell a few weeks before it was due.  The only painful part was helping Sam type the paper.  I couldn't actually type it or format it for him, so I just sat next to him over the course of a few days (totalingabout 4 to 5 hours) and told him what to click to add a title page, table of contents, headings, images, etc.  Of course Sam doesn't know how to type, he's only 7 and in the second grade so it didn't seem like a skill he needed yet.  I'm thinking a fun typing program  will be in our near future.  The display board was easy to build since he had typed the paper instead of writing it out by hand.  He's already ready for his next science project!