Thursday, May 20, 2010

Preschool Coming to an End

It is hard to believe that in about one week preschool for the Boy will be over. I remember being nervous on his very first day, not him as he couldn't wait to go to school. He has gone three years to preschool due to an October birthday and it will be on to kindergarten next fall. He has come a long way since then and I can't believe how much he is growing up. He can't wait for kindergarten to start and I am sure after a few weeks of summer break I won't be able to wait much longer either. I know there will be new faces in the preschool next year and excitement all around but I like to believe the Boy will have left his mark.

Monday, May 17, 2010

What A Weekend

It has been very busy around our house with my wife's work, the boy and his hockey, and the Girl just into everything. I usually mean to update at least once a week but lately my head has been spinning from all that is going on.

The Boy has run in his first race, he will participate in cross country this fall for his school, and did very well for not really knowing what is going on. It was a 1k (or 1000 meters) which he completed in 5 minutes and he really didn't seem too tired from it, granted he does run all day no matter what he is doing. He has been getting better and better at hockey. The Boy now actually gets involved with the play more and is willing to go in and battle for the puck which is fun to watch.

The Girl is learning more and more and has developed quite the independent nature at times. She does what she can to keep up with her brother. I don't remember if I updated or not her height and weight from her 2 year appointment but she is now 35 1/4 inches tall and weighs 26 lbs and 8 oz. She is getting to be like her brother - tall and thin. I think her new favorite phrase is "Awesome Momma!"

As for the parental units, we have gone to a concert, a party and even had a cookout with some friends. That all happened in one weekend which was fantastic but tiring all at the same time. Between the Boy and his hockey and the girl wanting to be shopping and walking everywhere it requires a very energetic day which is tough when the kids want to wake up every day about 6 am.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This Weekend: Trains, Birthday, Thomas and First Goal

It was a crazy weekend, but a fantastic weekend. Saturday started out with National Train Day, so I took the Boy and we saw all kinds of neat stuff. We even got to go in the cockpit of an Amtrak train.Then we came home and started preperation for the Girl's second birthday party. The weather ended being nice and we had a great time. Not sure which present was the biggest hit, the mini-dirt devil vacuum, Elmo Live!, or my wife and 'her' Bitty Baby (which is really for the Girl I think?!). So she is two now and we have removed the high chair (which is awesome in the kitchen) and she hardly takes part in strollers or shopping carts anymore.
Sunday then up early and on our way to see Thomas the Train. Again the weather held out for us and we had a great time, probably the most fun train ride we have had since we were all happy and enjoying it very much. For those of you that have kids and they know of Thomas this is a must as it is a life size Thomas that takes you for a ride. Yes we had our meltdowns in the toy tent and before lunch (expected from any 5 and 2 year old combination) but it was still a fantastic day.

Finally, the Boy who has started his first hockey league this year scored his first ever goal Monday night (I know not technically the weekend but close enough). It was awesome and something I think we will all remember for a very long time. The excitement and joy he had was indescribable. He now has the puck in his shadow box with his Jiri Fischer signed stick and Niklas Kronwall signed name badge.