Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Quick Update!

Once again, my blog has been a little neglected. We have been SO busy!! Here's a little of what we've been up to:

J had a great soccer game on Saturday. He scored a goal!!

Here he is beginning to dribble the ball down to the goal ....

... and he gets past the goalie ....

.... and finishes it!! He was so happy!!


On Tuesday night, we headed down to Sacramento for the free Lego kit of the month. THIS time, there was a huge line. It took us about 45 minutes to an hour just to get into the store! I guess word got out this time around. Last month, we just walked right in and got to make the kit right away. While the boys stayed in line, I went next door to Bath & Body. I got a great deal with a sale + coupon + $5 gift card. Even though we had to wait for a while, the boys were still glad we came. We just needed a break from routine ... all of us! (G was off teaching Institute class)

They got to make a pumpkin and were very happy about it.

Thursday morning, all of the K-2 students at the elementary school were part of a World Record reading. They read the Very Hungry Caterpillar, wore antenna hats, and got a free book. It's a very nice hardback of the story with a matching game attached to it. I'm not sure how many other kids/schools were doing this, but apparently, they set a world record and T was a part of it! A local Sacramento magazine type show taped a live segment, and you can see T in the background!! Awesome!!

Below, they made the caterpillar out of balloons. It was so cute. I had to use my cell phone to take a picture because I had no card in my good camera!! Ugh!

I will hopefully get back to more regular posts. Between piano lessons, cub scouts, boy scouts, soccer practices, soccer games, homework ... it just gets more than crazy here. That's why we busted out from routine and went down to the Lego store for a little reprieve (we skipped soccer practice that day -- trust me, no tears were shed!)

*A little footnote: I found out that there were 2,500 children in the Sacramento area involved with the reading and 1.3 million worldwide! How cool is that?!?!