Loch is seven years old today. I think he had a really nice birthday. He was a little worried about it. I think he was afraid I wouldn't get him any presents or maybe he was really afraid I wouldn't get him any of the things he wanted. But I did and it turned out really well! I got a bike for him, its kind of big for him but he can ride it. I think it will fit him better next summer, but it will still work for now. He needs that physical activity very much in his life. He is such a sweet guy he loves to give lots and lots of hugs and kisses. He really loves his little sister and I can tell he really looks up to Taylor and William. I made him an ice cream cake, this one was tamer : ) a simple chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream in the middle. Before I frosted it he thought it looked like a big Oreo cookie. He is really in to Knights and weaponry right now. I think he has been influenced by his older brothers. : ) He also really likes Bionicles, the older boys got him a couple for his birthday and then he received some birthday money and spent it on another Bionicle, but he was so excited because he had found the very one he had wanted so badly. I do wish he will be able to keep that enthusiasm as he grows older. I'm so grateful to have him in our family! He definitely add spice to our lives. : )
Friday, September 4, 2009
He was very proud of that flame he drew. It was pretty cute. I was impressed by the detail he put into it. Its hard to see as well in the photo but it is a great flame : ) Challee and I had fun yesterday. I had gotten a drawing CD and so we watched it together and did the activities that went along with it. We really had a good time with it. Then the book I had ordered came, Yea! Its called Mary Frances learn to Knit and Crochet. I have been wanting to teach her how to knit and crochet and thought this book would be a fun way to share the process with her. Its about a little girl learning to knit and crochet (obviously from the title). To help her she meets some magical friend who make the task easier for her to accomplish it. So we had fun reading that together yesterday also. Taylor is working on learning how to count in Number Bases and to do conversions. Well we are trying to learn : ) I start to obsess in trying to figure it out. Searching the web for sites that would explain it more. I did find some pretty good sites and we did figure it out untill we got over 64,( he is working on the 8 base right now)but then we were stuck again. Its actually rather fun trying to figure this crazy stuff out. I personally think my brain is expanding of course some times am afraid I might try and stretch it to far : ) Willow needs to go to the library to get some books. He wants to study the Philippians so he is going to study the history and the Myth and Legends from that country and then he'll write about what he has learned. I think it will be neat. We will also through in the foods from that country to if we can. Then when he is done with that country he'll move on to the next. : ) This summer he has been working on a computer game we found which helps you learn where all the countries are in the world and he has learned were they all are it was pretty impressive.
Well so far that is what our school year is starting to look like challenging but adventurous.