Friday, June 27, 2014


I feel bad that I don't bring you out on play dates enough, that you are not interacting with enough kids your age and whatnot :(

So, when it was National Donut Day a few weeks back, we stopped by George's donut shop and said hi to them, as well as get a few donuts to celebrate. ( Yeah, right.. )

Anyway, you and Kareena have known each other since you were babies, and so it was a good time for you to catch up and play together for a bit.

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She is half a year younger than you, but after overcoming her initial shyness, you guys were playing happily together :) Phew.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Scavenger Hunt around the Ol' Plantation

We were reading "The Salamander Room" last week, and part of the activities that we did was go on a scavenger hunt around our place.  So, early one morning, with clipboard and pencil in hand, we put our sleeves, caps and long pants on, and then we were off on a grand adventure.

You pretty much wanted me to take a picture of everything on the list and more, and it was amazing how much diversity you can find in a few acres, and we didn't even walk through that much of it.


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Homes and Habitats

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Creepy Crawlies and Flyers

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Greenery of Various Shapes and Sizes

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We went out two mornings in a row, and you were pretty excited at checking off the er, checklist and even taking some pictures yourself!

Monday, June 16, 2014

American Ninja Warrior

I haven't watched any broadcast / satellite shows in real time for the longest time now, ( like, since you were born ) usually opting to watch it later when I can, on Hulu and whathaveyous.

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However, while having dinner one day, we caught the premiere of American Ninja Warrior, and you were hooked.  I think this has very much to do with the fact that you have been playing "Clumsy Ninja" on your Nabi.

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You look forward to Monday nights all week long and then count down the minutes to the show. :)

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Then, as the show goes on, you sometimes do this hilarious running commentary, what with "Will he make it? We will find out when we come back!" and other super cute exhortations :) , not to mention all the ninja moves and mimicking the movements of all these super athletes doing the course.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Odds and Ends

 I have been using the phone on my camera way more these days, because it is so easy to snap a pic and then email it to Cindy.  It doesn't take the most wonderful of pictures in low light, but it sure has come in handy in sharing your day-to-day adventures with her :)

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We have been doing our school work consistently, and have learned quite a bit of new stuff.  We did a unit on Amphibians and Reptiles, which you found to be very interesting, and are learning Chinese through a fun and enjoyable app we got. 

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However, it IS "summer", and so little boys get to go out and romp through the sprinklers out in the yard, even if goggles are needed most of the time :)

More on your outdoor activities in the next posts.