Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Interviews with our Soccer Stars!

Blake and Louie's first season in soccer! The field was a couple of blocks from our house which made it easy to take our scooters over to practice.  It was a little cold but they hung in there to chase a read and white ball into a net.  I think they really liked it... but here are their thoughts.

M:  "Louie, what did you like about soccer?"  
L:   "The medals and kicking the ball into the...what is it called? 
M:   "the goal."  
L:  "Oh yea,"  
M:  "Do you think you want to play soccer next season?"  
L:  "Yea!"

M:  What did you like about soccer?
B:  Look at these dinosaurs!
M:  Blakie, what did you like about soccer?
B:  These dinosaurs do soccer.
M:  Blake, do you want to play soccer next season?
B:  Yea!  And kick the ball like this!

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Kidzania was the perfect place for Blake's birthday party.  The guests were... Louie, Mom and Dad.  Kidzania is its own little town where kids can earn money (kid bucks) by learning how to be a fire fighter, or plant a garden or paint a house or make their own pizza or how to be a pilot (full size cockpit).  Then they can take their kid bucks and buy food, toys or have their faces painted.  The boys had an absolute fantastic time.  This might have to be a repeat in the near future.  We just couldn't get to everything!  
And to top it all off... the next day, we celebrated at Cheesecake Factory!  He was so entranced with HIS little chocolate birthday dessert that a photo wasn't even a consideration.  Not even a nod. 
Happy Birthday to our Blakie!  We love you so much and everything that packs along with you... dinosaurs, dragons, books, books and books, blue blanket (still), airplanes, fishies, sharks and a few more dinosaurs.  We love to watch you charge at life with full gusto; learning from both the ups and downs.  You are quite the conversationalist on the phone with a broad vocabulary.  You were quick to learn your numbers to 10, colors and some of the letters in your name.  As we drive to your preschool, I love to listen to the songs you sing-- especially the ones you create adding your own little twist.  You love to swim, ride your scooter with your shark helmet, play soccer and just started to ride a bike.  It's hard to believe how much you have changed and really grown into a little boy.  We love you and look forward to another year of surprises, laughter and continue to wonder what's going on behind that charming, sly grin!

Friday, April 4, 2014


 First day on our bikes.  Surprisingly, Blake is just as cautious as Louie.  Thank goodness!  Not sure how long that will last.  They were the same way when they got their scooters a year ago.  And now, they zoom around on those lightning fast!  Picture below is Louie going for his first solo ride using the pedals.  He made it 10 feet!!!