Our church has an Awana's program on Sunday nights. They have Cubbies for ages 3-4, Sparks for Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and T&T for 3rd grade through 5th grade. All 3 of the older boys are in Sparks this year. Since we are homeschooling Bryson we went ahead and enrolled him in Sparks since he had already done both years of Cubbies (I was his teacher the 1st year so he went ahead and went with me even though he was a little too young).
Their books are intended to take them a full school year to complete, and probably only about 60% of the kids finish their books in that year. Brandt finished his book a few weeks ago, and has been working on an extra credit book. They asked him tonight if he would like to start on his T&T stuff. Brayden and Bryson BOTH finished their books tonight, 6 weeks early. I was really concerned how Bry would do this year since he technically isn't even old enough to be doing it yet. He has completely blown me away, and I am so proud of all 3 of them.
Brandt will now start learning T&T verses and Brayden and Bryson will both start their extra credit books.
We had a great family day today. This morning we finished up a marriage conference at our church that was great. Brandt asked us why we were going to a marriage conference since we were already married. lol
After that we came home and decided the weather was too beautiful to stay inside. Now sadly, there are no sidewalks near us, and so to do anything we have to load them in the car and drive. I have taken their scooters several times before during the day since I can handle 4 scooters, but we haven't taken their bikes yet. As a result none of the boys could ride a bike without training wheels, and honestly I can count on one hand the number of times they have even been on a bike. Bad parents I know! So we loaded up 4 scooters, 4 bikes, and 4 helmets (not an easy task) and took off.
Bryson Brandt learning to ride his bike Brennan decided this was the easiest way to bring his scooter up the hill. lol Brayden listening to daddy's instructions Brayden really was a pro at this He was riding a long way by himself and loving it! Brennan Bry getting a little brotherly help getting his bike up the hill from Brayden Bryson wanted to try riding the bike without training wheels too Brayden totally mastered riding his bike. He can even get on and off by himself.
Brandt was more interested in riding his scooter, but is really close to riding his bike. He fell into a throny bush (the only one remotely close to us) and has the battle wounds to prove it. I fully expect him to ride it by himself the next time. He thinks everything through and is a little more timid than Brayden on things like this. Bryson did really well, but the bike was a little too big for him. I think the next time we go we will take the training wheels off his bike and see if that is any easier for him.
Over all we spent almost the whole afternoon outside and we loved it. It was a really fun day!
I am the mother of 4 crazy, fun, caring, loving, smart, silly, and compassionate boys. I am lucky enough to be on this wild roller coaster ride with my best friend. Join us as we continue on this never dull journey called parenthood...
Brandt is 9 years old, and is in 3rd grade. He is a typical eldest child. He is such a sweetheart, fabulous at sharing, and mature beyond his years. He is incredibly intelligent and a perfectionist. He takes such great care of his brothers. He absolutely loves babies, and can not pass one without talking to it. He loves reading, baseball, and jogging with his daddy.
Brayden is 7 and in 2nd grade. He is really reading well and gets very proud of himself when he learns something new. He has had a terrible time with ear infections. As a result has had 6 ear surgeries to date, with a possible 7th in his future. He is our sunshine and thunderstorm. He is so warm and caring, but if gets upset you better watch out!
Bryson is 6 and so full of life. He is in Kindergarten, and really excelling. He has a zest and joy about everything he does. He is our family comedian and has us constantly cracking up. He is obsessed with baseball, football, or any sport really. He played t-ball and flag football this year. He is extremely tough, and very rarely cries even when he is hurt.
Brennan is 3 and the caboose to our train. He loves baseball and football...really any sport. He is in preschool 2 days a week and hangs out with momma the other 3 days. He thinks he is just as big as the other boys. He is still super affectionate, which I LOVE. Hard to believe he is approaching his 4th birthday already.
The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life. ~James Christensen
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The days are long, but the years are short!
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