Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

(Note: Brennan was just being silly, and didn't actually fall)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Proud of the boys

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.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Awesome Family Day!

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.

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!
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!