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Two Weeks

Our past two weeks have been filled with a conglomeration of topics and activities. We spent a week learning more about ocean animals per Weston’s request. We played submarine and watched lots of Jonathan Bird’s Blue World. We also read books and pretended to scuba dive. We moved on from there to some brief information on cars and learned about the Ford Model T and the assembly line designed to build it. We also build a lego race track and raced our own lego cars.

Meanwhile we attended a friend’s birthday party, launched paper airplanes, and made a beaver den in our living room. We’ve also been swimming quite a bit.

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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Diving Board

We’ve been visiting the pool quite a bit recently and Weston has been working on his swimming. The past week he has really put it all together (arms, feet, and breathing.) Monday after swimming and playing with me he asked if he could jump off the diving board. I was reluctant to let him because the pools rules state you must be able to swim to jump and he’s a very new swimmer. But a swimming lesson class his same age were jumping and their instructor was in the water below the board so I went ahead and let him jump. He did it all by himself and did well. He loved it and jumped 2 more times before I said it was time to go. I remembered to bring my phone to video him the next day. He jumped a total of 6 times Tuesday interspersed with swimming in the shallower part of the pool. He still makes me nervous and I stand right there by the edge for each jump. He’s doing very well. We plan on keeping up the swimming when we get to England too.

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Birthday Continued …

Friends surprised Weston with birthday gifts at last Friday’s preschool bowling. Korea has not been my favorite place, but we’ve met some lovely people here.

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Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Happy 5th Birthday

Happy Birthday Weston! He woke early (as Andrew predicted) and was eager to get to the presents. We ate cupcakes and scrambled eggs for breakfast so Andrew (who worked a swing shift today) could participate in the singing and candle blowing. I’m so grateful for the internet and Skype on days like today. We were able to see and talk with family from 3 different locations. Weston spent the morning playing with this new toys. We walked into town for a pizza lunch before Andrew headed to work and Weston and I stopped by a playground to play with a new Nerf football. More playing this afternoon and some Jonathan Bird’s Blue World episodes before a macaroni and cheese with broccoli and fish sticks dinner. It was a good day!

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Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Fun Five

IMG_0002 IMG_0034 IMG_0065Today is Weston’s 5th birthday. I can hardly believe the growth this past year. He’s 40 pounds and 42 inches, the perfect height for getting clunked in the head with my elbow when he stands behind me in the kitchen. When he snuggles with me on the couch, his toes reach down to my knees.

Favorite foods include macaroni and cheese, pizza, strawberries, shrimp, homemade green bean casserole with onion crunchies, and waffles with blueberry sauce. Ketchup is his favorite condiment though honey mustard occasionally wins out. He has impressed me this year with his willingness (sometimes reluctantly) to try new foods including sushi and different Korean dishes.

Favorite activities include swimming, reading books, playing tag with friends, throwing a football or kicking a soccer ball and riding his bike.┬áHe can keep up on a multi-mile walk and loves to tell his own stories while doing so.┬áLegos are still a favorite toy. His dress up clothes and car mat also get regular attention. As does his desk and art supplies. He loves to practice his writing and I’ve enjoyed seeing the level of detail in his drawings and pictures increase throughout this year.

He loves to learn and visit new places. His current favorite topic is the ocean, scuba diving and sharks. He still asks a million questions, but he is just as quick to inform us of new facts he’s learned. He’s smart and silly, kind and caring. And we love him so very much!

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Chopsticks and Chocolate

Weston and I had a busy day today. Fridays are preschool bowling days and we normally stay and play as long as everyone is in a good mood and having fun. We were at the bowling for 3.5 hours today! Then we checked mail, picked up our packages, grabbed books from the library for the next couple weeks and headed home. Andrew was off today but stayed home to complete his assignments for his last online class. I really didn’t feel like cooking so we went out for sushi. We brought Weston’s cheater chopsticks and he used them on his chicken. He surprised us by wanting to try a bite of my Eskimo roll (avocado, crab, cream cheese, and fried shrimp.) Weston isn’t a fan of rice and has refused sushi bites before because of it, but he had two bites this evening. Afterwards we tried out a new Korean dessert cafe and shared a ‘Brownie Ice.’ It was huge! Even the three of us together weren’t able to finish the whole thing.

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Posted by on July 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Revisiting an Old Favorite – Fizzy Bubbles

It’s been quite awhile since we played with fizzy bubbles. This past weekend, I set up a baking sheet with baking soda and colored three cups of vinegar. I had to hunt around to figure out what to use instead of a medicine dropper. After a search of the cabinets, I settled on a straw. I showed Weston how to hold the liquid in the straw by pressing his finger over the opening. And there he sat for a good 40 minutes, playing in the fizzing and bubbling mixture. After the initial bubbling fun, Weston used his fingers to shape the baking soda into various shapes with the final one being a beaver den.

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Posted by on July 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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