Here’s what we’ve been up to during the month of March (in between birthday celebrations).
Silas graduated from his glide bike to one with pedals a couple months ago. He figured out pedaling pretty quickly, but had a hard time breaking the habit of stopping by putting his feet down on the ground. In March, he worked it all out, which meant we were ready for longer rides. I took this picture at the beginning of his first ride down the parkway, which is a long hill where you can gain quite a bit of speed. The little patch of grass is the only thing that separates you from logging trucks going 40 (or 50) mph. Silas took off pedaling like crazy, and quickly was traveling as fast as his little bike would take him. Meanwhile, Kieron and I sprinted along, imploring him to brake. This only made him pedal faster! I was sure he was going to lose control and crash, and I reached full-on Mommy freak-out mode. Somehow he managed to race down the entire parkway, pedaling like a madman the entire way, never braking once, and came to a nice neat stop at the bottom by the stop light. Kieron and I were breathless and Silas was grinning ear-to-ear! Oh boy!
Great news! Our school bond (finally) passed! They will improve our high school, middle school, and build a new elementary within walking distance of us! There was a ground-breaking ceremony in mid-March for the new elementary school, but little do they know, Kieron broke ground two days prior. Here he is with his little shovel. He will attend first grade here!
Sleepover in the playroom with all three brothers. Avery was an angel. The other two, ahem, did not do so well – up very late, and rose early. Parents were quite cranky the following day. It may be a while before we try this again!
Ninjas. Funny story, I was originally trying to make light sabers for Avery’s Star Wars themed birthday party with these long balloons. When I blew some up as samples, I realized they just weren’t going to work. They had little tips at the end that looked like condoms! Although this would have made for funny pictures, I just couldn’t do it! As you will see in a later post, I came up with a better plan that did not involve reservoir tips!
I love moments like these. Kieron and Silas reading books on top, while Avery writes a story below.