Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Ryan had his first ever piano recital in December. I hear him play all the time while he is practicing at home, but I was not prepared for how great he did! He was so "professional" and played so well. I really think that he has a talent for the piano. He seems to really enjoy it and I do not really have to fight him to practice. I hope he sticks with it, I know that it will be something that I will enjoy listening to forever!!
Sawter enjoying Mrs. Castilles reading chair
Julia and her "favorite" friend in her class
The finished house!
We made another trip to the zoo, this time with Sawyer and his little friends from his pre-school group. It makes me sad to think that this is my last little kid that I get to take to the zoo with his little friends! It was a good day. Sawyer's favorite animal is the Okapi. Since it is winter here, the Okapi's barn was open so they were inside where we could not see them. Sawyer was so sad. but because he is a problem solver, when we saw a worker he asked where the Okapi were. I did not even know he knew who the workers were. Thats Sawyer for you. Anyhow, the worker was so impressed with this little boy, that he called the okapi barn and they urged them out and we went back and looked at them. What a crazy, but determined little boy!
For Pack meeting in December, the cubs put on a toy play for the senior citizen's center. Ryan was a robot. He really took it seriously and learned his lines and was a great performer. The thing that really surprised me, though, was his behavior after the play. He went up to the seniors and shook thier hands and interduced himself and wished them a Merry Christmas. I think he will make a great missionary! I love this kid!!
Ryan is 9 years old. Can you believe it? It is hard for me to grasp! He is becoming quite a grown person. He is really into music stuff right now. One big sign that he is growing is his appetite. Ryan use to eat very little and only because we made him, he now is impossible to keep full. He eats all the time. For his birthday he picked out a loft bed with a desk underneath. The metal is camo, so he loves it.
He picked out pizza for his meal. Easy for me, just had to order it, my type of meal. He also had a ice cream cake. I bought some trick candles, I thought that it would be fun, but I must have bought some duds, because he blew them out the first time and they never lit again.
Julia was star of the week the last week before the long Christmas break. She was so excited! She put a lot of work into her star poster. It was really hard for me to let her do it all by herself, but I did. She thought it was the collest thing in the world. After I saw the pride she had in her finished project, I was very happy that I was able to let her do it be herself. During the week, she was interviewed by her peers, got to take show and tell, got a special pencil and had a guest come read the class her favorite book!
Julia with her star poster