Sunday, November 9, 2014

Spy-Crow

One of my school projects - design a scare crow of your choosing. Mine, of course, had to be James Bond. I made the tuxedo out of electrical tape.



Taekwondo

A few months ago I started taekwondo - I participate twice per week. It has been amazing for me - increasing my strength, focus, drive, confidence, discipline, and balance. I used to be the slowest runner during PE. Now I am nearly the fastest and will even finish the race and do push ups. 

After two months I earned my low grade yellow belt. It was no simple task either. I had to demonstrate my form, spar in the offensive and defensive positions, and complete an oral exam in front of an audience. I pretty much rocked it but it is something I very much enjoy. Here are some photos from my early days as well as my recent belt advancement.

As you can see, my little Sis watches. She has been invited to participate but she says she wants to wait until she is 6 (which is okay because she is already in ballet, tap, Spanish, and gymnastics).







Saturday, November 8, 2014

First Day of First Grade...

We are behind in this posting. I am already over 2 months into first grade. It's been busy. I have lots of homework and that combined with taekwando (more on that soon), I am one pretty busy kid. Mom and Dad had parent teacher conference a couple weeks ago and I am on track and doing good. I read well above grade level which means I get to stay in my homeroom class with the advanced reading teacher. 

I have a wonderful teacher who totally "gets" me and my unique creativity and ideas. She has a student teacher who is also wonderful. I just started my first research project which I will turn into a power point presentation later this month. My topic is"crocheting". Mom was quite surprised but it will be perfect to get my classmates excited for our first grade service project.

I very much enjoy school and recess continues to be a favorite part of the day. I also enjoy my friends. Plus, I often come home with facts and thoughts to share with the rest of the family.  

Here are some photos followed by video. If you want to compare with last year, click here.








Sunday, August 17, 2014

First Tooth Fairy Visit...

A month ago I went in for my bi-annual teeth cleaning. Uncle Doc looked at my teeth and noticed I had a permanent tooth coming in but the baby tooth in front of it was not wiggling much. I tried, as he instructed, to wiggle it as much as possible but a month later it was still not budging. So, I had to go in to have my two front bottom teeth removed. I was cool as a cucumber but Mom seemed quite nervous. We all went together as a family to my appointment. I even took my beloved Daniel, Coconut the Monkey, and a Lego Minifigure to help me feel a little bit braver.

The dental assistant prepped me with instructions and some nitrous gas. After about 5-10 minutes of gas, I was quite a chatty young man. I am usually quite chatty but  I was especially talkative after that gas. Then Uncle Doc came in and examined and applied some numbing gel over the area where he would inject the local anesthetic. I actually never saw the syringe that was used to inject the anesthetic but I guess it made Mom a little dizzy (she may be a nurse but when it comes to her, and aparently me too, she doesn't do so good with needles). Lil Sis was also quite concerned. Baby Sister was her normal happy self while Dad calmly watched, too.

Uncle Doc waited a few minutes and then used his tooth separator. Then I heard some crackling and then the teeth were out. My mouth felt really weird. Initially I described it as pain but it was actually the feeling on numbness that I was experiencing not pain.

The rest of the day I ate soft foods. That night I put my two teeth in the tooth pillow Mom gave me (it used to be her tooth pillow) and the next morning I found two $5 bills. Uncle Doc says the Tooth Fairy give more for extracted teeth.

Here are some photos from the day starting with my before smile and ending with my after smile.












Sunday, July 6, 2014

Kindergarten Graduation...

It was a wonderful ceremony. We were all still getting over a bad illness (Mom was still really sick but still came). It was sure a good thing I dressed up as I was front and center with my carpool buddy LN. Mom says it's probably because we can stand still and keep our hands to ourselves. I made my cap - yes, that is a pea shooter on the top.

I even took a special good luck charm, a little guy, to help me be brave. His name is Hank. It worked. Mom and Dad said I did not miss a beat. I was also very eager to give Mrs. T her gift. We love her. She is very special to us and will always hold a special place in our hearts as my very first ever teacher. Unlike Lil Sis, I did not attend preschool.







Short video of me saying my favorite thing about kindergarten. Mom said after I was done I could give my teacher her gift from the class. I was so excited that I thought when I was done I could literally give her the gift. I had to wait though.

"My favorite thing about kindergarten is seeing Mrs. T because I love her and...recess."


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Post-Surgery

It's been over a month since my surgery and I bet you would never know I even had surgery.

You can see the before (horizontal) and after (vertical) photos of my belly button.

I mentioned in the posting about my surgery that we all loved my surgeon Dr. B. Well, here she is at my post-op appointment. Thanks to her I have a perfect belly button and not a noticeable mark or scar. She rocks.




T Ball

Just a few more shots from some of my t-ball games. 

This last game I played my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. T, came to watch. It was such an honor to have her there. She even had dinner with us before we headed to the game. It was teacher appreciation week so it was our treat to her. She is so special to all of us. We are all feeling a little (or a lot) sad the school year is coming to a close. I love school so much I have not even missed a day of school!

I still have a few more weeks of games before the season is over. If there are any more awesome photos we will post those. If not, we will leave it with this.

Can you spy Baby Sister in the first photo?