Saturday, January 29, 2011

Luke in Camo

Carter was home resting from his unexplained sickness. Luke was bouncing off the walls. Jeremy geared him up and they went geese hunting. Deep into a blind, with things to eat (Luke's favorite part of it all), they sat and watched from geese. While the big boys were talking Luke spotted geese coming in and shouted with excitement "GEESE!" just in time for them to get off some good shots.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Another snow day

The snow and ice made for another day at home. Brayden was playing in his room with his nurse.

I helped Carter and Luke get into all of their snow gear. Moments after stepping outside, Carter got sick. A big vomit on the white snow of the front yard. Luke ran to the door to tell me then to the garage for a shovel; he covered the spot with snow.

Carter spent the day curled up in bed with drinks and a movie.

Luke walked up and down the street looking for kids to play with and without much success. Several of the kids were home sick too. Luke walked our street several times, pulling his sled up and down the step hill. By the time he finally arrived home for hot chocolate, his little legs were exhausted.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow in the dark

About a foot of snow came tumbling out of the sky this evening. Heavy wet snow, the kind that is perfect to play in. Carter and Luke could not wait for the morning so they bundled up and headed outside right after dinner for a couple of hours (and I still had to tell them to come in). I could hear their excitement and laughter while I was inside the house. They launched each other down the hills, chased the dog around, climbed atop the piles of snow that Jeremy cleared from the driveway...all more fun when it was dark outside and staying up past bedtime.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

More Basketball

A busy weekend starting with Luke's basketball at 8:00 a.m. Followed a couple of hours later by Carter's game.

Carter started off the game with free throws, putting in the first basket of the game.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Basketball 2011

Basketball season has started. Carter and Luke are playing in a league called Upward. Luke is playing with the kindergartners (it is chaotic and adorable). Today was their first game. The final score was 6 to 4. The Little Cobras, Luke's team, won.

Carter is playing with the 1st and 2nd graders...what a difference from the little Kindergartners. Carter did great rebounding, responsible for taking the ball down the court, and helping his teammates. Carter was confident and in control on the court.

Here's too more basketball games...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Carter - Student of the Week

Carter is the student of the week.

Highlights for being student of the week:
  • Make a poster about yourself that hangs in the room - Carter sat at the computer and selected all of the photos to describe him. Then wrote little comments about them. He wrote: I play soccer, football and basketball; I have two brothers; I like to go on adventures; I love animals; I like sweet treats, Yum!; I like fishing; I have lots of family members; I am eight years old; and Watch out that turkey is frozen!

  • You get to choose your job for the week in the classroom - Carter decided on Calendar Helper

  • Have lunch with the principal - The principal called home a couple of weeks ago to say that she and Carter's teacher were impressed with Carter's math abilities, that he was excelling and to keep up the good work (he is now working on multiplication and liking it)

  • A certificate