Saturday, April 30, 2011

Soccer Season

Soccer officially started several weeks ago but with the heavy amount of rain, we have not seen the soccer field much this season.

Jeremy coaches Carter's team for the first time not all in Waterford.

Luke is playing on his own team for the first time (he had been playing up with Carter's team) as a kindergartner on a first grade team.  Any worries about Luke adjusting quickly went away as he scored two goals...with a victory fist pump and flying, after each goal.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tooth pulling at school

We have been working and working on pulling Luke's other big tooth. 

When Luke was just a tot, about 2 years old, he fell going up the stairs (not uncommon for him), blood gushing and all.  He rushed him to the doctor then to the dentist.  At first alarmed that his baby tooth was no where to be found, and after x-rays, the dentist discovered that the baby tooth was jammed back up into the gums.  About a year later, that baby tooth made its way back out.  A couple of years after that we have been curious as to how it would all play out once the big tooth needed to come.

That baby tooth was holding on like none other and the big tooth was pushing out behind it.  Jeremy tried to pull it.  Carrie tried to pull it.  Carter tried to pull it.  Luke tried to pull it.  Luke brushed his teeth 10 times day and night in hopes it would help it come out.

One day after school, Luke comes running up with a huge hole in his mouth.  He declares that another teacher pulled it out!  He was told that a 3rd grade teacher was the best tooth puller around.  Luke got to choose two friends to accompany him to the 3rd grade classroom.  In front of the third grade class, the teacher pulled out Luke's tooth.  Then Luke received a certificate and an envelope with the tooth for the tooth fairy.

I don't think he will let anyone else ever pull his teeth other than that teach.  Between the teacher and the special treatment, it made tooth pulling quite exciting.

He was so grateful that he made a card for the tooth fairy and the teacher.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nuts the Musical

Waterford Elementary K-2nd graders put on a musical.  This year, it was Nuts!

Carter was cast as the Walnut.  He did great, worked on his lines and did it all with confidence in front of a full auditorium.

Luke as a supporting role as grass in the woodlands (along with all other K and 1st graders).


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

A day of just the five of us.
Off to church.  Then to lunch.

Come home for an Easter egg hunt.  Carter announcing each egg he found, while Luke was a bit more stelth, spotting an egg then quickly and quietly gathering as many as he could. 


 Finish the day with decorating Easter eggs.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A big tooth gone

Luke pulled out one of his front teeth.  The other front tooth is almost ready too.  He has no problem with loose teeth.  He wiggles them and pulls them out himself.  If he cannot get it, he certainly lets anyone try it.

The tooth fairy came and he carried around the money in his hand for the entire day.

Monday, April 18, 2011

What do you mean Rugby?

I was tending to Brayden upstairs.  Carter and Luke playing in the basement.  I hear Luke cry (I do not do anything else someone comes to get me...part of having boys).  Then I hear Carter comforting him in the kitchen.

I made my way to the kitchen found Luke had an ice pack on his foot.  I asked what happened.  Here is explanation.

Luke, "Carter told me that we were going to play rugby."
Carter, "That's right.  I set up the goals and everything."
Luke (half crying), "Then Carter said go, I had the ball and he tackled me hard.  I thought we were going to play rugby and roll around on a rug."
Carter, "I guess Luke didn't know what rugby was."

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Take me out to the Ball game

A beautiful spring day at the Washington Nationals Game.  16 rows back from the Nationals dugout.
Score 8-4.  3 home runs, 3 hot dogs, 3 cotton candies, 2 bags of peanuts, 3 bags of Cracker Jacks, 2 bowls of dippin dots, lots of drinks...hours of fun.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day in DC with Family

Jeremy's cousin and family in a day downtown.

A must, to stop at Georgetown Cupcakes (one of our favorite treats).

Then down to the Cherry Blossoms for a picnic and playing.


See a couple floors at the American History Museum.

Saturday, April 2, 2011