These pictures are a mixture of 2 different BBR trips - one for Memorial Day weekend in May, and the other a month later with the grandparents and Amy and Tyler.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
You turned 7! Seven! Seven feels like such a big deal because all the cells in your body regenerate on different schedules but every 7 years ALL the cells have completely regenerated. That means you have your first "new" body since you were born into my hands. So amazing to think about.
Seven years have flown by. But these past 6 months have seen an amazing jump in your reading abilities. You have loved reading the Secrets of Droon series, have started to get into the Hardy Boys, and graduated from the 'High Five' magazine to 'Highlights'. You also love anything related to Angry Birds.
Another area where you "graduated" was 1st grade - below you are with your English teacher, Mrs. Moore. You had Sra. Krekorian as your Spanish teacher and liked her but "she's strict" as you said. However, your ability to speak Spanish and mimic which ever Spanish regional dialect is being spoken to you is extraordinary.
At home you continue to be a snuggler, and still like it when I sing you to sleep at night while running my fingers through your hair. I am aware that my days of you wanting me to do this are becoming numbered, so I savor this bedtime ritual.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Jake was so excited for his 7th birthday party. He helped make the vanilla cupcakes for his party. We put whipped cream and a strawberry on top.
The merry-go-round was a huge hit. The party-goers were invited to dress as ninjas.
Treasure Hunt Clues
Quick ninjas to the swings.
Another clue to you it brings.
Around and round and round you go.
Smooth ninjas go with the flow.
Down, down on the slide!
This one is a twisty ride.
Even ninjas need to pee.
Here use a toilet, not a tree.
Under the bridge is where you seek.
Watch for jumping, bouncing feet.
Up and down go two heads.
Here look for the color red.
The sign shows this park has a name.
You're getting close to the end of the game.
Home plate is where it's at.
See where you need to bat?
The treasure is close! You just need,
Too look for the tree that grew from a seed.
The tree is now huge; branches all around.
The tree next to the tire swing on the playground.