Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Reading is Fun..damental!

When I was a kid, one of my favorite authors was Matt Christopher.  In case you aren't aware, he was a prolific author of sports novels for kids.  And we're doing our best to instill in the kids a love of books.  Over the past two weeks Beckett and I read his first chapter book ever, book 1 in the Matt Christopher "Soccer 'Cats" series.  I read one page and Beckett read the next.  Not bad for a dude in kindergarten.  



Soccer Cats #1: The Captain Contest
And I'm not the only one privileged to listen to Beckett.  He came home from school today with an award.  Yea Beckett for reading to the principal!  


Up next, book 2 in the Soccer 'Cats series!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sledding

Snowstorm Nemo came with a vengeance this weekend. We weren't hit nearly as badly as New England. The foot of snow was just enough to make the hill by our house into a perfect sled run.

Beckett and Ciaran were both ready to fly down the slope.


Ciaran is on his way!




Beckett is pretending to slide down with his feet in the air.



We also made this 8 ft tall snowman in the park. Okay, we didn't make the snowman, but someone did, and we thought it was impressive.


Here are two videos, one of each dude slip sliding away... They have both had a super fun time flying down the hill the past couple of days.

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