At the end of every day we all laugh about what Aeris did that was funny. Our favorite was the day a substitute bus driver stopped to pick her up in a substitute bus. She took one look at the unfamiliar bus and old driver and ran the other way saying, “That’s not Mike and that’s not my bus. I’m NOT getting on.” There’s no changing her made-up mind. She gave us a scare when she reacted to a cashew nut this summer even though she'd been allergy tested two years ago. After another round of allergy testing, we are now carrying epi pens and keeping tree nuts out of the house.
He’s another comedian in our household and at school. He has no shortage of friends and no shortage of talents. He continues to do tricks on his bike, played soccer in the spring, loves gymnastics and has started piano lessons. His third grade teacher expects much responsibility. It’s hard for him to focus on schoolwork when he’d rather be playing, but he’s made amazing progress in his reading and math. He participates in the school choir. Everyone laughed when he announced at the Christmas concert that he loves Santa Claus "because he brings stuff we don't want but we like." Hmmm.
She spends her free time reading books by the dozen and playing the piano. We increased her practice time by putting a full-sized electronic piano into her room. She played her 7th soccer season in the spring and took tennis lessons in the summer.She sings in the school choir.
We started out the year with a trip to NYC! It was our first time in the city and our first time leaving the kids at friends’ houses for so long! We saw Wicked on Broadway and spent the Chinese New Year in Chinatown. The view from floor 102 of the Empire State Building was phenomenal! We nearly lost our way in the Met and the giant Macys store and had the chance to play the BIG piano at FAO Scwartz. Our time at Ground Zero was heart wrenching. I’d love to go back when the construction is complete. The memorials are awesome.
Beyond the hallway is a set of double doors leading to the storage room, two bedrooms that we finished last year, and full bathroom (photos upcoming when the cabinets are in!).