Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's Snowing!

It has been snowing for hours!
These are some pretty big fluffy flakes just falling from the sky.

Our Newest Bike Rider

Given the right opportunity, Victoria rode her bike for the first time
without help like she had been doing it for years.
Our street in Phoenix always had so many cars and obstacles on it that
Victoria had a hard time getting enough open space to work on bike riding.
And it always seemed to hot to take her to the park to try there.
The thought of sweating and
helping her stay upright just didn't sound too appealing.
So, I took the training wheels off and we carried her bike across the field
to give it a try in the library parking lot.
Before I even got a chance to steady her bike for her
she just got on and started pedaling. 
"I guess you don't need my help".
She is very proud of herself and all smiles!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Kaleb!

The Apple Boy is 12!
Usually Kaleb will choose an apple over cake, ice cream, cookies.....
you name it.
But today is special.
Kaleb chose a lemonade cake from
here for his birthday cake this year.
It was a monster of a cake with twelve flaming curly cue candles.
The cream cheese frosting toned down the zip of the lemons just right.
We never do school on Birthdays.  Just one of the many perks to Homeschooling.
We went ice skating with our new Homeschool group.
We actually know people now and are making friends pretty quick.
We watched a movie watched it rain AND snow.
I love the weather here.
 This kid has some long legs and a skinny waist. 
He does own one pair of pants that are a 32 inch length.
I always ask him if his ankles are cold and he says "no".
Atleast we know that his pants won't always look like this.  It drives me crazy though.
I make him change if we are to be seen in public.
It doesn't seem to bother him.
You should see his PJ's.