Noah leans toward the creative side. He is the kind of kid that rarely plays with toys as they are intended to be played with. This is a great example of that. He used a crane, a stuffed animal, and a Halloween bucket to create a trap. In this particular scene, the poor stuffed animal has been successfully captured by this device. We took a lot of comfort in the fact that when Noah strung up his little doggy, he did so by it's foot and not it's neck. In our book, that's a win.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
This is the one year that Noah and Ryla would be eligible to be on the same soccer team. That means we pretty much had to make sure they were. They really had no idea what they were doing, to them, this was just another obligatory "act cute" photo opp. But they really nailed it!
The first practice was pretty much pure chaos. Ryla is the oldest kid on the team by at least 6 months, and three of the kids didn't turn 3 until after the season had started. Noah may look like he worked hard in practice. Actually, we couldn't really get him on the field- he just played on the play set. And Ryla was happy to pose for the pic, but she spent the rest of the practice working on her cart wheels.
We noticed that both of them have a good sense of image management. Rya knows how to present a soft and subtle presence that invites others to notice her. Noah is more of the "I'm gonna kick you in the shin type." I think he sticks out his gut to make himself look bigger to the other kids.
Yes, yes, Noah is full of life. You might say that his passion bubble is close to the surface. He's fairly notorious for causing trouble, but he's no dummy. He's learned that you can get away with a log if you periodically put your cute pants on and do something sweet. This is Noah's latest effort to earn some brownie points. Some have said they think it's weird that he's in his underwear. We agree. It's a little out of character for him to have underwear on. He's usually more of the birthday suit kinda kid.
Aidan has never been that kid who thinks reading is fun, but math just seems to be kind of a breeze for him. This past week he had a surprise math quiz in class. Out little man was the only kid in his class to get a 100%. To top it off, he was the only kid to even finish the math quiz. What did he get for being awesome? A certificate for a burger and fries from Mighty Fine. Well done, kid. Well done.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Aside from a constant presence of bumps, bruises, scrapes, and abrasions, Noah's mad-scientist hair is probably his most defining characteristic. Well, we had noticed that his hair was becoming a little less "cute little boy" and a little more "hot mess of crazy." We were constantly finding twigs, leaves, and other debris stuck in there, so we figured it was finally time to get this almost 4 year old his first hair cut. We expected a rediculous scene in which we would be providing fellow patrons ear plugs so they could endure Noah's fit of terror when the clippers first touched his head. We couldn't have been more wrong.