Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Karate Kids

The kids started karate classes and it has been an experience. Evan is really into it and practices on his own at home. Ellena was a bit overwhelmed during the first class and ended up having a HUGE meltdown. The next class I went in with her and helped her and she did a million times better. Phew!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Swim Update

The update on the kids' swim classes. After rocking out the first 3 classes, Ellena decided she no longer wanted to do them. Nice. So she sat out some of the classes and I asked her to just sit on the stairs with her class for the last 2 - at least she was in the water again. Evan is currently registered for another session and is doing great! He's really getting the coordination of his arm stroke and will now have to work on the side breathing. While Evan is in class, Ellena goes in the little pool on her own and has progressed to walking on her hands so that most of her body is in the water and is blowing bubbles the whole time. We told her we'll try classes again next summer.

4th of July

Another great barbeque and fireworks show at the Nishioka farm for the 4th!

While waiting for the fireworks show to start, the kids got into a tickle fest!

Ellena got to meet one of the chickens up close and personal. She also got to feed them strawberry tops.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Visit with Aunty Sandy

Uncle Alex's mom, Aunty Sandy, was in town for a visit and we got to spend the evening with her - the kids LOVED her! They enjoyed showing her how they weed the backyard and swing, and together, they made up fantastical stories together. They didn't want to let her go when it was time to say good-bye. We look forward to her next visit!