Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kid Update!!

Are lives have been pretty busy, especially just before school let out.  Here are a few things the kids have been up to recently.  On the last day of school both of the boys received an academic award for the school year, so they were very excited about receiving their certificates and Burger King coupons.  Ben also participated in the school talent show and played a piano solo he has been working on the past few weeks.  He looked stunning in his little suit, playing for all the students.
 Here is the first Pinewood Derby Car for our little family.  Luke and Ben had a great time making it together, and learned a lot in the process.
 Alec did a great job in the Kindergarten Graduation Program.  He loves to sing, and was really excited for this big event.  He also just finished off the soccer season, and had a blast playing.  Turns out he is a good little soccer player, and thanks to lots of hours playing with his older brother in the back yard, he had a really successful season.
 Congrats to Ty, he is finally tall enough this summer to ride our training wheel bike.  He likes be big like his brothers, but still struggles a little to keep his feet on the petals.  He'll have it down before summers over, especially since bike riding is the new favorite thing around here.
Our baby girl is now a big girl in her twin bed!!  She turns 2 already this Friday so we thought we'd give the big bed a try for awhile and give the crib a break before our new little BOY comes this fall.  She has been in it for about a week now, and is doing awesome!!  No tears, only caught her out of bed twice and after putting her back in she stays.  I love that she still calls for me to come get her when she wakes up in the morning and after nap.

The Start of Paramount Eye Care

April 27, 2012:  We finally have the start to our new business.  The long awaited ground breaking arrived with much anticipation.  
 May 10, 2012:  Pouring the cement slab, another big step in the building process.  The kids had fun putting their hand prints outside of Luke's office door.  Now every time we check on the building Violet finds the hand prints and puts her hand in each one until she gets to one that fits and then gets all excited talking gibberish and pointing to herself.

May 15, 2012:  The framing is well under way.  It was fun to see how fast the building started to look like something, and in no time at all we were seeing the plans take shape.

 The kids love going to the new construction site, not only to climb the dirt mounds that are still there, but they love exploring the area.  Ben is especially full of questions, and is the one that is always asking to go, and he wants to go to see the men working.
 May 21, 2012:  Framing is almost completed.  We can now walk through rooms and the outside is taking on more of its future form.  Now we are hoping that all the dimensions we chose will really be the right size, it is hard to tell with just the frames up.  We have made a few minor changes and will hopefully not have to make very  many more.

 May 29, 2012:  Windows are in, and doors followed shortly after.  Ironically it all happened just before a big wind storm came, so everything was nice and protected.