Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tanek's Birthday Party

Saturday Tanek had his birthday party at USA Gymnastics club. The kids had a great time playing on the trampoline, the pit and all the other equipment. Mommy had fun on the trampoline too.

Brandon Walker and Tanek

Swinging on the bars is always fun

Tanek with his daddy and papa
Chloe and Gracie with their daddy on the beam

Mimi wants to play on the trampoline too

Showing off his Lego Star Wars shirt (which was the theme of his party)

Tanek with his gramps

I think the biggest hit of the party was the pit. In the next few pictures you will see some of the fun they had in this pit full of foam. How much fun to just be able to jump into all that soft foam.

And of course the trampoline was a big favorite too

Time to sing Happy Birthday and have some yummy cake

Priscilla and her two cute boys. Tanek and Aiden are great buddy's.

Julie Anna

The "Birthday Boy"

Tanek with his mom and dad
Tanek had a great birthday party. He loves lego's and is quite into Star Wars, so the idea of having a Lego Star Wars party was all his. He also wanted it at the gym so they could play in the pit and on the trampoline. It was a great place to have a party. The kids were able to just run and play and have a great time. It was fun to watch them all jumping into the pit and just having a great time. It is hard to believe our little guy is already 5 years old.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday to Tanek!

Today was my sweet little grand-son Tanek's 5th birthday. It is so hard to believe he is already 5 years old. Time is going by way too fast. He got to have a little celebration in his Sunday School class today. There were fourteen 4 & 5 year olds in his class today. They all got to eat a cupcake and sang Happy Birthday. Getting that many children in one classroom organized is a great talent. He has wonderful teachers that love these children and are so good with them.

He is telling Mrs. Donna that he is 5 years old.

Here is the whole class together. I loved getting to hear them all singing. They have a lot of fun while learning a lot about Jesus. I love that he has such a good class and teachers that love these sweet children.
After church we went to dinner and then I took him his birthday gift. Lego's of course. He loves lego's all sorts of them and is very good at putting some of them together. Of course his mommy helps a lot too.

Who would ever think a bunch of little plastic pieces could bring so much happiness and fun to a little guy. Quite honestly I don't share in his love of lego's but I do love to share in his happiness with them. Right now he is getting pretty much into the Lego Star Wars and will have a Lego Star Wars birthday party next Saturday. He has a huge lego city that just keeps growing and he is very creative with it. Happy Birthday Tanek. You bring us so much joy. Please don't grow up too fast. We love you.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Yard Work!

We are finally having spring like weather. I know it probably isn't here to stay but we are enjoying it while we can. Tanek loves to help his Papa rake leaves and there are plenty of them.
Thankfully they are not ending up in the pool this year. Tanek has his own rake and he is quite into the job.

Papa could never get all the leaves up without his help.
He doesn't get a whole lot at one time but he sticks with it until the job is done.

The fun part is when they go empty the leaves and he gets to help drive the tractor.

And it is even more fun when the job is done and it is time for his favorite ride on the swing.
Helping Papa is always a fun job.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A school day with Tanek

Today was such a beautiful "Spring-like" day that we wanted to spend a lot of time outside. We started with the things we needed to do at the table, writing, math etc. then went out to the glider by the pool for our reading.

Tanek is starting to like handwriting better and is doing much better at it. At first he hated it and didn't even know which hand he was going to use. Now he is definitely a lefty and doing quite well.

In this booklet he writes the word that describes the picture and spells it on his own. His reading and spelling and math are his favorite subjects and he is doing so well at them.

After we finished most of his schoolwork & since it was such a beautiful day he decided to help his Papa on the fence. Papa showed him how the level works and since he is so big on construction he really enjoyed it. Tanek loves anything to do with building or construction.

We are in the process of redoing the backyard and part of the job is moving the fence. He liked showing me how the level shows the fence is level.

Then it was just playtime. Up and down the slide he went so many times. It was just a beautiful warm afternoon to be outside. After spending the afternoon outside we still had plenty of time to finish up what he needed to do and then he had time to play with his new playdoh toy. It was a good day. Tomorrow it is Library day and it is suppose to rain, so I am glad we got to spend so much time outsdie.

He wanted to be taller than me, so standing on top of the slide, he was taller.

And some special time to just do what litlle boys love to do, playing in the dirt.