Tuesday, March 30, 2010

an engineer and a policeman

From time to time I like to ask Aiden what he wants to be when he grows up. In the past, I've heard Spiderman, Batman, a [con]'struction worker, a fireman but this last time he gave me a different answer.

Laila: So what do you want to be when you grow up?
Aiden: I wanna be an engineer.
Laila: Really? Like who?
Aiden: Like myself! I want to build things.

Laila: That sounds like a good job.
Aiden: Yeah, and I also want to be a policeman.
Laila: Great! And you could protect people and catch the bad guys, right.
Aiden: Yeah...and punch them right in the eye!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

he loves technology

He's very into the iPhone. As a matter of fact, he wants an iPhone and a Blackberry for this 5th birthday. Dream on kid.

Adam ordered the Apple iPad...wait 'til Aiden sees that!

king of the mountain

assessing the storm damage

Lots of houses were damaged all along the beach.

This was one of our favorite restaurants just a few yards from our house.

Adam and Aiden standing in the bar....yup, the bar. The bar still had furniture and a bottle of diet coke.

Oh mannnn, this does not look good.

Friday, March 26, 2010



- ten basic motions
- three bounce punch!
- three bounce kick!
- self defense (high block, chest block, low block)
- hammer fist (yes, he broke the wooden board all by himself!)

lessons: meaning of tae kwon do, mind focus, body focus, eye focus, respect for adults, respect for self

after school fun

Monday, March 22, 2010

fallen trees

We had four damage trees and tons of damage bushes from the big snow storm.

Here's Aiden pointing out damaged tree limbs.

cousins weekend!

This is breakfast on Saturday morning. Aiden and Sky were so happy to have Sean and Patrick at the breakfast table with them.

Aiden and Sean climbing near the fountain at the town center.

Sky and Patrick couldn't resist touching the water.

Check out all those coins!

Aiden, Sean, Julia, and Sky when we first arrived at the town center for lunch.

Sky smelling the corn she had just finished shucking for the cookout.

Nora showing off her perfectly shucked corn.

Mmmm mmmm - hot dogs, ribs, corn, and fruit.

Janice and Tyler...who can resist this little boy?

All of the kids after the Easter egg hunt.

Nora racing to find another Easter egg.

Sky and Patrick looking for Easter eggs together.

"the girls room" because "girls rule" according to Julia, Nora, and Sky.

Julia read to Nora and Sky.