Monday, June 25, 2012

A Youngling Was Born

This was a banner week for us. Andrew finally agreed to watch Star Wars for the very first time! You see, we have been gently working on him to watch it with us for quite some time.

We exposed him to a few Star Wars books, the Star Tours ride and the Legos, of course.  So, I thought he would be jazzed about watching the movies but no; he turned down our offer time and time again.

But last week, I was telling him about the Jedi Training Center at Walt Disney World.  We will be traveling there later in the summer perhaps he might want to take part?????

A spark!!!!! 

During our weekly visit to the library Andrew made his way to the Star Wars section.  Despite my explanation that the series starts with Episode IV Andrew insisted we start with Episode I.  I was too excited to argue.  Watching Star Wars with your child is rite of passage, isn’t it?  An opportunity to bridge the gap between our generations?   OK…too extreme?  Maybe so … maybe not?

It has been many a year since I last saw it and had forgotten some details.  Nevertheless, Matt and I enjoyed every minute of it; answering his barrage of questions along the way.  So, in three days we have watched three episodes.  Lucky for Andrew he doesn’t have to wait 28 years to see the next one.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sydney's headed to Florida

Sydney started her Florida vacation early this year. She opted to drive down with Grandma & Grandpa a week early. Matt, Andrew and I will join her next week. Until then she is getting the royal treatment. Today Grandma treated her to a manicure and a high tea.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Schools Out For Summer

Schools out for summer!!! It was bitter sweet.  The kids were happy that school was ending but sadden that this will be their last year together.  The school board has decided to restructure the district causing Sydney to move over to Greentown for one year before moving up to the middle school.  She is going to miss seeing all her old teachers and the opportunity to be book buddies & field day partners with the younger grades. With all the teachers & buildings being reorganized learning wrapped up early and packing began.  The kids sure didnt mind the last week of school being filled with fun and exciting events; field day, inflatable day, Jungle Terry, yearbook signing.