Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lost His First Tooth!

When Owen 'graduated' kindergarten, his goal for grade 1 was to loose his first tooth! I'm happy he finally got his wish & the wiggly tooth came out last evening :) He'd been wiggling & working on that tooth since the first hint of it being loose, and that was in September! he was the last of his friends with a full set of pearly whites & now he fits in with the rest of the toothless crew! The first baby tooth to come out was the first one that came in while we were in Vietnam! Oh how I remember those first few days as a family when he was teething, grieving & battling a bad case of bronchitis & an ear infection. I  realized then how tough my little man was :) 

That tooth was hanging on by a tiny thread & mommy helped pull it out. It was bothering him wiggling in his mouth while he ate & he is much more comfortable with it gone. I must admit, I'm happy to not see him constantly wiggling the tooth around too :)

still so cute! the tooth fairy brought $5 for the first tooth, Owen had been wishing for $50 bucks he told me- that boy always aims high :)

I love his toothless grin :)

Monday, November 04, 2013

1st 'Real' Homework Assignment

Besides reading in the evenings, Owen hasn't really had any homework to complete. I'm happy about that :) our evenings are typically so pressed for time, I have no idea how we'll fit in homework once it does start.

His class does however have a star leader for the week. The assignment is to make a poster sharing some of the child's favourite things etc. He was quite excited when it was his turn to make a poster :) he chose the green poster board at school (his favourite colour is green) and had lot's of ideas for things he could share with the class.

Here is the finished product :)

We had to go to the dollar store to buy some sparkly embellishments - apparently the 2 leaders before him had sparkly names - so he needed the same :) early in the week I mentioned to him that he should think about adding something about Vietnam on his poster. He did not want to mention being adopted on his poster & I didn't push the subject. Later in the week he told me he thought he could mention he was born in Vietnam! that works - & I was so happy he felt comfortable enough to share that on his poster. Personally, I feel his poster will be the best in his class :) Owen was happy after he presented his favourite things to his class & told me his teacher thought his baby picture was 'so cute' I'd have to agree. Great job on your first assignment Owen!

Friday, November 01, 2013


Now that Grayson is getting a little older, I was really looking forward to him experiencing some holiday fun! Turns out he didn't enjoy the pumpkin carving, he stuck the spoon in the pumpkin only long enough to declare it as "yucky" hopped down from the chair & he was done for the night! Luckily, my other two bigger boys were really into it!

Both Owen & Noah went to the pumpkin farm with their class on a field trip. They each brought home good sized pumpkins and wanted to carve them themselves. Noah, is still a bit young & lacks the hand strength anyways, so he had quite a bit of help - but he did clear out most of the pumpkin goo by himself.

Besides cutting the top off of the pumpkin - Owen did his pumpkin completely by himself :) so grown up now!

This was the pumpkin Owen chose at the farm. I had to laugh at the shape of it & wondered why he ever would have chosen it lol. My guess is it was one of the bigger ones :) After we cut the top off & scooped out the pumpkin, we realized we actually cut off the bottom lol. Given the shape of the pumpkin it was best we did it the way we did - it never would've been able to sit up on it's own :)

The finished kids pumpkins!

Owen wanted to be a race car driver. He had his hopes set to get a battery operated car to drive around trick-or-treating, but that was never going to happen. He gave it a good try though.

Grayson wore an old navy dragon costume that both Owen and Noah had wore previous halloweens. It's fun to see things reappear :)

Noah borrowed a power ranger costume from a friend & we were thankful that it fit! He had his heart set on being a power ranger. His backup plan was to be a hamburger (a costume we already have) and he wasn't too keen on that. Just prior to going trick-or-treating he ditched the mask because it wasn't comfortable.

My 3 cuties!

Our front porch with all of our pumpkins. We decorated some with daycare, carved some & Noah won the big one at school :) he was pretty proud of himself for winning it. It would've been a challenge to get it home, but we found another mom at the school that offered to drive it home for us :)

Hannah came for our annual trick-or-treating adventure :) 

This creepy blow up decoration kept Noah & Hannah from going up to the house for candy, but surprisingly it didn't deter Owen.

Grayson went to the houses on our street & was dropped off early - so the bigger kids could go on to get more candy. I was surprised by how much candy my youngest got from just a handful of houses. I think they have enough candy to last the entire year! Happy Halloween!