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Friday, October 31, 2014

Reed's First School Project

Reed Land’s Arctic Habitat

First, Reed cracked the eggs and mixed the cake.

Next, he added blue food coloring to make the water underneath the ice. Then he put the cake in the oven.


First he made penguins from marshmallows and oreos.

Then he made polar bears.

He then made seals by smashing the end of coconut covered marshmallows and cutting them up.


Reed put icing on the cake to make the “ice”.
Reed put all of the animals, plants, and natural resources that he studied about to make this project on his cake.

Reed is proud of his arctic habitat. He shared it with his friends as a snack!

Monday, October 27, 2014


 The boys had a trike-a-thon at their preschool. They were really excited about it.
 Will thought it was great to get to bring his bike to his school. Of course, Will also gets excited about going to the doctor, having x-rays, and getting homework.
 Tuck and Will were both excited that Pop and Lola were there to watch them ride.
 Will's class was all decked out with their bikes and their helmets.
 Pop helped tuck steer. Tuck really doesn't understand the whole "pedal" concept.
 But he does know how to zoom. He is so cute on his trike.
The boys are really enjoying their first year at their new school this year. It has been a good move having them at the Path Preschool.

Tuck is Three! Pete the Cat Birthday!

 It's hard to believe that our baby boy is three years old! I can't believe that it was that long ago. Abbey pulled out another birthday spectacular with a great birthday breakfast.
 Now, I heard from several of our friends that a 9:00 AM breakfast birthday was entirely TOO early, but I hate going to birthday parties, so I thought everyone would be glad to get the birthday out of the way early.
 Tuck loved "Pete the Cat" so Abbey go everything all decked out for a great birthday party. Lola came in to help and celebrate with us.
 Abbey put hershey kisses in little eggs with mice faces drawn on them. They kids got to hunt for mice and found "mouse poo" inside.
 Tuck was really excited about his birthday presents.
 Tuck's unconventional birthday cake was a multiple layered pancake with all of the colors from Pete's New Shoes book. White Shoes - whipped cream, Red Shoes - strawberry jam, Blue Shoes - blueberry jam, and Brown Shoes - chocolate gravy.
 Uncle Bill got to play with Tuck a little bit with his new gadget toy.
 Tuck had plenty of help opening some presents.
Lots of friends came and the boys were really excited. Tuck's main friend these days is his crib buddy from Taiwan, Wei. So the other kids entertained the other friends. 

 Everybody loves Wei.
Cate loves Tuck. We are happy that we have such great family and friends. Happy birthday Tuck! Love you so much!

Fall Ball 2014

 It's something that we said that we would never do, but alas, we did sign Reed up for Fall Travel Ball this year. And guess what? He LOVED it. It was totally his prerogative and he really loved his team.
 We had a great team of seven kids and 3 of the kids are in my Sunday School class this year. I loved watching Reed improve under the direction of Coach Terry. He has been a great influence on Reed.
 The little brothers also loved getting to go to all of the games. Well, maybe love is a little bit too strong of a word. They, at least, tolerated going to the games.
 All four of Reed's grandparents were able to make it to at least one of the games. Of course having grandparents at your game is much better than parents being there.
 Reed got several goals and he really worked hard on his footwork.
 Sometimes, Mr. Brian gives Reed tutorials when he is keeping the boys.
 Soccer season is over, so now we are going to have random practices to keep the boys in shape, but we will start back again in the Spring.