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Thursday, January 29, 2009

3 events for January











So this month we had three great events. First Ashley had her ballet recital and it was the Peter Pan Production. Then Tanis had Pinewood Derby which he had fun making his car. I would say this was probably the hardest year of it for mom though. Derek wasn't around to guide Tanis at all so I had to take him to get it weighed in and it had no weights on it and the wheels weren't attached. To say the least after that night I was in tears watching all these dads with their boys and their perfect cars come into get weighed. I really hate those dads out there who do the entire thing for their boy. That is what makes the boys who do their own cars sad (and their parents) because they aren't ever winning any of the races. How do you teach your children creativity, about winning and losing, and good sportsmanship if you are the one making the car. So we had a few boys who's dads did their cars and of course they are the ones going to districts. I guess I now know how Derek has felt these past few years about it all. Our last event for the month was Wyatt's birthday. He turned 2 on the 24th and I can't believe he is that old. We had his party at McDonald's and just let the kids play and then had cake and presents. It sure is fun to watch 2 yr. old's learn about birthday parties. He loved everything he got. All in all we had a great fun month.

4 comments:

Candi said...

that is sad that the dads would take that experience from their sons. Tannis should feel proud of himself for making his. :o) I can't believe Wyatt is 2! I forgot He and Mason are around the same age.

Heather said...

We were going through some of Shawn's childhood toys his mom saved for him and we found his Pinewood durby cars. I asked him if he ever won, and he said no he didn't. He did say that winning would have been fun, but what he really appreciated was the one on one time he spend with his dad building it and making it what he invisioned. It is sad that some kids will not have that memory. Shawn talks all the time about all the things he looks forward doing with Mason and how he hopes it will be bonding moments like he had with his Dad. I am sure after this year, Derek will have more time(school rough) and you won't have to go through that again.
Ashley was beautiful. I am sure she loved it. And Waytt's birhtday party was so fun. Thanks for inviting Mason. It was good for him to be around others his age.

Kevin said...

It is about time you had a new post! Sounds like you had a great month and so did your kids!
Doré

J. Belmont Hosford said...

What are you trying to say? Dad always made mine and I never won.