Guess who can ride a bike?!?!

No, not me…well I can, but I’d rather rollerblade…

It may seem small to some, but to me it is a big deal.

My son is 9 years old and did not have a bike. He also did not CARE to ride a bike. Until recently.

When he was younger he fell off his bike with training wheels. It was bad and I honestly thought he had broken his leg. Thankfully, he did not. However, he had no real desire to get back on his bike. I did not push it either. A couple of months after that though, we were given a balance bike for a review. He enjoyed it for a couple of months and then he outgrew it. We passed it along to friends with a little one who could get more use out of it.

P has always been more into his scooter and then after Christmas, his skateboard. Again, I never pushed the bike. A couple of weeks ago, he started showing an interest when his cousins ( who are younger) learned to ride without training wheels.

Buying a bike is not something we have thought about doing or have saved for. However, I recently did a photoshoot and was saving for a new lens for my camera. I simply saw the desire for a bike in my child’s eyes and decided I would use that money to buy him a bike instead. I can always do more photoshoots to save for a new lens.

I am so glad I made the choice to spend the money on a bike for my child. As a parent, we often put aside our own needs for the needs of our child. I know this was more of a want than a need, but 1. It got my kid outside and 2. To see the light in his eyes and the excitement in his voice when he rode that bike, MADE IT ALL WORTH IT!

We bought the bike this afternoon. We came home and he jumped right on. After a few times he finally figured it out!!!! He was so excited! No training wheels either! He is learning how to keep the bike up and balanced all on his own as well. I am so proud of him!!

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Dinner Table?

Does your family sit down to dinner together every evening?

Last night, my husband was working late. My son and I were on dinner duty for ourselves. It is just the two of us. So, I asked him what he wanted for dinner. He told me he wanted chicken nuggets and grapes. Yep, thats about it.

So, after making our dinner, I told him dinner was ready. He came in grabbed his plate and went right back to his room.

He is 9 years old. I did not think that started till their teen years…

I knew what it was. He was in his mindset that since Daddy wasn’t home we did not have to sit at the table together. I wondered though. Does he get bother by not sitting at the table together? Does it bother him that I give him his space?

So, I walked to his door and opened it.

I asked him, ” Is there a reason you are eating in your room?”

He looked at me…

Like “what are you even talking about mom?”

I asked, ” Does it bother you to eat in your room all alone?”

“No”, he tells me.

“Does it bother you that we are not sitting at the table together, eating dinner together as a family?” I ask.

He looks at me again like trying to figure out should he tell me the truth or not.

“I think we should sit at the table together and eat,” he tell me.

Perfect! So, he grabs his food, I grab mine and we sit down. Together. Just the two of us.

We talk, we laugh, he tells me a story. We makes silly faces and we eat.

Giving each other memories…

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Round Up (April Instagram)

Since I was not around much in April, I thought I would do a round up of life in April through my Instgram post.

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i figured a collage would be easier than 20 something different photos! Plus, you can always click the photo to make it bigger.

Starting at the top left corner and going around like a clock:

  1. Winnie Wood ( our cat) now loves to play under the blanket while you try and make the bed.
  2. A colorful plant I saw one day while going to dinner so I took a picture of it.
  3. P enjoying the nice weather and blowing bubbles.
  4. P also enjoying the baskets at Brookshire’s. We used to do that as kids as well when I went to shopping with my grandmother.
  5. Sunset at the lake that is right down the road from us!
  6. Me, cooking dinner one night!
  7. Menus at Arboledos in Royse City. Went to have lunch with my sister in law.
  8. Trees at a beautiful park in Richardson.
  9. Road construction in Royse City. So fun…
  10. Winnie trying to play while I work at the computer,
  11. Got my first order of prints from Artifact Uprising! Will be ordering more soon!!!
  12. P at a birthday party at the park!!! Love birthday parties like that!
  13. P doing the last few pages of his Language Arts.
  14. P Learning all about Thomas Edison.
  15. P done with his Language Arts book for 3rd grade!
  16. Making myself spaghetti squash for lunch! I am the only one in my house that loves it! I add a little bit of Olive Garden dressing and it is amazing!!!
  17. P watching the roofers tear apart the roof across the street.
  18. P at the dentist! This was actually one of his best times! He did so well.
  19. P working on Spelling Words outside. He wrote them with chalk!
  20. P mixing colors. We got a color mixing kit from The Homegrown Preschooler at the homeschool convention.
  21. Me and my wild hair. I woke up like that…
  22. P got his Tinker Crate in the mail. We have only gotten two so far, but he really enjoys them!
  23. P spray painting planters we got to plant some new flowers for the front yard! We needed some color!
  24. Some plants I found at Home Depot.
  25. Myself and P at the movies watching Zootopia! We LOVED the sloth!!!

 

A month ago…

That was my last blog post…

I honestly have not had anything to write about really. I also have not felt the need to write.

But, today I thought why not?

So life update first,

P is done with schooling. He finished up 4th grade Math using CTCMath and he finished 3rd grade Language Arts using Learning Language Arts through Literature. History, Science, Citizenship, and extra curricular activities are not done on an actual grade level as we do them by what we want to learn about. P will also start a co-op come September and will take History, Science and Theater. We normally homeschool year round but we have taken a break last week and this week. I plan to start back up soon though because OMG we need it!

Summer plans are already under way as well. In June we have a week long VBS that we do every year. I will have my two niece’s and my nephew as well. So four kids this summer for a week! In the month of July P and Hubby are going to church camp for a week as well! P is very excited about being able to go to “big kid camp!”

Besides homeschooling, house owning has been a fun. We redid our flower beds this past weekend and really want to build a deck/patio that is covered in the backyard. Slowly, but surely it will come together for us.

I have a few blog post I am currently considering and working on. So I promise,  I will be blogging again soon about better things.

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Also, don’t forget to get to Walgreens and pick up your red nose!!!