Well. I've been asleep at the switch for a while, but we're just about ready to resume regular updates. Work, extreme summer vacationing
and a Pirates season the likes of which has not been witnessed in 20 years have conspired to occupy my time, but the first two are wrapping
up, so here we are.
Today, Niklas continued his final week of science camp. It's Lego week, which is pretty much the greatest thing ever as far as Niklas is concerned. Instead of pitching trips to the playground or bike riding after camp (as has been per usual the first three weeks), he's been constructing Lego creations (sans instructions) in his room the last couple of afternoons. To sum up, Niklas is a big fan of Legos.
Zoe and I hit the playground today. She had a good time playing with some other kids and even refrained from punching some boy out when he tackled her. "Daddy, he was a jerk, but I didn't hit him!" That is a noted improvement in her behavior, though she does still tend to try to punch her brother out despite his general lack of jerkishness.
Pictures will be up soon. So, so many pictures.
2013-08-26: So, today was Niklas's first day of the first grade. He was super psyched to go this morning and nothing happened to put him off of that, so success. As is tradition, he failed to provide any sort of useful indication as to what he was up to all day, but I get the impression that he learned some Mandarin Chinese based on the handouts he brought home.
Zoe doesn't start preschool until next week, so she and I hit the playground before it got too hot and then we hung out at home. We watched some Little Einsteins and built as tall of a Duplo tower as physics and internal wind currents will allow.
2013-08-27: Recently, Zoe hasn't been asking to sit "up-up high", which is to say, on my shoulders. This is awesome as I am lazy and also because she's big enough to walk herself about. My whole plan for today was to write about how great she's doing with that, so it shouldn't shock anyone that she acted like she was going to die if I didn't carry her about today. So, I guess we're still working on that.
Niklas's second day of first grade went well enough, but he reports that the school is too hot. He also informed me that Tuesday is gym day, so that's two more things than I usually hear about.