Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Things To Learn

After returning home from Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs last week, Noah decided to get right to work building his own lab in the back yard.

He has asked for his own toolbox full of tools for Christmas, which we are going to oblige. But I am a little worried about making sure he has appropriate things to build. I thought this was a fine start. His dreams are so big and I want to give him the chance to play them out to the best of his ability.

Notice the swim goggles? He couldn't find his construction ones and felt like he NEEDED them for his work. Of course, they never actually covered his eyes. About a half hour after this picture, the structure was quite impressive, with wood all the way around and he had even gotten the paint from inside to paint it.

Unfortunately, Hurricane Aaron came through a little while later and destroyed the whole thing. Little Brother is having some issues about being included in Big Brother's endeavors. We'll keep working on it.

Aaron has blossomed in the few weeks since school started. Everyone else keeps telling me they think he's physically grown, but I am noticing how much he has learned intellectually. He used to just gloss over letters and only wrote a few. The other day while we were at the library, he sat down and wrote out every single letter on this little pad they had. And when it came time to write the names on his cousins' birthday cards this weekend, without any help, he did it.

I was so proud of his penmanship that I had to photograph it.

My little boys are growing up


Stacey,momof 2 said...

I was wondering about that movie, cloudy with a chance of meatballs-- was it good ? did it have a good message?
(by the way I change my backgrounds by finding a new one at pzamm or another free site, just google free blogger backgrounds...)
My kids seem to be settling into the swing of school well also!

Jennifer Kindle said...

they grow up too fast...where are you in blog world? Miss your posts!