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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Aidan's favorites Summer 2010

Part of "summer school" 2010, Aidan was intervewed and had to fill in the blanks for the following questions:

My favorite color is: Aquamarine
My favorite animal is: San Jose
My favorite movie is: Star wars
My favorite restaurant is: Jaguar
My favorite superhero is: Luke skywalker
My favorite day of the week is: thursday
My favorite sport is: football
My favorite season is: winter
My favorite dessert is: ice cream
My favorite book is: curious George
My favorite Bible verse is: Genesis 1:1
My favorite story in the Bible is: Jesus (feeds people with the fish and bread)
My favorite song is: c-130
My favorite relative is: Vlad
My favorite friend is: Quincy
My favorite game is: Bibleopoly
My favorite chore is: make bed

Friday, July 23, 2010

Aidan finds out he is going to Ben Lippen

So... when we finally made a decision (and Oh, what a process THAT was) on where Aidan would be attending school this year we didn't tell him. For starters, it really looked like he would be attending the public elementary school right behind our house, secondly he really knew we wanted him to go to Ben Lippen, and more importantly WHY we wanted him at Ben Lippen, and finally HE saw both schools, meet teachers/principals at both schools, and HIS preference was also Ben Lippen. So, while we were racking our brains on how to finance a private school tuition in addition to an international adoption, Aidan was busy praying. EVERY night during our family devotions he'd pray something along the lines of "......and God I really want to go to Ben Lippen, I know they will teach me the truth, and I really like Mrs. F. I really want to go there, but God I want you to do your will and help me be happy even if I have to go to LM. Amen"

So, when Darren and I found a creative way to make it work, I ordered Aidan's uniforms without telling him. We wanted him to continue praying, and we wanted him to be surprised when he opened his package of uniforms, and get to enjoy watching the information sink in, that he does in fact, get to go to Ben Lippen.

So... for your viewing pleasure. One VERY excited young man.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Aidan's list of "to do's" before school starts

Today during Aidan's "summer school" time I had him make a list of things he wants to do before school starts. I had him number a list 1-12 and then he was responsible for thinking of 12 special things he'd like to do in the next 6 weeks. That averages about 2 special activities a week. And, after expecting his list once he was finished some of his items can be combined, or we can do at the same time. Of course all of this has to be accomplished in addition to 3.5 weeks of remaining swimming lessons and 5 weeks of remaining t-ball/baseball and another week long basketball camp. Oh and of course the shopping trip that Aidan can't WAIT to go on. He won't need much, just new shoes, I will never again buy velcro, they don't stay sticky, a backpack, we've made a deal, I'll pick the brand and he gets to pick the color, and of course the supply list we'll get from the school. Did I mention he is excited about this shopping trip? Did I mention this shopping trip will likely make me cry? And I don't even want to imagine how I will get by on the first day of school... I will be a mess for sure.

Anyway, without further ado: Here are the 12 things we'll be up to in the next 6 weeks. I'm sure some will make it onto the blog. =)

1. Go bowling
2. Go to Frankies (Arcade and Go cart place)
3.Go on family bike ride (this means mom pulling boys in kid cart)
4. Eating pizza on blanket and watching a movie in the playroom
5. Go to zoo
6. Family game night
7. Play trasure hunt and hind a treasure outside
8. Go to pirate ship park
9. Go on a picnic
10. Go on a walk (around the neighborhood)
11. Go to San Jose (his favorite Mexican restaurant)
12. Go to the beach

So there you have it. And can I just say, I am looking forward to each of the activities he has picked out! And happy that they are quite budget friendly too, an added bonus. =)