warning: this is gonna be a long one...it's been a busy month and I finally have a minute to catch up!
Thomas tested and earned his purple belt in karate. Nathan also tested and earned his white/gold belt. Nathan refused to let me take his picture with his new belt...he still asks for his old belt every time he gets dressed for karate.
Beginning of March I took the boys to Touch A Truck again. They of course, loved it. Nathan's favorite was the garbage truck
Thomas liked being in the back of the highway patrol car
and they both loved playing in the back of the road construction truck!
we went to Lowe's and made bird houses
Papa gave Thomas an old cell phone a few weeks ago and it had Sims game on it. He has been playing that game nonstop. The other day he came to me with a piece of paper that had a "recipe" on it. It said steak, potatoes, corn, carrots He told me that he needed to eat all those ingredients because his Sims character eats that stuff. I asked him if I made that for him if he would try it, he said yes. Luckily I had all the ingredients for his recipe and made it for him. He LOVED it!! So much in fact that he had steak for breakfast the next morning and took steak for lunch at school! He asked me during dinner why I never let him eat this before!?!?! Seriously kid!! I've begged you for how many years to eat something other than corn dogs and peanut butter (with no crust) sandwiches!
This last weekend I took the kids to Phoenix for David's baseball tournament.
I can't believe how old/big Nathan looks here! I keep forgetting he isn't my baby anymore when I see pictures like this...
David batting & catching (he is in the grey camo uniform) He hit very well this tournament, stole lots of bases, made some great catches in the outfield and played catcher one of the games. His team lost the semi final game 11-10 to a team that previously this tournament won 12-0 and 8-0 and this team they lost to mercy run ruled them in San Diego earlier this year (that's really bad) so it was a huge improvement as a team and was really neat to watch how well these boys are learning to play together.
After a full day of watching David play ball we went to the Arizona/Indians spring training game at Goodyear Field. It was a lot of fun and the kids had fun despite having to be at ball fields all day!
When we got home from Phoenix Thomas FINALLY let me take the training wheel (yes just one) off his bike! He broke one training wheel off awhile ago and insisted that he couldn't ride his bike if I took the other one off. He helped me take the training wheel off, jumped on his 2 wheel bike and has been riding around like a champ!
Now we are looking forward to a few days off this week from baseball practice, catching up on school work, spring break (even though half of it we will have a baseball tournament in) and making summer vacation plans!