I haven’t really dedicated a blog entry in awhile to my kids, so I figure hey why not take some time out of my busy life and do just that.
Mason is now 5 of course, and will be 6 in November. He’s a busy little guy. He has school 5 days a week, and then at night he’s always got sports going on. Swimming, hockey, soccer, baseball, sportball, gymnastics, karate and a whole ton more I can’t even fucking remember. When he’s not out at these things, he likes to play the XBox 360. Monsters vs Aliens is his game of choice at the moment. Toy wise he is real into the Bakugon toys, although I’m sure he’ll move onto something else soon. He also enjoys playing flash games on the computer.
He has a new catchphrase a week. Two weeks ago it was “OH BOY”. Last week it was “HOLY SMOKES”. This week it’s “OH BOY SMOKES”. Quite amusing. He’s also really pumped for Night at the Museum 2 and has been counting down the days until the release date. Going to bed tonight was 9 sleeps I believe.
As for Ella – she turns 2 later this month, May 28th to be exact. She is just adorable, and I can’t believe she’ll be 2 already. Her progression in regard to speaking has been a bit slow, so you often forget how old she actually is, and you still act like she’s – well, a stupid baby. But she’s really very smart, and I’m always amazed at the things she picks up on and does. She also LOVES sleeping, and her afternoon nap is like her most favourite thing in the world. I’ll wake her up every morning and she’ll just lie there, not wanting to get out of bed.
She doesn’t do as many classes as Mason – she does sportball and gymnastics for now, and goes to parent relief(basically daycare) once a week for a few hours. In September we’ll enroll her in actual daycare for 2-3 days a week, as shit like that can help them socially big time.
When she was at parent relief last week, there was a photographer there and she actually ended up in the newspaper. She’s the kid on the right with the pigtails:
She may look innocent, but she’s actually a fucking terror, truth be told. She absolutely loves to just beat the shit out of everyone and anyone. Also she’ll steal Masons toys, wait for him to see, and then run off with it. That’s cute and all, but then when he takes it back, she starts SMACKING him and screaming and having a huge tantrum. She also loves kicking balls about, and will most likely be a good soccer player given the opportunity.
Mason had a gymnastics show last week – here is some video footage – he’s the 2nd kid out BTW:
Anyway – that’s pretty much it. If you ever wonder why I rarely take vacation days, or why I’m working my ass off for a minimum of 12 hours a day, 7 days a week – there’s two very good reasons above. I love my kids more than life itself, and they provide all the motivation I need.