Monday, August 24, 2009

First day of School


First day of School
Originally uploaded by TinaRed
Today, Duncan started kindergarten and Xander started 2nd grade. Our babies are all grown up! Duncan started introducing himself and made friends right away. Xander has two of his girlfriends from his 1st grade class in his new class.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

4th of July


4th of July
Originally uploaded by TinaRed
A fire truck came to our neighborhood 4th of July party. They hooked up the fire hydrant to the truck and sprayed water over the street. All the neighborhood kids ran through the water to cool off. This is Duncan in the front and Xander with Mason facing the car in the back.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Duncan's Preschool Graduation

Duncan's pre-school had a graduation ceremony last month. There was singing and snacks. Here he is during the ceremony singing and signing the days of the week song.

Next month look for first day of Kindergarten pictures!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Duncan at KSW


Duncan at KSW
Originally uploaded by TinaRed
Duncan started taking KSW with Xander this summer. This weekend was his first belt exam. He passed and is now a yellow stripe.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Video: RockBand Boyzies

This is video of Xander, Daniel, and Duncan playing RockBand2 while Andrew watches.

Visiting the deLeons


Lacamas Lake
Originally uploaded by TinaRed
We spent the first week of August in Washington state with Tina's sister's family. Xander and Duncan really enjoyed playing with their cousins, Daniel and Andrew, and Tina and I enjoyed spending time with Tracy and Michael.

We hiked around a pretty lake, picked blackberries, went to the OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), and generally hung out. The kids played a bit of Boom Blox and Rock Band, but there was more imagination play (Transformers, Ninja Turtles, etc.) than anything else.

The last day, we spent the night at the Aloft Hotel at PDX to make our 6am flight home a bit easier. We liked that hotel; it was eclectic like us. :)

All in all, we had a very nice trip.