Larke finished Kindergarden at the end of May. She did a great job in school this year and is quite a good reader. She is very ready for 1st grade and we look forward to seeing her learn more and more.
Friday, May 17, 2013
This year for Gideon's 10th Birthday I made him a light-saber cake. I used twix around the handle because that is his favorite candy. I think his favorite gift may have been when I gave him all the left over twix that didn't get used on the cake. It was pretty fun and easy to put together and that is my kind of cake. He loved it. I did home make some caramel frosting, because I thought it would go well with the twix, but that was as fancy as it got.
So this Spring we have been working with Larke a lot to learn how to ride her bike. What does this picture have to do with riding a bike? Let me tell you.
What finally got Larke riding her bike like a mad woman? Well, it was earrings. I promised her a pair of earrings that were up in my room that she has been drooling over, if she could just make it to the mailbox and back again without taking her feet off the pedals. Well that did it. She got another pair for making it around the block without having to stop. She got a third for participating in a long family bike ride which she did just a week or two ago. We biked 5 miles round trip and we had a great time doing it. She didn't even complain. Man I wish they would trust me more. I told her a hundred times that she would love it once she learned. I'm just glad I guess that she really does love it and gets better at it everyday.
I love coloring eggs for Easter. We discovered that our friends, the Olstens, have never colored eggs with their kids. So after threatening to not be friends anymore if they didn't color eggs this year, instead we just had them over to color eggs with us. Matt always tries to make eggs that are interesting to him, like a joker egg, or alien egg, or a Halo mask egg. I always make a He is Risen egg because my Dad made one every year while I was growing up and as an adult I enjoy carrying on the tradition and taking some time to remember why we celebrate the day. It was so fun to enjoy this tradition with some great friends this year.
For a couple of years I have been thinking about doing this for Eden's 8th Birthday Party. My sister LeAnn came and spent the night and helped me get ready for the big day. She was so invaluable and I could not have done it without her. Eden had nine or ten girls over and we had pizza and fruit and cake (of course) and ice cream.