Saturday, April 25, 2009

Back to school

Dalton completed a week back at school. He was so happy to get back into the school routine. Hopefully the honeymoon period of being back to school doesn't wear off too quickly. As of right now, he's thrilled to be back and even "enjoying" handwriting. Everyone commented on how much he's grown since he was away. Isn't that funny how everyone can notice these things but I don't see any difference. His hair sure has grown back quickly though!

Thursday, Sullivan participated in his school bird program. Every 1st grade student had to memorize some lines and recite on stage at a microphone. Sullivan did wonderful! Must be the years of playing violin and getting up in front of others to play his solos.

Speaking of violin, Sullivan graduated from level 2 violin at Bellevue last night. He looked so handsome in his black suit playing Perpetual Motion on stage. I am very proud of him and hope to encourage him to continue with violin for another semester. He runs hot and cold with violin. Last night he was on a high getting his trophy and wants to continue. After a few weeks of practice, he's usually ready to quit again. If only I could bottle his last night's excitement.

Today Sullivan has another track meet and Dalton and I are going to visit Arlington in April. I wonder how many people we'll run into there that Dalton will just have to talk to?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Busy busy

Yes, I know it's been a while. Things have definitely been busy at the Peterson household.

This weekend Sullivan ran in his first pre-Qualifying meet. It was a long day for Sullivan to only compete in 2 events (the 200m and 400m). We were there from 8:30-2:30 and despite the rainy day, Sullivan and I managed to get burned!

After leaving the track meet, we picked up the family and headed to Jackson for a birthday party. The kids enjoyed the inflatables party while I enjoyed catching up with old friends.
Dalton latched on to "Mee-maw" pretty much as soon as we got there. He was glad to have a buddy and I'm pretty sure he gave her a good work-out. Channing and Sullivan enjoyed going down the large inflatable slide about 1,000 times.

The day didn't end at the birthday party.

We left there to meet up with Dalton's half brother's family. We arrived pretty late but the kids were energized to be a new place.
Matthew, Dalton's brother, was great about showing the kids his artwork and his guitar skills. He's quite the musician!

Channing enjoyed following Matthew's little brother around. It appears she already has eyes for an older man! Sullivan was won over with some of Mrs. Kim's macaroni and cheese.

Before leaving, we did manage to get in a game of "Go fish". But, I'm starting to think my car will never smell the same. Kim gave us a little parting gift...some perfume and cologne samples. Now, Sullivan doesn't leave the house without a little squirt and Channing absolutely loves her new girly scents!