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seven years (the boy edition!)

Happy birthday, my sweet boy!  We had your birthday party last Saturday and things are just kind of hectic this week, so it wasn't the first thing I thought of when I woke up.  But I at least remembered before you left for camp. 

Speaking of your birthday party...for the second year in a row you picked some weird, obscure theme.  This year?  Treasure X.  Lucky for me it's sort of like a pirate theme so that's what we went with.  We had some fun decorations and favors.  You requested doughnuts again instead of cake.  We had a scavenger hunt which went way better than I expected.  And a piƱata.  You asked for that specifically.  A good, crazy time was had by all you little boys. 

This summer has gone by so fast.  You've had lots of camps since y'all didn't want to go to real day care anymore.  You've done several technology-related ones and have enjoyed them.  You got to learn to fly drones, build robots, design video games, do Legomation.  Lots of cool stu…

eight

So you're 8.  And a few weeks because I've apparently been too crazy to remember to write this.  But!  I made it through your year of 7 without losing all my marbles.  (Refer to last year's post.)

You're in 2nd grade!  You've made so much progress in the last year.  Reading is smooth sailing now.  We still read to y'all before bed but sometimes we reverse the roles.  I'm happy to have made it through the excruciatingly slow reading stage.  You also were finally tested for GT, and you got in!  I wasn't sure what you'd think of it, but so far you're a fan.  I love that your teacher mentioned that she didn't expect y'all to finish some assignment because you've finally found someone who speaks your language.  You have 2 main teachers this year--that's a first.  You enjoy them both.  Your science fair project was about density this year.  We let you incorporate a little craftiness into it with food coloring.  Always artsy, you.

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2018 reads

I've apparently not kept good records of these this past year.  I read so much to the kids that I end up not reading much for myself.  I'm going to try to change that this year.  More books, less internet. 
So for 2018:
The remaining Series of Unfortunate Events (maybe 8-13?)The Yellow EnvelopeCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Glass ElevatorJames and the Giant Peach (again)George's Marvellous Medicinethe first Wollstonecraft Detective Agency bookand bits and bobs of several others for myself