Sunday, September 4, 2016

Summer Begins

The end of the school year came around quite quickly. When you're a kid, what's better than summer vacation?

Sebby's end-of-the-year field day (outdoor games).

Misha and Melvin were partners for their school store activity, where they sold homemade mazes.

Our apartment pool opened!

Misha wrote this fantastic spider poem for school.

We celebrated Father's Day in style - with meatloaf!

And then celebrated Sebby's 7th birthday with bday brownies.

Presents! We also have been meaning to take him to a waterpark, which is what he wanted most for his birthday, but it just hasn't happened yet. Rain, people being sick, work - everything just gets in the way!

And Misha got to go to Robo Camp this year, something he's been thinking about since second grade. He got to work with a small team to build and program robots using the VEX IQ sets provided by the camp. Then they used these robots to compete against each other.

We practiced more music, and when the Houston Symphony happened to be giving its annual free concert, we didn't let that pass us by! It was amazing to see a full symphony - with great seats - and enjoy pieces from Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, and more.

Sebby reminds me of  Calvin in this pool picture, swimming in the fountain.

Speaking of Calvin, Sebby loves to read Calvin and Hobbes now too, or have Misha read to him.

We also headed down to Galveston one day to see a play, the musical "Catch Me If You Can."


kate said...

What an amazing summer the boys have had. I'm so impressed and proud and astonished at how well Misha and Sebby are doing. The activities that Misha does are all at genius levels. From the amazing mazes to the spider poem and a bigger "Oh My God Wow" robot camp! I am so glad that Sebby is enjoying school especially field day and the celebration of his 7th birthday. You are the best parents I've ever know.

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