Near Halloween we went to the "Boo at the Zoo" event. The kids had a great time. It was cold, but we endured. The highlight was the show put on by Batman and Robin, as they defeated the Joker and told the kids what it meant to be a true hero. Here we are before the show started.
Since then, a few times when Owen has complained that something was too hard to do, Sidney has spoken up and said "Owen, you need to be like Batman and be a hero. Be brave, you can do it!" They have checked out some superhero comic books at the library and love reading them.
Tanner enjoys watching sports more than the other kids. Since we don't have TV, I (PS, this is Nate writing) watch all my sports online (ESPN3.com is a lifesaver). Whenever I sit down at the computer, Tanner runs up to me to sit on my lap and he yells repeatedly, "BALL, BALL, BALL!!" So funny. He will sit on my lap for about 15 mins before he gets distracted and wants to get down. One time I wasn't even on the computer and he wanted to watch "ball." I turned on a replay of some random game, and he sat there watching for some time.
Owen thinks he is Mr Incredible, and that everyone he pushes, punches, or kicks is also indestructible like him. Unfortunately, Tanner is not. Owen shoved him and he hit the metal grate on the heater vents near the floorboards. Poor kid. It wasn't the first time, and I'm sure it wont be the last time that one of those two gets hurt by the other :)
And I have to put in a proud word for Sidney. She has really started to read quite well within the past few weeks. About a month or so ago she really got into reading, but for a while it was only 3 and maybe 4 letter words that she knew, like "and, the, she, he, sit, ball." Within the past few weeks she has really taken off and can now read whole books by herself, including some classics you should all know: "Go, Dog, Go", "Red fish, Blue fish" as well as a few others. Once she has a word down she's got it memorized and rarely forgets. We love it the most when she will sit down on the floor flanked by both boys and she reads to them all by herself.
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