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Monday, October 24, 2016

Our Busy Bee

Date of occurrence:
August 27, 2016.

The scouts sure keep our little man busy. This weekend they camped out, but it is not only fun and games; they actually learn all kinds of stuff.

The boys carved, hiked, learned about trees, cooked and cleaned up, created a wooden tic-tac-toe game, gathered firewood, made fire, and more.

And at the end of the day they enjoyed the fruits of their labors.

Yup, Kc is staying busy for sure. We consider that to be a good thing.

We rather have a busy bee instead of a couch potato!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Good Boy

Date of occurrence:
August 23, 2016.

We can tell Kc is tired. His brain is working slower then normal and he has a hard time staying focused.

The rainy weather, all the excitement of going back to school, starting scouts again, and Opa's birthday may have gotten the best of him.

We think it would be a good idea to get him to bed early. He has no problems with that and is ready in no time.

He gives Opa a good night hug.
Opa: "Good night, little man."
Kc: "Nite, nite."
Opa: "Sleep well."
Kc: "You too."
Opa: "Sweet dreams. I love you."
Kc: "Love you too."

As we start walking down the hall towards Kc's bedroom, Opa says: "Kc, you are a good boy."
Kc replies: "You too."

I grin, turn to Opa and say: "He just called you a good boy."
Opa: "I heard."

We both laugh. It takes Kc a few moments before he realizes what he said. He giggles and states the obvious: "That's funny."
Me: "Yes, it is."
Kc: "You ought to put that in my book."
I grin and tell him I will.

And here it is!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Keeping It Dry

Date of occurrence:
August 20, 2016.

Daley is already thinking ahead.

He came up with a plan on what to do with the left-over diapers as soon as he is potty trained.

Our little buddy figured out they make excellent head-covers. They will keep him dry for sure. How smart.

Yes, Daley is now officially a smarty pants!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Expert

Date of occurrence:
August 20, 2016.

Today is Opa's birthday and Kc can't wait to give him the present he got him. He chose it with thought and care. Yes, he diligently researched, compared, and studied up on it online and armed with all the knowledge he gained, he went to the store with aunt A.

They looked and examined each available one. Several of aunt A.'s suggestions were denied and Kc told her in depth why the ones she suggested would not do. He even taught her some things and she was very impressed with his expertise.

Our little man finally found the one he was looking for. Nothing else would do and the purchase was quickly made. He couldn't wait to show me and I had to admit it was an excellent, super-nice pocket knife. Opa would be pleased.

It is finally time to present his gift to Opa who is thrilled with it. It becomes even more special after hearing how much work and thought went into it. Opa had been looking on the web at this pocket knife several times and he though it would make a good gift for Kc.

Well, our grandson was one step ahead of his Opa and can call himself an expert where pocket knives are concerned. I am not surprised.

He learned from the best!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Our Soccer Fan

Date of occurrence:
August 18, 2016.

It is soccer season in the Netherlands and every self-respecting soccer fan doesn't shy away from routing for their favorite team.

Neither does Daley. He has found the best way of showing his support, and cheering for the team of his choice.

He did have a little help from Mom and Dad of course, but that doesn't diminish the fact that Daley is the cutest soccer fan.

And we are Daley's greatest fans!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fun In The Sun

Date of occurrence:
August 17, 2016.

It's a beautiful day and the best thing to do making the most out of it is going to the beach.

Levi and Dad decide to build sand castles.

Daley is trying to figure out what all he can do with and in this enormous sandbox.

And with all the boys spending their time in a pleasant way, so is Mom. She gets a well-deserved rest.

Yes, it is fun in the sun for everyone!

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Cleaning Bug Update

Date of occurrence:
August 17, 2016.

Kc got up early this morning. Much earlier then normally. Within no time he is dressed, groomed, and got all his chores done.

Me: "Wow, little man. You are on the ball today."
Kc: "You know why I got up so early, don't you?"
Me, smiling: "Yes, I do know. Okay, go ahead."

His eyes are gleaming and a big smile adorns his face as he grabs the new vacuum cleaner. He introduces it to all the rooms of the house and proudly states he did all the work for me. Well done, little man.

Again he tells Opa about the on/off switch on the handle and all the blue indicators lighting up when you turn the vacuum cleaner on. We are still baffled by his excitement and fascination with our new addition. It doesn't stop there.

When aunt A. comes to pick him up for church this evening, he tells her all about it. After getting back, he shows her the vacuum cleaner, demonstrates it for her, and insists she tries it too. We all think his elation is hilarious, but endearing.

She tries it and is sold. She enjoys it and says she would like to have a similar one.

Something tells me our oldest grandson would make a perfect salesman!

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Zoo

Date of occurrence:
August 16, 2016.

This is so much fun.

Levi and Daley are visiting the zoo and getting up close and personal with all those animals you normally get to see in a book or on TV.

The boys are having a great time and I have a slight suspicion all those unique and exotic animals do too.

They get to check out our little critters and come to the following conclusion.

Levi and Daley are one of a kind!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Cleaning Bug

Date of occurrence:
August 16, 2016.

My old vacuum cleaner gave up the ghost and after a diligent search and comparison, I found a new one online that fit the bill.

It was being delivered today after supper and I am excited. My excitement is nothing compared to Kc's; he is ecstatic and can't wait until it is assembled and he can try it out.

That will have to wait. Since it is a cordless vacuum cleaner, the battery has to be charged first. He is a little disappointed, but it doesn't prevent him from moving the new device across the floor to get a feel for it.

He loves it and can't contain his enthusiasm.
Kc: "This is awesome. Opa, look. It has the on and off switch on the handle! I can't wait until the battery is charged."

It is time for him to go to bed, but about half an hour later he gets up with the question: "Is the battery charged yet?"

We laugh. Yes, it is charged and we let our little man vacuum for just a bit. He can't get enough of it, but it is time for him to catch some z's instead of dirt and dust. Reluctantly he goes to bed.

We can't get over the fact that a 9 year old boy is so happy with a new vacuum cleaner which isn't even for him.

He must have been bitten by the cleaning bug!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Divide And Conquer

Date of occurrence:
August 15, 2016.

There is a time to work and a time to play and relax.

It may seem like all the boys do is play and relax.

Let's not forget though that a lot of energy and hard work goes into learning and growing up.

The boys sure have it all figured out. While Levi is concentrating on play, Daley is taking care of the fun part.

Yes, they divide and conquer!

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