We had some Mommy time in the library on Wednesday morning, and it is always super fun to see the kids in action in Kindergarten. Wednesday afternoon was super BIG for Lincoln! Ms. Harker, the librarian, had recognized his recent AR quizzes and moved him up to the 10 point club! Lincoln was totally excited, and we took his picture next to his picture on the 10 point group and with his reward for reaching the latest milestone. He was so excited to get a new slap bracelet! I am on the Reading AR Committee next year, and I don't know the budget yet for rewards. I'm going to make a mental note that slap bracelets need to stay on the rewards list because they are cheap but awesomely fun! Go Lincoln!
We came home on Wednesday to an upgraded security system. Ours hadn't been updated in a few years, so we went all touch screen and stuff. We walked in the door to hear a strange voice announce, "Garage Door." It was unbelievable how funny Lincoln and Beau thought this strange voice coming out of the way could be. We seriously stood in the hall and (closed then) opened the garage door 17 times so they could hear the lady in the wall say, "Garage Door." They doubled over in a fit of laughter each time! (Beau might have been caught knocking on the wall under the security monitor and yelling that she talk to him. Too funny!)
After dinner on Thursday, we resumed out bike rides, and Beau wanted to wear his new helmet like Linc's. He made it around the block several times with minimal Mommy pushing, and his little legs are getting better about pushing. We ran into a sweet friend (Charlie) one street over, and that inspired Beau to pedal better. The boys wanted to show Charlie how they ride through a large (why won't this dry up) puddle at the end of the street, and Charlie and his mom walked down the street to watch. Beau also had to try some of Lincoln's "no legs" tricks! Super fun bikers! (Beau's helmet is crazy too big, by the way. I guess he'll grow into it? But really, how much damage can be done when slowly riding a bike with training wheels with a mom walking along? Hopefully, none!)
We came back to have dessert (Popsicles, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and bananas) then get cleaned up for bed. (We had to make an emergency Tom Tom run for Kindergarten lunch ingredients because Beau was sure that he need a turkey and cheese sandwich on a roll with pretzels and a red apple for lunch on Friday.) Bath time was quick and bedtime was immediate.
Lincoln came out to investigate what Mommy was up to, and he really wanted to help with the last of the party favor boxes for Saturday. When we finished those, he managed to climb onto the couch and fall asleep quickly. It's crazy that these boys don't fall asleep as soon as we put them in their rooms at night, but they appear to be night owls too! Lincoln woke up while he was being carried to bed after falling asleep on the couch . . . he wanted to clarify that he was still a big kid but it was still ok to be tucked in sometimes. I'll tuck these little guys in until they won't let me, so each night with "extra" time is precious.