A self-timer shot before leaving The Springs Preserve on Monday.
Summer is going really well around here. We're checking things off the summer fun list. Our summer chore system is working out very nicely. The kids show initiative and get their jobs done. I don't have to nag. I pay them on Friday and then we choose a place for Treat Day. The last 3 weeks it has been Yogurtland. I have no complaints.
An interesting observation . . . . Before, when we went out for frozen yogurt the kids would fill their cups and overload them with toppings. Now, they are extremely conservative about the amount of ice cream they dispense and selective about their toppings (sprinkles). And the total comes to $1.60.
It's pretty fun to see them understand and appreciate the value of money.
Last night the kids watched the heavily-anticipated new season premiere of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu!!! I popped some popcorn for the event -- they've been counting down for weeks. They each identify with one of the characters. Payton is Jay -- because he is funny. Conner is Kai -- because he likes his hairstyle. Anna is Nya -- because she's the girl.
Payton is on a mission to find people in real life with the names of Ninjago characters (first or last name). So far he has found: Zane, Nya, Lloyd, Jay, Kai, and he claims to have heard Garmadon somewhere. But there is one that still eludes him . . . Sensei Wu.
Get this . . . . last night Anna started asking questions about braces. Oh my. Please, just stay little!
(see previous post about our college conversations)
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