Monday, August 27, 2007
We cooked on the fire and ate smores...of course.
The boys entertained us with a game of charades:
We went back to Natural Bridges State Park, this time with the boogie boards:
Adam also did some body surfing with Elliot while Thomas used the board.
We managed to squeeze in another bike ride, this time to Campbell. We stopped at Oak Meadow Park on the way home for a cricket match. After some coaching of course.
Final score: unknown...
We wrapped up the weekend with a private skateboard lesson at the Campbell Skate Park. The boys had a blast, they all made an improvement over the hour lesson and they we unanimous in thinking Brad, the teacher, was cool.
Finlay was particularly pleased at being called "Fin Man"!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The fountain in the plaza (following bike ride and smoothies).
The ride out to Landing Cove beach at Wilder Ranch.
Picnic at Landing Cove beach.
The San Jose Giants at home to the Bakersfield Blaze. Go Giants! (Unlike last time they actually won the game).
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
He had told us that he was playing the part of "the main bird" but what we had failed to appreciate was that this was the lead role in "Papeto the scared bird".
Papeto is too scared to fly when his siblings leave the nest, so he follows them to thier tree, by land, with the assistance of several other animals: a fox; a fish; a frog; and a gopher.
The other animals had a single speaking line, but Finlay had memorized all his lines and stage positions which formed the main part of the narrative.
We were really surprised and impressed that he had the confidence to stand up in front of all the parents in the class, and the children from the other classes. He spoke really clearly - which was great to hear! I think his speech therapist would be delighted with his progress.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Finlay's picture above is of someone in an orchard.
This is Finlay's picture of a rat above, Adam's cat below.
As the boys are americans it's essential that they learn about their own history at school. Adam's portrait of Abraham Lincoln below:
Finally, Adam's sculpture of himself:
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I got to meet her children, who were delightful. Our pool was like a child soup all afternoon.
What was particularly nice was that, although I haven't seen Alison for 10 years, we picked up our conversation more or less where we left off!