Friday, October 25, 2013

Smarty Pants

We are wrapping up a two week fall break extravaganza. They've been to the zoo, the library (multiple times), the movies, the pumpkin patch, the Cincinnati Museum Center, IKEA (my favorite outing!) and visited family. And the best part was Brian being able to take some time off and spending loads of time with us! Nothing makes the boys happier than daddy spending the day with them.
Before fall break started, the boys brought their report cards home. Can I just say that we have two of the smartest little men in the whole wide world! I'm so proud of them both. Nathan is getting straight A's and his teachers were very impressed with the progress he has made so far this year. And since Brandon is in 1st grade, they don't get a letter grade but his reading and math are at a 2nd grade level. His teacher says he's such a character. He never whines about the work they do, but when they do something he doesn't like, he wrinkles up his nose and huffs. But he does his work and always tries his best. I'm so happy they are doing this well so far. Hopefully they don't get burnt out and keep up the good work.
Ok, enough of my bragging...
Nathan also started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu earlier this month. It's so much fun to watch, although a little nerve racking at times. There have been a few classes where his feet are above his head more than they are on the ground. And watching some other kid put your kid in a choke hold, isn't cool, but he loves every single minute of it. I think we are going to have Brandon join (if he still wants to) when he turns 8. I'm sure once they both know what they're doing, it's going to be like the UFC in our house. I already hear "I bet I can make you tap out first!" too much. I may have to start taking some classes too just to keep them in line.

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