Sunday, November 29, 2009

Topher's Birthday

Topher blowing out his candles
Topher designed his own Drum set birthday cake...looks pretty good!

Topher turns 10!

Topher was very excited about being in double digits! He has been such a great addition to our family. Ever since his head popped out 10 years ago, Topher has always made a lasting impression! Topher makes friends easily, is very smart and a great little athlete. Topher likes a lot of things and most come very easily to him. This year has been an adjustment being in the gifted classroom. I think it has rocked his world to not feel like the smartest person in the room. He has risen to the challenge though and is making adjustments to his study habits-of which there were none prior to this year, and I think he is doing pretty well. I love how Topher introduces himself as "Christopher Topher Bisgaard Calder." He is a funny kid! I just love Topher!

Boys decorating the cake

Football Wrap Up

We had a lot of fun with Topher playing football this year. His team wasn't the best, but they improved a lot and Topher was really able to contribute. I think the last few games he played every down. He would be so tired at the end, and hungry! You would have to ask him about how many times he stripped the ball, sacked the quarterback, recovered a fumble, etc...Topher kept track but I didn't. I just know it was really fun to see how much he loved playing football. It will be fun to see him over the next few years.Topher is on the right wearing blue socks with black chin strap-getting set to get the ball!
Getting the handoff...Breaking through the line...Can he break another tackle?
No, he was brought down-he did score a touchdown-actually a pretty good feat for his team, for a time he had scored half the points with one touchdown going into the fourth game...I said his team wasn't the best! He threw a touchdown pass later as a halfback back to the quarterback and ran in a couple of extra points. There were a couple of times he didn't get the ball in short yardage and we didn't score, I would talk to the coach about it after-no wonder the coach nicknamed me the "team critic!" Here's to next year!

Jacob's Birthday

I can't believe Jacob is already 6! He is my Massachusetts baby and I can't believe it's been so long since we moved. Jacob is such a smart little boy, I just love him. He is also not afraid of expressing his opinions and really notices things about others. He can tell you what everyone's favorite of anything is, including kids in his class-like what is Ty's favorite color? He'd know. He always asks questions, he'll even ask me how my day was. Jacob wanted a guitar cake, he hasn't been playing the Guitar Hero game as much, but he still wanted the cake. It was a fun birthday!