05 September 2012

Kadin's Summer Vacation

Blogging didn't take place this summer... we were just focused on survival! 

With the boys out of school for from April 6 - August 20 we had almost 5 full months of keeping the boys out of trouble... here's a few snap shots of the summer... starting with Kadin...

A highlight for Christine and I is that Kadin finally caught the fire for doing his chores... but only when there was something he wanted to buy! The fair provided a great outlet of overpriced toys for him to set his sights on... here he is taking out a cowboy with his new bow and arrow at the Paso Robles Mid-State Fair...
 

One of the more frightening moments was his first chance to hold a loaded gun... although it was just a BB Gun everyone within 50 yards was holding their breathe until the experiment was over!


We finally discovered that Kadin does need glasses... we are hoping that his helps to build some momentum for him as he is still not enjoying the process of learning to read...

The glasses have been a hit with Kadin so far... our favorite part of the day is his blind man impression as he walks into walls and other obstacles as we take his glasses off for their daily scrub!


This was a common scene around any body of water this summer... Kadin getting thrown in! He continues to be that kids that needs to be tossed around a bit to remind him that he doesn't rule the world... yet! His cousins sure had fun rough housing with him any chance they had...

And Kadin's summer wouldn't be complete without spending some time on the farm with mom! This isn't the easiest activity to accomplish in the US but we managed to find few cattle drives, zoos and farms along the way!

Of the four of us Kadin was the most ready to get home to Uganda to hug his goats, ducks, chicks and dogs... you can take the boy out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of the boy!

With a 7 year old with his energy and will every day is an adventure... a big part of me wishes we could bottle him up and keep him at this stage forever... but then again his mischievous side is something he is likely to never outgrow!

3 comments:

Abby Bartels said...

Jeff, keep up the writing!!! BTW, i figured out this summer that you can "publish" blogs so I think esp. some of your family ones would make great record-journals for later!

Jeff said...

Thanks Abby! Stay tuned... Noah's summer is coming tomorrow!

Megan Miranda said...

I hope he never outgrows his mischievous side!!