Owen Turns 12!

Incredibly enough my children keep getting older, and this guy is no exception. I can’t believe my baby dumpling is 12.

Owen is the most caring, supportive kid I know. He doesn’t hesitate to help someone if someone needs help. He is a great friend to all kinds of people, and although he doesn’t have a ton of friends, he has a few really close ones. He loves to tell jokes, read, pester his sister and be really active.

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In addition to the “classic” gifts: clothes, books, a few toys, we got him a big present: a drum set.

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What a kid.

Musical Kids

I often joke that I married Eddy because I wanted my kids to have musical talent, but when I see their ability to pick up an instrument and start playing music, well, with very little previous experience, I don’t think it’s much of a joke. Admittedly they need more practice and more instruction, but it’s not a bad start!

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Back to School, 2015 Edition

After a two week strike, school finally started in the middle of September– more than a month and a half after some other parts of the country!┬áJonah entered 7th grade, Owen started 6th grade, and Kate was all alone at View Ridge, going into 3rd grade.

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Owen got to take two first day pictures, as the sixth graders at Eckstein had a special orientation day. Otherwise it is just the normal set of “parents embarrassing their kids again on the first day of school” pics.

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Jonah, Owen and Eddy all got back to school haircuts too.

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