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.
In addition to the “classic” gifts: clothes, books, a few toys, we got him a big present: a drum set.
What a kid.
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!
Owen playing guitar
Kate playing piano
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! Jonah entered 7th grade, Owen started 6th grade, and Kate was all alone at View Ridge, going into 3rd grade.
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.
Jonah, Owen and Eddy all got back to school haircuts too.