May Wrap-Up

June is going to be busy with b-days, travel and SCA stuff so trying to get in a post before the month of May is over.

Alexei is approaching 4 and we’re trying to decide what to do for his birthday party. Don’t really want to have something at the house and Alexei hasn’t been terribly impressed with the play-zone places (plus, they’re seriously expensive!) I am not one of those moms that likes to figure out great games or themes and I pretty much blew my creative ideas with the Moorpark Zoo b-day last year so I am at a bit of a loss. It’s also, of course, falls on the Labor Day weekend so having it at a park is probably not an option. If anyone has any bright ideas, I’d sure love to hear them!

Alexei still amazes us every day. He’s a big talker and continues to be astoundingly well-coordinated. He is still enjoying gymnastics and as you can probably tell from the video in the last post, he’s getting close to being ready for some kind of marshal arts training. He’s still a very happy boy but we’re definitely seeing some 4 year old control issues and contrariness. Heh. At daycare he will soon be the oldest kid  and he is already acting as a good roll model and helper with the little kids.  He’s also above the 75th percentile now for height and weight (yey!)

After a short social media break, I’m back to reading and commenting on blogs and groups again. I’ve been more quiet than before and less prolifically posting on my social media accounts. I still have a lot of big issues on my mind, mostly regarding adoption, race and gender. But at the moment I have come down with a cold and so has the boy so heavy thinking/writing will have to wait.

So here are some pics to round out the post.

Love and light,

Janice

Carrying his pink pony downstairs.

Carrying his pink pony downstairs.

Helping fill Jo-jo's water

Helping fill Jo-jo’s water

Riding the carousel at Chase Palm Park

Riding the carousel at Chase Palm Park

Playing in the fountain at Chase Palm Park

Playing in the fountain at Chase Palm Park

Sleeping in the new big bed

Sleeping in the new big bed

Doing the  Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Doing the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Sleeping with his best buddy

Sleeping with his best buddy

Checking out the new big boy bed in all its glory

Checking out the new big boy bed in all its glory

21st century child

21st century child

it's a small world

it’s a small world

Carousel at Disneyland again

Carousel at Disneyland again

Keeping cool with his other best buddy

Keeping cool with his other best buddy

Hooli hoop!

“Hooli hoop”

Silliness

Silliness

Eating his body weight in noodles again

Eating his body weight in noodles again

The new friend Fishy!

The new friend Fishy!

Cheese!

Cheese!

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