John Thomas

Trick or Treat

October 30, 2011

We are all ready for Halloween. Pumpkins were carved today, costume was bought a couple of weeks ago, and we already had a run-through at the KOA in Cardinal the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. The Cardinal KOA had great activities, including pumpkin carving, a costume contest, and of course, trick or treating.

Showing off the carving tools to Daddy with delight.
John Thomas and Avery's completed Jack o' lanterns.

For the pre-Halloween, John Thomas was happy to wear last year's costume, Commander Fox from Clone Wars. He ran into a General Greivous, Anakin Skywalker, and Captain Rex who were all glad to have their love of Clone Wars in common. The following week we picked up a Wolverine costume for John Thomas, which he put on right away.

Beware the adamantium claws!
John Thomas designed the pumpkins, and Mommy executed the carving.

Lost Tooth

September 4, 2011

Yesterday John Thomas literally lost his first tooth. His bottom two front teeth have been loose for about two months now, and at some point yesterday while having a waterfight with friends and Daddy one fell out. Mommy noticed while we were enjoying post-waterfight popsicles.

Showing us the space between his teeth.

November 2010

May 2, 2011

In November John Thomas got to celebrate his fifth birthday multiple times. He had his first birthday party with school friends. We had about 8 boys over for 2 hours and they had a great time. Hot dogs and chocolate cupcakes were served with blue icing.

Cupcake '5'
The next weekend, the day after the Santa Clause Parade of Lights, we had family and some close friends over to celebrate again. The kids took a break outside, enjoying the freshly fallen snow.
Enjoying the snow with his buddy.
His new cousin, Danika, came for the party. We're sure he's looking forward to her getting to the walking stage so they can play. She was only a month old on his fifth birthday.
First cousins!
Amongst the many presents he received, he got Clones Wars pyjamas and fishing pole. He practiced extensively in the basement.
Star Wars Fisherman

As is the case each year, John Thomas had great fun with the Christmas decorations once they came out.

Two elves, ready for Christmas.
Nana Fran, Mom and John Thomas

October Update

April 20, 2011

In John Thomas' second month of French Immersion he really enjoyed "teaching" his parents French. The subject was usually the weather, and he could also often be heard singing O Canada in French. School pictures were taken in October. John Thomas seems to have finally figured out how to smile normally on demand. I think he's ready for the Sears catalogue.

Posed with accessory

John Thomas started Basketball. He very much enjoyed all the running, and his dribbling improved immensely over the season.

Trying anything he can to steal the ball from Dad.
Can't catch me!

John Thomas maximized his enjoyment of fallen leaves this autumn.

John Thomas and buddy Ryan in our backyard.
Near the sitter's in the leaves with his buddies.
Diving in on the neighbour's front lawn.

His interest in costumes remained high throughout the month, and plummeted as soon as Halloween was over.

Cuddly lion
Clone Trooper Commander Fox on ice!
Is he ready to Trick-or-Treat or is he ready to battle?