Category Archives: Legos

Christmas 2016

For Alan, this Christmas weekend was a characterized by cousins, friends, fun times, and a straight haul of Paw Patrol, Miles From Tomorrowland, and Lego toys!

Friday, December 23rd:

Alan started the day on Friday¬†by¬†making his annual visit to see Luke in Streetsboro, where¬†Alan’s¬†first gifts of the weekend were Legos and books!¬† But I think Alan enjoyed playing with Luke more so than receiving the Legos. ūüôā

Later in the night, Alan had a sleepover at Grandma Debbie’s.¬† We tried out¬†the new Paw Patrol table we got for doing homework and¬†played Alan’s¬†favorite game:¬†“Go Fish!”

Saturday, December 24th:

Alan and his cousins got together to open toys, chase each other around, and have a blast at the family party on Saturday.¬† Alan received all the toys pictured above thanks to his grandparents, Papa and Tata, and Robbie and Jill.¬† Included in the haul of toys was a Paw Patrol train set, various Miles from Tomorrowland vehicles, a Lego fire truck and police car, and an appropriately-timed John Glenn¬†space shuttle¬†toy from 1998 (one of Daddy’s favorites)!

Following the party, Alan went home and starting putting together his Legos.¬† He also made hot cocoa for Santa and put out carrots for the reindeer before going to sleep.¬† We kept the Christmas tree lights turned on so that Santa could find his way. ūüôā

Sunday, December 25th:

This morning Alan woke up to find that Santa gave him an Indians car and an Indians van (as written on his Christmas wishlist at school), as well as the Paw Patrol race track pictured above.  He got everything that he wanted from Santa!  After assembling the race track, we finished putting together the remaining Legos from yesterday.  Then it was off to open presents with his Mom!

There will certainly be a lot of new toys for Alan, Tyler, and Carleigh to play with at Grandma Debbie’s house in the weeks and months ahead!

Highlights of Summer

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With kindergarten just two weeks away, here’s a look at the highlights of Alan’s summer!

Alan saw both of his uncles, including Uncle Josh and Uncle Bobby — plus Meghan, Tyler, and Carleigh —¬†on separate visits this summer. Josh took the photo above, from down on the rocks at Chagrin Falls.

To prepare for kindergarten, Alan completed his first summer reading program at the Solon library.  And he graduated from Safety Town!

On the baseball field, Alan completed his first baseball season.  He made great strides in learning to catch a ball with his glove, and he successfully learned to hit a ball without the aid of a tee!

Alan also picked up a new hobby.¬† He loves building with legos, and he even learned how to follow the instructions on his own (when he’s not creating awesome wrecking ball trucks with his imagination).

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