Winter Already?

North eastern ND got hit with some bad weather this past weekend. Highways and interstates were closed due to icy roads and low visibility. Oh and flooding! I’m definitely looking forward to some warmer temperatures this upcoming week to melt all this snow.

Damien and I had a snow day on Friday, woot!
Damien was SOOOOO happy to go play in the snow
We decided that we wanted a snowblower now instead of waiting a winter to purchase one. We just happen to get it home the night before the snowfall. It worked like a champ, even in the wet, slushy snow.
Putting Damien to work clearing off the car
This was taken Thursday evening to document the first bit of snow accumulation where we live. Note the lush, green tree.
This is now Saturday morning and that tree is not looking too good.
Saturday afternoon and upon further investigation we found that a large portion of our tree broke off at the base. I guess all of that heavy, wet snow and wind was just too much. 🙁
The base of the tree
And lastly, Damien made a birthday card for Scott. It’s soooo Damien lol with gold bars, gold coins, and gold columns. I love it!

A Kid With Many Talents

This post is all about Damien and his many interests and talents.

Damien working on his muscles. It’s important to him to be strong!
And don’t forget about cardio! Damien got this Jump-O-Lene as a present years ago from Julie, but we never had room for it in the old house. It works out better than jumping on the beds.
Damien is now fully ready for a North Dakotan winter!

Earlier this month we went in for parent/teacher conferences. So far I really love the school and Damien’s teacher. She’s very kind and patient and I think Damien is really thriving in that environment. Damien is doing very well in math and needs to work on his reading, which we’ve been doing every school night at home. This is turning out to be a great school year!

Damien on his chromebook at school before conferences.
Damien made some interesting artistic choices with this piece lol
Damien’s classroom

Damien made his first comic book! He created it in class during his free time and he had the chance to present it to his classmates which was well-received so he’s already working on a second issue. I love it because it motivates him to try to spell words correctly and it gives him the confidence to try new things.

Damien’s comic book, Attack of the Poopa King
Scott and Damien horsing around