Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Blog(s)

My boys have been asking for many months now if they could have their own websites too. They understand a tad too much web/computer/etc. lingo considering the line of work Mr S is in. Various terms are second nature to them and they love seeing pictures of themselves on my blog or hearing from family who knows about what they were up to because of the upkeep here at the Pumpkin Patch. So, it was only obvious that at some point in their lives they were going to ask about their own blogs. In the past I've put them off, but today after company had departed and the rain kicked in, and everyone was dragging from colds/flu when they asked I said yes.

Now, if I had been thinking right I would have had a camera read and snapped a picture of their faces at that very moment. So much planning started happening right away! I told them that we couldn't set up their blogs until they settled on names. This of course set off a whole new wave of planning and scheming. Morgan came up with a million ideas at once and then dubbed them all, "Not catchy enough!" I nearly snorted popcorn out my nose on that comment! (And for the record, my boys have been waiting 9 and 7 years, respectfully, for that to happen! Seriously. They are incredibly jealous their Uncle has witnessed this fear but they haven't.) 

Amazingly enough it only too Morgan a half hour, or so, to come up with the name of his own blog. Morgan's World. Yep, really. It took him much less time, however, to come up with his first two blog posts. I'm really impressed with how easily he's able to group his thoughts. He's quite capable, and has been for a while, to write a complete sentence, but grouping his thoughts into paragraphs that make sense have been another story. Often his mind works so quickly that we jot down all his thoughts and then piece it all back together so that the thoughts meld together smoothly. I will admit that he wanted to write down everything so quickly he asked me to type up what he said, but aside from that it's all his own. Personally, and I may be biased, I think he did quite well.

Jayden had less trouble coming up with a name. He figured that if I could have a pumpkin patch because I love pumpkins he could have a CornField because he loves corn. And like is putting his passion for corn mildly. In fact, as I recall it when he was 3 he ate cornflakes every single day for breakfast. Running out of cornflakes not only brought about tears and fear, it elicited reason to panic. I'm not kidding around! That doesn't even account for the corncobs, tins of corn, and frozen bags of we've kept on stock. The day I said I thought he might be having allergies to corn he cried for an hour. Needless to say,  the child would be quite at home in a cornfield.

Jayden was equally quick with dictating what he wanted me to write down. Again, because we've never done any formal grammar work I was impressed with how he could quickly come up with complete sentences and did a fairly good job of keeping all his ideas and thoughts grouped together.

If you're interested you can check out their new blogs for yourself! Both blogs still have some cosmetic adjustments that we've promised to help them with tomorrow, but for now Morgan is anxious to find out what a certain Gram-Gram thinks of his blog post(s). Because, "I can't wait to see what she thinks of it! It's going to be awesome!" Which he wrapped up with some weird and scary maniacal laughter. All he needed was the lab coat and the freaky wild mad scientist hair..


Gae said...

Dear Kendra,
How exciting.
Tell the boys to look our for our children to pop over.
They love other kids blogs and are sure to have a look
Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

That is to cute. I just started my own blog. Your dc blogs look way better than mine. I can't seem to figure out on the design/tech stuff. My dd has ask already for a blog also. I don't know we will have to wait and see. Thanks for responding to my emails I have been planning away. I'm sure I will be emailing you again soon with more questions.