He really wants one of these since seeing it at friend's house. Here he is taking pictures. The entrepreneur that he is, he came up with an idea to take pictures of "beautiful things," print the pictures with the printer that is in his room, and then have a sale. He has been doing any and everything to earn money to buy this tractor. Every thing I do he is one step ahead of me, doing the job for me or Miles. In the morning he puts Miles toothpaste on his brush, runs water over it and sets it next to the sink along with his vitamins. If I am carrying groceries from the van, he takes them from me and puts the cold things in the fridge. He runs to hold the door open where ever we go and then will stand there and open it for everyone like it's his job.
For Christmas Ben got a magic kit. He insisted on taking it to show and tell at school. I worried about him while he was at school because he has a hard time performing the magic correctly without "an assistant." When I picked him up I asked him how it went and he said, "Not good." He doesn't seem upset with himself but rather with the magic itself. I think he believes in the magic and that whether or not the tricks work out has nothing to do with him.
Tim recently made this penny hockey game for Miles which Tim's dad made for him when he was a kid. As a reward to his class for good behavior Miles teacher allowed them to bring in a game from home. According to Miles most of the kids came with electronic games. I was so happy he chose to take this. He said the kids were crowded around him and one of the kids were exclaiming, "Miles dad invented this game!"