The Elrod Update

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Just Stuff

Career Day

Today is Career Day in Grant's kindergarten class at school. He decided that he wants to be President of the United States. Ambitious! He's been on this kick for a while. Last month, his class was asked to contribute drawings for a book of what they'd like to be when they grow up. Yep... he was the only one that dreamed of being the President. Here he is this morning:


He's growing so quickly and is such a little sponge right now. His interests are so varied and we are forever looking up something on the Internet to answer his questions. He loves old coins and foreign money. The latter interest began when I took out an old piggy bank of mine that was full of money I had collected from other countries. We'll look through the money and pick out our "favorites" based on the coin design. His favorites, of course, change every time. ;)

Animals are another of his interests. He has quite the collection of stuffed animals and asks for a new one all the time. Here are a couple of pictures of him and some of his favorites:

Daddy brought the bear back from a recent trip to NYC

Uncle Phillip purchased the bobcat for him in TX. It was a reward for being good while Daddy was in NY. Thanks for the bribe, Flip! :)

Another thing that he's curious about is geography. He's been learning in his class about the United States/Mississippi/Olive Branch. He likes for us to show him on a map where something is located. He and Chris got on GoogleEarth the other night and looked around our town, where relatives live, and even took a peek at the Great Pyramids in Egypt!

He's just an active lil' boy that enjoys being outside, collecting rocks, exploring the woods and trails around our house, playing with his friends, using his imagination, and learning all he can about the world around him. I ask him all the time if he'll stop growing and stay 5 forever. He just smiles and says "I can't do that". *sigh* If only he could...


Matthew is growing quickly, too.... he's now almost as tall as I am! He's got a fiercely independent spirit, a great sense of adventure and love for the outdoors, and a big heart for his friends and family.

His interests are mostly things that pertain to being outdoors. Anything with a camouflage pattern catches his eye. He loves to go camping, fishing, and exploring. He's got a knife collection of about 15 assorted pocket knives, all-purpose tools, and even a fileting knife for fish. Oh, and one hatchet that Uncle Phillip got him for Christmas. Scooters, bicycles, 4 wheelers and motorcycles are his preferred modes of transportation. Mowing the grass is one of his favorite summertime chores.

He also enjoys standing on his head, doing cartwheels, listening to Chris's I-pod, and playing his electric guitar. It's hard to believe that in just a bit over 4 short years he'll be a teenager! Oh, my...

Playing guitars with Uncle Phillip

Our boys are their own unique selves with differing interests and personalities but one very important thing in common... they are loved just for who they are.


Anonymous AmyBeth said...


Aww great updates and pictures! President??? I'd vote for'im!! =0) ((hugs))


Blogger Sandra said...

I love your updates! Keep it up girl.

Anonymous MISSI said...

Ijust wanted to let you know that I appreciate you emailing me with a notification that you have updated. I do read them.

Anonymous Randi Barnes said...

Cathy - You are so creative! I love that I got to share this part of your family with you all! Thank you so much for including me in this! I look foward to more updates!

Randi :)


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