A great day for Taj

McGuire AFB, New Jersey -- Taj and I at the Schnitzel Haus, a German restaurant near McGuire AFB in Jersey. Even though he’s never seen Star Trek, he’s constantly bragging about how he can give the Vulcan greeting with his hands.
McGuire AFB, New Jersey —
Taj and I at the Schnitzel Haus, a German restaurant near McGuire AFB in Jersey.
Even though he’s never seen Star Trek, he’s constantly bragging about how he can give the Vulcan greeting with his hands.

I hope you’ll excuse me for not providing the daily updates … I’m still hangin’ with family before heading to the ‘stan. It’s harder to dedicate some time to the computer with a 6-year-old hanging off of your arm.

Today was Taj’s last day of school. He was excited just to know that he didn’t have to go to bed early tonight. He was also excited to know that he graduated to first grade. (So was I.) To reward this achievement, we bought him a new bicycle. He’s only had one his entire life, and he’s now outgrown it. (In fact, it was one of those cute little toy mini-bicycles that had training wheels on them. I took the wheels off, but it’s really too small to be ridden by such a big boy.) Today, he received his first “real” bike.

Aside from school ending, he also ended his T-ball season today. He was awarded a medal at an end-of-season barbecue. (Don’t get too excited, he’s playing in a league where EVERYONE gets an award, no matter how bad they are.) I may be kind of partial, but I think he was the best player on the team. I’m not a sports-nut, nor one of those sports-obsessed parents who pushes his 6-year old to fund my retirement with his athletic ability. But, I was proud to see my boy trying his best on the field, while other kids were playing with the grass or doing cartwheels instead of paying attention to the game.

In the evening, we went to a German restaurant for dinner. It was not quite like the food we ate while we were actually IN Germany, but Taj liked it. (He likes anything fried.) He had wiener schnitzel.

We ended the evening by playing the Wii until he couldn’t stay awake anymore.

A great day for Taj … and a great day for his mom and dad.

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