Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Snowy March

Well, it’s the last week of March, and we’re still getting snow.  If it doesn’t melt in the next few days we may have a white Easter.  We normally get snow in March, but I don’t remember getting it this late before.

DSCN3693The picture above was taken on one of our sunniest days in March that we had snow.  It was so bright that we all needed sunglasses.  Ethan is wearing his new hat that my mom made and mailed over.

DSCN3754 Building a snowman with Daddy

DSCN3758DSCN3790Before I know it I won’t be able to hold them like this anymore!  They are growing up SO quickly!DSCN3785DSCN3763The finished snowman

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Basketball Tournament

ICSB has a basketball tournament every February.  Gary was away teaching both this year and last year during the tournament.  With Sienna only having an afternoon nap now we were able to attend some.  Ethan enjoyed watching the first game, and Sienna was content with me holding her.  However, Ethan had seen a bunch of kids playing in an area when we walked in, so after the first game he wanted to go play with the “big kids”.

Kate and EthanI’m not sure what Ethan and Kate were doing in this picture, but it looks like they are having a serious conversation.

Chloe and SiennaSienna was up for playing some with the “big kids”, but she mostly wanted to be around me.Sienna

crowdThis tournament is one of our community highlights with lots of people attending.  Schools from Ukraine, Russia and Romania came for the tournament this year.

We went on Ethan and Sienna’s actual birthday.  One time when I went to check on Ethan, the coach of a team from Russia walked by and said, “Ethan, are you four?  And, is she (pointing to Sienna) two?”  The coach then looked at me and said that Ethan had told him like 10 times.  I was shocked that this coach from another team even knew his name, but I shouldn’t be surprised knowing my little social butterfly.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

More Fireman Creative Play

Ethan still enjoys playing fireman.  

DSCN3171 Above is one of his fire trucks.

DSCN3168Ethan, Sienna, and Mommy took turns “driving” the fire truck. 

DSCN3173The hose changes (it’s the little broom under Ethan’s seat), but his helmet mostly stays the same each time he plays.

I love seeing him use his imagination to come up with the equipment and trucks.