Friday, February 21, 2014

Dear Sunshine,

Please stay out a little longer!


Mommy of two active little boys

First park day of the year!
This little boy asks to go to the park every day!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Snow, Snow, Go Away!

In December, right before Winter Break, we had five consecutive snow/ice days, which is extremely unusual for Eugene. We are in the middle of another unusual winter storm. School was cancelled Thursday and Friday because of snow/ice and I am starting to wonder if school will be open on Monday. We still have about 1/2 foot of snow/ice on our deck, limbs/trees are coming down all around town, and many people are without power.

I prefer to stay curled up on the couch in weather like this, but I braved the cold today for about ten minutes to capture some icicle photos:

Frozen Spring Buds
For some reason, I am drawn to b&w icicles.
Frozen Leaves
BBQ Icicles

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Basketball Days

Three weeks ago, Caden began basketball camp. In just three weeks, his dribbling skills have improved so much! He seems to enjoy basketball and we like it because it slows him down a little. During basketball practice, he answers all of the questions and hams it up a bit for the audience, which made me wonder about his classroom behavior.

I was relieved this week when he brought home an award for his "excelente actitud y participacion en clase" (excellent attitude and participation in class). We are so proud of him; he is working so hard to learn Spanish. It is good to know that he is doing what he is supposed to be doing in class and hopefully only making others laugh at appropriate times.

Dribbling with his "arm bar" up.
Look at that follow through!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Welcome 2014!

2013 came and went. We ended 2013 with five snow days, Christmas with our families, and the flu. After having the flu, I'm positive I've never had the flu before. We all spent one week of Winter Break on the couch. Thankfully, we are all well now and are looking forward to Spring Break!

During Winter Break, the boys were able to spend some time with their cousin, Brody. It is so much fun to watch the cousins bond. I told the boys that if they took one nice photo for Nan, I would give them a few M&M's. Brody said in the cutest voice, "I sure do like M&M's!"

So, here it is, the only photo we have of all three boys looking at the camera and smiling...

Caden (5), Brody (2), and Carter (2)
Our Christmas Card Photo