Saturday, February 18, 2012

The fun times are still rolling ...

As Mardi Gras approaches, I am reminded of the phrase "Let the good times roll" (though I can't spell the French version).  We are trying to keep the fun times rolling here.  It is easy to get bogged down in setting up the house and trying to get into a routine, but we have been able to have quite a few fun days, too.

Steve took the boys out with their bikes and was determined to teach them how to ride without training wheels.  Joel took to it pretty quickly.  Evan needed a little more time, but he kept at it until he got the hang of it.  They were both able to ride down the hill beside the house in no time at all.  They love riding now, and ask to go out almost every day when they get home from school.  Here are some pics of them enjoying their new "sport".

We also had fun celebrating Valentine's Day at home and at school.  I had to miss both of the boys' parties, but they came home with lots of Valentines, candy, and excited faces. 

On Friday, Joel got to celebrate his 100th day of kindergarten.  (He may have been in kinder for longer than 100 days, but we figure between his old school's earlier start date and his 1.5 week break when we moved that it was probably about 100 days for him.)  He had fun activities in class, and he got to school dressed like he imagined he would look when he's 100 years old.  Here are some pics of how he looked that day.  He liked it so much that he didn't want to take it off when he got home.

Today we went to the Pacific Science Museum and spent most of the day there.  We had a lot of fun!  It's not often that we all enjoy an outing like this.  There was lots of cool stuff to see, do, and learn about.  Along with the normal science museum exhibits, there was a butterfly garden with beautiful species of butterflies!  We ended the day by watching an IMAX movie about ancient ocean reptiles.  I didn't get pictures of everything, but here are some of the pics that I got.

Next week is mid-winter break.  I had forgotten about it until Friday night, so I will be busy tomorrow trying to get plans together for the week.  We will probably go into the city one day and then we will explore some more around the east side of the city.  Hopefully there will be more fun trips to report back on soon!


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