Lots of great stuff happens around here that doesn't quite add up to a whole blog post but does need to be captured. So I'm trying to do one post a month that catches this stuff.
Here's the "after" picture. He was quite pleased to get a haircut like his dad's and look a little more different from Oliver. We always have lots of people thank us when we do what we can do to help these twins of ours look a little more different from each other. And they like it when people can keep them straight. Different haircuts help.
In preparation for the party at school, Oliver made himself a "Sneech suit" and Silas made himself a "Cat in the Hat hat." They came up with the ideas and made their outfits totally on their own. We read a bunch of Dr Seuss stories together while they worked on their costumes. We love Dr Seuss.
When we got back from the party at the school, we had green eggs for dinner. The kids were thrilled.
Isaac's basketball team won the championship on Saturday. What a team! There were several kids who were truly amazing at three-pointers. And Isaac was great at getting the ball into the right people's hands. He really had a great basketball season and even though he was recovering from strep throat for the championship game, I was proud of him that he got in there and played his very best anyway. Here he is with the championship prize he got - a t-shirt.
Isaac had to have a few baby teeth pulled because they just weren't coming out on their own and the big teeth were bulging and trying to come in. He now has the perfect bunny teeth for Easter but says it's a little hard to chew with so few teeth.
Oliver's a step ahead of Silas on getting those top teeth in and wow, he's getting some BIG teeth that aren't exactly coming in straight. We've got a lot of orthadontics in our future, I'm afraid!
My sister Shawni and her family came to town to ski for spring break and we met up for dinner at my parents' place. So fun to be with those guys.
My mom handed off all our old prom and graduation dresses to me and Shawni - fun little walk down memory lane.
Isaac got to go skiing with Shawni's kids and had a fabulous time.
Jared's sister Jayne and her daughters came to visit and we celebrated Jayne's birthday with a fun party (and a cake that the twins were so pleased to make entirely by themselves for their very beloved Aunt Jayne). SO great to have time with these guys!
After asking off an on if she could start violin lessons, Eliza finally got out my old violin, handed it to me and asked me to teach her. So I did. And she can now hold the bow and violin correctly and play lovely whole notes without much screeching at all. She knows all the parts of the violin and understands how to tighten and loosen the bow and all that good stuff. We'll move on to fingering and paying Twinkle Twinkle Little Star next. It's been fun to play my beautiful old violin again as I've demonstrated to Liza. After this post, I've been thinking a ton about music and I've gotten up the energy to get going on more musical education for my children.
I don't have actual bull sale photos but here's a screen shot of the website and you can even click HERE and see some of the bulls in action. I love that we get to be connected to the wonderful Loosli farm.