The boys started a new round of swimming lessons today at a new pool. It was Ben's first time ever taking classes. He was hesitant at first but loved it and has NO fear. He went under water, jumped in off the side and splashed everyone in site.
Sam's school had a special Chinese New Year celebration yesterday. They made Lanterns (see photo), masks and had a parade around the school. In the afternoon they had Chinese food donated by Safeway. He loved it and keeps asking when we can have "Chinese New Year Food" again.
Last night we had family over for Valentine's Dinner. Aunt Susie and Uncle Dennis were here from Bend and the cousins had so much fun playing with them this weekend. Dad made awesome pulled pork... we all ate too much of everything - including chocolate. This morning the kids requested pancakes. :-) They spent a few hours with Ian and Lizzie while Brian and I worked out, grabbed coffee and ran to Costco. Tonight Ellen and Colin are going out and the cousins will play here. Fun babysitting swap!
I took the boys over to see Ellen's new school Friday afternoon and they fell in love with these simple wooden blocks. She let us borrow them this weekend and they have been making castles, towers, statues etc.
Sam is super excited for Valentine's Day. Yesterday he made Valentine's for all of his friends at school and for a few other little friends. We are having a special dinner this weekend with the cousins to celebrate.