We ended the weekend (last weekend) by celebrating Upa's birthday - only 4 months late.... If I ever give you an IOU type present, just realize there's no expiration date..... We dined on fro-yo and had fun catching up on life.
This week, in the car in the morning, Ethan was feeling very reflective and we had some great conversations. At one point we were talking about the boy we are sponsoring from the Philippines. I was explaining how we are providing money for him to help with his education, and how education is the key to being able to choose your future, blah blah blah..... And then my sweet boy said this:
"Mama, when I grow up and I'm a dad, I'm going to send my kid to kindergarten."
My heart. Tuesday night was the Harvest Festival at Lucas' school. He was sooooo excited. The boys dressed up in their zookeeper costumes (Lucas is a monkey that took over the zoo), and grabbed their buckets.
He was a trooper getting it sawed off and even made it through x-rays without a tear or fuss. I was so proud of him.
I forgot to mention that yes, the boys did start soccer classes this week. They are enjoying it, though Lucas doesn't like being there without me. I'm hoping that by the end of the 4 weeks, he'll be a champ, but in the meantime, we'll just keep at it. The program is great - they even get to scrimmage in the racquetball courts. Ethan gets to be the big kid, and Lucas just kind of walks the perimeter and looks concerned. I did catch a few smiles though and know he does enjoy it...
We had one night off (where we just played computer games and read) and then it was time for Trick or Treat Street at E's and my school. The costumes came back out and the smiles were plastered on.
I can't believe this isn't the end of the Halloween festivities. I'm starting to twitch from the sugar, but love seeing my boys so excited. We're looking forward to a weekend of celebrations and then one crazy week.... But then again, when is life not crazy for us?