Also last week we went to the train park with the the Smiths, Websters and Prices (minus the Papas who were very busy finishing school stuff up). The kids got to ride the train around, go through the small museum that is inside the NORAD Presidential train, and play in BOTH playgrounds. They loved it. Kaleb, Xander and Elia loved playing together and were like three peas in a pod.
Ethan and Katelyn hung out during the train ride...
but Ethan was more interested in playing in the sand. Unlike Elia, he really isn't that interested in eating it... Thank goodness!
In other news, we've been working with Ethan to teach him signs because he has the worst habit of squawking loudly for things he wants. Here is my video project (the first time I've put together bits of more than one video: (Turn off the side bar music before you turn it on). Of course Ethan, like most children, seem to be very good at avoiding performance when parents want them too. We've tried about five times to capture his cute head shake (he shakes his head no as he crawls towards things he knows he shouldn't be near (e.g. Watson's water) or when he's doing something he shouldn't be, but when we pull out the camera he refuses! The nerve! Anyway, here are the "more" and "drink" signs.
Well, the end is nigh. Eric graduates officially on Friday! ... Then what? We're not quite sure yet, so if any of you hear of potential jobs, keep us posted. We know something will come, but aparently, we're not done learning to be patient. :)
AND... for the most exciting news of all, our no-sugar "diet", which began January 1st is over!!!!!! We have had several sugar-laden items since we ended it on Friday and honestly, they don't taste as good as they should... or used to anyway. We bought some Honey Bunches of Oats (I think it has like 6 or 7 grams of sugar) and I thought they were gross! We also broke into our post-Easter purchases of Reeses peanut butter eggs and they aren't as spectacular as they used to be. Eric seems to be getting back into sugar better than I am (though I'm sure I'm not far behind). The best example of this is his recent purchase of Reeses Peanut Butter cereal. Sick! He knows that is a one-time purchase though (so ENJOY it now Honey!!). Seriously though, we've both agreed we want to be more moderate in our sugar consumption. We split a cookie at the latest event where refreshments were served! Thanks Greg and Cyndee for undertaking this with us! It has definitely been an eye-opener.
Stay tuned next week to see the new graduate!