St. Patrick’s Day

Colin & Lauren had a surprise visit at school today. Lucky the Leprechaun stopped by and boy-oh-boy did he make a mess. He left green footprints everywhere and even made the milk turn green. Well at least he left his pot-of-gold chocolates behind for all of the trouble he caused.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from our two lucky charms.

St. Patrick’s Day 2008

Basketball Awards Ceremony and Banquet

Colin received a trophy today during the LYA Biddy Basketball Awards Ceremony and Banquet. The trophies were handed out in the Gym during a ceremony in which all of the participants had their names read out loud followed by a handshake or high-five from their coach before being handed their trophy. The ceremony was brief but not rushed. You could see the excitement in each kid as their name was called out and handed a trophy for their participation.

Basketball was the first team sport that Colin played and he seemed to really enjoy it. Although shying away from the ball in the beginning he improved throughout the season was getting closer to making a basket by the end of the season.

Colin had told me early in the season that if he did a good job that he would be getting a trophy. However, as much as he was excited to receive a trophy for his accomplishments on the court he seemed equally excited that they were going to eating pizza, “his favorite”, at the banquet.

Colin with trophy
Colin shows off his trophy

Colin eating pizza at the banquet
Colin enjoys some pizza during the banquet

Snow Day

Another winter storm came through dumping around 6 inches of the white stuff. This time the snow was soft and fluffy. While I cleared the driveway with the snow thrower the kids had fun sledding down a small hill in our backyard.

Afterwards I joined them in a snowball fight. You could make the best snowballs with this snow and boy did we. Colin and Lauren had a great time playing outside and helping Dad.

Colin playing in snow

Colin throws a snowball at Dad.

Lauren helping Dad clear snow

Lauren helps Dad by clearing the snow out of the drain in the front of our house