Ethan needed to bring a family photo to school and we hadn’t taken one since our family had grown by one!
When I finished the deck I had a lot of small scrap pieces of the composite lumber leftover. I asked Ethan what I should do with it and he said ‘build me a chair’. Well I got on eBay and found some great plans and went to work. The project was easier than I thought it would be and I love the results. Now I’m going to need to build one for Ben.
Here are some pictures from today. Ben is cheering on Alex at his race and the boys at Ben petting a sheep at Apple Hills.
Ethan had a rough start to his second week of hockey. He skated for about 20 minutes and then wanted a break. I couldn’t convince him to get back on the ice until the final 10 minutes. I felt terrible, but he just seemed off for some reason. On Sunday I took Ben with me and was ready for the worst, but Ethan had a ball and stayed on the ice for the whole session.
One of the coaches told me afterwards that Ethan was wearing the wrong type of skates. He has beginner skates that have a longer, straighter blade than regular hockey skates. They help him keep his balance, but make it harder to skate backwards and when he eventually switches to regular skates it would be harder for him. Luckily we bought a pair of regular skate shis size at a yard sale so he’ll be trying those out for the first time next weekend.
Ethan and Ben playing in the driveway.
Jamie has been smiling more and more each day. Here are some great pictures.
Wow! We can’t believe how much Ethan has improve after just one practice. We had his skates sharpened yesterday and he was able to do a little bit of real skating today. He was looking tired after the first hour of practice, but then they brought out the pucks and he got a second wind. He look great shooting the pucks and passing with his coaches. All those hours in the driveway paying off 🙂
Ethan had his first hockey practice and did great! Most of the players on his team were first timers so he fit right in. He loved being able to have his stick on his ice and rarely fell (unintentionally). The first practice was a little chaotic since EVERY mini-mite team was one the ice at the same time. Tomorrow will be another crazy practice, but it should settle down soon.
Ben really wanted to go on the ice too. We’ll have to see how he does on the home rink this winter, but it it will be very tempting to sign him up for next season. Not sure if there is an age cutoff. Ethan is 3, but turning 4 in a month. Ben will be 3 years 2 months old at the start of next season. He’ll probably be taller than all the 4 year olds too.
Ethan had his first day of preschool yesterday! He told me all about it and said he had a good time.