Thursday, 20 March 2008

Catch Up

Well, I apologize for taking so long to get things posted. It's been busy here as we enjoy a little spring weather (raining again hence the reason I am blogging again!). Scott had a last minute trip to Dallas a few weeks ago and we were a little jealous as he was able to see his whole family and eat real Mexican food! He has also been working long hours when in town so I've neglected the things that take extra time like updating this blog!

Mother's day in Scotland was celebrated on Sunday, March 2nd. The boys each made a beautiful card at school. We had a nice lazy day and enjoyed being together at home.

The boys have been busy at school with Spring Projects as well as preparing to move to the new Prep School building next week. Christopher had to give a talk about his favorite dinosaur last Friday. He chose the Velociraptor and he did such a great job! He's reciting a poem aloud in class today. Ethan is working on a verbal presentation about a person from the Tudor era. He has chosen Guy Fawkes, famous for the failed plot to kill James I and take over Parliament. And Charlie is enjoying play dates with his buddies from his class.

We have also been busy searching for and starting extra curricular activities. Charlie has started a music class, Christopher a sports class, Enjoy-A-Ball , and Ethan is awaiting the start of a fencing class.

Our weekends have been filled with birthday parties, movies, Wii and playing outside. Ethan went to a party this past weekend in his Easter suit as they were headed to Malmasion (very fancy French restaurant) in a Hummer Limo and then on to the cinema. There were 5 boys and 5 girls in attendance and they were all quite excited to be dressed in their party clothes and off to such a grown up venue! The rest of us went to a friend's house for a tapas party and then home to wait up for Ethan.

This past Sunday we hopped on our bikes and rode along the Forth and Clyde Canal (crosses Scotland between Edinburgh and Glasgow connecting the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde). We can access the path along the canal about 1/4 mile from our house. We headed East and once we were out of the city we enjoyed beautiful scenery and wildlife (swans and deer). We rode about 10km to the Stables Pub near Kirkintilloch where we enjoyed a proper pub lunch and a nice cold beer. We then rode a little further to catch the train back into the city. The train into the city centre has bike racks and plenty of space so we were pleasantly surprised by this journey. What we did not realize was that the train from the city centre to our neighborhood did not have bike racks and it was extremely busy so we became a fire hazard blocking the exit! Scott and I were a little stressed out but the boys were having a ball on this adventure! Next time we'll ride home on our bikes!

We're off school and work tomorrow and Monday. We're headed to Dunbar to a friend's beach house on Saturday to enjoy our Easter weekend there.

I hope that each of you have a wonderful Easter weekend! Blessings.

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