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Ethan loves chess and will play any chance he’s given (unless of course his Spore time is the other option). He knows all the rules and is even playing with more strategy than he used to. On Sunday Isaac wandered over while Ethan and Daddy were playing chess and started asking questions about the game, the rules, the pieces. Looks like we may have another budding chess player.
Ethan has been playing soccer every Saturday morning for the last 2 months with the town soccer league. He seems to really enjoy it but often his attention span is a bit shorter than the entire practice. This Saturday he played the entire time with enthusiasm – especially working together as a team and not getting too discouraged when the other team scored a few more goals than they did.
One of the most amazing parts of soccer are when Coach Jack calls all the kids together. Picture 50-60 5-year-olds clustered around one man with a great British accent listening in rapt attention as he tells them about the next drill. Rather amazing. I’d love to learn his secret – it’s rare that I can even hold the 2 boys in rapt attention for more than a few seconds!
I don’t know if Ethan is destined for a life of soccer but we love that he’s out there running, having fun, and trying his best!
Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Boston – sunny and warm. A welcome respite before the cold winter sets in. Ethan was eager to show us where he has recess, especially the boys and girls hide-outs. We’re told that girls can only visit if they pay the fare of 3 leaves and so far only one has decided to do so.
How can you leave the house 10 minutes late but get to school 5 minutes early? Only with The Fastest Brother Racing Team.
The boys wear their costumes every day – hopefully they’ll hold up at least through Halloween. As an astronaut you can be anyone you choose who is in space – Luke Skywalker has been showing up quite frequently to fly with R2 to Dagoba.
The kindergarteners put on a wonderful play today about Columbus. Ethan did a great job as King Ferdinand and spoke his lines loud and clear.
Here is the king with his diarama of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. He was so proud of it!
The king with the most amazing teacher ever (and a great director).
It was a busy day with David’s surgery this morning. Once he’s no longer recovering from anesthesia I’ll have him remind me how to post a video of Ethan’s scene. For now I’ll let him sleep.
Ethan decided that footie jammies were okay until 1st grade when you would be too big. Unfortunately finding pajamas with feet once you’re out of the toddler sizes is a bit more difficult. Luckily we found some at a good price, with rocket ships that glow in the dark. The coolest jammies ever I’m told. Combined with some glow sticks for light sabers and you have all a boy could need. Especially as there was chocolate cake for dessert!
Today we found the magnetic poetry and the kids had a great time – Isaac identified all the words he could read and Ethan made some poems. My favorites were:
“The ghosts went walking up in joy”
I think a white board in the playroom is going to be lots of fun!