While getting Aarondressed for school this morning; after getting his t-shirt on he excitedly turns to me with a look of extreme pleasant surprise and says, "Good thing my clothes still fit now that I'm six!".
A quick trip out to my mom's yesterday to address plumbing issues (James' forte) brought with it an unexpected moose sighting. Living near a place referred to as Antler Lake, it is sure to be a common occurance for residents. However, for us city folk... an exciting and rare glimpse at wildlife.
This year of Kindergarten, I've been picked to volunteer for two of the more exciting (in my opinion :) field trips; Festival of Trees and yesterday, Ukrainian Village. Fingers crossed (x) for the greenhouse field trip... Aaron's part of a really fun class of kids and his teacher is always enjoyable to hang out with. There are a lot of laughs to be had when you're hanging out with twenty five-year-olds. Not to mention, the last time I had been to the Ukrainian Village I was Aaron's age exactly! On a kindergarten field trip. The focus of the trip; help the pioneers prepare for Easter. Our tasks were making Paska and decorating eggs. Both held special meaning in representing the death and resurrection of Jesus, so not only were we having a good time but also learning about the symbolism of the eggs, bread and easter baskets. Pretty refreshing with the Easter holiday fast approaching.
We had a great time together. As always, I consider myself blessed to share in these moments with my fave lil' guy.
Aaron's second hockey tournament of the year took us to the lively town of Wetaskiwin, where cars cost less. We'd done good winning 2 of our 3 games. I should mention, the game we lost was to a team stacked with 8 year olds..... not exactly a fair match. The best moment of the day: watching our team of tiny little hockey players enter the ice to 'Crazy Train'.
Family Day. One of my favorite ways to spend quality time with the kids; baking. The menu: Crispy Fruit Pizza and Purple Cow Milkshakes. Hand selected by yours truly- Aaron and Ava, via the Company's Coming Kid's cook book. The mission: divy-up all ingredients on two seperate shopping lists. Aaron and I attack one list, and team Ava and Daddy, the other. Who could find their items fastest? Everyone's a winner on family day..... but Aaron and I were faster. Cooking, blending, paring, and assembly were soon to follow. The outcome: pure, tasty success.
*Photos are all compliments of Aaron's fine photography skills (likes to capture every special moment, just like his mum;)