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March 31, 2012

Puzzle Boy

Filed under: Just Everyday — Dad @ 18:13

This is one area where Etienne and Cezanne are very different.

Cezanne, to this day, has never had any interest in building puzzles, while Etienne on the other hand will actually ask to play puzzles.

Here he is with a bunch of word & picture puzzles – we broke them up and tried at first with them still in order, he got them built in a matter of minutes, then we shuffled them up and he still took no more than a couple of minutes to figure them out and build them. I will say I am impressed but just by comparison to his sister, could be this is quite normal for a 2 1/2 year old ??


March 29, 2012

Rainy Days = Kinect

Filed under: Just Everyday — Dad @ 18:08

We were due some rain, several days of non-stop rain. I just knew that if “thing 1” and “thing 2” were cooped up inside for that long we would need some new distraction to keep them busy without breaking down the house. I figured I would spring for the Kinect sensor for my XBOX 360 and treat them to some active fun indoors.

Well just at that moment the BIG TV decided that it was time for the DLP lamp to say farewell and we were reduced to the hardship of a 24 inch LCD monitor… The suffering was almost unbearable…

Cezanne did get into this a bit, and Etienne even copied his sister – not sure I can say he actually understood what was going on or what he needed to do, but it was fun to watch them give it a try. It has NOT taken hold – they still much rather play outside – even if it is raining…


March 26, 2012

Just too cool…

Filed under: Just Everyday — Dad @ 18:02

Etienne just looks super cool today so I took a few photos of the boy.

I just love the first of these and have it blown up to an 8×10 in my office. This is just so totally Etienne, one minute a beautiful little angle and then next a master of mischief and naughtiness…


March 24, 2012

Rainy Days Suck !

Filed under: Just Everyday — Dad @ 06:04

We may have had an early spring but we also just got hit with two weeks of wet cold rainy windy weather which has forced the kids indoors and that is driving us MAD !

We went so MAD that we bought face paint and craft projects to try to keep the kids entertained while they could not play outside.


Lanelle did an excellent job with the face paint – she simply copied a design off the packaging of the face paint !


As you can see the two nut jobs are a little nuttier than usual !

March 16, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day @ JGE

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 05:59

Etienne is not officially a student at John Green Elementary and is not a member of the K-3 class but with a sister like Cezanne and since he is there almost every morning and afternoon to drop her off or fetch her again from school and his presence in the class during Cezanne’s sharing while she was best bear, the class have sort of adopted him as one of their baby brothers.

It was St. Patrick’s Day and I was asked to take photos of the kids with their leprechaun traps for the year book and class scrapbook. Lanelle needed to be there are Home Room Mom so Etienne had to tag along and when all the kids were done with their photos he asked if he could pose for a photo too.


This boy is SO ready for school !!

The funny thing is at first glance he does NOT look out of place amongst the other kids 😉

March 4, 2012

Water Play

Filed under: Just Everyday — Dad @ 07:05






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