Also this weekend, we opened a very exciting birthday gift sent from Aunt Ry, Uncle Dave, and Rachael. We wanted to make a special occasion of this opening since we knew it would be a fun gift. It's a beautiful new train set for the train table! I think Dave loves it the most- he spent a long time creating this elaborate system of tracks. It only took the boys about five minutes to wreak havoc upon it, but they had fun! Mairead loves the trains. She fills the cars with little tiny toy animals and gives them rides around. Our friends, the Estees, also gave us a different train set with motorized engines. Mairead loves to send them under the couch and watch them come out the other side. She says, "They go through the dark tunnel." The boys like that the new tracks have hills- they position the cars at the top and announce, "On your Mark. Get set. Go" and send the cars down.
On Saturday and Sunday, we were actually able to GO OUTSIDE! It was so nice to get some exercise and fresh air. It wasn't exactly warm, but "spring" in New England never is. We did see some signs of life, though. Hope does spring eternal!
Of course, Jack's favorite thing to do outside is to play basketball. He loves it and he is pretty good! I would say that he gets it in five out of six times. Not bad! He is so determined- he just keeps at it. He does more of a 'diaper' shot while Ben tries to shoot it from his shoulder (Ben has a blue hat in these pictures).