Sunday, March 30, 2008

ode to forms of transportation

this week the graves did many things. it was our spring break.

we started the week picking up our new van. it is very nice, drives well, the stereo works and has no duck-tape(yet). we were very excited.

next adam participated in his pinewood derby. we headed to the church and hoped the glue would dry quickly. adam and scott had a good time making their car and they did a good job. adam's a-wing (modeled after the star wars edition) didn't lose any races...until it started to fall apart. he was in first place until the final tournament--things went downhill (ha, ha) from there. but he had a great time. only 11 more derby cars for scott to go!

we also went to the park and took the boys' bikes. adam kinda knows how to ride a bike, but we decided to make sure. the other boys took advantage of the sun and climbed to their hearts' content.

and finally we took a little trip to southwest colorado to a small town called hotchkiss. we played and talked and ate and slept and tried to sleep. there were trains everywhere! the area is beautiful, the people friendly and we had a good time but were very glad to come home.

and now it's back to school...see you next sunday.

Monday, March 24, 2008

easter piano recital

sam had his first piano recital on saturday. adam participated, too. both played primary songs and both did a great job. i can't believe they can play the piano! thank you aunt chrissy for being a fun teacher. enjoy their performances below.

now we (Scott and the boys) have spring break. i wish the weather was warmer so we could spend more of it outside. we're going to the park tomorrow so adam can finally learn to ride a bike...and he's going to do it! maybe we'll take our kite too. oh--and the pinewood derby is tomorrow night. i hope adam is pleased with his car. he and scott have spent a lot of time together making it look like an a-wing from star wars. the pilot is a lego man. i hope he drives fast tomorrow.