Today is the first day of Ross's spring break. We had invited a school friend to come over today, but he came down with a nasty cold and couldn't make it. So instead, we hung out with our friends Jason, JD, and Leo. (Jason is Patricia's husband; JD and Leo and Patricia went to the St. Patty's Day parade with us.)
Ross brought "Flat Cris" with him to the park, and we took a picture with him and JD:
"Flat Cris" is part of Ross's writing assignment this week. The second graders have been reading the Flat Stanley books, which are about a boy who is paper-thin and goes on all these crazy adventures, such as having his friends fly him like a kite. Each kid created their own version of "Flat Stanley," and now they have to take him with them on adventures, take photos, and write about it from "Flat Stanley's" point of view. It's a pretty cool assignment, and even Ross, who is not usually excited about writing, has been looking forward to this.
Here's a picture of all three boys together:
JD is four years old, and Leo is 17 months. JD and Ross have a lot of fun together. It's a good experience for Ross -- almost like having brothers.
As you can tell from the way the boys are dressed, the weather wasn't great today. It was in the 40s, and it snowed hard for a while this afternoon. But we were comfy at the Crowley house, where we ate lunch, and then Leo took a nap, the older boys watched a movie, and the adults got to relax.