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We celebrated Easter in Saratoga Springs in 2009.

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Here are the boys all cleaned up and ready for church.

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Stephanie’s Mom and Dad treated the family to an Easter brunch in Lake George.

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Thanks Mom and Dad.

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“Is that a chocolate fondu fountain?”

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“Yes, it is a chocolate fondu fountain!”

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On the way out of town, Sean was very excited to get a close up look at Fort William Henry. They have been studying the American  Revolution in his classroom. Here are some pictures from the schools website showing the model of a British fort that the class constructed.

http://schools.dor.org/popup_info.cfm?pic=large88%5F0409091221%2Ejpg&page=8007&imageid=32124

We hope you continue to have a wonderful and fruitful Easter Season.

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Sean celebrating his 10th birthday on St. Patrick’s Day. 

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Nathan racing by on his new skate board…oh dear.

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Sean took his support for the Syracuse Orange to the next level.

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If you look closely, his new braces are sporting the SU colors.

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After a lot of hard work, Nathan earned his Wolf badge.

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Nathan (and Steve) recently built a new bird house for our yard.

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It was hung with care on Tuesday evening.

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…and to our delight, the house had its first traffic on Thursday. 

Also on Thursday, Nathan’s class reenacted the Last Supper in costume.  Click below to link to his teacher’s web site and see Thursday’s slide show, and several others!http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/SSchading/

We hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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Well there is no question that we are at the crossroads between winter and spring. We cannot remember a March that had so many oscillations between winter and spring all squeezed into a single week.

The week started off with a beautiful day on Monday. Sean ran from the van when we got home to change into play clothes.

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Nathan had a little bit of homework to do before he could join Sean, but he got it done and was able to join him in short time.

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As they played outside the surroundings were starting to display more and more signs of the budding spring.

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But just as quickly as spring had seem to come, Tuesday and Wednesday it slipped away as a late winter ice storm gripped the area and froze the spring activities in the driveway for the indefinite future.

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Thursday brought another swing into the direction of spring as the bright sun worked away at thawing the ice that had coated the landscape.

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But alas, Winter had a least one more punch for Friday into Saturday. Sean will have to wait a little longer for the rebound.

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Nathan decided to make one last snowman with the wet heavy snow, hopefully the last of the season.

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It got so cold again on Sunday that even the Snowman needed a hat and gloves. (I think I heard him say aahhhh… thanks, Nathan!)

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And as the day started to come to an end, the quintessential sign of spring revealed itself. The season’s first Robin!

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There is hope indeed that the end to this madness is near.

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