Kevin's friend Essie asked him to Accolade, the big formal dance at the end of the school year. Matt was excited to have some new pets. And the kids had fun at the dance at Union Station, by all accounts.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I can't believe Kevin's 16!Although everyone thinks he's much older because he's so tall. Soon he'll be the tallest in our family, I think. He definitely has his father's height and brains. Kevin has always seemed older than his age, and I'm grateful to be his mom. It's sure been fun this year to watch him play on the high school basketball and soccer teams, too. We're looking for more and more great things out of this kid!
What is the world coming to? At Matt's school a note was found in the boys' restroom with a bomb threat, so there was an evacuation to the nearby Old Post park and parents were called to come check their kids out. It turned out to be a hoax by a student, but it led to quite a few tense moments.
|Parents lined up to check kids out|
|Students grouped by class -patiently waiting|
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The weather has turned rainy (and snowy) and cold the last few days. One of Matt's favorite pastimes indoors lately is chess. He gets anyone who is willing to play with him, and if they're not willing he asks them to play Stratego. My brain is getting a workout.
When it's rainy outside, sometimes you have to bring a little bit of sunshine inside. Forsythia are my favorite, especially since deer always eat my tulips.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
We want to plant some big trees in our back yard, but our soil is too rocky, so we have to do some soil prep.
Step 1- Dig great big holes with a rented back hoe
Step 2- Fill the holes back in with the dirt, sorting out rocks softball size and bigger
Step 3- Bring in top soil to fill in the holes to the top
Step 4- The tree guys can finally come dig the tree holes and plant the trees.
We are currently working on Step 2 -thank goodness for strong boys. Meanwhile, our backyard is a muddy mess. :)
Monday, March 18, 2013
The braces finally came off for Kevin! His smile looks great, although it was a couple of weeks too late, because in his first soccer game of the season he was hit in the mouth at point blank range with a soccer ball. Ouch! He kept playing, but the ref soon made him go out because of the blood dripping from his mouth. Braces can do a lot of damage.