Sunday, 2 February 2014

A Week in Review (Jan 26-Feb 1)

A Week in Review (Jan 26-Feb 1)

Watched: Jack have a great time at his second gymnastics lesson. We signed him up for his birthday so that he could more likely achieve his New Years goal of being able to back flip off a wall.  He has went to open gyms at the same place too. Such a great way to burn energy and get moving during the winter months. 

Read: I finished up The Sweet By and By. It was a good piece of women's literature. It explored the relationship of two workers who bond with the same pair of patients in a Nursing Home. You also get to hear about the lives of each character, which relates to what each person brings to the table. It was written in the style that allows one character's point of view to be highlighted each chapter.  It had a feel for me similar to that of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Next, I started The Sugar Queen. I haven't gotten far, but it appears to be a typical Sarah Addison Allen novel. :)

Listened: To Jack's excitement over Nick being a Watch Dog. It was in stark contrast to Nick's feelings at the zoo. He said if he had to chose between shoveling poop or being a 3rd grade teacher for the reset of hi life, he'd happily pick the poop shoveling.  Those kids must have been some special pieces of work.
Made: A dream menu for the Super Bowl. I guess the thought of eating a bunch of fattening dips and sweet treats is right up my alley. I think I have settled on four things, but we will see.

Felt: Slightly crazy. :) Keegan's birthday party was this Saturday and I didn't want to miss it. The forecast called for a wintery mix Friday night which was supposed to turn into snow on Saturday morning. I knew we need to leave ASAP Friday afternoon to have the best chance of making it there safely. Although it ended up taking Nick until 5:30 to get home, 
I thought once we got far enough we would be on clear roads.  Traffic and road conditions were horrible until Ottawa, but then things turned better.  Ottawa must have been the magic zone because that is where the roads began to get ice covered on the way home Saturday night. 

Planned: We got lots of details about Valerie's wedding this weekend. She is doing a great job of communicating and get everything laid out in advance. Both of my boys will get to be in tuxes, so I will have some good looking pictures again!

Loved: Celebrating my nephew's birthday with him. It's so hard to believe that the boys are 6.  He chose to have his party at Exploration Place in Wichita. You can read about it HERE. Denise and I took Jack over early so that he could play longer in the Math Alive exhibit.  It was priceless to see the excitement on his face when he saw his cousins though.  Luckily, the boys and Roy were able to come to Grandma's afterward and get in another couple of hours of playing together.  There were tears that they had to say goodbye so soon. I am so thankful for cousin love!

Here are the pics for the week:

Just love this!

Had to buy Jack new shoes this week!  Check out the awesome deal I got on one pair. Love Academy Sports!

Can't believe I failed to mention Henry Hank!  Grandma Denise and Papa Lee rescued a lab from being put down. He is one of the sweetest, most well behaved dogs that I have been around. Jack LOVES him.  He's already offered to be his babysitter!

Jack and Grandma Denise playing one of Math Alive games. This one taught you about the angles needed for proper snow boarding.  Although you can't see it, Denise is standing on a spring-loaded board whose movements correlate to the player on the screen. Jack tried plenty of times on the board and also was able to
attempt it video game style with the yellow board. 

Here is desiging a cart that was launched down a path. You had to design your cart so that it was able to be launched a break in the track and successfully land on the otherside. He had a ton of fun seeing which optioned work and which didn't. What was great was that he failed the first couple of tries, so when he actually figured it out, he was super proud of himself!

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