Sunday, 3 April 2016

A Week in Review (March 13-19)

A Week in Review (March 13-19)

Watched: A lot of March Madness.  It is always a great time to just enjoy the thrill of the tournament.  Jack cracked me up because he said it was called March Madness because the kids were mad that all the parents wanted to do was watch basketball.  Haha!  He has gotten into a little bit this year with his bracket picks.  He is doing pretty well in the Wilson and Company bracket.  He was hurt, like so many others, by the loss of Michigan State.  However, we all still have our national champions--The Kansas Jayhawks.  Luckily they haven't faced a huge challenge yet, but I think the next couple of weeks will be a challenge.

Read: I kept reading What Alice Forgot.  My reading partner has had illness and her kiddos Spring Break so we haven't read this one as quickly as we might have otherwise.  I am really enjoying the story line.  There are lots of questions raised and it makes you examine your own life with the eyes of your former self.  Quite the original tale.

Listened: To the boys have a ton of excitement as they went and built a rocket to launch.  It all went pretty well, until the launched and the wind caught it and we couldn't find it.  We asked a couple people if we could look in their backyards, but didn't have any luck.  We came back home and were grilling dinner when we looked over and saw it on the roof of the house directly behind ours.  We launched from the bottom of the sledding hill, so this was really quite impressive!
Made: Food for our staff conferences.  We decided on doing a taco bar for lunch and then having a potato bar for the smaller group in the evening.  It was nice because dinner didn't require a whole new setup as they were able to just use the leftovers from the taco bar on top of the potatoes.  Everyone seemed to really like them.  The fellow parents really stepped it up from the fall and I didn't have near the work.  Thank goodness as it was on the first day of March Madness!

Felt: Proud of Jack.  He had a good conference.  His teacher says that he is an all around great kid.  I like knowing that he is making a positive impact in his classroom.  I was a bit worried because I know he said he had been having trouble with the students he had been sitting by.

Planned: On a trip to Wichita for our Spring Break trip.  Since work has slowed down a bit, Nick is ready to bring his motorcycle home.  I am not sure that it will fit very well in our current garage/outside situation, but we will find a way to make it work.  It will be nice for him to be able to enjoy his commute for work.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Wichita.  It is their Spring Break this week, so we won't get to see them as much if they had been off school, but we will make the most of it.

Loved: The hanging of our dart board. Because Jack is moving onto multiplication in math, we decided that we needed to get the dart board out for some good practice that is a lot of fun.  He has even beat us in one of our first games.  I am really going to step up my game.

Here are the pics for the week:

The clean up from the teacher dinner

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