Monday, 26 June 2017

A Week in Review (June 18-24)

A Week in Review (June 18-24)

Watched: Jack go nonstop at the College Basketball Experience in downtown Kansas City.  I had seen several post and I thought it sounded like something Jack might enjoy.  It was so much better than I thought it would be though.  He couldn't believe there was such an amazing space set up for just basketball and basketball games!  If you have kid who enjoys shooting hoops and you have several hours, I totally recommend by stopping by there.  It is a lot of fun.  Jack loved it so much that he even convinced Nick to take him back there for a couple hours on Saturday afternoon.

Read:  I didn't finish up Beartown but I made pretty good progress on it.  It's a pretty intense book.  It has hockey as a back story with it, but I think any family who has participated in any competitive sport will identify with.  Also, if you are from a small town, I think there are parts of the story that you could really understand.  I am pretty sure that I will finish it up next week.

Listened: Jack and Joe reconnect some more at what I think is becoming our annual trip to Worlds of Fun.  We are so blessed to have someone like Joe as role model for Jack.  He is such a polite and gracious young man!  And a young man he has definitely turned into.  I put their pictures, which were taken about 11 months apart, side by side and wow what a difference!  They did ride the Rip Cord again and both seemed to enjoy it a little more than last year.  Jack was finally tall enough to not have any restrictions so that made things better for everyone.  Who knows that next year's picture will look like.

Made: Trip a quick trip to Wichita to spend some time with the cousins and Aunt Valerie, Grandma Denise, and Papa Lee.  We woke up early on Thursday so that Jack wouldn't miss a thing and got into town around 10:30.  First we got a tour of the cousin's new home and then we headed over to visit Aunt Valerie and Grandma Denise.  It was Quentin's birthday so made plans to help celebrate him.  First we ate at Braum's and then we headed to the park to play large size chess.  It was pretty hot, so they were excited that swimming was on the menu next.  After swimming, everyone went to dinner together.  After Quentin opened his presents with his mom, they all came over and stayed the night at Valerie's.  The next day we ate more Braum's and visited the park and Exploration place before heading back to Kansas City.  It was a busy couple of days but it was worth it.

Felt: Bad.  I didn't really plan anything for Father's Day.  Everything that I wanted to do for him didn't really make financial sense or we didn't have time for.  We usually do a camping trip but his work has made that impossible this year.  Jack found these hilarious lights on Amazon on the Saturday night before Father's Day so we ordered him one of those.  It's shipping from Hong Kong so we won't see it for a month or so, but it will be interesting to see how it works out.  I told him that he gets a pass next Mother's Day too.  We spent actual Father's Day driving to KC, but made it in time to have dinner at Fogo De Chao for him.

Planned: On going to Microcenter to pick up a new computer because we have been having some issues with our old one.  I was just planning on picking up another lower end PC.  I should have known better.  Nick has been craving the switch to Apple and so we ended up getting a Mini Mac.  It's a tad bit slower in the processor than I am used too, but I think it will be fine.  It's going to take a little bit to get used, but I am sure in a few months time, it will just be second nature.

Loved: Being at the wedding of our old neighbor girl.  When we left for Utah, she had been dating Joey for about a year.  It seemed like they made each other quite happy.  About a year ago, he finally proposed.  I am excited for their sweet little family.  He has really stepped up and been an excellent step-father to Ava, as well.  She was stunning.  I didn't take any pictures because I didn't want to get into the professionals way.  Luckily they released a sneak peek so I am sharing it with you.  We took a selfie so I posted that too.  Jack couldn't understand why I was crying to much.  I told him it's because before I know it he will be the one up there saying his vows.  It doesn't seem like very long ago I was watching Sarah kick around a soccer ball in the back yard.

Here are the pics for the week:

The Father's Day gift Jack found

The College Basketball Experience

Worlds of Fun photos

Man has Joe changed a lot in the year

He was so zonked he had to put down the arm rest and zone out.  Joe slept until 2pm the next day!

The nine-year-old club who all love Braum's Birthday Cake Ice Cream


Wedding Selfie

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