We are enjoying having Renee and Andy here for the first weekend of our break. They arrived mid-afternoon on Saturday and plan to go home sometime today. Most of their family joined us Sunday afternoon at the nursing home to hear Russ' Palm Sunday message. Since Caleb was gone, I picked up the violin to play a duet with Nicolas. It went okay, but I still feel more comfortable accompanying the boys on the piano! Yesterday we enjoyed beautiful weather and went to Riverside Park to play on the playground, walk/run, and...launch rockets! We launched three, but lost two. One landed in the river and the other is stuck high in a tree in the middle of the frisbee golf course. After supper we set up the fire pit and had our first smores of the season. In between those highlights we have had many good conversations and lots of games of Wizard, Rook, Settlers of Catan, and a few Crack the Case mysteries. This morning we have had several thunderstorms roll through so are keeping cozy with games and videos.
|Setting up the rockets|
|Where will it land this time?|
Although it is nice to take a break from track this week, we realize it is difficult to coach a spring sport when the athletes are off for an entire week. We told the kids they need to run over break, but we wonder how much training will actually occur this week. Last Tuesday night we had our first outdoor meet, and we have another right away after spring break.
|My favorite runner in the 4X800 at the meet last Tuesday|
We officially have two teenagers in the house since Nicolas turned 13 last Thursday. With the nice weather he has been enjoying all his birthday gifts, especially his new whittling knife from Grandpa and Grandma B. We all enjoyed his request for triple berry pie for his birthday dessert!