Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Break

Will enjoying the beautiful weather and looking cool too!
We had a really nice Spring Break with the kids.  Friday afternoon the boys took the bus home and then we went out to dinner with the Leclaires to celebrate Jason Leclaire Day. Jason doesn't care to celebrate his birthday, so we randomly pick a day every year and show up with a  gift.

On Saturday, Jeff ran 22 miles for his training for the Fargo Marathon. While he was out running, the boys and I went rock climbing. I have taken Jackson before, but Will has never come with. It was such a treat to watch Will confront his fear of heights and defy expectations. Additionally, Jackson took on the challenge of conquering some 5.8s and attempted a 5.9.  I was so proud of my boys!

Jackson climbing a 5.7
Jackson climbing a 5.8
Jackson and Will ready to climb
Will scaling a 5.5
Anne and Jackson
Will and Anne- I think he's having fun!
Will climbing a 5.6
Saturday Jackson made the communion bread for church. He asked Pastor Nathan a few weeks ago if he could make the bread and Pastor Nathan showed him where to sign up and how to make it.  Jackson did a really good job and I am so proud of him for stepping up and contributing to the church.
Jackson dividing up the balls of communion dough

Jackson scoring the communion bread before baking.
Jackson putting oil on the communion bread 

Saturday night we watched The Adventures of TinTin-excellent movie! Will liked it so much, he went out and bought himself the iBook  version to read.

Sunday, the kids had play dates with some friends, and my dad came back into town from his ski trip to Vail. We sat around and watched the Division I college hockey playoffs since UND was trying to get into the Frozen Four. Sadly, it didn't work out in their favor.

Will, Emma, Papa Ross, and Jackson
Monday, Dad left in the morning and Will and Emma had soccer camp. More play dates during the day. That night, the Trotters, Audra, Ethan, and Abby came over for the annual every six week dinner party.  We had a great time eating and playing Apples to Apples.

Tuesday we took the kids and a friend, Lily, up to Beau Jo's pizza in Idaho Springs and then to the Idaho Springs Hot Springs.   We had a fun day.  Jackson had another sleepover and playdate not going to bed until 5 am!
Emma, Lily, and Will
Wednesday the boys and Emma went to their other homes, and Jeff  and I could finally relax!  Reading outside, recharging my Vitamin D, and sleeping in have been major pluses.

Sadly, my phone has crashed, AGAIN, my hard drive has failed, but now I am the proud new owner of an iPhone.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stone Soup

Last night, Will's first grade class put on Stone Soup.  Will had the pivotal role as Narrator 17.  There was standing room only.  Check out the pics and video:  
Will and John

Carson, Will and John

Will waiting for his part

The Whole 1st grade team

The Holmans are here!

The Holmans arrived from Dallas on Friday night and it has been such a treat to have them staying with us.  We had everyone over on Saturday night before the O8 went out to Linger.  Papa Steve, James' dad, watched the kids for us.  
The girls: Dani and Emma

Emma and James

Lisa and Dani 

Jackson, Will, Dani and Emma enjoying some pizza

Lisa, Anne, KK and AT

Jon, James, Jeff and Jason

The Group

Monday, March 12, 2012

LPS night at Nuggets

Emma, Will, and Bill Hanzlik

Last night, we attended the Nuggets game versus the Grizzles. Sadly, the Nuggets played poorly with 24 turnovers.  Happily, we had amazing tickets.  Jeff noticed that behind our seats was former Nuggets player and coach, Bill Hanzlik.  Jeff had Hanzlik's Nuggets card when he was growing up and it is now part of Will's basketball card collection. 

During the game, Will, Emma and Jeff went up and introduced themselves to Hanzlik.  Jeff explained to Hanzlik about Will having his basketball card.  Hanzlik gave Will an autograph and took a picture with the kids.  That made our night.