Jackson and Will are both participating in the Wilder Running Club at school this year. They run at least once a week during lunch time logging in at least a mile or so.
Mr. Mac, the PE teacher, sent home an announcement about a race at Mile High Stadium. Will right away asked for us to sign him up to participate. Today, Will ran his race along with a number of other kids from the Wilder Running Club. What was really cool was that the kids were able to run around Mile High Stadium and then finish coming down the Bronco's tunnel finishing their last lap on the field.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Emma was asked to present at the Spirit of Littleton Dinner which raises money for the Littleton Public Schools Foundation. Her art teacher, Mrs. Day, asked Emma to present about how they use technology in art. Ironically, I was there also presenting with my kids about how we use technology in education at AHS.
Jeff, Jason and KK all ran in the Platte River Half on Sunday. Emma, AT and I went to cheer them on. This was KK's first half marathon, Jason's second and who knows how many for Jeff. Jeff was using this race as a training race for the Fargo Marathon. The day started out much better than expected, but about half way through the race, the winds picked up. Head winds for the remainder of the race.
|Jason and KK|
|Me, Jeff, and Emma before the race|
|Jason running in red|
|Jeff coming around the corner at the start|
|Jeff going towards the finish|
|Jason heading toward the finish|
|KK almost done with her first half!|
|Post race finishers! We are so proud!|
Monday, April 9, 2012
Our Easter began early Sunday morning, since I was going to be the Assisting Minister for the first time at the 6:30 am service. Will wanted to come with and watch me (love the support), so we woke up at 5:15 am. Will helped all the gentlemen get the church set up, and even Pastor Nathan asked for Will to help with flowers. Will received a number of compliments from the ladies at church on what a well mannered boy he was listening intently to the sermon, and hopefully, me too.
Jeff and Jackson joined us for the 8 am service where I was lectoring. After the beautiful service, we went to Starbucks to celebrate. We eventually made it home, and had egg bake and cinnamon rolls waiting. YUM!
Jenn, Greg, Kailey, Nancy and Jerry all joined us for delicious dinner. We played games (good call Kailey), shot hoops, and had a pretty relaxing evening besides Will's allergies flaring up.
Tuesday night, Jackson, Emma and I put together their rockets so they were ready for launch on Wednesday. Jackson made some more modifications at school after the test run changing out his fins for a lighter weight material. Impressively enough, both Jackson and Emma placed second in their classes managing to go onto the finals on Friday. Friday was filled with an impressive wind story preventing serious flight distance that the kids had experienced on Wednesday. Jackson managed to win the entire 4th grade class competition for the rocket launch and Emma came in 5th.
We are so proud of both of them.