Friday, February 17, 2017

Weekly Wrap Up - Snow Tubing in the Heat

The girls went on their first snow tubing adventure this past weekend with their church youth group.   The funny this is, that the temperatures hit the mid 60's while they were there.  You can see in the background that the snow had started to melt.    They had a total blast, so that's all that matters.

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Basketball season ended this week.  They lost their final game to the ginormous guys from the boys home.  I loved this game though.  Lindsey was guarding a boy who was over 6ft. tall, and as they were running down the court their was a train wreck and they all started to fall.  Somehow this tall kid grabbed her and set her back on her feet as he was falling, and kept her from ending up on the bottom of a big pile of big kids.  Then he uttered the only two words I've heard his say all year, "You ok?"

Later in the same game, at the final buzzer, one of the biggest guys on the other team went down with a twisted knee.  He wasn't getting up, and nobody, including his coach was paying attention.   The teams had already lined up for their end of game hand shakes and Olivia saw that he was still down and walked away, went over and talked to him, then grabbed him with one hand and pulled him to his feet, and walked back to the line up with him.   Ya'll it's stuff like these two incidents that make he realize that there really are some good kids running around out there.  

Olivia had her final orthodontist appointment this week.  She has officially been released from his care, and unless there's an issue with the retainer (lost or broken) she doesn't have to go back.  Glad to have that behind us!  She of course does have to wear the retainer at night time, and while they said it doesn't have to be every night now, she's in the habit and we'll go with it!

Olivia has had several labs in science this week.  The most interesting was comparing water samples under the microscope.   We went down to the park and collected samples from the fish pond, the stream and the lake over on the other side of the park.   Both kids were mesmerized watching all the little "things" moving around in the slides we made.  I deliberately DIDN'T use a tap water sample, because I didn't want to risk neither of them ever drinking water again, ahem.  Ask you can see, we don't have a high dollar microscope here.
Lindsey had one lab this week, it was a fail.  We were supposed to create a bottle rocket with
a soda bottle, water, alka seltzer and a cork to plug the bottle.   Either my alka seltzer was a total dud, or the lab was because the blasted thing never blasted off (snicker).
I hand an impromptu brunch with one of my gal pals on Thursday.   This was one of those times I wished I had a fancy phone that takes photos.  We had Nutella Waffles, two HUGE Belgian waffles layered with Nutella, whipped cream and was amazing.    Any guess as to what I'll be trying to recreate at home this weekend?

I finalized out income taxes this week, now I wait for our return so I can start ordering curriculum.   Then comes one of the favorite days ever, BOX DAY!!

Archery starts tonight (for 8 weeks).  The championship basketball game is Saturday and we'll go cheer on the ginormous boys home team.   Other than that, it's a low key weekend.  I'm hoping to get the house cleaned and have time to do some recreational reading.

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  1. Miss you girl - and I think not looking at tap water was a WISE choice. (haha)

  2. Your whole week looks like so much fun!

  3. We were going to go tubing for the first time the Friday before last but we were worried all week there wouldn't be any snow since it was so warm.. and then the day we were supposed to go we got over a foot of snow and had to stay home! Looks so fun.

    1. We haven't had any snow this year, with the exception of flurries. I'm really hoping it doesn't hit us in March!

  4. What great experiences this week. I am glad that you all are having so much fun.
    Blessings, Dawn


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