Friday, April 30, 2010
Mom, Dad, Jason and I formed a foursome. I went into the tournament knowing we wouldn't be winning any prizes, but looking forward to spending the day with my family. Even though we see each other all the time, I still enjoy being together, and it is a nice break to not have the kids demanding Grammie & Grampa's attention. We played about as expected with each of us having some great shots and some not-too-great shots.
On about our 14th hole, after teeing off we saw a huge man coming towards us on a golf cart. Bubba Paris was the featured speaker at the dinner following the tournament and we were told he may make it to Windsor early enough to visit foursomes on the course. We stopped and chatted with him for several minutes. He remarked about my belly and shared that he had six boys before he was finally blessed with twin daughters. Bubba said he wasn't a great golfer but asked to take a swing. While he topped the ball about 20 feet he let all of us hold one of his Superbowl rings. It was as big as a golf ball!
Although my whole body is sore today, it was a great day yesterday and definitely worth it. I look forward to playing again next year.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Each spring Awana hosts an annual Grand Prix. They kids get pine box derby kits and get to make cars of their own design and then come and race them. Emma Jo decided to make a Hersey Bar car and Grace modeled hers after one of Coopers lego toys.
The night could have used a lot better organization, but the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves (until the end of the night when Grace was only of only about five kids who didn't win a trophy).
Neither of the girls won any of their races. Emma Jo even tried racing backwards once thinking the weight in the front would propel her over the finish line first.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I was shocked when she told me she was going out for the team. Earlier in the year she had said she wanted to play basketball but she was afraid she wouldn't be any good since she had never played before. I was so proud of her when she decided it was worth the risk and you never know until you try.
The WCA Mighty Warriors ended the regular season after losing in the semi-finals. They had a great season which was amazing when you consider they were mostly 5th & 6th graders playing against 7th Graders.
Just this week she has started playing in a 6th Grade practice league. I'm so happy that she has found something that she enjoys so much and has an opportunity to really have some success.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
We drove along the coast taking in the crashing waves and blue sky and tried to decide which beach we should visit. We finally settled on Schoolhouse Beach. It had rock that the waves could crash on but the surf was fairly mild where it finally hit the beach. We were very aware of Grampa's worry that someone was going to be swept out to see by a rogue wave.
We set up our blankets, ate our lunch, played in the surf and sorted rocks for the best ones to bring home. I loved how each of the girls personalities shown through how they played on the beach. Emma Jo wanted to be as close to the water as she could without being too close and having Mommy tell her to move. She jumped over the waves and played in the surf. Grace on the other hand would turn and run if the water was within 6 feet of her. She did get wet on the first wave but a couple of drops got on her skirt which signalled the end of her water play.
We had talked so much about how Grampa was worried someone was going to be hurt that on our way home, as soon as we got to Sebastopol and had cell phone service, Grace called Grampa to let him know that we were all safe and on our way home.
Friday, April 9, 2010
The only part of the Academy of Sciences which we were all on the fence about was the "Extreme Mammal" exhibit. It is the newest exhibit and very odd. It featured mostly extinct animals with extreme features. Most were too bizarre to comprehend.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Sorry, no pictures of Emma Jo since she was the photographer!