Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time Keeps On Slippin'

The end of spring semester brings with it a couple of major anniversaries for Mike. He graduated from college 20 years ago on Monday, and next week will mark his 10-year PhD anniversary. It also brings things like speech tournaments, which Landon had this week. 

Monday was a pretty normal day starting out: work, school, therapy. Then Mike dropped Eliza off at gymnastics, and Hallie took Landon to participate in the 3rd Grade Speech Tournament sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation. There were 10 kids from Las Posas Elementary School who participated, and they all had a wonderful time. Landon performed Crocodile's Toothache by Shel Silverstein. There were two rounds, dinner, rewards, and a third round. None of our kids made it to the third round, but we are still proud of all them! For participating in the tournament, the kids received a pizza party on Friday hosted by the third grade teachers, and they each received a Las Posas Leopards t-shirt.

As we look back at Tuesday, things seem pretty boring. A lot of the same old things happened. However, while Landon was at gymnastics, Hallie was able to hold and feed baby J again. He is so little and precious. Eliza found a few new friends to entertain herself with at gymnastics, and it is fun to watch them play together. We are also grateful for Davenport for giving Eliza three new leotards that she is in love with.

Wednesday, Hallie subbed at school as yard duty when three other yard duties called in sick. As Eliza had gymnastics in the afternoon, Mike picked up Landon from Hallie and took him home. Mike tutored, and Landon hung out with him at the library. There was Cub Scouts Pack Meeting in the evening where Landon earned a belt loop. (We actually forgot it was pack meeting and just dropped Landon off. Oops!)

Thursday was quite busy for Mike with lots of meetings and work to be done. Hallie worked, the kids went to school, and Landon ended the day with gymnastics. Eliza and Hallie spent the whole time there chatting with their friends and just plain hanging out. We love Victory!

Grandma and Grandpa B. came for a brief visit on Friday. They came out to the LA area on a work trip. We were sure glad to see them and catch up on old times! Afterwards, we had pizza and watched Queen of Katwe. Everyone really liked the movie, and Landon is now on a chess kick. If you have a free or cheap chess set, let us know.

We had to pause part way through the movie when the missionaries came over and talked with us about previous commitments we had made with them.

On Saturday morning, Hallie took the kids to gymnastics while Mike went to breakfast at the Hidden Café with his friend Grace, whom he has known since junior high. That’s some 30-odd years! Where does the time go?

Later in the morning, Mike joined Hallie helping the Kawai family from our ward to pack up for their move next month.

While at gymnastics, Hallie did some more packing at home. Not a whole lot, admittedly, but every little bit counts.

In the late afternoon Hallie headed to Westlake to have her hair done by her friend Kasea.

Mike and Eliza enjoyed a leisurely walk to and from church today. Hallie and Landon went on their second (of 3) Disneyland Resort trips in celebration of Hallie’s weight loss. This time they went to California Adventure. The two rode Radiator Racers three times in a row. Thank you to our friend Lissa and her insight of riding as a single rider. The day was beautiful a little warm but they came back reporting a lot of fun adventures, one of which Landon won two stuffed animals from the Boardwalk games. 

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