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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Back to reality (and homework)

Eric and I got back from Miami on Thursday. Had a great time, although the weather wasn't the best. Still got a tan so we were happy :) It poured the first day so we drove around taking pictures of all the flooding. I've e-mailed most of you an album of our pictures. If you didn't receive them, e-mail me and I'll send them to you. See right for sample.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

We are SO well trained

Today we had a dog trainer over. We learned that our dogs are in control of us and have trained US to do what they want us to do. We were taught by our dogs that if they bark loud enough and long enough, we WILL give them a bone. The dogs also taught us that they ARE allowed to walk ON the kitchen table and we will not do anything but yell at them. They taught us that if they jump all over us and act cute and wiggle their tails, we will PET them. If they chew on the tables and all the chairs in the kitchen, we will give them attention. Amazing, isn't it? Larry and I are SO well trained. I'll keep you updated as to how the UN-training and retraining goes. This is going to be a lot of work.

Friday, March 14, 2008

More basketball news

E's team lost last night but he had another good game and his first double-double - 11 points and 10 rebounds, as well as 4 assists and 4 blocks. Brian and I took Eric and 5 friends to Applebees after the game. You would not believe how much these kids eat. But Eric ate not only his entire plate of 3 burgers, wings and shrimp but went around the table and ate everyone's leftovers if they had any. After dinner I took everyone home, but first they had to do the Chinese fire drill at every stoplight. I can't imagine what it looks like to have 6 kids pile out of a car at an intersection, run around the car and then hurry and cram themselves in every which way just before the light turns green. My gray hair is now falling out.

The school quarter ends today and report cards come out at the end of next week. Guess we'll pack our bags and hope for the best!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Basketball news...

Eric's team played last night in a tournament and he had a great game - probably his best yet. Here's the run down: 8 blocks, 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals. He's hoping my stats are incorrect and he actually had a triple triple :) His team advances to the semifinals of the consolation bracket tonight at 6:00 PM. See pics on right...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Eric is excited because at his last basketball practice of 8th grade he "touched rim." I can verify that because he ran out to the car to get me and made me come back in to watch him :) I think he's got a ways to go before he can dunk :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pitching March 6th

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

VERY FUNNY

So Sunday it was 78 degrees and on Tuesday (yesterday) it snowed 10 inches. Does God have a sense of humor, or what? Okay, that was really funny. NOW can we get on with Spring???

Eric had a snow day yesterday and went sledding ALL day. He said he did not step indoors from 10:00 AM until we picked him up from a friend's driveway at 7:00 last night. I couldn't figure out if it was him standing there or an icicle. Poor thing was absolutely frozen. But he did make $27.00 shoveling driveways, so he was a rich icicle :) Today he didn't understand why school was back in session when there was still so much snow on the ground. On the way to school he was ranting about the inventor of the snow plow.

Florida vacation watch: He brought a C in math up to a B-, and a C in Social Studies up to a C+ so far. He's got 10 days to work on his grade in Science and that's going to be a tough one. I helped him with his Science homework the other night and man was it HARD! He's studying solids and gases and liquids and particles and...ugh. It was not fun.

Eric took his placement tests for DeSmet and he said - get this (this is MY son) - "the math test was soooo easy." How does that happen? Oh well, as long as I can add and subtract, I'm good.

Have a good one!
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