Sunday, May 27, 2007

Whew! What a week we have had. Not only have we been busy around the house doing some spruce up projects, but we have also had lots of school things going on. Haley had her EOG tests this week. This ultimately determines whether students are ready to move up to the next grade. She was also fortunate enough to have a Holocaust survivor come and talk about his experience. Haley has done a lot of reading on that time period and was familiar with the places he talked about.

On Friday afternoon our baby "graduated" from preschool. While most of the 4 year olds are going on to kindergarten next year, we have decided to let Harrison go to TK and then start kindergarten the following year. So while it is sad to see him growing up, I am lucky to have another year with him at home. Here is our proud graduate showing off his diploma with mom and dad.

Saturday was Holden's first day of baseball practice. He played t-ball a couple of years ago but this is his first experience with "real" baseball. He was a little hesitant at first but his coaches were great at instructing him. He ended up hitting the ball twice and catching it once. When we left practice, he was all smiles and ready to play again.
Today after church, we took the kids to the YMCA waterpark. It was hot and crowded but the kids had a good time. Dad and I opted to watch from the sidelines although I have to admit that after about an hour I was contemplating a dip in the ice cold water. This evening we took the kids to see Shrek 3. It was really cute and one of the few movies I have seen that is as good as the first one.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day so I think it is appropriate to thank all the men and women who have served and are serving our country in the armed forces. If you would like to write a soldier you can access a form at the America Supports You website sponsored by the Department of Defense. You may also want to check out A Million Thanks website. This website was started by one woman who wanted to make a difference.