Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hooray for 2009!

It's here! 2009 is here! So far it's been good. We partied at the home of our friends, R and D. Lots of kids and adults there, playing Totally 80s Trivial Pursuit, singing on Wii Sing, changing channels between Dick Clark, Elf, and some motorcycle record setting thing. I was a little lost on that one. It was great fun! Most of us got back together later on January 1 to share the New Year's Day meal of pork loin and sauerkraut.(and a bunch of other food) It was a wonderful start to the year.

B1 drove for about 1/2 an hour last week, but hasn't practiced any more. The weather has been pretty good, but he really has a whole year to get his required hours in so we're not pushing it. He hasn't been screaming about the need for speed so that's all fine. :)

B2 and his grandfather have been working on a covered bridge made of balsa for a state history project. It's due Tuesday. It looks very nice so far. They are painting tomorrow, and then it will be ready to turn in.

C has gotten back into the swing of things at the dance studio. The girls rehearsed last night and then had their Secret Friend Christmas party afterward. They ate and danced and partied until midnight. C and several others had rehearsal today too. Game on!

I am not ready for the kids to head back to school. I enjoy having them here at home, even when I am heading to work most days. I LIKE them being home. I also despise getting up at 5:30, which is how our day starts when school is in session. I am definitely NOT looking forward to that come Monday. I don't think I know one child who does want to go back yet. It's a universal feeling!

Happy New Year!

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