Sunday, March 9, 2008

Old News

I wrote this a few weeks ago and never posted it, so it's a little old:

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and we’ve all been very busy!

In January the boys competed in the District Science Olympiad competition and did very well. Justin won a 1st place medal for Triple E and 1st place in Food Science. He and Ryan received 2nd place in Trajectory competing with a machine they built. Ryan won 1st place in Disease Detectives which is the event I coach. They go to Regionals next weekend and hopefully will do just as well!

A few weeks ago they had Solo & Ensemble at their school where they play for judges and get individual/group ratings. The scale runs 1-4 with “One” being the best. The quartet they did with Lindy and Lea received a “One – Outstanding” which is even better than a One rating! Each of their solos also received this Outstanding rating as did their duet. The judge had many nice things to say about them and said that Spring High is lucky to be getting them next year. She may be a little partial since she also has identical twin boys, but she seemed sincere! In a few more weeks they will compete at the Houston Flute Fest and hopefully will do just as well. Last year their duet won 1st place in their age group.

A couple of weekends ago we had a party to celebrate Justin’s and Ryan’s 14th birthday. I counted 20 fourteen-year-olds and it felt like fifty!!! They were jumping on the trampoline in the rain, played pool in the garage and ping-pong on the patio. I bought a new disco ball with a motor and they played Guitar Hero 3 on the Wii in the living room and Guitar Hero 1 in the playroom on the PS 2. Some of the girls did each other’s hair, the boys played strategy games on the computer and everyone ate lots of Mexican food. My house was full of dirt and mud from all the running in and out in the rain, but the all had a great time. The last couple of girls went home around 1:00 a.m. and when I left for work on Sunday at 5:30 a.m. 4 of the boys were still awake! I tripped over about 7 boys while trying to get out of the house and found that all of the leftover food was still on the tables and countertops. It looked like the remnants of a rowdy frat party!

As for me, I’m now working on a bridal shower for work, coordinating volunteers for the High School Band Extravaganza and trying to catch up on laundry and housework!

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