Monday, April 20, 2009

Home Safe

Amanda and her friends returned from the retreat yesterday. They had a great time, but it was little different than 10 year-old girls having a sleepover in terms of how much actual sleep happened. She came back spiritually nourished, but physically exhausted. Fortunately she was able to go to bed very early last night and won't have to get up for another 10 minutes or so.

Overall, the weekend with the kids went well. We didn't play nearly as much Lego Star Wars as Lily wanted or Amanda feared. We took advantage of the nice weather on Saturday and did a few things outside around the yard. We enjoyed our time at the McKenzies' yesterday, though Lily and Brenna are starting to fight more. Brenna has a very obstinate streak and Lily always wants to be the boss, so you can imagine how that goes over.

As has been noted many times, Noah loves anything having to do with a ballgame. He sat with me to watch some of the Jazz vs Lakers playoff game yesterday and was completely mesmerized. Were it not for the commercials I think he could sit through the better part of a basketball game. He just loves it.

It's hard to go back to work and to class today after Spring Break. I'm ready to finish up my classes and start the summer. However, I do think I will take at least one class online over the summer, if not two. I won't be idle, but I also won't be as busy as I have been. I only have two more weeks of classes and then finals. The problem with Spring Break being so close to the end is that it is something of a tease.