Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Girl Scouts held a Father-Daughter dance yesterday. Kaitlyn was very excited to go. She got her first corsage from Daddy. She won a gift card to the Girl Scout store in the raffle and Daddy bought her more flowers there. She said she had a lot of fun, but her feet hurt.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
After performing, he was available in the concourse during the 1st period and 1st intermission to sign autographs and take pictures. Apparently he really liked Kaitlyn’s Bruins hoodie because he told her to give him her finger. The he took off his freaking STANLEY CUP RING and put it on her for the picture. As far as we could tell, he did not do that for anyone else. I’ve tried to impress upon Kaitlyn how special that was, but I’m not sure she gets it quite yet. Either way, it’s a great story for when she gets older!
Kaitlyn came home this year and expressed an interest in participating in Odyssey of the Mind. While Kevin had heard of it before, I never had. According to their website, it is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. While the older students actually have competitions at the local, state, and national level, the younger students have a separate non-competitive meet where they are offered feedback on what that did well to help prepare them for future competitions. Last year, the older students at Kaitlyn’s school made it to the national level. This year the older kids will be competing at the state level next week.
The primary group (K-2nd grade) had their meet this past week. For the past few months they have been practicing to solve their “problem”. They get no help from anyone outside the group. Their coaches don’t even offer suggestions, but they can ask questions to get them thinking or give them practice problems. This year’s primary problem was very appropriate for our family… “Wacky Weather”. Teams were to create and present a humorous performance where a meteorologist makes predictions of “wacky weather”. The meteorologist had to speak in rhymes and use a team-created forecasting device and a backdrop that served as a weather map. The community would ”tune in” to get the weather report in any creative way the team wished.
Before presenting their problem, the team had to create a banner for the parade of schools at the end of the morning.
She was an ice cream cone! Their play also included a Cheez-it Tornado! Very creative!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
For Valentine’s Weekend we took a hockey road trip to Pennsylvania. We spent our first night in Wilkes-Barre, PA where our Pirates played the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Most of our best players including our goalie and two top scorers had been called up by the Arizona Coyotes, so of course we ended up losing .
The next morning we drove down to Hershey. Kevin booked me a couple of treatments at the Hershey Spa for Valentine’s Day. While he wrangled the girls, I enjoyed a whipped chocolate bath followed by their Signature Chocolate Facial.
After that it was game time! Coco took a picture with us even though we were the enemy
Kaitlyn had been talking about how much she wanted to go to Hershey and make her own candy bar. Of course, at Create Your Own Candy Bar everyone has to wear aprons and hair nets. Even Kenzie had to wear a hair net, but since they didn’t have any small enough for her, they put a beard net on her instead!So happy even if she doesn’t get to eat any yummy chocolate yet! Someone’s wiped out after a fun weekend!