Sunday, October 19, 2014

Band Fest 2014

It's been an overly busy year for us.  People that know me really well know that I do not enjoy an overly busy lifestyle.  I'm happy to chill out on the couch with a good book, or hang out around the kitchen table playing board games.  So this new lifestyle of having a Middle School kid and two Elementary School kids and all of the activities they are into has really rocked my happy-to-be-an-introvert world.  

Joshua is in an out-of-zone Middle School which means that it's about an extra 30 minutes to our morning routine.  It's a PRE-IB Magnet School for Engineering, that he really, really wanted to go to.  It teaches to all of the things that he enjoys the most, especially hands-on learning.  

This is a marshmallow launcher that he had to make in one of his classes.  So fun! However, then there's all the writing about why he made it the way he did and what could be improved on it.  I don't think he planned on this much writing, and it's a huge source of growing pains for him.  

Our life is consumed by the upcoming science fair and all of the paper airplanes that are involved in this project.  Joshua researched the guy that holds the world record for the longest paper airplane flight and is using that is a part of this science project.  The project is about the affect of the weight of the paper used to make the paper airplane on the airplane's flight distance.  

All of the animals are up to the same things as usual...sleeping.  Unless it's 4am.  Pepper (the cat) likes to balance on the window ledge outside of our bedroom window and meow until someone opens the front door.  It's really quite amusing, unless you are the one sleeping at 4am.  

Right now, the fish are my favorite pets...they don't bother anyone. 

I've taken a new position at the same hospital.  It's a roller-coaster ride for sure with it's ups and downs.  

Joshua isn't playing any sports right now.  He's been consumed with school work, so for a break in the evenings, we've been walking together.  It's quite fun to catch up on all of the happenings of life in middle school.  We also walk early in the weekend mornings when I'm home.  

Our big event this week was going to Band Fest at Lyman High School.  All of the high school marching bands in Seminole County performed their half-time shows.  It was an awesome performance! 

Lyman High School will likely be Joshua's high school if he continues to pursue an engineering major.  

All of the bands performed the National Anthem to start the show, it was incredible. 

The talent was amazing.  I'm so glad all of the kids are involved in schools that have such great enrichment programs. 

One Sunday morning each month, the All Stars team has cheer practice.  Megan has finally nailed her cartwheel, one handed cartwheel, round-off, and back walk over.  She's feeling much more confident in her performance and it helps that her BFF is on her team.  Today's practice had a Halloween theme and I bought the girls matchy-matchy shirts at Target last night.  So cute! 

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