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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What we've been up to.

After Peter got home from D.C. late Friday night, he spent 5 hours at church at his final Confirmation retreat.  I'm not going to lie, he was less than thrilled about spending a whole day Saturday at church but he got it done.  After the retreat, all the confirmand attended the Rite of Election at Mass.  Sarah and I attended as well so that meant we got to sleep in on Sunday.

But never fear, we didn't have a lazy day to relax.  We spent the afternoon at the 2nd track meet of the season.  Track meets are long but this one went smoothly and there was no rain and it wasn't hot so I would say it was a success!

When we got home from that both kids got to work finishing their homework.  And yes,  Peter had homework even though he had been out of school for three days!

Sarah worked on a science project.  She had to make an animal or plant cell out of a cake.

She chose to do an animal cell.  (In case you don't remember, animal cells are round and plant cells are rectangular!)

On Monday night, Peter went to Boy Scouts while Sarah went to swim and everyone was excited that there was no school on Tuesday.

Although, excited probably isn't the best word to use. The school was closed because the former principal's husband passed away and his funeral was on Tuesday.  The school closed all day so the faculty and staff could attend the funeral.  The former principal is also a substitute teacher at the school so all the kids know her.  My kids were very concerned that she was going to be alone now.

The kids slept in on Tuesday but they literally spent the whole day working on homework.  I think the teachers gave them extra to make up for the fact that they didn't have school on Tuesday.  And let me tell you, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Peter has art class after school today and Sarah is staying after to help her science teacher run a science camp for the elementary kids.  This is one of the fundraisers the 7th grade does to help pay for their field trip in May.

I am hoping that they don't have much homework tonight!  I am just as ready as the kids for spring break. Only two more weeks.  I hope we can hang on!  And bonus - I think Dan will be home on Friday night!  These two weeks have seemed longer than the 4 weeks he was gone in December!


Madeline said...

A sad reason for a day off of school, but it sounds like a much needed and well-deserved sleep in! Happy to hear Dan may be making an appearance this weekend, that is also much deserved and wonderful!

Billie Jo said...

Your girl is so talented!
Hoping your week went quickly...
Friday is almost here!!!