Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring Break

The kids were with me from Tuesday night until Sunday night of Spring Break. We did several fun things.

"Bess" and "Rae" and I have been reading Harry Potter books together. I had made a rule several years ago that the kids could not watch the movies until they had read the books. Well we had just finished the first book so on Tuesday night & Thursday morning we watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Wednesday night I took "Nolan", "Levi", and "Bess" to see Boys Like Girls and Avril Lavigne in concert. We parked by Tower City and walked over to CSU. Everybody enjoyed the concert, especially Levi who sang along to almost every song. Here is a review I found online at Cleveland Leader

As we walked back to the car, we passed some people walking out of the Cavs game. One man tried to hand me a paper and said "Join me in my boycott of the Cavalier Girls in Jesus name."

I laughed and said, "No thanks" and as we were walking away he called out, "Protect your eyes, children."

A few blocks later we encountered an older man holding a cup and asking for money. As we walked past he said, "Stay in school, kids." So the kids definitely got a "street education" that night.

Thursday we went to Boston Market for Jay's birthday lunch, and after that we went to the IX Indoor Amusement Park. The boys rode a few rides and then got grumpy and wanted to go home. Meanwhile the girls and "Gabe" and I had a blast!

Thursday night Victoria left for Columbus for her Shoegasm trip, so the kids and I got Romeo's Pizza on our way home. Friday night I delivered pizza, Saturday we had 2 indoor soccer games, and on Sunday I had a NSCAA soccer coaching class while everybody else went to church.