Monday, November 17, 2008

Gold Wins Silver

Maxwell’s Dek hockey team had their playoff game yesterday and won the silver medal.
The score was not even close at 10-4.
The blue team was had some really good little players on it.
Maxwell said he liked playing, but you would never believe it when you saw him out here during a game. He would practically jump up and down when the buzzer would ring for him to go on the bench.
He says he wants to play this season, but I think we are going to wait and maybe he can play again in the spring if he continues to say he wants too.
He started to take karate lessons last week and really seem to like that. I was very impressed with the first class. They taught him safety and how to fall correctly. I thought this was great. I don’t want Maxwell to be afraid of everything like some kids, and learn the safe way to do things
Brett is also going to start to take him for ice skating lessons again. He might want to play Ice hockey. Brett keeps hoping!
At least we are exposing him to different activities, and he is learning what likes and does not like.
I will keep you updated on his activities.

Monday, November 10, 2008

2008 Presidential Election

Maxwell's teacher encouraged us to take Maxwell with us when we went to vote. I was excited to do that (Brett can't vote because he's not an American citizen.)

I remember going with my grandpa to vote when I was growing up. Back then, of course, you went in to a booth with a curtain and wrote down your vote on paper with a pencil. A lot of things have changed.

I hope that Maxwell remembers going with me to vote today and the fact that the first African-American man was elected president.

I have learned a lot during the election.

The most important lesson for me was I realize now that there is never a friendly conversation when you are talking about politics. I vow to only talk about politics with my best friends and my family.

Who knows what the next four political years will hold. I may not be happy with the choice that was made for our next president, but I am willing to have an open mind. I hope that God will give our new president the strength that he needs to run our country to the best of his ability, and keep it safe.

God bless America!

Halloween Party

Our Halloween party seemed to be quite a fun event for all ages. It was fun to have old and new friends at the party all dressed up in fun costumes.

The rain ended right before the party so the kids were able to play outside in the haunted house and make mountain pies at the bonfire.

I did not do a very good job of taking pictures, so I have included a few of the ones I have. People have been very good about emailing me some of the pictures they took at the party.

Maxwell said it was the best day of his life, which made the weeks of preparation worth it.

He already started talking about next years party. I guess I should start planning now!

Award Winning Art

Maxwell won two ribbons in the art show at his school over the weekend !