Good times this weekend, well despite the losses by the Pacers and the Colts. Those weren't so good.
(Pictured left are Alex, Matt, Ben, Jacob, Steven, and Adam at the Proving Grounds.)
Alex's birthday bash for friends was all that he hoped, so he was happy. (I don't really understand this paintballing attraction, it must be one of those "guy" things.) They were there for three hours, so Mark stayed with them and I got to stroll around with Blue Bernice part of the time to enjoy the countryside as the Proving Grounds is up in Sheridan (the same Sheridan Blackhawks that downed the Guerin Eagles in football...they have the town water tower painted with footballs and "State Champs").
The photo is one of the fields around Sheridan, again no words to convey the tug on the heartstrings...you have to grow up with this to really appreciate it, a newly picked cornfield on an overcast November day.
Instead of cake after the pizza, Matt picked out a big birthday cookie for Alex as it was something different, Alex loves cookies, and Matt thought it fit in better with Alex's cool dude image than a decorated cake. Happy to say it was a hit.
The Open House at Guerin was so much fun! Five hours of just meandering about and making sure the teachers had what they needed, the kids were all doing what they were supposed to be doing, and chatting with prospective students and parents. They ran a video of the school, kids, activities, etc....you know the kind, where you feel like someone should have supplied Kleenex as it tugs so at the heartstrings. Matt was in it 9 times, so I didn't have a chance in the world of getting out of there dry-eyed...it was amazing how many of the other kids I know already after being there just short of three months. The gym was packed and everything went off nicely...Matt sang in the choir, led student guided tours of the school, and helped take it all down at the end of the evening. I tried to remind him of getting up at 4:30 a.m. for swim practice, but he didn't want to miss out on anything, so we were some of the last to leave around 9:00. When we got home Mark asked what we learned and I told him I learned that he was a "very nice guy." Everywhere I went people said to me, "I met your husband today when he was up here helping set up and he is so nice!" He just chuckled. (Actually, I didn't learn that new as I already knew he was a nice guy.) Matt has a day off school today as teachers all file their first trimester grades, etc., well despite two swim practices, he is off today, so we are going to just flitter to and fro together, landing someplace with soup and salad for lunch. Call me if you want to meet us there...otherwise, have a great day...all this sunshine is just waiting to be appreciated!