January 10, 2009

Photo of the day, Saturday

Today was our full day of what Spencer has been calling our "Man Fest" weekend! It started like any other Saturday, Men's group following by breakfast and chores. Then we started to do some stuff.

Spencer had a Patrol event where they got together and played video games. A far cry from the events that we had when I was in Scouts, but they had fun. After we dropped off Spencer, Ian and I attacked Wabasis sledding hill. It was an awesome day for sledding, it was snowing lightly and the temperature was in the upper 20's. Ian and I raced and wrestled and generally had a great time. Climbing up the hill was a toughie, but it was great. Then we went to lunch at Ian's favorite, Subway, followed up with a long tour through Blockbuster until we settled on a movie. We watched "Be Kind, Rewind", with Jack Black. It was a lot better than either of us thought it would be. We picked up Spencer and then Spencer and I watched "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives". It's a favorite show of his and we managed to locate the episode with Rosie's Diner on it so that was cool. We even recognized a couple of people that were in there eating.

Also, we got a letter from the school today. It seems that Spencer has been selected as one of the 6th grade Citizens of the Month. I showed Ian the letter and he read it, then he grunted. It's teenage thing, but this grunt, well, I could tell that it was based in jealousy. He's starting to see Spencer get recognition for things that he could have, but didn't think it was relevant. Now, I think he's reconsidering. Anyway, hat's off to Spencer January 2009 North Rockford Middle School Citizen of the Month!
Here's a shot from a few years after we had moved into our house here in Rockford. It was actually taken Sunday, ‎April ‎22, ‎2001. It sure is different in the back yard now. Of course the boys are way different too! That's Ian on the left and Spencer on the right.

Have a great day!

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