The Horse Heads

The Horse Heads

Friday, March 23, 2012

Opening night for Hunger Games!

Janae asked me to take her to opening night of Hunger Games. I thought she was crazy. I have never been to an opening night. I just really need my sleep! But I'm a sucker for Hunger Games...So we grabbed Heather and went at 12:05 AM. We had a blast! What's not to love about Leatherby's ice cream, popcorn, Coke zero, and Hunger Games :-)

I didn't get home until 4 o'clock in the morning, but it was worth it to try it once.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Where oh where can my baby be?

As of late my baby is a baby no more. I find him more often than not digging through a drawer, climbing a shelf, or rummaging through a closet. In this case wedging his fingers into the pantry door just far enough to be able to slide it open, get in and shimmy his way across the small gap. He somehow moved the box of garbage bags out from under the shelf so he could climb up on the box to finally reach his ultimate goal...the fruit snacks...SWEET VICTORY!!

Do you see that smile on his face? Oh, you know what you did!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Trophy time!

This past weekend was the 2012 State K-12 Chess Tournament. Most people didn't even realize that this was happening because, well, let's be honest, it's chess. However, our family was keenly aware of it happenings. Noah was registered months ago and it has been the talk of the chess club for a while. It was at the University of Utah Union Building. There were 6 rounds. Noahs' record went like this:
Round 1-win (1point)Great way to start the day.
Round 2-win (1 point)It just keeps getting better.
Round 3-loss (0 points) Lost to a NEWMAN!! UGH!! That's the school everyone tries to beat.
Round 4-loss (0 points) uh oh, was it a fluke?
Round 5-win (1 point) Yeah! He beat a Newman!
Round 6-win (1 point) Really, he did awesome!
He ended up with a 4/2 record, and 18th overall in the 3rd grade. There were 111 3rd graders in the state who competed. He has a lot of potential and just enough of a competitive nature that he was able to do well. His teacher, and coach are both so excited and proud of him. Noah measured his trophy and proudly states, "it is 3 feet 7 inches tall!" We (Ben and I) have never earned a trophy as big as Noah's. "SIGH" I guess there is something to say about hoping that your kids are better than you, but it still hurts a little...Congrats Noah, you smarty pants! 

NOTE: Next time you see Noah, he may challenge you to a chess game. Be ready!