And then I will update my blog.
Since my parents got back from Florida on the Easter weekend, we planned our family Easter for last weekend instead, so Dan flew out from Vancouver to join us. We packed his itinerary so full that he probably needed a holiday after his holiday. On Sunday we spent the day at parents. The whole family was there except for three people: Dan’s wife Jenn, who is in London taking care of her sick mother, and my niece Cheryl and great-niece Nixi, who was recovering from the flu. It was too bad they couldn’t come, but 21 out of 24 isn’t bad.
My mom made her annual Easter baskets and also her special chocolate Oh Henry eggs, which is a tradition that must never end. The kids hunted for chocolate, people went on the zip line, played games, and rode Jim’s mini-ATV. It was a fun day.
On Monday, my parents and Dan came over for lunch before heading to the airport. It was so good having him here, and nice that it will only be a few months until his next visit.
There were a few other things going on this weekend as well. On Friday, The Chamber had a big 140th birthday celebration. We had a luncheon with 850 of our members, with Rick Mercer as the guest speaker. He was a great speaker and the whole luncheon was a big success.
Chloe had her last cheer competition of the season on Saturday. Her arm was pretty much all better after spring break, so she got in a couple of practices before the competition. A bunch of friends and family came to watch, which Chloe was thrilled about. The bad part was that one of the girls who was supposed to “base” (lift her up for the stunts) was grounded the night before, and her mom wouldn’t let her come. I don’t like to question anyone’s parenting (haha, who am I kidding – I love questioning people’s parenting) but I hope this girl did something heinous and evil that was worthy of this punishment, because it affected the entire team. The coaches had to alter the routine, girls had to switch positions, and Chloe could only mock the stunts on the ground instead of in the air. The mother who grounded the girl took away her phone and computer and didn’t even let her call her coaches or teammates to let them know she couldn't come. However, teenagers can be resourceful when they want to be, so she somehow (smoke signal? tin can telephone?) managed to sneak a message to one of her friends, so the coaches had a few hours to figure it out. They did great under the circumstances, and Chloe still got to be at the top of the pyramid, so she still got her minute of glory.
Since cheerleading is over for the season, there was a banquet at the Radisson that night which she got all got fancy for. They also had a team wind-up a few days later, where Chloe received the "Team Choice Award." Probably the best few days in Chloe's life so far. Can only go down from here.
|Showing off her sparkly eyeshadow|
On Saturday afternoon, Spencer had a fencing tournament. Scoring points in fencing is still a bit of a mystery to me, but according to the refs, he did really well and ended up getting silver (2nd).
I will end with a picture I love taken at Easter at my parents'.