Saturday, April 21, 2012

Last weekend kept me away

When my weekends take me away from home, it's difficult for me to fit in blogging time. It's not that I don't have the time, but it just takes discipline to do it.

 Last weekend was Cassie's State Destination Imagination performance.  They were one of the first teams to compete on the entire (LONG) day;  8:54AM, which meant a VERY early rise to get to the campus of UW-Stevens Point.

This is Cassie's 3rd year to compete in DI (in the blue cap on the left).

Aunt Jenny and Uncle Derek made the event this year and once Cassie was released from her team to whittle away the day until awards, we all spent some time at the Natural Museum of History on the campus.  
T-Rex here gave them quite a scare with his LOUD enormous roar.....

But Aunt Jenny knew that she'd be safe if Cassie was "thrown to the wolves".....

Finding things to do to burn up the four hours of down-time before awards was challenging.  Cassie and Jenny spent much of the time playing some 'brain-games' on the Kindle.

I enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL sunshine!!!!! (Even though that concrete was quite hard.)

And the kiddos.....waiting, waiting......and waiting 
After an hour delay, the awards finally began, and despite being hard to watch the faces fall in sadness realizing they won't be advancing to Globals in TN, the day was over and filled with memories.

All the pictures are courteous of my mom's new camera.  When sifting through all the pictures, there were a BUNCH of shots with these beautiful boys!  "Yup," she says.  "Those were taken from the living room window."  What a glorious and magnificent looking animal when in full-strut!!!!!

I'm looking forward to a weekend HOME;  the days are both wide open (for the most part).  Caitlyn has a friend over for a belated birthday sleepover and  I think I'll plan a short visit to the High School tonight to peek in on Prom.  Other than that,.......pretty much wide open. :D


Patchwork Penguin said...

Glad you are getting a weekend at home... enjoy!

scraphappy said...

What fun! They are such long days, but so worth it. Hope you are able to get some rest and relaxation in now that it is over.

Alycia said...

That looks like a lot of fun, excpet the waiting part.... glad you had company ;-)

Amanda said...

It's hard giving up a weekend when you work hard all week, isn't it, but you'll enjoy this weekend even more.