I skipped my Monday Minutes weekly recap post last week because it got snowed our. Or rather, I got snowed in. Again. I was fine with one decent snow this winter, but last week’s ice was not pleasant. The kids had an early dismissal from school on Monday, no school Tuesday, and no school again on Friday. They’re over it too!
Because we were mostly snowed in last week, I don’t have much news to report. But I’m sure I can come up with a couple things!
We started the week with the fun of watching the Oscars – at least the Red Carpet since that happens before our bedtime. I LOVE live-tweeting during awards shows, and this one didn’t disappoint.
We received Jenny’s official SAT scores from her January test, and she did really well – for her age, obviously, but even when compared to high school kids. We are so proud of our smart girl, and her middle school SAT scores mean she has the option to participate in some really cool summer programs some time in the future.
More important than SAT scores (in Jenny’s mind at least) was the release of Catching Fire on DVD last Friday. She wrote me a letter asking me to buy it for her on Friday (along with pre-ordering tickets to the Divergent premiere in a couple weeks). I bought the Divergent tickets, but the bad weather on Friday made it difficult to try to get the movie then, which of course didn’t stop Jenny from asking for it repeatedly, making me want to never buy it. She also worked on some Catching Fire art to persuade me when the power was out on Friday.
Reagan and Brinkley also did a little drawing when we were without power for a few hours, which of course annoyed Jenny because her art was more important than theirs.
Reagan also enjoyed an exciting accomplishment last week. She’s been practicing for her school’s Battle of the Books academic competition for several months now. The school competition was last Wednesday.
Of the 36 fourth and fifth graders competing, 12 were chosen after the school competition to move on to the district competition. And Reagan made it! She was very happy that her hard work studying her books has paid off.
Our other exciting news from last week? Or really, mine? When we were deciding what Reagan’s treat should be (comparable to the Catching Fire DVD for Jenny, which I finally purchased on Saturday), she really wanted to get Frozen. It’s not out on DVD yet, but we were able to buy it on Amazon On Demand – which is really better anyway because we destroy discs too quickly. And I have to say – I’m so glad I took the time to relax with the kids and watch that movie Saturday afternoon because I loved it! I haven’t sat and watched a Disney movie in a few years, really since my girls were little, and I didn’t expect to enjoy it that much. But I really, really loved it. And now I want to watch it over and over again and sing all the songs!
What was going on in your life last week? Stupid snow or ice?