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The best week of Spencer’s life

Well, Spencer dubbed this week as the “best week of his life” last night, so I guess we’d better get it on record. It’s true that it was a fun week, with a number of extraordinary activities for us. It was their last of three weeks off track, and the first pretty solid week of warmer weather coming out of winter, so I’m sure that helped. Then we started it off with a bang at a Jazz game! Spencer and Alexi both got two complimentary tickets to a Jazz game as part of the Junior Jazz basketball league they played in. Unfortunately, they were on different dates, so we were going to have to split up or even not go at all. However, when Christel went to pick up Spencer’s tickets, someone had ripped open his envelope and taken his tickets! All the other envelopes were fine, just his was ripped open. A little blessing there, because Christel was then given her choice of tickets and was able to get tickets on the same night as Alexi’s, so we could all go together! (Because these were nose-bleed tickets, we were able to find 4 unoccupied seats all together with relatively little trouble.) We started off the evening with dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and finished with a big win for the Jazz against the Toronto Raptors. Kind of an atypical family home evening unless you feel that basketball is a fundamental part of Church life, as TJ does!

Tuesday Spencer finished up all but two of his requirements for his Wolf badge and enough achievements for two arrow points. Next month’s pack meeting will be great!

Wednesday was a pack meeting and, althought Spence still needs to do an outdoor flag raising with his pack for his wolf badge, they had a lot of fun launching 2 liter bottles filled with water and compressed air 50-75 feet in the air! True bottle rockets!!

Thursday was a day at the zoo with Grandma! Lots of fun animals to see!!

At the Zoo with Grandma

On Friday, we rented Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium from Blockbuster and had a movie night at home.  We liked the movie, although Christel and TJ thought the conducting scene at the end was a little long and weird. I would have much preferred a piano version of her song with her playing.

Then on Saturday, we played some Foosball in the morning and decided to finally use some gift certificates we had had for a while to all go see Horton Hears a Who at the Megaplex Cinema. (We gave up trying to see a movie in the theaters on date nights until the kids are grown…)  That was a big hit with the kids, and Eloise was great, even though a few loud parts had her grabbing on tight to us (no complaints from us!!).

Finally, to cap it all off, Sunday was Easter. We read the resurrection story for our scriptures today, and Christel set out pictures and statuettes of Christ in our main room to help keep us focused on the Savior. We did find time for a little Easter Egg hunt, however, and the kids now have their candy supply until Halloween (yeah,we pretty much only buy them candy two or three times a year…).


  Easter 2

 Easter 3

 So, there you have it! A recipe for the best week ever! At least in our household and in Spencer’s professional opinion…

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One Comment on “The best week of Spencer’s life”

  1. Alisha Says:

    Gosh, I don’t think I’ve seen Eloise since she was still in crawling stage. It’s so nice to see a picture of her–she’s adorable!