Monday, July 7, 2008

Our 4th of July Weekend

Alex is home for 2 weeks, arriving Thursday night after his graduation from Ordnance Training School at Aberdeen Proving Ground,MD. He finished 2nd in his class, just 8/10 of a point from the top spot! Now he is working at the ROTC office at NCSU for 2 weeks before he heads off to Fort Hood, TX. He went down to the YMCA yesterday, where he worked as a lifeguard for 5 years, and they gave him a temporary pass since he is military, so he can workout while he is here. That was concerning him, since he is now used to running and lifting weights every day!

We spent a quiet 4th of July. The five of us went swimming at the town pool ( J's request), came home for BBQ pork, corn on the cob, and pasta veggie salad, and then went to the Rolesville fireworks. Thunderstorms were moving into the area, and some other cities in the area had to postpone their shows, but Rolesville got them in just in time. As soon as the display was over and we were back in our car waiting in line to get out of the Food Lion parking lot, the thunderstorm hit, with pouring rain and very impressive lightning - better than the fireworks, I think!
The thunder must have been loud at home, because when we got home, we found our very large, very spooked shepherd-lab in the bathtub! I have no idea why.

Saturday was the last day of Runners Camp, with field event qualifying rounds in the morning, and the track meet in the evening. Jason qualified in his age group for the two events he chose - high jump and long jump. Each camper got to pick 3 running events to compete in as well, and he chose the short races - 100m, 200m, and 60m hurdles. Thunderstorms were again an issue, and the field events got cut short in the afternoon, but things cleared out for the running events later in the evening. The meet was held at the local high school track, so we were in the bleachers with our umbrellas going up and down. Jason did very well. He is a tad TOO competitive sometimes, and has to be talked through his disappointment at not getting 1st place all the time, but he usually comes around pretty quickly. He had a great time at Runners Camp, and wished it could continue all summer!

Sunday was church and then getting 3 kids off to camp again. Amanda was called to CIT this week, so she was excited to be going back to camp for the 3rd time this summer!

God Bless the U.S.A.


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