Monday, March 12, 2018

Baseball Begins

She's officially done with Little League and is an Intermediate player now.  First game was a tie, but her team won game #2.  When I arrived, her coach patted me on the shoulder in greeting and said, "it's our best hitter's mom!"  :-)  She's happier when she is doing well and that makes me happy too.  I'm glad that she can play the game she loves so much...

Saturday, March 3, 2018

NDNU's Into the Woods

We had the privilege of attending a performance of "Into the Woods" at NDNU.  Awesome voices, great acting and costumes, a lot of fun.   The best part was that I sat between the girls and they both kept whispering to me, predictions, comments, thoughts about what was coming next.  They had seen the movie and had comments and comparisons.  They are so much alike in some ways that what one would whisper to me, the other would unknowingly repeat... it was pretty funny.  They really loved the show and poured over the program afterward, reading the performer's bios, remembering some from previous productions, and generally talking about them like true fans.  Love it.  My experience was slightly marred by the temperature - I've never been so cold in a theater!  The girls thought something was wrong with me because I tried to wrap my cold nose in my scarf and that made them think that I was crying... not this time!  :-)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Balancing Chemical Equations

Oh my gosh, I remember this from long ago!  It's been so long, but now that the pressure is off, it's like algebra... almost (dare I say it?) fun.  I tried explaining it, did okay, but also found a Khan Academy video (or two) that explained it better than I did and suddenly K was better at it than I ever was.  Thank goodness for the internet and a wealth of ways of teaching any topic...