Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Jump Street Visit

To enjoy a quiet weekend day as part of Spring Break, we made our way across town to a huge indoor trampoline park - Jump Street.  Just as we were pulling in, the Shands were pulling in.  Great timing and great minds think alike.  It was fun to get to enjoy the incredible benefits of the trampoline park - and some truly exhausting moves - and some truly athletic, trickster moves.  There was definitely a lot of jumping, some flips, and some new acrobatic techniques.  From the basketball area to the dodge ball to the other areas, it was pretty fun getting to jump around. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Pigs & Wolf. . .and Cake

Where to eat?  Since it was Rania's call, she opted for Pigs & Wolf.  A fun place on the top of the Pavilion.  And once home, a chance for some cake.  How fun to celebrate and have a chance to enjoy the delights of these commemorative events.

Breakfast. . .then haircut

For the morning celebration, it was a fun chance to get a special plate and some homemade pancakes.  Yum!  Then a chance, later, for a bit of pampering when the start of Spring Break resulted in a trip to the hairdresser.  Good book, shampoo, haircut and a bit of a new look.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Batman v Superman at Pavilion

The local mall, the Pavilion always has some pretty amazing decorations.  These are usually ramped up for Christmas and Chinese New Year.  So we were a bit surprised to see quite the changes to promote Batman v. Superman. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pops Night

As a joint fundraiser, concert opportunity, many members of the middle school choir performed as part of the choir pops night.  Instead of the wide variety of choral music that is played, this night is especially geared toward some of the fun pops songs.  Money raised on a volunteer basis helps support a local cause.  Fun to see Gabi, as part of the Grade 6 choir, singing a song. 


One of the everyday things, rarely documented and never thought about is what it is like to head to school.  Each morning, right across from our house, there is a park where many of the women in the neighborhood do some Tai Chi.   Some of the things we take for granted are nice to remember.  The basketball court has been in better shape - but nice to see the morning activities in the moonlight.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Beginning the Transition

With a change in job for next year (moving to Middle School Assistant Principal), some of the transitions are beginning.  It's time for the Grade 5 parent orientation; as part of that, with my new role in helping students figure out course selections for Grade 6, that means I get to do more presenting and a bit more sharing at parent nights.  That started with an introduction to one of the bigger changes of moving to middle school:  figuring out a combination lock! That means I need to try to get an appropriate visual for the presentation.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Final Photo

After the Sunday church service, it was time to say "goodbye" to church camp for 2016.  There was a final group photo, with our camp shirts.  I'm not sure we win the ability to take the best selfies award.

Perhaps some improved selfie practice is in store?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Church Camp

We enjoyed the second day of church camp.  Leaving on a rainy Friday evening, a bit too late, resulted in a much longer trip than we anticipated.  It was nice to have the church camp close to Kuala Lumpur, near Putrajaya. 

Fun to watch some of the evening skits - and a bit of time in the pool in the afternoon.