We played our second annual softball game today. After the kids jumped into the canal behind the house. Jonathan had so much fun. I was very impressed with the fact that he kept jumping in. We then took a ride on the Susan B. Anthony. What a beautiful day.
We had dinner at the Bertino household. A great back yard barbecue. My niece bought balloons that make noise when you let them go. Besides the great food and company, we had a ball blowing the balloons up and letting them go. Many got stuck in the trees and on the roof, but others came down to be blown up again.
I was having a bad day at work. Some of my students were very trying. Mark texted the 7th and 8th grade teachers the day before to remind them that it was my birthday. They got me a cake and a card (which the kids signed too). It made my day.
Here is the card. I can't help but laugh when I hear it.
James sent me a text on the way to Camporee that read:
"Your son just got ice cream and he looked at the cherry and said, 'Daddy, there's a big hole in my cherry!' Should I tell him you've had the same problem for years?"
I laughed so hard in seeing this text. During our ice cream social I sent him this picture.
We had a great time camping with the girls and today was hard getting up for work. This was the creek behind our tents. The sound of nature put me right out (when I finally got to bed). It was nature's sleep machine. Below is my tent with Michelle, Dana and Caroline. Michelle's daughter slept in a tent, but Michelle stayed in a cabin. Maybe next time we can talk her into joining us!
We went on a great hike today. Nicole did the CMSU patch with the girls. After campfire we ate s'mores and then had an ice cream social. Nothing like sugaring the girls up and then trying to get them to go to sleep!
Today our guest speaker was Eric Combs, Ohio teacher of the year in 2006. He is now a principal. He came to talk to us about motivating our students, doing project based learning and starting off small. He was very interesting and kept us laughing all day.
We just got the cookie prizes from Girl Scouts. I'd say my daughter cleaned up! She was excited and I just see all the stuff I am going to have to clean up. I think I get the blanket for doing my share in selling.