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Friday with fifth graders

Yesterday I spent my entire day with fifth grade boys. Yesterday Christopher's school had a field trip to the gem show at the Palmer Event Center and these were the three boys I was in charge of, from left to right, Nathan, Noah, and my son, Christopher. They had fun digging for shiny rocks, gems, and stones in the mining section. They also bought grab bags filled with treasures that included amethysts, shark's tooth fossils, pumice rock, crystals, and more. Later, the field trip went to the IMAX theater to see a 3-D movie, Grand Canyon, that showed rafting down the Colorado and some interesting, breathtaking views.
Later that night, I took Christopher and three boys to see the University of Texas Longhorns take on the BYU Cougars volleyball. Either way would be a win for me since I'm a fan of both schools. The Longhorns won, and the boys were happy just to be there and have access to the concession stands. One of the boys kept calling it the confession stand by mistake. I thought that was so cute. From left to right, it's Christopher, Christian, Max, and Joseph.
The Horns and Cougars were awesome. I love watching teams play volleyball that really know how to play! It was exciting. We saw Jillian and Russ there, and Lindsay and Nate, and their kids. We had a nice evening, and I was very happy to see my husband when I got home and dropped off the boys.


Heidi said…
BYU is known for their amazing volleyball team- I didn't know the Longhorns were good enough to beat them! Sounds like a fun night!
Happy The Man said…
Wow, that's a long day with "the boys".

Ah, my true love sport is volleyball, though I much prefer watching men's. But I'd have enjoyed watching the Cougarettes too. And heck, you got to take care of your confessions all at the same time. Does that mean you still have to go to church tomorrow or do you get a day off now?
Callisto said…
How cute is that! I actually miss goofing around with my siblings and doing fun things like that. Maybe I will take them to the planetarium when I get home. That'd be cool.
~ Tina said…
I do miss field trips! Looks like you had a great day/night with them!
Lonna said…
I love that you were able to go and take Christopher and his friends on such a fun field trip, and then end the night with a win for the longhorns v-ball team.
That was so fun to see y'all there! We're planning on going to some other ones. I'll email you the dates to see if you're in!

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