yes, it's almost the next weekend and I'm just posting photos from last weekend. Oops! Time kinda got away from me somehow. I've been lost in the world of vacation planning which is a great time suck.
Last weekend was a long weekend with a Monday holiday which finally gave us a day to sleep in! Friday night, after swim practice, Kohler went downtown with friends to see a movie (which will remain nameless but starts with "Justin"). Back home we carried out pizza and watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Very cute movie actually!
Saturday morning Kohler was off to the pool early for practice before the Counties meet. He swam the two relays plus the 50 free and 100 free and did well. Not the 22 seconds he was hoping for, but a good time. I had open house at my preschool so was there until noon. Came home and did a couple things before heading to the pool with Kaden for his qualifying meet. He swam the 200 breast, 50 free, and 400 IM today, and actually cut four seconds off the 200 breast for a qualifying time! So he now has a 13-14 time cut for JO's, and he's still 12! Very proud of him. The 400 IM was a killer, but he got a decent time and now has experienced it.
We didn't get home until after 6 p.m., seeing Kohler for the first time that day. Since we had all been different places during the day we decided to go out to eat as a family at our old favorite: Thai Derm. Even though we hadn't been in a while the waitress still remembered us and didn't bother to bring us a menu--we ordered our usual: chicken satay, Tao Hoo Tod (fried tofu), Tod Mun (fish cakes), two orders of Pad Zei Ew with chicken, yellow curry, and the scrambled egg Stoehr loves. Yum, yum!
Sunday morning I was back at the pool early with Kaden for the qualifying meet. He swam the 100 breast and 200 IM. He was done early so we zipped home, got the rest of the family, then headed to DC to the Family Science Days, sponsored by AAAS. The convention was very cool. All the major scientific organizations and companies were there with booths set up with lots of pamphlets, swag, and information about what they do. The boys were fascinated by all the possibilities. Kohler spent lots of time talking to someone about nuclear fusion while Kaden was more interested in robotics. We came away with bags full of information to read, and lots of pens and other goodies. It's good to see what's out there and imagine the possibilities.
After the convention we headed over to Chinatown for an early dinner/late lunch. We went to our favorite noodle restaurant, Chinatown Express, where we filled up on fresh noodles and dumplings. Back home for the rest of the evening, we almost finished the Battlestar Gallactica series before bedtime.