1. Alissa was officially elected Sophomore Class President for the 2009-2010 school year.
This year she has made friends with the Class of 2009 President, some "hunky dude" (her words) named Jordan (said with a swoon). She became determined to run for class president of her own class. So, she did. She submitted the paperwork. She endured the election. And she won!
My kid is a rock star!
2. Abigail learned how to ride a 2-wheel bicycle!!
This is VERY big news. To my knowledge, Abby has never even been on a bicycle before. So Tuesday night I leave home for literally 90 minutes for an Army family meeting, and Jon comes home to tag team and "..to help the kids with homework while I'm out." Instead, Abby learns a new skill. I am literally here 24/7, and the 2 hours that I'm gone she learns how to ride a bike? And, as you'll see in the video (that thankfully they shot so Mom wouldn't miss this momentous occasion), she does it with no one holding onto the back of the bike.
3. On Monday (President's Day), Jon and a colleague, with 20,000 others, ran in the Great Aloha Run.
It's an annual 8.5 mile run/walk for charity. On Tuesday, we found out that he placed in the top 1/3 of run times for his age group. He ran in 1:18:xx, which is an average of 9 1/2 minute miles. He was so proud, and I am so proud. Here's a picture of him crossing the finish line...
My husband is a rock star!
He is fairly addicted now. He has already signed up for another race, this one 6.5 miles, in early April. And, I am considering signing up too. (I can't run as fast as Jon, and I won't even try, but the idea of completing a race is sort of exciting to me. I think I might actually be able to do it...)
Happy Weekend Everyone!