Friday, November 06, 2009

Red Robin and more.

Good morning, it is Friday.

Maren is up to go to work, so I thought I would get up with her for awhile...I am going back to sleep once she is off to work, but no reason to tell her that.

Yesterday was allowance day, 75% off Halloween stuff at Target, choir practice for Hansen and Lille, and the night we decided to go to Red Robin to use a couple of gift certificates that Hansen and Lillie got for being good students! Preston was bumming that in Jr. High you don't get free milkshakes at Red Robin for being a good student, instead you have to go clean out ditches! He is required to do 10 hours of community service for one of his classes and he has decided the ditches around our neighborhood need cleaning. He is correct, but there are many many other things he could have chosen, so we don't feel too bad for him. Part of Preston's assignment is to write to a council member asking for permission to do his community service. I enjoyed Preston's letter because he said how when he was a kid we would walk along the ditches and he would look for treasures like lost toys or sometimes money, but now when he walks along the ditches, all he sees is garbage and beer bottles. I told him his letter was great, but really the ditches look just the same, just his perspective has changed.

Here are a few pics from yesterday:

Lillie and Hansen thought this Statue of Liberty with a Red Robin burger was too cool.
Lillie and Maren at Red Robin.
This is yesterday at the bus stop. I walk Lillie, Hansen and a friend to the bus stop each morning, their bus leaves at 8:46am, then I walk half a mile up the road to my school to start my shift at 9:00am. Works out perfect. Yesterday the kids were lined up sideways to see who the bus would stop in front of. Hansen was the winner, the kids all jumped behind him in line and were off to school. Hansen if far left, Lillie is far right.
See you tomorrow.


Amber and Aurora said...

Oh, how our perspective changes! Next year he'll have to volunteer for the LIVESTRONG Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great thing for Preston to do to clean out those ditches!