I kinda forgot how old Henry was and we missed t-ball sign-up by a few months. It isn't a huge deal since he is still young enough for t-ball next year. I am just annoyed that I didn't think of it sooner. I also found it odd that we did not get anything from the school about it. They sent home something on Rocket football so it doesn't seem too much of a stretch. I guess we'll have him give it a shot next year and see what happens.
I'd like to have him try a few sports to see how he does with them. I'm not sure if it will be his thing or not but the interaction with other kids would good for him. It also might help teach him a little self discipline. He could certain use more opportunities to channel his energy into something productive. It seems like if we're not careful he will just get bored of something and default to wanting to watch TV. He has stuff he likes to play with, but it just isn't his first thought. I'm not sure what else we can to help him not want to be on the couch. Turning off the TV solves the symptom but not the problem.
I was always taught that no meant no. Now, I supposed there may be circumstances where people are fooling around that is not the case. I just never thought one of those cases would involve a jury. However, it seems that SCO has decided that the jury may have meant something else when they said no. Now, considering the shape SCO is in. It makes sense to through the Hail Mary. You never know. The judge may throw them a bone and give them another chance to get the unix copyrights back from Novell. It is still unlikely they'll ever win any money but you never know how long they could drag this out or how much money they can spend on it.
We went and signed up Henry for Rocket Football this morning. It will not start until the fall so he's got some time to get ready for the whole thing. I'm hoping for some good aimless running around when the time comes. We'll not really big sports people. However, we're hoping he'll enjoy it and he might be something about of a fun activity where he is not in charge. It is just flag football and all the kids will be young so it won't be too complicated. We'll just have to see how it goes.
I recently switched email over to Google mail for savings. I have to say that it is worth the price, but not more than that. Their obsession with cluttering my mail with crap I wanted deleted makes it difficult to use IMAP. I archive my mail locally so i can work around it. It is just annoying.
It has reinforced my opinion that Google is a classic example of success as a result of success not merit. Sorta like Paris Hilton is famous because she's famous.
It is the fault of all of us really. We'd rather deal with a big name idiot than a small name of any kind.
Today was fun because the kids got to hunt for eggs throughout the house. The ones they missed were pretty obvious. It was kinda funny. Later we went out to my mom's house and bummed around there most of the afternoon. A personal highlight was dinner. We got pizza from the Portland Party Store
. Their pizza is still the best pizza that I've had. I wish we were closer but that's life. We also had what was actually their third Easter Egg of the year. The kids had a lot of fun with it and the adults always end up having just as much fun with it. This time they got candy and money and that is always a big hit. Unfortunately, my brother wasn't there since he is working out west. He called and they got to say hello. Although, that was about the extent of the conversation for them. I'm not sure why but that always amuses me the way they do that.
We're not sure when it happened but somewhere along the way we managed to get four baby fish (fry) in our tank. I'd always read that they're hard to get going because they are so small that they cannot eat normal fish food. I guess they found enough naturally occurring stuff to eat. I'm not sure that they'll actually live but it was still fun to see them. Who knows, maybe they will make it.
Another Easter is in the bag. We had gone to the Easter Egg hunt at Roger's Plaza
in previous years. However, we were busy the day they had it so we missed out on that this year. This year we went out to Centerpointe Mall
for the Grand Rapids Jaycees
Easter Egg hunt. We'd never been to that one before so we thought it would be fun. Unfortunately, we didn't do enough research.
The first problem was that there was a huge number of people there. Instead of doing a two or three very large hunts like we were used to. They had multiple small hunts going on over the course of three or four hours. This meant an insanely long line for the kids. It also was structured so that none of the eggs had any candy in it. They collected them all and than had to give them back in exchange for a small goody bag. The kids were okay with it since they don't eat much candy.
It also had a bunch of other activities. These would have been fun but they cost tickets. The tickets were a quarter each and I didn't bring any money. The crowd also meant that there were long lines for these as well. We ended up running them through the obstacle course and leaving because that was the only short line and that was all the tickets we got for free. I still think the kids had fun I just wish we would have done more research.