Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Comet Viewing

Getting back into the swing of things!

We had a very pleasant break, mostly hanging out around home, and got to reconnect with friends and family. The kids played a lot with Cousin C and the neighbors across the street, and we overall had a lovely holiday.

The kids have adjusted to school routine again, and we're back to managing homework in the evenings. Buster seems to be growing and eating lots, and Bud wants to comb the front of his hair by himself now in the morning so he can impart some style. I can't believe he's going to be 10 soon!

This past Friday, the kids had their black belt prep TKD class in the evening, which was an hour of jumping drills and jumping kicks. Bud had trouble walking for the next couple of days. That said, he's a remarkable jumper for his size, and apparently has the admiration of a number of instructors and other black belts in the studio for his spring. Buster's doing a great job as well, but isn't pushing himself as hard on the jumps yet.

Minecraft is a big thing now, and the primary topic of conversation with Buster at all times. He has two guidebooks which he rereads constantly, and both kids enjoy playing in creative mode when they get the chance.

Today was fairly routine: I took the kids to school in the morning and met them in the evening at their TKD class, and we made it home by about 6:30. After shower and dinner, Bud got through his piano efficiently. I set up the telescope with him out front while Buster did his piano with M-lady, and we got it pointed at Comet Lovejoy after some calibration, which we were able to see very distinctly. M-lady and Buster joined us outside for a bit, and they both got to look through the scope as well.

After wrapping up and coming in, there was time for snack and getting ready for bed. Bud and I watching some Top Gear before turning the light out around 9:00.

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