Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Keep Smiling

Well my mantra over the last few days has been "keep smiling". Sometimes, when life is giving you bad days and troubling times, smiling can do wonders to keep your spirits up.
Over the weekend, Erick left on Saturday to go to Australia. It didn't turn out as expected. He had a connecting flight in Atlanta and due to bad weather on the way there, his flight was delayed getting in and he missed his plane. Turns out you can't get to Australia on a Sunday, so he would have had to wait to leave on Monday and would have missed the meeting he was trying to attend in Australia. It was quite a fiasco, but we are glad he is here with us this week instead of traveling. KEEP SMILING.
On Saturday, Bella had a swim meet. She did the front crawl and the breaststoke. She picked the strokes. She had to swim two laps of the front crawl and one lap of the breaststroke. Her time for the front crawl was 1.20.49 and for the breaststroke it was 46.10. Her swimming has really improved this season and she is building up endurance. Harry came with me to the swim meet and I put him in charge of filming Bella's heats. Well, the front crawl got filmed, but when it came time for the breaststroke he was no where to be found. After the heat, I still couldn't find him so I helped get Bella showered and dressed. Finally, after Bella was ready, I found Harry outside playing with the flip Mino recorder, making videos of himself. To say I was unhappy would be an understatement. KEEP SMILING.
As a treat for Bella, we went to see "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" after the swim meet. It was a very cute movie with lots of fun images and opportunities to smile.
On Sunday, Harry got to play a football game on the stadium field of the brand new Chanhassen High School. It was very exciting. He actually played for the other team because they didn't have enough players. He had a fun opportunity to play running back during the game. The game went very long (not sure why) so after two hours of playing football, Harry was beat. Of course the day of football had just begun as we went home to watch the Vikings on TV. We had recorded it so we wouldn't miss a second. I didn't listen to the radio on the way home to avoid any score spoilers. The game was good, very up and down for the Vikings. Then towards the end we realized something. The game was going long and our recording was going to miss the last part of the game. KEEP SMILING. With just 1:04 of the game left, our recording ran out. On any given game this would be bad, but in Sunday's game, you know the one where the game winning historic Favre touchdown pass was thrown with 2 seconds left, it REALLY counted. So we were left to watch the great pass and catch on the updates. KEEP SMILING.
Oh, if you are having a bad day or just need a quick smile, watch the video below. Just click on the link. It is guaranteed to help you KEEP SMILING!


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