Friday, January 22, 2016

MLK Days and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

On Monday the kids had school off for Martin Luther King Day. Stephanie still had to be at school for some meetings so I took the day off from work and we went up to Burnsville for some fun. 

We started out by checking out the 50% off sales at Unique Thrift store. Everyone found some really great stuff. Except for Minjae. He didn't seem too interested in sorting through other people's old clothes. I found a bunch of Iowa Hawkeye sweatshirts for some amazing prices. Andrew even found a train set he's been looking for!

After the Thrift Store we had a snack over at Costco. Minjae liked walking around the store and getting all the food samples.

Then we went to see the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We loved the Burnsville theater. They had reclining leather seats for each person! How do we ever sit in a regular movie theater chair again! All the kids enjoyed the movie. Izzy thought is was a little bit too long. Minjae said he'd seen the previous Star Wars movies but Izzy said he keep asking her questions during the movie and that a person next to them SHHH'ed them to be quiet. Ha!

I thought the movie was good. I really wanted the kids to see it in the theater instead of waiting to watch at home. Definitely the right choice. The movie was well done and fit with the character and tone of the original Star Wars movies.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

St. Dominic's Basketball Pictures

Minjae is having a great time playing on the St. Dominic's basketball team. He has made so much progress in learning the game and in his skill development. He loves going to the YMCA at night to shoot baskets and play around with his friends there. Early this week he was wearing his glasses in warm-ups and a ball struck him in the face. His glasses broke and now he has cut on his face by his nose. First American battle wound!