19 March 2018

2018 brackets: Second Round update

I'm guessing that your bracket is busted, right? This has been an incredible tournament so far! I love watching the big guys falls, especially to mid-major teams!

Here are the latest rankings (in order of ESPN points standing):

9-7 in Second Round
33-15 overall

8-8 in Second Round
32-16 overall

7-9 in Second Round
32-16 overall

8-8 in Second Round
28-20 overall

6-10 in Second Round
28-20 overall

4-12 in Second Round
22-26 overall

3-13 in Second Round
15-33 overall

17 March 2018

2018 brackets: First Round update

What an incredible first round!!! I never expected to see a #16 take down a #1, but I'm glad I finally lived to see the day. Too bad it wasn't North Carolina or Kansas!

Believe it or not, Aunt Karen is in the lead right now! Grandpa and Grandma are close behind. And Avery lost all of her Final Four teams.

Here is our first update of the tournament (rankings are in order of ESPN points standing):

25-7 in First Round

24-8 in First Round

24-8 in First Round

22-10 in First Round

20-12 in First Round

18-14 in First Round

12-20 in First Round

15 March 2018

20 February 2018

20 questions with Avery :: 9 years old

In honor of Avery’s ninth birthday tomorrow, here are her annual 20 questions! Check out her previous responses.

1. What is your favorite color? Pink

2. What is your favorite toy? Barbies

3. What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries

4. What is your favorite TV show? Henry Danger

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pizza and cookies at school

6. What is your favorite outfit? Shorts and a tank top

7. What is your favorite game? Star Wars trivia

8. What is your favorite snack? Gum or candy

9. What is your favorite animal? Elephant

10. What is your favorite song? We All Bleed the Same

11. What is your favorite book? Star Wars: The Jedi and the Force

12. Who is your best friend? Emma (at school)

13. What is your favorite cereal? Cheerios

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play basketball against Daddy

15. What is your favorite drink? Water

16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My stuffed animal Beanie Boo, Tabor

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cereal

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Mexican

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher and a mom

29 August 2017

Big boy bed time

Chris took a vacation day on Friday, so he was home at Damon’s nap time. While Damon was supposed to be asleep, Chris and I heard a loud thud. Chris waved it off as a car door slamming. But I was convinced that the noise came from Damon’s room. So I went to inspect.

When I opened the door, I saw that the bed was empty and I couldn’t find Damon anywhere. Then he popped out from behind the rocking chair. That rascal escaped from his crib! Later he would demonstrate his escape moves to Daddy. Damon said he wanted to look around. So he straddled the top rail like a horse and jumped off. If he did this one time, there’s a good chance he’ll do it again. So Chris suggested that we convert the bed on Saturday.

First off, Damon and I had to purchase some big boy sheets. There were only two choices in toddler bed size – Mickey Mouse and Lightning McQueen. Luckily he loves both characters, so I knew he would be happy with either one. Damon chose Lightning McQueen. And how appropriate that he wore a Lightning McQueen outfit and hat that day!

When we got home, Damon helped Daddy convert the bed. We shifted it to a different wall and removed the rocking chair. Suddenly Damon’s room looked a bit more like a big boy room. Plus it had much more space for toys and playing! Damon was very pleased with the new setup.

Here’s Damon making one of his weird faces.

And here’s the big boy with his new bed and sheets.

So far, he’s done just fine overnight. He fell out one time, though he didn’t call for us when it happened. I questioned him about it, and he said, “I figured out how to get back in bed.” Well, OK!

Naps is another story. Apparently he’s starting to work his way out of daily naps, though I was hoping they would last at least another six months. Or maybe just a few naps a week? Here’s hoping!

We thought we did this a lot sooner with Damon than we did with Avery. It turns out that they both went to big beds at just about the same time. No more baby cribs in the Clark house!