Gavin has been busy with basketball for the past few months. He was the coach for the Secondary (High School) boys basketball team. They went to Beijing a few weeks ago to compete in a tournament. Gavin was gone for four days and came home a little discouraged. The team had been undefeated for the season prior to the tournament but a few of their players were hurt and couldn't play. This was really discouraging for the team but they played hard and had a lot of fun. Gavin came home with a hoarse voice though from yelling at the refs. The refs were probably people who had never really played the game so they really didn't understand the rules. Imagine how frustrating this would be to someone who has played his entire life and knows the game inside and out. The team had worked hard and did their best and he was proud of their effort.
Last weekend we all went to Hong Kong but in two different directions. Gavin and Jonny left Friday night for a scout camp out in Hong Kong. Gavin is the scout leader in our branch and has done a great job with the boys. They have been on three different camp outs and each one was a success. It's neat that they can still do Boy Scouts of America here in China. Jonny has been working hard on completing his second class requirements before he goes to scout camp this summer in Utah. We are hoping and pushing for him to complete his Eagle before he is 14 and gets distracted with other things, like girls and sports.
I decided that since the boys were playing, I would take the girls to see Disney Princess on Ice in Hong Kong. Rachel, Nicole, Vika, and I went with another teacher and her daughter on Saturday. It was really fun. Disney can't do anything wrong in my eyes and the performance was right up to Disney standards. It was fun to watch Vika and she got to see all her favorite princesses there. She is still talking about it and wants to go see her "princesses" again. Her birthday is coming up in a few weeks so we are thinking of taking her to Disneyland in Hong Kong.
I had to find pictures of the show on the internet. We were told not to take a camera into the Arena so I followed directions and left it at home. Of course, there were people all around me taking pictures though and the security were walking around trying to stop them all.
School has been great. We are busy but seem to always find time to spend together as a family. Rachel is starting soccer and Jonny will be starting basketball in a few weeks. Nicole is playing basketball and is busy with all her after school activities such as drama, Tai Kwan Do, and Chinese. She is quite the social butterfly. Vika is growing and is as cute as ever. She has become very talkative lately and loves to dance. Hmmmm wonder where she gets that from.
Time is going quickly. We can't believe that we will be back in Utah in about 3 1/2 months.