It was a good week for being Ben - he started Chapter 10 in Algebra I, plus a new workbook, Introduction to Physics I, and is reading two books about the space program and NASA; The Right Stuff and the new bestseller, The Astronauts Guide to the Earth by NASA Astronaut Chris Hatfield.
Oh, and what else - fire a 9mm Glock pistol, ride his first-ever Segway, and then tonight, two heats in a professional Go-Kart.
The girls are also doing great with school work and Izzy also rode the Segways with us. Poor Maddie was tall enough but didn't weigh enough. :( So her and Mom did some other neighborhood boutique stuff.
Both Izzy and Maddie did also race the Go Karts, and besides me accidentally slamming into Izzy, everything went fine. Maddy (who was both tall and heavy enough!) was a little frustrated as these were the serious type that steer by hard-braking and sliding through turns, and they were very touchy and easy to spin-out.
But we all had fun (Mom was out getting a new 'do and some quiet time!) and I taught Ben and Izzy how to navigate me in a foreign city in the dark using Google Maps - and only a few shouting matches ensued! :)
Off to Sydney tomorrow!