Sunday, February 10, 2013

Active Days

There is nothing like a failing state to get you to plan your weekends.  There's no question of going to wander around downtown, or check out a museum.  So, voila, between horse-back riding, tennis, swimming and arabic lessons, our weekends are nearly as busy as the school week.  Here was Thomas' friday (which is a weekend day here):

riding: (maybe planning the first Egyptian rodeo)

and playing tennis:

We are learning mad skills, yo.

Emmett dressed up as "Superdog" for the Book Week parade at school.  This is a great tradition that American schools should have.  The only downside is the creep in from movie and video characters. I forbid the boys to dress as comic book superheroes (Superdog is a *book*, troglodyte), but other mothers were less careful.  Thomas, who dressed as Dracula, delivered a few lectures to a Darth Vader and other non-conforming classmates.

I think maybe as part of book week, the gym teachers had the kids at MBIS playing quidditch, from Harry Potter.  If you've ever wondered what the game would like like played in earnest, here you go:

And actually, I just looked it up and wikipedia defines "troglodyte" as "cavedweller" a term derived from an ancient group of people who lived on the African red sea coast.  Hey- that's near where we live.  Turns out we're the troglodytes!


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Laura said...

I beg your pardon?!

Clara said...

Love it. Looks like to boys are in a great school! We just signed on for one more year so will return to DC in summer 2014. YOU??? Would love to be reunited. Miss you. Clara

arthur and maggie said...

Here's my favorite line from this post:
"Thomas, who dressed as Dracula, delivered a few lectures to a Darth Vader and other non-conforming classmates."
I would very much like to have witnessed a few of those lectures.
Portland is not a failed state! You can come here and dwell in caves if things get too crazy there. Though the boys will not be permitted to stand upon the horses.

gran kathy said...

Thomas has done his homework and his Dracula would indeed suck the life out of those whose costumes delute the stew.

kath said...

Emmett on his scooter with cape flying is such a happy picture

William Bradford said...

I hope they allow gambling in the new Egypt so I can get a bet down on Thomas's first tennis match with Uncle Arthur.

Much love,


Emily Wheale said...

Yes!!!! A fellow equestrian! Go Thomas!!