Saturday, May 10, 2014

Our Shining Star

This last month of school is flying by.  As it is every school year, May is packed with end of the year concerts, events, and awards.  This week Kyle and his Robotics team were recognized by the school board and given a Shining Star award.  They brought in the robot, and gave a short presentation about the team and how they did this year.  We were glad that they give out the awards first thing, so we did not have to sit through a long meeting.  I was a little worried when each of the team members went up and shook the hands of the board.   Kyle does not like to shake hands with anyone. He did okay though.  He shook everyone's hand with his left hand, so he did not have to look at them straight on.  He was in the middle of the line, so he just followed everyone else.  I gave a sigh of relief when he shook the last hand, I am sure he was too.  

Here is a close up picture of the robot.  It was able to open it's arms to pick up the ball and then shoot it through a goal that was several feet above the ground.   It did have some technical problems from time to time, but when it was working well it was a lot of fun to watch.  I think it reminds me for Gary the snail from Spongebob Squarepants. 

Besides receiving awards, we had a lot of other things going on this week too.  Kyle got new lenses for his glasses.  Kara had an Ortho appointment, and now has to start wearing bands on her braces.   Today we had a new family member join the family.  I will be posting about her soon.     

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