If you remember here, I told you about our school's Pedals for Hope cancer research fundraiser. As part of the event, my son committed to ride his bike 40 miles and collected pledges from friends and family. I was a little unsure if he'd be able to complete the full 40, since he doesn't really get a chance to ride much, and he had only been on a bike ONCE since winter got over.
But I'm proud to say my boy did it! He completed the full 40 miles.
Not only that, but we picked him up from the trail and immediately dropped him off at his Scoutmaster's to head to scout camp. He returned from Scout camp and changed his clothes and immediately went to his soccer game (they won!). Let me tell you that that boy was sore for a good couple of days after!!
Thank you to those of you who helped him pass his fundraising goal. He ended up having the highest amount of all the students! We love you! The students ended up raising just over $4,000 this year.
I also need to brag on him on the personal development front. This year Bookworm joined a youth chamber orchestra on the suggestion of his violin teacher. The orchestra is conducted by his daughter, and he wanted Bookworm to have that ensemble experience and since he is not yet in HS, and our school is quite small, he isn't able to participate in a school orchestra at this time. He didn't really want to at first, to add to his time commitment for violin. But their end concert was a few weeks ago (he missed the 1st one because it was the same night as opening night of the school musical), and he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He is excited to audition next year for the advanced orchestra that is conducted by his violin teacher (who is a member of the Utah Symphony). I left my camera home, so I only have Hubby's cell phone video, but this was one of the favorite numbers of the night (he is on the left with the burgundy tie):
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