Life here has been busy. I remember rejoicing at all the free time I’d gain when the girls started preschool, but that hasn’t materialized much. I’ve been so swamped that I’m taking next week off from school volunteering, appointments and such and taking 6 much needed hours to myself to regroup.
Drew started soccer for the first time through our district’s recreation department. He LOVES it. Turns out he’s a bit of a natural at it. Natural like scoring 7 goals in his game Saturday while neither Doug nor I were there to see it! Yikes. He has boundless energy so soccer is a good fit because quite frankly, the boy can’t sit still and running around for an hour somewhere other than inside my house is good for him. He is really enjoying kindergarten. His class if full of little blond boys with crew cuts like his and it’s pretty funny to look at. I’m anxious to hear what his teacher says at his conference next week. I’ve volunteered in his class twice and chaperoned the field trip to make fairy houses and to me, he’s taken to school quite well.
Doug and I are sharing director duties for our hockey organization. We’re in charge of over 100 kids and their placement in the program. We’re also in charge of the coaches and their certifications. The last couple of weeks have been non-stop hockey preparation. There are currently 7 boxes of hockey jerseys courtesy of Tim Horton’s in my living room. Our season opened this past weekend and while it was an enormous amount of work we were both pleased with how well it all went off. Meg helped out on the ice for Drew’s hockey session and she surprised us with how well she was skating. I’m looking forward to seeing her on the ice with her team Friday night at her first practice of the season.
Speaking of Meg, she is loving 4th grade so far. We have her school conference today and I’m anxious to hear what her teacher has to say. She is in a reading class separate from her regular class with kids at her own reading level and she’s enjoying that. She is taking keyboard lessons again and despite not much playing over the summer has really improved. I look at her and am amazed at how grown up she is getting. Literally and figuratively. She’s almost 5 feet tall! She wears my sneakers! What’s next, my clothes?
Annie and Izzie are loving preschool. They have a couple of friends that they spend lots of time with and love doing their art projects. We knew they’d love it there after spending 3 years shuttling Drew there. There have been no tears at drop off and while they have a great time they’re quite excited to see me when I return to pick them up. We’re taking a field trip to the farm across the street from Meg’s school tomorrow and that is always fun.
I’ve been spending more time in my car than I can remember since we moved here. My dad fell and broke his arm (which if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you are already aware) and despite surgery to put an 8 inch plate and screws in his arm is doing quite well. He started physical therapy last week and is improving daily. I’m frustrated that I can’t help my parents out more even though I only live 20 minutes away. I can’t imagine how my brother feels as he lives in Massachusetts. My in-laws are angels and are taking my dad to and from his appointments this week so that my mom can work.
So that’s where I’ve been. What about you?