Thursday, June 7, 2012

Days Turn Into Weeks, Turn Into... Months?

Oh has it really almost been two entire months since the last blog post? How time does fly. I had to 
re-prioritize things and unfortunately blogging did not make the top of the list. I wish it did, but when it lived at the top of the list, things did not get done and children did not get much deserved attention.

So here I am today, with a short, albeit possibly lame, update. But an update nevertheless.

Track season has officially ended. It actually ended last month, almost a month ago in fact. This Saturday we are finally having their team party. Apparently the coach has been very, very busy and nearly forgot all about us. Okay so the forgot part was an exaggeration because he has kids on the team who probably didn't. :)

Both kids had fun during the season, although Elisha really enjoyed it and Bethany just liked being there. The running part she wasn't quite as fond of. Which is why when she decided to do an 800 (two full laps around the track!) at the qualifying meet I was shocked. However, I also knew that she actually does have good endurance and would do fine, but with little experience she got beat out at the end. Thankfully only 4 kids ran in her age bracket and the top 4 got to go to the next round (meet? whatever.) so it was a win-win for her. No elimination that week. Too bad the next week she didn't really feel like running and didn't put much effort into it. Still, she had fun. And that's what really matters when you are eight years old.

Both kids have decided that they will be doing track again next year. I'm sure Elisha will follow through with that because he likes that it makes him faster and stronger for basketball, his all time favorite sport. Bethany, well, I wouldn't be surprised if she changes her mind, but who knows? 

Both kids performed at their school's open house this year. Bethany on recorder and Elisha on the drums. They did great! Elisha was nervous he was going to mess up, but did just fine.

Bethany, my oh so talented little musician, has been asked to play the xylophone for the upcoming  band performances. She already has a good knowledge of the keyboard and I guess the xylophone is pretty similar (says the mom who really has no clue). She loves it. Both kids will be playing at the church on Sunday, then at 8th grade/Senior graduation, and then they'll play "Pomp and Circumstance" for the 
pre-k/kindergarten graduation. They are both excited and nervous for this upcoming week. On Wednesday it will all be behind them and they will be free for the summer!

(BTW I meant for the pics of Elisha and Bethany to be reversed, but blogger kept flipping out when I tried to re-arrange them)

We went one day camping over Memorial day weekend and had some great family time. The caves on the mountain we visit are always a family favorite but this time around we also visited the summit! Thankfully we drove to that because I am certain this out of shape body would not have made it. The kids, freshly conditioned from track season, had no problems and high energy levels. They do anyways because they are kids, but let's just say I noticed a HUGE difference between last time and this time. 

I'm sure you've guessed by now that the new header is all from said camping trip. :)

 Well, I believe that is all for my quick update. Summer is just around the corner and I can't wait! No schedules (for the kids anyways, I still have to work), sleeping later, no making lunches, no homework worries, ahhhhh.... just a few more days. :)


The Bug said...

I always love to see an update from you! I'm glad your kids are doing athletics AND music - nice & well rounded :)

Your trip sounds fun - love the pictures!

CM said...

Oh the family pic is adorable! Glad to see a new post :-)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

You guys look busy and ever! Those caves look right up our alley!

Anonymous said...

It's so good to see an update from you. I understand completely about not getting as much done when you blog :)

Your photos from your camping trip are so pretty--and the kids are growing so much!

Take care--and have a great summer!

Together We Save said...

Looks like you are staying very busy!! Just like you should be ~ spending time with the kids is the most important thing we can ever do!