Sunday, March 19, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

The One Where We Got our Lives Back

Or you could also call it the end of basketball and indoor track season. However you want to say it, I am beyond thrilled to have my weekends back (sort of).
The oldest boys were both supposed to run indoor track this year but one of them got a season ending injury (he'll be ready in time for Fall), so it was just me and Bryce driving all over Ohio for indoor meets.

He ended the year with his best split in the relay and his best time running a 400M race. We'll take it. We also got to visit a whole score of colleges we may not have even had on our list-Bowling Green State, Ohio University, Cedarville University, and University of Findlay-one or two might make the official college visit list for next year.

How crazy is it that my boys are going on college visits next year? And I'll still be going on field trips with my youngest. It's a weird stage in my parenting life.

Speaking of my youngest, he also wrapped up his first year of basketball with Upward. He played great all season. Worked hard and scored some baskets. We were very proud of his positive attitude and his crazy good defense. Seriously, you should see this kid play defense. I'm pretty sure at some point the kid he was guarding just gave up. We loved the league we were in and highly recommend it for parents of kiddos just starting out in sports.

Jackson also finished up another year of basketball-playing for the Township with his buddies. They made it to the first round of the tournament and lost a super close game to end their season. Glad he got to play with his best friends and have some fun!

So where does that leave us? Jarron is finishing up driver's ed and will be taking his test in the next month or so to be our first child with a license to drive, but that's a whole different post.
I would say that we suddenly have a lot of free time but looking at our calendar, between church activities and school commitments our weekends are already committed through May! At least we'll have a few more evenings free.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The One with a Sour Cream Potato

Happy Wednesday!
We've had a busy but productive few days. The boys have had practices, games, and birthday parties to attend. We even managed to sneak in a family lunch at Max & Erma's this weekend.
While we were there, Chuck ordered a baked potato with sour cream and butter. The potato came out with so much sour cream it looked as if it had been served with an ice cream scooper. I jokingly said, "Would you like some potato with that sour cream? Ha ha. You should ask the waitress for more sour cream when she checks in."
Now, I should stop here and explain that our Moose likes to repeats things. All the things. Sometimes accurately, sometimes partially true. But he repeats pretty much everything.

A few minutes later, the waitress, stops by. "Can I get you any refills?"
Me: "I think we're good."
Moose: (completely straight faced) "My dad could use some more sour cream for his potato."
Yup. That happened.