Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Glimpse Of Our Week...

First Cross-Country Meet

(it was way too hot!)

Science Project- Atom Density

Field Hockey Game Saturday-

Our girls were totally outnumbered and we had no goalie. We won 3-1!!!

Daddy took Samuel and Emma fishing to a perfect little spot just big enough for them to be certain to catch something and they caught plenty!

We met them there for lunch and enjoyed an semi-autumn day. It was still warm but so much more pleasant than the rest of the week.

And upon sight of this little visiting snake we promptly ended our little fishing excursion.

I know you have to look hard, but his body was in the water and he was not a baby.

By the end of the summer, our kids always end up in bed together. Usually it is Hannah's bed because it's the biggest. Sometimes Emma & Hannah will sleep together or Hannah with Sam...sometimes all three.

It isn't something that we do every night, but maybe once or twice a week.

I came in to make sure they were still covered up and that Samuel was not too close to the edge and I found them in this peculiar position.

Both of them fast asleep....with Samuel clinging to Hannah's nose.

Fall is busy for us and I am while I enjoy watching them at their games, it will be nice when things slow down.

Hannah runs cross-country and has practice every day from 2-4 p.m. with meets on Wednesday afternoons. She also plays field hockey with practice once a week and a game on Saturday mornings. We try to keep the "one sport per child rule" but since XC is such a short season we decided to go ahead and let her try it this year.

Emma is still a very dedicated little gymnast. She is at the gym 4 days a week but she doesn't have her first "serious" meet until January.

Samuel is playing soccer with the homeschool group. The coaches are extremely talented and we are very lucky to have them. You can read more about them here.

Take all that and throw it in the pot with music lessons on Tuesday afternoons (Hannah-violin & piano, Emma-guitar), Homeschool Co-op on Wednesday afternoons, a full day of school each day, and with fingers-crossed... a bath, you can see that this pot might boil over any minute.

Busy but blessed :)

****As a housekeeping side note I feel compelled to share this tidbit with you. I know very very VERY little about computers, the Internet, or blogging but I do know this. If you are using Internet Explorer as your browser you will have some trouble viewing my blog. I have tried (and wasted countless hours) to make my blog coherent with both browsers and it just ain't happening. Please download Mozilla as your browser. It is a better browser (from the little bit that I understand) and it's free!


Jenn said...

They are some good soccer coaches! Go team go! BTW, I use Internet Explorer and it looks fine. Brian uses Mozilla but I hate to change things up...

Wendy said...

I loved cross-country! I hope she enjoys it.

Looks like such a fun week!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are one busy woman!!!

Christina said...

Ewww! That snake is scary! Hannah and Samuel are too funny.

Tracy said...

I love seeing your pictures. It must be hot by you all because it has been pretty warm here (except yesterday was only high of 62 and beautiful!)...too warm for fall, but I can't complain because we kind of go from warm to COLD!

My kids have been on a kick with sleeping together...not the older two but Ethan and whoever will let him crawl in bed with them! (usually Mikey)

Nice that they have so many choices of things to be involved with...we don't have cross country or track and field, even in the local public schools. :(

Tiffany said...

Run Hannah Run! I like fish, but not snakes! Scary! Does your soccer coach look like she swallowed the soccer ball? I'm so glad things are going great for y'all! It's good to busy now while you can...your rest will come soon momma just hang on!

So excited to be enjoying the family bonding and freedom as well! God is so good!

5honeybunns said...

I'm tired just reading that schedule. You are doing an amazing job. Keep it up, the fruit will be sweet once the vine matures.
p.s. my son thinks he has a pretty amazing soccer coach also.