Friday, October 28, 2016

Cabin Trip and Fall Leaves

The cabin is my sanctuary.  I remember going with my family when I was younger.  My dad would lay on the bottom bunk whenever he could and just read in a somewhat darkened cabin.  I would wonder how he could do "nothing" for so long.  Now that I am an adult, I love to do the same thing.  Sure I play with my kids, take some hikes, look for Elk, go to Hyner view, etc...but I do just enough so that I can spend the bulk of my time laying in bed reading.  It's the best place to be without cell service, land lines, internet.  Oh how I love it!

Friday, October 14, 2016

My Little Soccer Stud - A History Lesson

I've always told my kids that they were expected to play a sport and play an instrument.  I didn't care which of each, but that I wanted them to be well rounded.   Wyatt hates running and I felt very nervous for him as he likes sports and playing the least of all my kids.  He tried wrestling and it didn't last despite his skills.  He tried baseball and that didn't take once again by his own choice - he thought it moved too slow.  Soccer is big in our district and I feel like it is the sport everyone plays from 3 years old and on.  Since we don't play Sunday sports, I was nervous to see how he would fair.
 Well he faired like a champ.  He was the only one to have no previous soccer experience, but through some summer camps and practices he started to pick it right up.  He ended up starting the JV team and continued through every game.  He won MVP one game and Most Improved Player of the season.  His coach had such nice things to say about his effort, his spirit and his fearlessness.  He has loved the season and can't wait to play more.
So it came as no surprise that given the chance, Wyatt has decided he wants to play winter Futsal (indoor soccer) and spring soccer if they will let him knowing that he won't be playing the Sunday games.  I can't wait to see if this lasts, but I love that he will try new things.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Belated Birthday Interview - Kody Time

What's your favorite thing to do?
Talk to Friends, Watch a Movie, Snuggle with Family

What do you want to be when you grow up? 
A Mechanic or take over Dad's Job

What is your favorite food?
Pizza, wait - I don't have one

Who do you like to hang out with?
Luke, My Family, Payton

What do you do really well? 
Math, Having Fun

What makes you laugh?
My friends making corny jokes, getting tickled in two spots, Trixie (our Puggle)

What is the best time of day?
Afternoon - because I get to do homework and I get to play outside and video games.

What are you afraid of?

What do you like to do with your family?
Play board games, Family bonding, Road Trips

What do you like to learn about?
Math, well I would like to know more about Math Boost

Where do you like to go?
Texas, Hershey Park, My House, My Friends' Houses

What is your favorite book?
A Grimmy Conclusion

If you could have one wish, what would it be?
Easy - It's to turn invisible
My sweet, kind, snuggly, feisty, spirited, smart, intuitive boy.  I love you endlessly!