Thursday, April 24, 2014

Life Update

Where have I been?!?  I know it has been forever  since I have written.  School's almost out. Which mean life will get even crazier.  I've pretty much given up on trying to keep up.  So in no particular order, here's what's been going on with the family.

All the boys in my family (3 kids and husband) drove out to Colorado to see Megan (their sister) and Garret (her husband) for 8 days.  I had to stay home and work.  But before you feel too sorry for me, I worked just 24 hours that week (my normal schedule), then had the rest of the week ALL. BY. MYSELF.  I really don't remember ever having that much time all by myself.  I read a lot, ate whatever I wanted, and went wherever I wanted to go.  I went to Target and TJ Maxx and walked out emptied handed both places!  (who does that?!?)  By Thursday, I really missed having my family around.  And when they walked in the door with all their dirty clothes and clutter I was thankful to have them back.

We are FINALLY done with basketball.  I have had kids in basketball for 7 continuous months.  It was a lllloooonnnggg season.  My oldest finished his season with a 2nd place tournament win and a trophy.  His first real trophy!!  Then my twins got to finish their season by playing a game on the Indiana Pacers court at Baker's Life Fieldhouse.  Fun times for everyone!  The twins are currently taking a sports break, and Noah is now participating in Jr. High track and field.  I am totally clueless when I watch a track meet.  Noah has been trying the long jump, something I know absolutely nothing about.

I cannot believe the kids only have 24 more days of school left.  This year has gone really fast.  My third graders both passed their state reading tests, so we are moving on to 4th grade next year.  They will be at the intermediate school with 4th through 6th graders.  We are really hoping for a growth spurt because they look really short next to kids two years older than them!!  They turned 9 years old on Earth Day, and we are having an all boy slumber party Friday night for them.

My oldest turned 13 last month.  I'm officially the mom of a teenage boy.  Nothing really has changed, but I'm sure changes are coming.  March and April are kind of like Christmas around here with 3 birthdays and Easter.  

We are getting a new dog.  A yellow labrador puppy to be exact.  Have I enjoyed being pet free for almost 7 months?  Yes I have!!  But in a weak moment my husband convinced me "these boys need a dog!"  And I said yes!  So I am looking forward to potty training and puppy teeth marks and all that fun puppy stuff.

It's almost May and we still are turning the heat on at night!  It has been really cool here for Spring. Which makes track meets even more fun.  If I take another long blog break, I read this about moms of older children and this explains it pretty well.  

I signed up to run jog walk crawl another half marathon.  This will be my 3rd half marathon, and every time I sign up I tell myself I will train for it.  How many days have I trained this time, ZERO!  So it will be fun times for me next Saturday...or not!

In August I will be turning the big 4-0, and I am trying to come up with something exciting to celebrate my 40 years of life.  Stay tuned....