Blog posts are few and far between these days. I get the bug to write, well, always, but the desire and the time don’t always hit at the same instant. Know what I mean? My laptop died, and that is where my photo software is, so for now, photographs aren’t as easy to share. Also, if you have been reading this blog for awhile, you know that when I have big things on my mind, I can’t always articulate them. Until I’m ready to sort out those things and write about them on my blog, let me share some of the things we’ve been up to:
:: Baseball and more baseball. We have one child on a “pitcher machine” Little League team, and his brother is on a 4-year-old t-ball team. The little guy reminds me frequently that it is T-ball, not baseball. It’s all baseball to me. I’m tired of washing uniforms (including those strange, itchy long black socks), sitting on bleachers, trying to make an almost two year old sit on bleachers (FAIL), explaining why we cannot eat the vast majority of things offered in the concession stand, and trying to keep everyone happy at games that run far too close to bedtime. BUT baseball brings good things to us. Baseball has helped our big boy overcome a fear and realize that sometimes it feels good to push yourself. Baseball brought us some new friends and a chance to deepen our friendships with a family from our church. Baseball brought the fun of winning. I’m not much of an athlete myself, and I’ve never been part of a winning team. I played softball for a short time and tennis throughout high school, but they were totally for fun only. I wasn’t competitive. I adore Taekwondo, and I still practice it when I can, but tournaments were always secondary and only for the experience. My boy, on the other hand, is really enjoying being part of a division-winning baseball team. He and his teammates are so proud to be beginning their play-off run tomorrow!
:: Preschool has ended! My little guy finished his VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program. He insists that he learned nothing except on Polar Ice Day (funny!), but from the look of his letters, numbers, and drawings, he has come far. The graduation ceremony and program were precious! It was a joyful day as we celebrated his accomplishment and looked forward to having the whole troop home for learning as of NOW. Yay! We made it!
:: Musical time! Our first-born is part of a wonderful youth choir in our church. They put on a full musical production every Mothers Day–complete with sets, costumes, and music. This year, they performed Oh, Jonah!, and it was delightful. They truly rose to the occasion. A few of our homeschool friends were in the play as well (including the lead), and we loved watching these children that we’ve come to love strut their stuff on stage. Such a blessing! Our little sailor was nervous, but he did a wonderful job. I could see him relax and begin to really enjoy himself.
That’s the scoop for now.