Monday, 30 September 2013

We Survived!

Well September is almost over and we have survived! We have survived the first day of school, homework, sports practices and games, making lunches and just being organized.  Thank goodness! I find September always starts with a bang and it takes a while to get into the swing of things. We have our routine down now and all is good!
Adam started high school this year. I can't believe that I have a child in high school!!! It still seems unbelievable! He is loving it and has settled in nicely. He's made a bunch of new friends and seems to be embracing his new opportunities! I love it!
I am also back at work. I am truly enjoying getting up each day and having something to do. I do admit though, that I am missing my days at home. I am missing having all of the laundry complete before the kids come home. I am missing having a clean house, a dinner that is prepared and lunches that aren't thrown together. I am missing just having some time alone. On the other hand, I know I have it really good and I know that so many other families are doing the same thing. Just trying to get through each day the best that they can. So many families rushing in the door after working and trying to prepare a healthy dinner, trying to help with the kids homework and trying to put a load of wash in so the kids have some clean clothes to wear! Everyone is just trying their best! So if you come over, and you see a plate of french fries and chicken strips, know that that was my best that day!

Monday, 2 September 2013

The last day of summer holidays. I can not believe it's over! I am not ready for the early mornings, the chaos of school and sports and the routine. I know it is inevitable but I'm not quite ready to let go of the lazy summer mornings drinking coffee on the deck, sitting in my pj's, while all of the kids stay sleeping.
Since my last post, my beautiful Anna turned twelve. She is turning into such a beautiful lady, inside and out. I am so proud of who she is and so proud to call her my daughter! I love her spunk and her caring heart. She truly is one of a kind!
For her birthday, we got her a scooter. She loves heading to the skate park with her brothers and loves polishing up on her skills. Anna is usually the only girl at the park. I love that about her. I love how she has the confidence to enter a place full of boys and just go for it! She never holds back and truly believes she can do anything! Last week, while spending another morning at the skate park, Anna did a super cool trick, but then ended up on her back. She got up, climbed out of the half pipe, and told me that she was  hurting. We waited a bit to see if the pain would subside. After about half an hour, the decision was made to go to the clinic to get checked out. Off we went. By this point, she could barely get into the van and had a very hard time sitting at the clinic waiting to see the doctor. The doctor looked at her and touched her back and ribs and came to the conclusion that he thought her ribs were broken! We went for x-rays and thank goodness they weren't broken, just badly bruised. Ahhhh......
To end off the summer, we headed out to a beautiful lake just past Hope, B.C. We went with friends of ours and it was amazing! We loaded up the canoes and headed out to the remote Silver Lake. Stunning is the only word that can describe this place! There were only a few other people there so we basically had the place to ourselves. We were tucked in between huge mountains in this little valley. The water was beautiful and the kids had a blast! It was pure relaxation and truly peaceful. It was a great way to end the summer!