Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ever Feel....

Ever feel completely worn out, yet wound up at the same time? That is how I feel right now.

I woke up around four o'clock this morning with a million things running through my head and I never really got back to sleep good. Instead I got up about 5:30 started laundry and ironed clothes for Carter and I. I took a quick shower and started breakfast for us. I wanted Carter to get a good breakfast this morning so he would be prepared to explain his Science Fair Project to the judges. He did a good job with his experiment and did well putting it all together on his board, considering that he is not a great gluer and at the time we were adhering everything to the board, Jess was watching a basketball game. Carter would have preferred the game over the glue, but he hung in pretty well.

I think he did a good job in his interview considering how nervous he gets talking to strangers.

He won second place in the kindergarten age division and will move onto the next science fair at out educational co-op May 14th. We are going to tweak a few pieces of his experiment and get him more confident with his explanation of Solar Evaporation.

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of our determined little ball players. With Ethan in t-ball and Carter in baseball, we are constantly busy at a ball park. The boys are loving every minute of it. We love watching them learn more about ball and growing more confident with their skills.

Carter did well last night. He has moved into the infield and last night played short stop. He caught a line drive and fielded a couple of grounders. He also moved up in the batting order from next to last to sixth. Jess was at his game and was very proud of how well he played. Carter is gaining more confidence with every game.

Ethan has a practice t-ball game at a different field, so I took him. Going from 7 year old baseball to 4 year old t-ball is a BIG step. The attention span of everyone involved in t-ball is short...kids, coaches, and the parents too. Ethan is loving it and understands what he is supposed to do. They played three innings, which was in reality at least one inning too many. He hit really well and watching him run to base cracks me up, he has this big boy run in this little bitty body. He also has to slide when he reaches home plate EVERYTIME. The slide has greatly improved since he has been practicing. He now reaches the plate when he slides instead of sliding 3 feet before he gets there. As a fielder he does alright. This is where the short attention span kinda gets him. I have caught him conversing with runners and other teammates, kicking dirt, spinning in circles, wearing his glove on his head, and even leaving the field to come visit me in the stands.
Fun Stuff!

I keep hoping things will slow down. Fat chance! I will continue to roll with the punches and try to keep it all organized so I don't LOSE MY MIND!

Loving every minute of this crazy life!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Blog Much??

Sheesh. I haven't blogged in such a long time.

So where have I been. Well to be completely honest...life happened. Since December our family has been on a constant and complete dead run to accomplish weekly activities.

We did basketball, both high school...which went on forever...ended up top 8 in Division 4..what a fantastic year, and also Carter played his first year of Boys and Girls club basketball...can you say competitive and entertaining?? But it was amazing how well he did. At 6 he already has a good understanding of the game and the hours he has spent in the high school gym really show.

I am teaching, tutoring after school, and going to grad school. Ugh.. So much work. Looking forward to graduating in December with a Library Media Masters.

Ethan is a complete tag-a-long, but it is ok with him. He is very happy go lucky and is glad to be a part of whatever we have going on.

Now since Spring is in full swing, Carter is playing his first year of machine pitch baseball and loving it and Ethan is loving his first year of t-ball. Jess is umpiring games during the week, so I am left to maintain the chaos of practices and games for two little boys...plus find time to feed and bathe them.

Right now I am trying to finish up the last few grad assignments and prepare for finals the first week of May.

Back later today with another post, more scrappy in nature with pictures...