We’ve been noticeably absent from the blogging world recently, and for once it wasn’t just because of our busy schedules. My camera died at Sophie’s birthday party and I’ve been using my camera to take pictures for a month. While the iphone doesn’t take bad pictures, it doesn’t take great ones and it’s more of an effort to get off the phone and on the blog. After hemming and hawing for awhile, I decided a camera was a necessity and found a little one for $50 at WalMart. It’s not quite the caliber of what I had before, but it works – which is more than I can say for the other camera.
So, we’re at the tail end of the basketball season at school. Sophie really wanted to play this year, but she isn’t fond of it. I’ve had to drag her out to the court every game. Thank goodness we’re down to the last one this coming weekend. At least she looks cute.
Aidan, on the other hand, is really enjoying his last year of “biddy ball”. He’s not sure he wants to play next year on the 3rd grade team, but he’s having a good time now. That’s him in the red.
Two weeks ago we took a spur of the moment trip to Nashville. Unfortunately, the reason for the drive was a memorial service for the baby of a dear friend of mine. We ended up taking the kids along for a number of reasons – first, we were staying with other friends in Nashville that we hadn’t seen in a while, and our kids wanted to visit their kids. Secondly, although my kiddos have only met Angie and Andrew (the parents of the baby) once, they loved them and the boys wanted to go. Lastly, it’s just a lot of trouble to find an overnight sitter for three kids at the last minute. We were gone from our house a total of about 28 hours – we left after school on Friday and were home by 8:00 Saturday. We managed a stop by the Opry Mills Mall for a meal at the Rainforest Cafe for the kids since they were such good travelers. They had never been to a place quite like it outside of Disney, and they were amazed.
Here’s a random shot of Sophie’s Valentine’s hair-do!
This past weekend Aidan made his First Reconciliation. I was so proud of him! He was an angel through the whole service and was even good for about two minutes after church let out.
Sunday was the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. Here are our entries. Can you match the car to the kid?
None of our entries won any prizes for speed, but Sophie’s pink pony won the “Most Artistic” medal!
Finally, Andrew has made it to 3rd grade “real” basketball. He was stoked to pick number “0” like Will Sheehey. Tony says with the way he fouls, he’s more like Dane Fife. Just a little Hoosier humor, but my son with monkey arms may very well foul out before the season is over.
Now you’re caught up with us – but we’ve got a lot coming up! Stay tuned – I promise to be a better blogger!