Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wow - I just realized it has been some time since my first post!  Lots of chaos here!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe July 4th weekend!  We were really lucky to have the opportunity to spend the weekend at Beaver Lake with Zach's best friend and his family.  We had a fun and relaxing time - lots of laughs - and were really glad we decided at the last minute to go!  This was the first time swimming in a lake for our kids. Once we convinced them that the fish stayed really deep, we had a hard time getting them out!  Zach even did an accidental dive off the side of the boat that made the parents gasp - but all turned out well!  Always great when you find another family that are easy and fun to be around!  Thanks Sammy, Maisy, Joni and Tim! 

Our plans to hit the pool with friends today have been spoiled by a sudden thunderstorm.  So, we are stuck at home (which mom finds to be a good thing!)  We have cupcakes in the oven, laundry in the washer and good friends here to play.  What more could you ask for on a rainy day?!  Plus, it gives me this great opportunity to update my blog!

Emma Update:  It is with deep regret that I report that Emma has decided to end her fabulous gymnastics career.  After, two full weeks of practice at level 5 (and lots of tears), she decided it just wasn't very much fun to do cartwheels on the beam, or to do hip circles on the high bar.  Roger is disappointed, J9 (the family accountant) is somewhat relieved, and Zach was only sad that he wouldn't see his friend Blake at the gym anymore!  So that she didn't lose her strength and skills, we decided to enroll Emma in a high level tumbling class that is offered through the cheer program at KGDC.  She had her first class last week and absolutely loved every minute of it!  It took a little trial and error to find the right class for her - but she is now, once again, having a blast!

Zach Update:  This Sunday will be Zach's last baseball game of the season.  It will be nice not to have practice and games on our busy schedule.  The Muddogs have had a great season with lots of personal improvement and achievements.  It has been fun to watch the boys grow through the season! Lots of thanks to our fabulous coaches!  We hope to keep the same crew for next year!  Zach is just excited to have a party at Beach Bums Island and eat cake after the game Sunday!

Rog Update:  My "farmer boy" husband has proven once again that he really does have a green thumb (and that he missed his calling in life)!  We have a beautiful, thriving garden this year, and will soon be harvesting large tomatoes, grape tomatoes, yellow peppers, green chili peppers and strawberries.  Keep your fingers crossed for the watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, zuchhini and squash.  I told you we are trying to reduce our footprint!  Maybe next summer we will add a cow (for milk), and chickens (for eggs)!  Good thing there is no homes association in our neighborhood!

As for me - I continue to be in charge of "chaos control" around here.  Not much new to tell - but will keep you posted!

Have a fabulous week!