We are all things fall around here. I may sound like a broken record, still I'll keep saying it. This is the first fall in two years that I haven't been on chemo and it is amazing to be living life, out and about as I please. Every morning I start by giving thanks to God for the air in my lungs. I'm genuinely amazed and grateful and humbled that again today I have breath in my lungs. What a gift!
So pretty everywhere, even at the soccer field.
Such a beautiful view of the lake. Also, my kids love water.
While we waited for H to be done with an appointment, Aiden, Ginger and I ran around at a park. As we were tossing the ball back and forth we were chatting:
Well, Shaun had to run Amanda's practice in the neighboring field, so I was indeed the parent rep. And we had so much fun!! When it became apparent that the game was kind of silly, I just chased Aiden around the field, blocking him, body checking him, both of us laughing. The second game we made two teams of parents and kids combined. I don't like to brag but I think its important to note here for the Family Record Book that I had an assist in the first and last game of my soccer career.
Seven year olds are awesome, by the way. Aiden was so happy and so proud to have me out there with him...it never once crossed his mind to be embarrassed.
We try not to waste too many of the nice days.
Aiden recently went to the doctor and I had to fill our a questionnaire. Among the questions,
How many hours of moderate activity per day? 3-4 hrs
How many hours of screen time per day? 1 hr/week
The doctor commented that she doesn't see that very often. Yeah, its brutal being a kid at our house....just ask them! ;)
Science experiment a la Amanda.
It took some convincing but Aiden showed Great Grandpa the fighter plane book that he's been reading obsessively this week.
Trying to figure out a new remote control I got for my camera, wearing my "soccer mom" outfit.
Somehow, quite unbelievably, my beautiful, younger sister is mom to a high school senior.