Working Together

I am thankful for children who are willing to work hard.  I have watched each of them take on new responsibilities when needed.

Since Mark has started working full time, the girls are mowing the lawn so he can spend his afternoons studying and still have time to help with the alpacas.  It is more work for them, but they seem to enjoy it.

Tea Party

After a very busy morning, Megan thought I needed a break.  So she planned a wonderful tea party for me.  She prepared cold peppermint tea, sliced bananas, apples and strawberries and M&M’s.  She set the table all by herself.

I enjoyed being able to relax with a special tea prepared by my little princess.

Seward Johnson Sculptures

While out and about, the kids and I discovered our first Seward Johnson sculpture.  We were fascinated by how realistic it looked.  Mark mentioned seeing more while driving, so we decided to see how many we could find. When we discovered one, the kids looked for fun details on the statues, such as one had an untied shoe.

We hope to explore more this summer and try to find all of them.  We saw more but it started to rain and everyone was getting cold so we decided to wait for another day to discover them. It was a silly, but fun afternoon!

Another Goalie

For Thursday’s game, Adrian’s coach asked him to be goalie. Adrian wanted to try, but was a little scared. He was never taught how to be goalie and was not sure how to stop the ball if it came toward him.

He was goalie for the whole second half.  Once he figured out to stay by the goal, he watched the ball and tried to follow it the best he could. The other team never scored a point during the second half! He was so thankful that his team played so well, the ball rarely came near him.

I am so proud of Adrian.  He was willing to try something scary to help his team. He plays hard and tries his best, but he has not ever played “real” soccer. Upward was fun, but they had a short field, did not have goals and some rules were modified.  Each week we see him improve in something as he practices and learns new skills with his new group.