We made it through our first FULL week of school.
And it was a busy one.
Hockey season was in full swing with a game on Tuesday, practice on Thursday and a tournament Friday and Saturday.
Eva and Cuyler started gynmastics.
Any concerns I had over him not being able to focus in the class were unfounded. He did fantastic. Paid attention about 98% of the time. Waited his turn. Did as he was asked. I was so proud of him!
Eva loved it as well.
We are now out of all “Parent/Tot” activities and it is such a great feeling to sit back and just watch them confidently learn new skills without having to rely on Sean or I for words of encouragement or prompting.
I feel like we’ve reached another milestone. I’m just another mom sitting on the bench watching her kids actively and happily participate in the gymnastics class. Feels pretty “normal” to me. And I hope it keeps up.
Also this week…I challenged my running.
Actually my running buddies did. We finished the C25K running plan last weekend and decided that our next step would be the Bridge To 10K.
I must have misunderstood something in that conversation because next thing I knew I had a message in my inbox telling me that they completed day 1 of the program. I knew I wasn’t running with them that day but wasn’t expecting to start the program right away.
Not to be outdone – I called Sean asap, told him to down load the app and as soon as he got home – off I went. And it was fantastic. But I know it’s only going to get more challenging. I hope I am up for it.
Last but not least – this week my uncle and aunt came from Belfast. We haven’t seen them in 10 yrs. Last time they was here I wasn’t even a mother yet. It was a joy to see them with my kids. My uncle is just like a big kid himself – I think that’s why Cuyler was so smitten with him. He didn’t leave his side the first day they were here.
Sean was just as excited to have someone other than my Dad – a Man U fan – to watch the Liverpool game with. My uncle surprised Sean (and all the other guys) with a jersey:
With the exception of my middle sister and her family (who are out in BC) we had our entire (Canadian) family over for dinner Sunday night.
And were very, very merry.
We couldn’t have had a better day. It was great food, great weather and the love of family all around.
Can’t ask for much more than that.