Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bad Blogger

I've lost my blogging passion. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of  picture taking opportunities. Life has settled into a predictable routine.  We go to school, ballet, football, and church.  We don't vary from this routine much so there doesn't seem much to share.  Gone are the days when I would search out meaningful activities to fill our days and weekends.  It's different now, but it's good too.  I miss having my babies with me but they are so happy.

 JC wakes up ready to go to school on his own most days.  He is often dressed and playing in his room before we even get up.  He loves his teacher and has made some sweet friends.  He is enjoying football and is improving every week.  I can't believe how much he has grown up this year.  I prayed so hard for all to be well with him this year and my hopes for him have been far surpassed.

Sophie is loving 3rd grade too.  She's learning balance much earlier than I ever did and has said no to some after school activities in order to be home a little more. Her days are still very full and I'm constantly evaluating her schedule to make sure she is okay.  When I was picking her up from Nutcracker today I was watching the end of her practice.  She had the biggest smile on her face while she was dancing.  It's such a joy to watch her! 

We did break away from the routine long enough to escape to Weatherford last weekend since we had Monday off.  We left around noon on Saturday after all our games and practices and got there around 3.  Sophie and Mom and I immediately took off to Fort Worth to do some shopping and see Mimi.  Then I got to go out with Lindsey and her friends for her birthday.  It was such a nice grown up dinner!  Then we went back to her house to watch Season 3 of Downton Abbey that Brian had downloaded.  I spent the night with her and had a slow Sunday morning before we went to their noon church service.  After church we went back to Weatherford for some birthday shopping and a family cookout on Dad's new outdoor kitchen.

 The kids helped Grammy bake the cake.
Happy Birthday DeeDee!
We spent the night again on Sunday and took our time getting packed up Monday morning.  After a quick lunch with Mom and Dad we headed back home.  It was a nice get away!


Grammy said...

You are at such a good place in life. Enjoy having your children close, before they venture out to other activities. They are so precious and loving, I love every minute I get to spend with them. And you!

Julie said...

Hi Alyson! I so know how you are feeling. I have been there awhile. My blog posts are few and far between. Miss you guys!!!

Lindsey said...

Love that I got to see ya'll on my birthday. Thanks so much for coming to stay with me! I'll try not to spoil the rest of Downton Abby season 3 for you. :)