Merit played great this morning!!
He is on the GIANTS, #10 -- he got some action today! He was aggressive, he hustled, he made some nice catches and played hard. The game ended in a TIE!
Watching these boys play while holding baby Oren and listening to Will and Hazel play with friends was a highlight of my week. ;)
My brain is a little crazy these days. I am missing my siblings a lot. We got our weekend together in Suncadia which was great, it left me wanting more. :) This last week my list of things to do was long and prioritizing wasn't working. I spent an hour on the phone with the UW Medical Center, trying to get in for a genetic test. The process is more complicated than I would have guessed. I expect to hear back from them early this next week.
I am praying for Lesha and Natasha and their hearts, also for wisdom for the doctors. I want their lives to feel normal (what's that right? :) I think my bros and I need to get in. I am really thankful my echo 15 months ago looked good. That is a good sign, but the genetic test is what really gives us the info.
My kids need a lot of me and this feels overwhelming at times, but also I am thankful for this. God knew I wanted a big family and we are so blessed to have one.
I am back into packing school lunches every morning, going through the stack of papers from school. We are back to nightly reading or TRYING to get back into it. I want them to get lost in a book. So often they ask "is my 20 minutes up yet?" ohhhh, I want them to read and read and not want to put that book down. ;) This has happened in the past and what a good feeling that is! For mom and son.
I LOVE hearing about Merit and Willem's school days!
Their teachers are great and the learning is fun. Willem came home with an entertaining book of frog jokes. I loved listening to HIM read those.
I want to work more on letters and shapes with Hazel, I want to read more to her...I want to be involved in PTA with my boys' school. But is there enough of me to go around? So again, I have to say how thankful I am for days like today, days when I can watch Merit play football WHILE snuggling Oren. We can all go to the game as a family and Willem and Hazel can pretend and have fun with their friends!
We got home and Merit, Willem and I went on a country bike ride. Now, Vance is making a big pot of chili and football is on the television. It feels good.
ohhhh and I think I will bake chocolate chip cookies tonight