Saturday morning started out with me working at 6:00 am :( and then getting home in time to get the girls ready for their morning of sporting events. Alyssa had to be at the soccer field at 9:00 for pictures so of course, I had to make sure she was looking cute, and then her game was at 10:00. So, she and Jason headed out the door by 8:45. Then, it was my job, with Ethan in tow, to get Brenna to the middle school in time for volleyball practice before her 10:00 game. Needless to say, this was a morning of "divide and conquer". When we got home, we each had to re-cap the games for the other parent. This is going to be so hard...not being able to see every game for each of the girls.
Anyway, Alyssa had a great soccer game...even though her team lost this week. From what I hear, she ran most of the game and kicked the ball 3 or 4 times!! This is such great progress and I can't wait to watch her play. Brenna had her first game this week and was very nervous about not being able to serve the ball over the net. I reminded her of what her coach had said, "I don't care if we win or lose, I just want us all to have fun." She felt a little better. And then, during the game, she realized that most of the girls couldn't get the ball over the net. And, guess what! She did it! She served the ball and it went over and her team scored a point from the serve! She was so excited and the whole team had a lot of fun! I only wish I had some good pictures to share with you. The lighting in the Lynden Middle School gym is awful for taking pictures with. They are all turning out dark...doesn't seem to matter if I have the flash on or off :(
We spent the rest of the day getting things done in the yard...mowing, edging, pruning, harvesting from the garden, etc.
Then, last night, Paige came and spent the night because Todd had to work today and Trisha had to go do a Farmer's Market down in Seattle and was leaving very early. She was such a good little girl. She slept all night for auntie and so happy when she woke up this morning. We headed off to church, had a great time at the Hot Dog BBQ after church, and then came home for a relaxing afternoon.
Tonight, we had our first official start-up of Christ Group. We took the summer off from meeting and it seemed like forever since we have seen each other. It was great to get back together and get things figured out for meeting on a regular basis again. We have been with most of the families in our group for 5 years (others have joined later on) and absolutely love everyone in it! It's just another family for us!! The kids were all so excited to see each other. They were completely wound up and it didn't help that we had brownies and ice cream for dessert tonight.
Now, we gear up for another week. In fact, it's the first full week of school for the girls and it will be Ethan's first 4-day week of Preschool. There are lots of things on the calendar this week to keep us busy. I'm just hoping for no meltdowns along the way!