Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mad May 2014

It truly has felt a bit mad the last month.

Esmee lost tooth number 2.

Shifting from working 4 days to 5 days a week is definitely seeing a toll on me and the family...especially the housework - let's not mention that again except to say the family is being amazing at helping!
But the washing, well, the washing now has two names. "Mount Foldmore" and Mount Washmore" Neither seem to get any smaller before they are piled high again.

May has been a big adjustment for all of us. The kids are in after school care now 5 days a week, though thankfully most days only until 4:30.
Working full time and being a mum and housewife is tricky but I am surviving, just! Alan has taken the load and dropping the kids off to school most mornings, dealing with lost property and talking to teachers etc.

Soccer has started for the season.

Both kids are with Wanderers; Xander 9th grade Vikings and Esmee 7th grade Tigers.
Most weeks we have had both games at the same time or close to, which has meant i have been on the field with Esmee's team while Alan is with Xander's.
Being an on-the-field mum compared to a sideline mum is very different... I now see why Xander and Esmee were nearly always the last kids in their team to get player of the day, the coach does not want to show favourites. Well i broke that rule on game 2, the first one i was reffing/coaching. I made Esmee player of the day after taking a hit to the face with the soccer ball, and after a few tears welling in her eyes, she brushed it off and kept right on playing. Of course i checked with the other sideline parents and they agreed - it felt so good to award it to her for bravery!

Xander is still yet to get player of the day, though both have been playing really well and even scoring a goal or 2 most weeks!
Some action shots:

Esmee has started learning Ukelele at school so now we have two mornings a week to be at school early for lessons/practice. Xander is continuing with his guitar and doing really well.
Esmee has been participating in an Art elective at school, doing lots of different print art - i can't wait to see the finished results when she brings them all home at the end of the 9 weeks.
Xander has been doing the Space elective - learning lots about astronauts in space, the universe and planets and stars etc.

Esmee lost her third tooth!
The gap is growing wider and she is growing up.

Alan is getting ready to start his new job at LIC as a Business Analyst in June.

May has been Mad, i wonder if it will be any less so in June. Ha!
Catch up next month!

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