I think that, for me, the hardest thing about blogging is that I don't often feel like I have something to say. I mean, really. What is there to say about our day-to-day life? We wake up, eat breakfast, I yell too much about the kids not doing their morning chores, we FINALLY get through our morning before-school routine, then we start school (with at least one child always lagging behind), twins constantly disrupting the concentration (case in point: Maya thought Caitlin's glue stick was lip gloss...is it entirely wrong to hope her lips might stick together for a bit?). Then we somehow get through to lunch-time and I try with all my might to get these twins of mine to stay in their seat long enough to actually consume a few morsels. Then it's happily nap-time for my cute double-trouble, science or history time for the girls and me. If we can make it to that point, I TRY to get to my office and work (I have a Hair Accessories business that is my free-time passion) while the kids have their own free time. If I get to do that for an hour, I'm extremely happy. Then it's back to a super-speedy clean-up of our daily mess, dinner-making, soccer practice (which, with 3 kids participating, we have the pleasure of attending 4 days a week, not including games) and we come home, try to get the kids into bed at a reasonable hour and melt on the couch for a bit before dragging our own exhausted bodies to bed. WHEW! What was I thinking?
So really, what is there to write about? I've pretty much summed-up our daily routine. It happens pretty much the same. Every. Day. I don't know what I could possibly write about the actual schooling that you'd care to hear. You'd probably get bored with the details of what we've actually learned. Although I must say that it was kinda cool to see something in our yard that we just learned about in science. A few weeks ago, we talked about phototropism, where plants automatically grow toward the light. I was out in the yard, pushing my twins on the swings, when I realized that one of our trees had much more growth on the side that receives more sunlight. It was so cool! I didn't notice it before because I usually view that tree from a different angle. From the swingset, though, I was able to see the growth in an entirely different way! Can't wait to show the kids!
Well, until next time, you should know that each day is a big journey in this household. But we've survived almost an entire school year. Maybe YOU could do this too. =) But you've gotta be brave, you've gotta have endurance (I'm not so sure I have it), and I'm convinced you need God! lol.
|Sophia ready for rain!|
|The hail that came down on our girls during their game!|
|Let's do the wave! Oh wait, they already have one on the field!|
|BFFs had their first fight. Maya & her Tia (auntie) Cynthia.|
|This was the condition of the field all weekend.|
|Caitlin is the little yellow & blue in the front.|
|Splish Splash through the mud.|
|Just kidding, Blue Giant. Caiti faked you out! ;)|
|Post-final game. We had already checked out of our hotel, mind you!|
|Ewww! Luckily we brought 3 gallons of warm water from the hotel to "shower" her.|
|To jump in the mud or not to jump? That is the question.|
|Emma, finding shelter under the big umbrella.|
|This was our view leaving the field after our first game! Gotta love|
those Arizona skies!!!