We skied on Friday night. Shea was not her normal self until we were taking a break. As we took off her skis she looked at me and said “my wrist hurts on this foot.”
This is why I claimed my Mother of the Year … Again on the very first day of 2014. We ran the Temple Peanut Butter Chip Chase 5k which has become a tradition for our family. Shea still has a spot in the jogger with Shad, Kate would walk/run with me and Reilly is good on his own or with his friends. Kate and I went and about 1/2 way in she started to complain of the cold. For the last 1/2 my job was to motivate her to finish. Walk… Run… Whatever but I’m feeling bad because she’s so cold but no matter what we have 1.5 miles to go.
We finish after a few tears but a lot more determination. Her cheeks are red, real red and oddly very warm to the touch. We ask a doctor friend to take a peek… Frostbite. Nice.
And you wonder why I’m mother of the year. And to add to her frostbite, the polar vortex and my successive self appointed title I took her skiing with tow face masks/neck-ups.
Hoping for cell re growth.
This is how we opened our gifts with Kasey, Grandpa, and Dan. Amazing that we could do this yet strange to think this is going to be the way my kids communicate.
Kate had to do a diorama for her book report. I used to love doing those! Originally it was going to be populated with LEGO people but I told her it was way more fun to create it all on her own.
Here are Judy and her friends on the playground. The swing set is made with straws and the artwork is all by Kate. She was very proud of her 100% as she should be.
I am so thankful for our choice to send the kids to Saint Christopher’s school this year. They have gotten so much out of their program. I love the closeness and I love the education they are getting. I think they have both made amazing strides this year. Strides that I don’t think public schools have the choice to take anymore. At School last year the kids were taught… To test. They had to be because of all the required testing and pressure on the school. This year I find they are taught to learn. A d they are learning which was recently proven to me because the 5th grade had their first (and it was practice- no pressure) national test. Reilly was top 3 in his grade for math.
Here is Reilly at his Christmas concert. It’s so awesome to hear kids sing, no matter what the age.
Shad had to work on Saturday morning so I was working on my “I admire any single parent” skills. Our schedule was nuts, I can’t imagine tackling this stuff alone, thankfully I typically don’t have to!
8:30. Kate basketball game
9:50. Kate basketball game
11:40 Reilly basketball game (Milford)
1:00 Coach girls futsal team (Nashua)
2:00. Coach second game
4:30. Kate futsal game (Manchester)
5:30. Coach Reilly futsal game
6:30. Coach Reilly futsal game
Holy cow… Shad waS with me from 12:30 on… But still.
INTi vs HFC – good buds and outdoor teammates!