Wednesday, February 9, 2011

First Basketball Game

Mark and Kendyl had their first basketball game on Saturday.  I mentioned before that Mark is coaching Kendyl's first grade team.  I give him lots of credit, it's hard to coach 1st graders, they get it, yet they don't.  As long as they are having fun, it's worth it!  Kendyl is really good for her age, she is tall, aggressive and understands the game, she is great at both offense and defense!  And she has a love for the game!  So we are very excited to watch her grow into a fantastic ball player!



Skate Night

Last night was 'Skate Night' for Kendyl's school.  They have one each month, but it seems we have been busy most months.  I am really glad we decided to go, the girls had a blast.  It's always fun watching Kendyl interact with her school mates.  Aspyn got to 'tag' along, I am soaking up these days when it is still 'cool' to have your little sister come along.  All of Kendyl's friends adore her and they are really respectful and watch out for her.  Kendyl has skated a few times before, she is still trying to find her rhythm.  It was Aspyns first time ever on skates, the wheels were pretty tight and didn't allow her to roll very fast, but she quickly caught on and followed the big kids around for 2 hours!  Tons of Fun... we will definitely do it again.




Thursday, February 3, 2011

On Our Way To School

I came across a blog post from a friend of mine http://murdockcattle.blogspot.com/2011/02/looking-for-love.html, detailing the sweetness of her little boy one morning while dropping him off for school, it MELTED my heart. 

So, this week I decided I too was going to look for these little things called LOVE.  On a typical morning it can be very stressful at our house, 2 girls getting ready for school, one of which is NOT a morning person {Kendyl}, and the other {Aspyn} is 3, well...she's 3 that explains that.  It can be quite challenging.  We also take our neighbor Eliza with us on most mornings, she too is not a "morning" person.  I decide on this particular day that I am going to look for those little sweet nothings while dropping the girls off at daycare/school.

First stop Aspyn, I walk her into her pre-school class, she hides up the back of my shirt, with peanut butter still on her face from the morning waffle sandwich she ate in the car... I now have peanut butter smeared across the back of my pants, my shirt tail is stretched out, not a big deal... I smile say my goodbye's get a hug and a kiss and she's off.

Second stop Kendyl & Eliza, who are arguing about who is going to get out of the car first, we discuss that there are 4 doors on our car, and if they are smart enough each could use a back door and get out at the same time.... they think about it, we round the corner to the first crosswalk, they want out, I say it's too foggy and we're running a little late, they don't have time to walk across the street, down the road and make it to class on time, I'll drop them in the parking lot, it's faster.  As we approach the parking lot, they have their seat belts off, backpacks on and are sitting at their respective doors, but of course before they get out I say my goodbye's tell them to have a super-de-dooper day, remind Kendyl to ride the bus, be good, listen, learn something new and make a new friend.  {Everyday they get this speech}

Then it comes, Eliza toots, leaving me with her stink, she thinks this is the funniest thing in the WORLD!  I laugh, telling her to have a good day and that one of these days I will get her back... then Kendyl and her both say, "Have a Stinky Day, Stinky Doo"!

Really?  No blown kisses, no looking back, they are on there way to class, and I can only hope they know, all three of them, how much they are loved... even though I get stinky toots instead of blown kisses!