Our son is old enough to go through Soccer referee training. He was pretty excited when he learned since this sport is truly his life. He has not been able to play since November due to getting his knee fractured. He is a goal keeper. It is a tough position one that takes many blows. It is hard as a mom to watch your child hurt like this and not be able to do the one thing that matters the most in his life. He will soon be back at it thanks to Physical Therapy. But, in the meantime he is focusing on getting his Ref certification so he can ref soccer games. :)
Yep every weekend we are at basketball for one of our girls. The season will end 2/20 for Meggan. I get so much joy out of watching her and her teammates play. And the growth we have seen in her since 2nd grade is great. She still smiles on the court which everyone has come to learn is Meggan's way. And we love her for that.
There is just something about a homemade yummy breakfast that leaves everyone in our house so happy. This time it was Lemon Blueberry Muffins.
Sweet Ally loves to sing. Over the summer had the pleasure of being introduced to the Appleton Rock School by getting to sing with a band. It was a very exciting experience and one that led her to join Appleton Rock School in one of their vocal groups. Every month they sing at a coffee shop. It is truly Ally's calling to be on a stage. We are so proud of our sweet little rock star!
Where do I begin? About 4 years ago I was looking for a way to give back in my community and something related to kids. I came upon Make-A-Wish. Everything that they stood for and what they were doing appealed to me. 4 years later I have not only volunteered for Make A Wish but I then became a Wish granter 3 years ago. Since then I have granted 8 wishes and have 4 more in the works. I have brought my kids to Make A Wish events so they can experience what these amazing kids and families are going through and so they can see how good it feels to give back.
This morning we woke up to one of God's beauties fresh snow. Here in Wisconsin it is not unusual this time of year to just get slammed with snow. But we have really had a mild winter (I am sure I just jinx'd myself). We had about 5-6 inches of snow. After getting our driveway cleared and learning that our kids were on 2 hour delay for school I decided to head over the woods near our house. I knew that there would be no tracks (other than deer) in those woods. It was truly magical and breathtaking to walk through. It was so peaceful I could have spent the whole day there...
There is something so tranquil about snow falling and the only thing that makes it even better is the moon shining down on the snow fall.
Sunday our youngest had her last travel basketball tournament. Yes she is only in 3rd grade. This is something that after attending a basketball camp at the high school over the summer she could not wait to be a "big" kid who played travel ball. She had a foul on her during her last tournament and got to take some free throws. This season has been so fun to watch her play. It will be quiet for a while with no sports now until spring. It will be a great time to relax and enjoy more time at home.
Oh wait. She is in a musical. Okay maybe when she is older we will get to relax more at home. I will miss these days when she grows up that is for sure!
Meg loves being a percussionist in her school band. And her Uncle Aaron gave her his old drum set before they moved. She loves sitting down at the drums and drumming away. She has quite the future in music...
Our Ally is a ballet girl in the musical Billy Elliot at the local high school. Before rehearsals started she was sooo excited to go and get her very first pair of ballet shoes. Yes, she has no ballet experience, but she had 4 years of Irish Dance under her belt. Today she asked me when can she get a 2nd pair of shoes. We may have some ballet classes in her future...