our week — 9 september 2013

Have you ever had one of those really good weeks — nothing big — but you just look back and go wow, what a nice week.  That was our week last week, at least for me.  We were super busy, we still had the goat thing hanging over our heads, and the rabbits were not responding at all to our don’t poop near your food training, but it was just a really good week.  The last month or so I have gotten way too caught up in the day to day grind and have failed to truly appreciate how wonderful life really is.   Somehow I forgot that happiness is not a matter of circumstance.  It is a matter of choice.  Anyway, enough with my philosophical blathering. 

ImageI’m not sure if you can tell from the picture or not, but it’s been raining here all morning.  In many parts of the country, that’s nothing to shout about but here in Arizona, it’s huge — a whole morning of rain.  It’s been wonderful.  It’s even brought in some cooler temperatures, but it’s humid as all get out, and just a little too sticky to be outside enjoying watching the rain from the porch. 

We skipped field trips this week and decided to focus on getting caught up with school.  (We’re almost there — how did we get behind so quickly, oh well).  Science continues to be the favorite subject.  We learned about asteroids, meteors, and comets this week.  We even made some comet models using a styrofoam ball, glue, and glitter.  It doesn’t take much to get a four and five year old excited.  Seriously, I think this was the highlight of their week.

ImageSpeaking of highlights — Hailey was able to attend her first Young Women’s activity.  She doesn’t turn 12 until later this month, but all the girls who will be turning twelve this year were invited to attend.  She was thrilled.  Hayden had another game this weekend in which he ran in two touchdowns helping Heritage win 40-14.  And Taryn, Tayrn was asked to homecoming. 

Where I grew up, if a guy wanted to ask you to homecoming, he just walked up to you and said, “You want to go to homecoming with me?”  Not here — here it’s a big deal with all kinds of fanfare.  Taryn spent all day collecting moustaches from various and sundry people at school and performing all kinds of tricks before finally being asked.  Here’s a picture of the poster that started the whole thing and one of Thomas modeling the moustaches.

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Of course, a simple yes would never suffice so here’s her response which will be posted today on the school’s main bulletin board. 

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See, wasn’t that a great week.  I hope yours was nice as well.

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