Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where has the time gone?

Wow what a month! (and it's not even over yet!) We've had a lot of firsts this month that I've been just plain too busy to post about! Earlier in the month Scarlett had her first day of pre-school, then her first soccer game. She's also riding her two-wheeler without training wheels, though I think she started that last month. I had my first day ever teaching pre-school (a separate occassion from Scarlett's first) and had my first day (this year) of directing the elementary school choir. Next year I'll actually do the choir AND have a child going to the school! Asher cut his first tooth and took his first steps! (I've got to tell ya, that child is growing up WAY too fast, and no he's not even 9 month old yet!). We bottled pears from our own tree for the first time (along with the salsa, grape juice, peaches, etc. that we normally do). I think poor Avanlee is feeling a little left out. She's growing up so fast and is sounding so grown up, but the things she's developing don't have any visible milestones. She'll get her chance at some more 'firsts' soon. She and her sister DID participate in their first talent show this month. Avanlee did a summersault (woohoo!). Kyle has officially been made the Scout Master over the regional Special Needs Scout Troop in our area. It's been a crazy end to a fabulous summer. On top of all of our 'firsts' we've been playing church volleyball, Kyle's been working on some side jobs, and I've been put in charge of our neighborhood's collections for the Pennies by the Inch organization for Primary Children's Hospital. It's funny how busy you can get and at the same time think things will let up soon...because in reality it never really lets up at all. It's amazing how the longer someone lives and the more experience a person gains, the greater their capacity to do things becomes. With each new job accomplished comes an expansion of self. One year you think you can't possibly do one more thing and the next year you find yourself doing three times as much. I'm in awe of humankind's ability to progress and adapt and credit a loving Heavenly Father and Savior for this miracle of life.

Here are a few quick pics of some of what's been going on:

Scarlett's first day of preschool. Three other mothers, along with myself, are taking turns teaching preschool to our daughters this year and they're having a blast! Scarlett asks almost everyday when her next day of preschool will be.
Here's Scarlett (complete with pink soccer ball and pink cleats) on her first day of soccer. She was so excited.

Guess who was a TOTAL natural...?

It was amazing to watch her play for the first time. With no real prior practice or experience she got out there and scored 5 or 6 goals...even when her own teammate decided to start playing goalie!

This was just a super cute picture I had to post. They both kept making faces while I took pictures and played so well together, I just had to capture the moment. It isn't everyday that you see them playing without it ending in one of them crying.


Amberly said...

If you know us, you know we're ALL about SOCCER!!! I think it's awesome that Scarlett is a natural - Kaedyn's ecstatic! Will you send me an email of when all of her games are so we can come and see one?

jamie t. said...

Wow you guys are busy. That is great about preschool and soccer. This is a busy time of year. Your kids are too cute!

Andrea said...

Your kids are just adorable! I can't believe your baby is starting to walk!! He does look so old in that picture though.

Heather said...

I can't believe that boy is walking!!! We miss you guys. Yes I still get the "when can we have our sleepover." So what days does Scarlett have preschool? The kids are off track mid oct. How about getting them together then?

The Coombs' said...

All I have to say is "WOW!" I always think my life is boring, especially when I hear stuff like this. I'm one of those people that can't just sit at home and play with my kids all day long. I have to try and come up with things to do and places to go so I'm not so bored!

Sandra Diana said...

Ugh! You have the CUTEST kids! lol They are so adorable! Btw: Tatiana is already 18 - that's why she looks old! ;) Time flies, huh?