The busy time of year has officially started and this Fall is ultra busy for us....to the point of it being almost too much. We value our family time and have never become an over scheduled family...it just wasn't our cup of tea. However, this year, lots of people wanted to do lots of things that require lots of time. So for future documentation and to remind myself not to do this again....here is the run down....
15 yr old daughter= musical theater dance class, steel drums, and play
12 yr old son=Football(practice 4 days a week and games on the weekend, steel drums
10 yr old son= Soccer, practice one night and game on Saturday
7 yr old son= Soccer, practice one night and game on Saturday
Daddy= coaching 10 yr old's soccer and working full time
Mommy= coaching 7 yr old's soccer and volunteer commitments
Ok, it doesn't sound like all that much, but for us it is. And when you throw in school, homework, work, dinner, and chores...it makes for a busy week. Oh, and trying to get workout and run time in there too.
I think we have become "them", that busy sport family, the family that I never understood. It's good and bad. We are all getting healthy and active, which is very good. And we are still spending time together. But I think it is too hectic and I don't like family dinner time at the table to be interrupted. Luckily, most of this will end with winter.
Ok, so here was our weekend.
Started off Saturday morning with two different soccer practices, me at one, hubby at the other....
And today.... the three of us ran the 9/11 Memorial 5k !!! Our first 5k race... and I did it 10 days shy of my 40th birthday. Here we are before the race....smiling....
After the race we headed straight to my 12yr old's first football game that was over an hour away. He joined the team late and has only had 3 days of practice and doesn't know the game... but we are so proud of him for giving it his all and pushing through the tough workouts. That's him in the white pants(we didn't know he needed game day black pants).
Busy but fun and active weekend. I'm enjoying this new venture in our family's life but I'm also looking forward to winter when things relax a bit.
Have a great week,