Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Everyday Joys {Week 36}

A week of chaos, routines, and new experiences….

This morning, I attended the boys first school Mass.  I thought I would share our experience. First let me start out by saying that we are not Catholic however, Holden and Rylan are attending a Catholic school.  {We were told that only 50% of the students are Catholic} Back to our experience and lessons learned...I probably should have explained the concept of Holy water to Rylan before he looked at his teacher like she was crazy, I again probably should have explain to Holden not to partake in communion but to ask for a blessing but instead he followed the student beside him and took communion but when it came to drink the wine, my germaphobic child waved and said, "No, thank you" ohhh, bless his heart, then Leyton found great joy in the kneeling bench and proceeded to put it up and down, and up and down.  Once the lady seated behind us hushed us for the second time we spent the remainder of service in the hall where Leyton found the Holy water as well. Good times!
My take away from the experience is that yes, I should have better prepared the kids ahead of time but thankfully we have found a school that is welcoming and loving and they did not think twice about it.  I also was reminded that no matter who you are or where you live, all parents want what is best for their children. We all pray that they find Godly friends and teachers that are positive influences on their lives.  Happy Wednesday! {September 3}

First practice of the season and Rylan was a flag pulling machine.

Leyton was hot, sweaty and a future player. {September 4}

The beautiful night sky. {September 5}

Our aggressive soccer player scored 9 GOALS this morning.  {September 6}

Sarah was one of the first people I met when we moved to Cincinnati.  We instantly became friends.  We did playgroups, potlucks, Mom's night out and spent many hours working out together.  She is one amazing girl!  Two years ago, her and her family relocated to Minnesota.  I was so sad.  But today, they were in Madison for the Ironman Race.  We got to catch up for a few hours and we all picked up just like it was yesterday.  {September 7}


Holden was extremely disappointed when he found out that tackle football does not begin until 4th grade here.  After lots of convincing, we finally talked him into playing flag football.  Sure, it is not the same but he seemed to enjoy his first game and their first WIN of the season.  {September 8}

And all of a sudden, this ball of energy turned 6!!  {September 9}

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