Monday, October 5, 2009

Wow . . . where to start?

It has been 10 months since I last blogged. Life and all I guess got in the way. But today I have time as I am home with two sick kids. The luck of the Irish had to run out sometime . . . especially for a family that sports a German last name. Cameron still thinks he is going to play in the soccer game tonight - HA. Momma knows better: as the sun goes down, the fever goes up. Seeing that his game isn't until 7:15, I bet he will be back to three digits. You gotta respect his determination though - the boy is a hardcore soccer player.
We have had some fun and not so fun stuff going on in our household. Let's see . . . going all the way back to February, Larry was laid off rather unexpectedly from his job. Didn't see that one coming at all. So daddy got a good taste of everything momma did staying home with the kids all those years. I think he has a new found respect. Not to mention a whole new attitude. He is way less stuffy and serious since getting out of an engineering office. He swallowed his pride and just before the beginning of the school year, he tested for his commercial drivers license and took a job driving a bus for the district. A fraction of the income, but I think he is really having fun doing it - especially driving the high school band on Friday nights. He has also had more free time and is coaching Cam's soccer team and doing a great job at it!
We took our annual trip to Galveston with the in-laws again this summer. Lots of fun was had by all. The kids saw more sharks this year on the beach, which they thought was really cool.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go camping with Meg's Girl Scout troop. I am not very good at roughing it but we had a lot of fun despite having to sweep the daddy long leg spiders that were the size of my hand off of the tent walls and ceiling before going to bed. Needless to say, I overcame may anxiety and fears over the weekend. But we did learn to kayak and painted our nails with glow in the dark polish.
And if that wasn't enough fun, this past weekend the kids entered their hamsters in a Hamster Ball Derby. We do have champion hamsters . . . Muffin took 1st place and Chewy took 3rd. It was very cute and we won enough hamster supplies to keep the little guys fed and fluffed for at least a month or two.
Well, the girl wants to play a game of chess so I guess I will oblige. She is way too pathetic all sniffly, stuffy and feverish to turn down.