The practice race the kids were going to do last Saturday was canceled so they ran three miles in the park to see how their times are after having not competed for quite a while. Without Adam and Tyler, Kaleb is our fastest. He came in at 28:56. He's the shortest, but he just starts and runs at that pace the whole way without stopping. That's how he has such a good time. The others run-walk-run-walk. Some walk more than others. There is an open race at the cross country meet Saturday, so we may do that.
Jasmine was hit in the knee with a band chair a couple of weeks ago and the knot is still there so I'm taking her into the Dr this afternoon. She has not been able to run on it at all. It's only two weeks until the Plains Peanut run, so we need to get her up on it.
|Sunday evening the African Children's Choir was at our church. It was quite different than what we are used to.|
|The children are very energetic, and these boys can really drum.|
|We got pizza afterwards. Little Caesars' $5 sausage pizzas are our best friend at times.|
|This little guy has really grown. He is six months old now, and he is a ball of energy. I'm glad he's as small as he is or we'd be knocked over.|
|He's an armful now.|
Basically this week was appointments and getting people into a routine. Jasmine has drum lessons followed by jazz class on Tuesday, Hip hop on Wednesdays and after school marching band on Thursdays (Unless there's a home game during the week. Then they don't have practice.)
Kayla has soccer practice on Tuesdays and Fridays. Games don't start until next month. We've talked about her and Kaleb doing jazz/tap, tumbling or gymnastics but things need to settle in more. I need to make sure there is still plenty of time for homework and for fun. I don't want every minute scheduled.
Tyler is doing well at Job Corp. He calls 2-3 times a week. He probably won't once he gets into training. He says it's like prison though. And that's probably because so many of the kids are there because they are drop outs, runways or court ordered there. It's good for him because he stands out above them. For once he's at the top for learning and achievements. Other than being yelled at like he's a prisoner, he likes it there. He's getting along well with the others.
We thought since they had a slot for him, that meant he'd be doing welding. They had an empty bed, but there are no slots in welding!! I don't understand why they'd have him come when there are no openings in the training program he wanted. He may do urban forestry though (cutting down trees). It's up to him what he wants to do. He's shadowing the classes this week to see what they do.
Adam graduates early October, and I will not be able to be there. I would need to take the children out of school, and one of them is doing very poorly so that's not an option. I think Rick and Jessica will probably go. I'm trying to see if I can swing a trip to Disney for Adam (and us) the next weekend because it's a four day weekend. There is a special four-day hopper pass for a very reduced price we may be able to get. (We'd use two days now and two days later.) Then he goes back for his job training. So we'll only have him home a few days.
My book releases in a couple of weeks. There have already been a couple of reviews of it from people Tyndale sent advanced copies to. I posted one of those HERE
So that's how life is here. Mostly routine. Some drama. Anyone have a week without drama?