A Month of Milestones!


Again, my apologies for my blog entries becoming fewer and farther between. It would seem that the more we have to blog, the less time we have to blog it. But, hopefully I can capture a really important month in just one entry here. As  you’ll see, it’s not for the lack of motivation, rather the lack of time.

First of all, on September 6th, Benjamin had his kindergarten debut. Given that he was already involved in preschool activities, Ben wasn’t the least bit apprehensive about this new journey. In fact, he was excited to meet new friends. Meanwhile, Jake was mourning the end of summer vacation, though he reluctantly admitted he was eager to return to his friends that he had missed over the summer. In preparation for school, I tried to take them school shopping. Jake refused to participate, qualifying only that he wanted “no tags” and “no collars” on his shirts. Ben wasn’t much more involved, though he did find one little shirt that he proudly carried all around Old Navy.

Ryan and I headed to Leicester, MA for the Vibram Open (big disc golf tournament, and Ryan’s first National Disc Golf Tour event) leaving Grandma Goo and Gma Linda to complete some of the boys’ school shopping with awesome new Star Wars shoes for Ben and some new clothes for Jake as well. (Apparently, grandma’s just do this better.) Sadly, the kids started school on the day we returned to Wisconsin, and so Ryan and I were not able to send the kids to school as we would’ve liked. As such, I gave Grandma Goo strict orders to take pictures, much to Jake’s dismay.

This is what Jake looks like when he's being forced to take pictures against his will.

Ben, on the other hand, was proud to go through the first day of school rituals.

Hence, 2 pictures of Ben's first day....

Just as the school year is beginning, so is the fall soccer season. This is Jake’s 2nd season of soccer. (We decided to let Ben forego soccer this year, as he did not enjoy it last year.) Jake’s 3rd grade soccer team is named Revolution, his father is an assistant coach again, and the shirts are blue!

Slightly easier to get him to pose for soccer pictures...

There was very little time to practice before the first game, and though the team lost, it’s good to know that Jake scored the only goal of his game. He was very excited, though he was quick to add that Tyler really did all the work, and Jake simply rebounded a ball that hit the post. Very gracious teamwork!

And finally, as if the month wasn’t busy enough already, Ben decided to go ahead and turn 6 years old on us! Ben carefully prepared funny face cupcakes to take to school for a birthday treat. At school Ben got to be the classroom helper, the line leader AND everybody drew pictures of him from his classroom. He came home saying, “It was the very best birthday yet!!!” 

all sorts of emotions in this crowd...

And when Ben returned home from school, we had a small family party, including a Star Wars cake and some fun gifts!

Jake's present to Ben. Notice Ben's crown from school....

the kids playing with Ben's new Star Wars action figures.

The weekend following Ben’s birthday, I ran my first 5K, (of sorts, as it included an obstacle course) which was the Warrior Dash…

And of course, Ryan is still running the Appleton Area Disc Golf League (AADGC) and I am running the Disc On! Ladies League (DOLL) one day each week…

So, as you can see, the month has been overwhelming, but amazing. Such a lot of living to be had! Glad you could share it with us.

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About Mindy

I am a mother of two boys, a disc golfer, a former derby girl, a sonographer and an aspiring writer. Sometimes words and events replay in my head endlessly until I let them out. I am verbose. I have lots to say all of the time. If there's something you'd like to know, you'd be better off asking.
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One Response to A Month of Milestones!

  1. Denise says:

    I love the recap! You’re busy cause you’re happy 🙂

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