Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Chillin' but not Chillaxin'

I am exhausted.  Utterly exhausted.  I need a break and I don't think it's coming anytime soon!

This past week, Aidan's homework picked up the pace a bit.  In addition to the daily reading, we had to add math homework.  And this coming week we will add Word Sort.  Fun.  Fun.  But, Aidan is doing really really well with it all.  He has already progressed to the next level on Math and is doing really well with his reading.  We'll see how it goes with the Word Sort--not his favorite by any means last year.

Football is moving along.  We're nearing the half way point of the season.  I'll be glad when it's over.  And I know Aidan will be too.  He's doing well and makes really good plays.  But, he is a reluctant football player at best. 

Hockey, on the other hand, is another story.  He looks forward to hockey.  He lives for hockey.  He loves hockey.  He smiles the entire time he's on the ice!  If he is in skates and on ice, he is a happy boy. 

Our team is Forest Green for the long Fall/Winter league.  At worst, Aidan is the absolute best on his team.  At best, he is absolutely brilliant compared to the other players.  Some of the players look like they haven't been skating very long.  One or two, in fact, look as though they may have just started.  Aidan is a good sport about it, though.  He knows he needs to help his team be better so he's trying.  His team lost today 13-8.  Aidan scored four of the goals, made two assists, and hit the cross bars at least another eight times!  They could have won if those had gone in. . . .
Having fun playing Sharks and Minnows at practice.  Aidan was picked as Shark because he is so fast on his skates!
Aidan at Center today just before he scored one of his goals.  Luckily, he gets to be Goalie for the next game.  : /
Aidan will almost definitely be selected to try out for the Select Team.  I know that will help him.  And, he starts a morning lesson tomorrow that will help challenge him.  So, it will all work out.

The porch is coming along.  The flooring is almost finished.  I think they will do the top rail on the railing and gutters next and then the screen will go up. . .which will leave the outdoor grilling porch with stairs on one side and the landing with stairs on the other.  It is really looking awesome.  Our contractor is very meticulous and it drives me nuts that this is going so slow.  But, it is really really beautiful.  And the attention to detail is truly awesome.  The doors arrived, too, so when the screen goes up, so will the doors and the one inside portion will be completely closed off!  Which means the screen door on the sliding glass door and the kitchen window screen will be taken off.  Permanently.  I can't wait to share pictures of it, but I promised myself an entire pictology of the porch from beginning to end. . .you'll be amazed.  Truly amazed!

The colds are almost gone, but my throat has been hurting again, which is usually the harbinger of another cold. . .not catching any breaks this year, I guess.

But, the weather has turned beautiful!  Several days of mid to upper 90's followed by a beautiful stretched of low to mid 70's. . .although this morning was in the 40's!  Brrr!!

That's it for now.  Have a great week!

1 comment:

Troy and Rachel said...

I hear you about being exhausted! No breaks for the weary parents! Can't wait to hear more about your porch!