Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Aidan has transitioned into Third Grade without any hiccups.  He is doing really well in school, for which I am truly grateful.

Homework started off slow, but has been picking up steam.  We found that Aidan is actually doing fourth grade math, which is awesome.  He is very smart in math.  I am very proud of him.  He is working on reading--we were very bad about not having him read more over the summer, but he seems to be doing okay with it.  And his Social Studies!!!  Whoa!!!  He is learning all kinds of things about the government.  It's pretty cool.  And I am very impressed with how he has been picking it up a little more each day.  So proud of him.

And, although the homework has been gaining steam, he has continued to do it each day as he is supposed to.  Even when he has hockey practice.

Hockey practice has picked up steam as well.  His coach has intensified the expectations for the boys and is not putting up with any goofing around on the ice.  He doesn't hesitate to punish them for things:  sitting on the bench while the rest of the team practices or doing push ups on the ice or even doing laps around the boards.  So far, Aidan has only been punished once with push ups on the ice for fighting with a team mate. . .he was actually defending himself and I was proud of him for it, but the punishment was justified as the boys were not paying attention to what they were supposed to be doing.

Aidan did complete the shoot out a couple weeks ago.  It was a lot of fun.  We knew a lot of the people there, although we're on different teams.  The benefit of having been on the Elite team over the spring and summer.

They were all very cute and had a lot of fun.  Daniel, the one above on the far right, won as Goalie.  Another boy, Brandan, won as Shooter.  But, Aidan has some really good goals against the FIVE Goalies he went up against!
Our team had two games this past weekend in West Chester, PA.  We opted to drive up, 2 1/2 hours each way, rather than stay overnight.  The games were blow outs--the other team won.  But, our boys did not give up and it did prompt our coach to make some line and position changes that were needed as well as making some big changes in the practices.  It's going to get much more intense for them now.

We don't have any more games for a bit as our season doesn't actually start until November.  We'll probably get our full schedule soon though.  That will be good so we can plan the rest of our lives!

Our meal transition has not been without hiccups, though.  As much as I like have so many meals ready to go in the freezer, our practice schedule has actually been making it difficult to have dinner at a decent hour.  We ate last night at almost eight o'clock!  I'm going to continue doing freezer meals--which have been awesome to say the least!--but I am rethinking our dinner plans on practice nights. . .we may have to eat out more afterall.  : (

Meanwhile, the other transition that is happening is with my mom.  This is not a good transition.  She began Hospice Care last Saturday and is really slipping away quickly.  I'm going up on Friday morning.  The hospice nurse has told us that she is transitioning, which means that she is preparing to die.  The nurse expects it will likely be sometime this weekend.  I have cried and raged and cried some more.  I will likely still cry even more.  But, the one thing I am hanging on to is that she is no longer feeling the extreme pain that she had been feeling.  She is comfortable now.  Please say a prayer that she will go peacefully.

God bless and have a good weekend.


Fatcat said...


Joy said...

I have been thinking and praying about you guys all weekend.

I did actually make a real dinner the other night including a meat, starch and vegetable...shocker I know.