Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Who's growing up? Who's growing out?

We've got lots going on around here. 

Sarah finishes her seasonal swim program next Tuesday.  She's a little bummed that she's not going to get to swim again until the spring.  I would like her to be able to swim year round but that's so expensive and consumes a lot of time.  This seasonal program is was a good fit for us because there are no swim meets.  It's just practicing for improvement.  The program is set up so that you could sign up for 1, 2, or 3 nights a week.  We chose one night and it was perfect.  I just wish we could keep on through the winter.  But the instructor is a high school swim coach and that season is about to start so his program will end until the spring. But I might let Sarah do two nights in the spring. 

Peter had his first basketball practice last night.  He will have practice two nights a week from 6:30 to 8:30.  He and I are both a little stressed about that.  I wish at least one of the practices was right after school or at least earlier than 6:30.  But I think this time works best for his coaches.  And these guys don't even have kids at our school any longer.  They just love Our Lady of Mercy and coaching basketball and I know I'm not willing to coach so, 6:30 - 8:30 it is!

And speaking of basketball, Sarah has decided not to play this year.  I'm a little bummed because I really enjoy watching her but she just really doesn't enjoy it the same way she enjoys swimming.  And if she doesn't enjoy it, then why are we doing it? 

Sarah just bridged up from Juniors to Cadettes and she just received her Bronze Award.  Here are a couple of less than perfect photos:





Sarah went to the fair with her friend Mia and came home with not one but TWO! goldfish.  And these things look pretty hearty so I've got a feeling they are going to be with us for a while.  We've never had much luck with goldfish before.  (That one only lasted a few months).  And WILL YOU LOOK AT MY LITTLE BABIES??????????



Now I'm a little weepy thinking about how small they were and how big they are now. Especially since I am in process of buying Peter a whole new wardrobe IN THE MEN'S DEPARTMENT because nothing fits any longer.  NOTHING! 

The length of the pants I'm buying him is 32 (which is the length I buy for Dan, although the waist size is a completely different story!) and his shoes are an 11 which is a size and a half BIGGER than Dan's.  But neither one of us is tall so I am assuming he will level off soon. 

In other riveting news, I purchased a new shade of nail polish, and if you play your cards right, I'll show it to you later on this week.

And now I'm off to clean out my closet.  I am getting rid of all the clothes that no longer fit me.  And unfortunately, it's not because I'm growing up...

3 comments:

Mari said...

:) You make me laugh!
Those kids grow up (both literally and figuratively) way too fast!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

Love this post! Love how your fun personality shows through! Yes, I want to see the nail polish! :)

Madeline said...

If Peter continues the tall trend and the super skinny trend, my brother Peter had good luck with the blue jeans at GAP. You have to order the super skinny waist styles online but they were one of the only places that had his actual size.

And, yeah, I love a good nail polish rec!