April 2010


Well, I was going to work in the garden this morning. 

Maybe I”ll just make some tea instead….

and lie on the couch.  (or, take the picture while the rest of them lie on the couch.)

What is this spring morning like for you?  Tell us!

What do you think, André, is Shana over-generalizing?  😉

I can’t believe I’m almost going to be a teenager already!  ‘Cause all teenagers do is just sit, like this.  (*slouches with a glum look on her face*)

Seriously!  Every teenager I know on my bus, that’s all they do is sit like this (*slouches again*) with an iPhone in their hand.

Kenan finished out his 1st year in Sparks with flying colors, finishing his book and even having time to review it all to make sure he keeps God’s Word in his heart forever!

This old body ain’t what it used to be!

I had three hours of soccer coach training this morning in preparation for Kenan’s U6 soccer starting up next week.  And I’m pooped!  Blisters on both feet and aching muscles.  What have I got myself into?!

It was fun though.  Hanging out with a bunch of other dad and mom volunteers, learning how to teach the core soccer skills to kids while keeping it fun and keeping their interest.  We learned the ABC of soccer (Always Ball Control), what ball control is (keep the ball within one step), how to do a push pass (point your toe, your knee and your belly button (kids love belly buttons!) where you want the ball to go), how to receive a pass (control, look, pass it on), and how to teach those basics creatively.

Fortunately they run the coaches harder than we’re expected to run our little charges.  I’ll be (assistant-)coaching Kenan and his team two days a week but only 45 minutes each day.

And he can’t wait!  This morning he put on his shin guards, soccer socks, soccer shoes and last year’s team shirt in a show of sportsmanship as I left home for my three hour torture session.

Here he is last summer:

Today in Carpenter Kindergarten I learned how to cover up the finishing nails in the chair rail.

Think this will help me pick up my room?

Hey you birders out there, can you help identify these winged visitors who walked through our yard today?

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