Saturday, April 20, 2013

There are still 10 days left of this month but already I am thinking about the busiest time of the year - May!  What is it about that month that makes it so crazy every year?!  I have way backed off of my volunteering at school but it is still a busy month this year.

At the beginning of the month I am going home for a visit. Just me.  I will stay with my mom and she is very excited to be able to show me her apartment.  It will be the first visit home where I won't be staying in my childhood home and that makes me a little sad but knowing that my mom was more than ready to sell and move into an apartment does make me feel better.

She will fly home with me after a few days (it is my high school's 50th anniversary so I am going to the big party on the Saturday night.  Of my four siblings, only my oldest is going.  Looking forward to seeing old friends too) and stay here for about a week then I will drive her up to Vancouver where she will continue her annual "West Coast Tour" before heading to Edmonton to see my sister then head on home.

May also brings us lots of sports!  Dex is playing basketball at the club but also said that he wanted to do track at middle school so that is 4x/week with Monday being the busiest day because I have to pick him up and then take him directly to the club for basketball.  No idea when his meets are yet. 

Jax is doing track in high school and it started over a month ago and he practices 6 days each week.  I am not exactly sure when it ends but it is sometime in May.  Oh, he and Dex are still doing guitar lessons one evening a week too.

Cars is playing on a tournament hockey team so he has practice and then the tournament later in May in Canada.  He will miss 2 days of school.  Oops! 

With all of these after school activities, I am behind on getting the kids in for their annual allergist appointments and eye appointments!  We are still on track for the orthodontist though.  Dex just got his braces on a couple of days ago and I take Cars this week for the status of his lateral incisors so we can get those first set of braces on for him (I paid for this over a year and half ago - it was supposed to be expander and braces but those darn teeth never grew in!).  Jax is transitioning to get his off already! I told the orthodontist that I felt that I was not getting my money's worth with Jax (kinda half joking) but was told that Dex would wear his for nearly 2 years so I will get my money's worth there.


  1. I know those busy kids schedules - sounds like you are doing a great job making all of that work.

    I would like to go back for the school reunion but its simply not going to happen. I hope you have an awesome time and I hope to hear about it (via email if need be).

    Kinda weird moving beyond the house you have known for most of your life. It was kinda weird for me... even my parents phone number (438-2461) changing was a notable passing.

    My Mom is coming out at the same time as yours. Aside from hanging out with us... her plan is to take a cruise up to Alaska.

  2. Hi Peter, I am sorry that you won't be able to go to the reunion. It would have been nice to see you. I am looking forward to seeing some of my old high school friends and there will be a number of teachers there as well.

    My mom still has the same phone number - fortunately she was able to keep it when she moved since she is still in the 416 area code.

    I hope your mom has a great visit with you and that she has a great cruise to Alaska. I would love to take a cruise that way and stop in Ketchikan to see some of the totem poles and other Pacific Northwest Native carvings. Enjoy her visit!

  3. I will be sure to let you know how the reunion is and how the old school looks!