John has been out of town all week so I've been single-parenting. It is EXHAUSTING. Seriously. Soccer practices (x3), soccer games (x4), cub scouts (x1, but I had to take all 3 and it was a nightmare!), swimming lessons (x3). And I skipped out on a basketball meeting (Preston will be playing, the other two won't).
Thankfully the weather has been beautiful the past couple of days (sunny & around 60 degrees!). We have been riding bike to school most days, but we walked one day last week and I realized that maybe I don't actually despise Fall as much as I thought. I'm pretty sure I just don't like the fact that winter is coming. Fall itself is beautiful, and it's not unbearably cold...maybe we could just skip winter? Because really, it's hard to hate a season that looks like this:
There has been serious progress in swimming lessons, despite us taking 2 weeks off. Preston can now swim totally independently, taking breaths, for the entire length of the pool. Considering the extent of his swimming abilities when we started consisted of putting his head under water, and floundering around a bit, this is huge! And he LOVES it. Really truly loves it. B can do about half the width of the pool, which is awesome too. He's working on taking breaths. Archer is still working on getting comfortable being under the water, but he's getting there. Getting them in GOOD swimming lessons has made all the difference. I only wish we had started them here earlier instead of wasting our time on group swim lessons at the community center.
The boys all won their soccer games today, and my two little guys both scored goals. Next weekend they all have their last games, and I have to say I'm ready for it to be done. Preston will start basketball right away, but we won't have to juggle all their schedules at least!