Saturday, March 24, 2012

The last of Spring Break

It is almost 1 a.m.  We are super tired.  But, Dan is answering some church emails before bed so I took a minute to update the blog.  We decided around 3:30 this afternoon to head to Disney for the night.  We normally avoid all holidays and Spring Break time there but decided to break our rule and give it a shot.  

We got to the Magic Kingdom around 5:00 p.m. and left after the fireworks.  We got home a little after midnight but had to give both boys baths and get them down for the night.  I tucked Jonah in and told him how much fun I had with him today.  He opened his sleepy eyes and said "Mommy?"  I said "Yes, buddy?"  He said "I had so much fun on spring break.  We made happy memories!"  

I'm glad he can look back at this week with such happy thoughts.  It went nothing like we planned.  We were supposed to be on an airplane and visiting friends and family who we love and miss.  But, God had other plans.  And the little boy who we thought would be devastated about missing that trip has "happy memories" of this week.  Hopefully, he will always remember the happy memories.  I know I will!  (Another HUGE reason I blog!!!)

Micah fell asleep during the fireworks and slept until we got to the Monorail then he stayed awake the entire trip home.  Such a little trooper!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jonah's last Upward game

After one season of Upward Basketball, I can officially say that I am a fan of that organization.  Wow!  I loved it.  What I didn't love was having a place to be every Saturday at 8:30 a.m.  This little guy liked it even less than me.  

I had to wake him every week.  He usually ate breakfast in his stroller after we arrived at the church gym.  Jonah, on the other hand, LOVED IT!  He wasn't necessarily skilled in the sport of basketball but he didn't know that.  He loved every minute of it.  

The Braswells were more than kind to come and care for Micah on several occasions so that I could focus on Jonah and his game.  He loves him some Donna so this was perfect for him.  

Since this was the last game, we took some party food to celebrate.  The boys were glad to chow down before their weekly award ceremony.  

Be sure to notice the "3" he is holding up.  That is because he took three shots in the game.  That might not seem like much but those were the only three shots he took all season.  I asked him to promise me that he would take a shot and he did.  I didn't care if he made it, I just wanted him to attempt the shot.  The stands erupted for him when he did.  It was like he won the game for him even though he only shot.  
In case you have ever wondered what happens when you tell Micah he has to walk rather than be carried when he prefers to be carried, then this is it.  

It really was a great Upward season and I'm looking so forward to next year.  I only wish we offered Upward for every sport.  I love the values it teaches along the important spiritual truths.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The first swim of 2012

As I mentioned in a previous post, our Spring Break was supposed to be spent in Mississippi and Louisiana with friends and family.  When Jonah broke his arm, we had to come up with a different plan for Jonah's break from school.  I asked Jonah if he wanted to go down to Disney today but he didn't.  I was kind of glad because the crowds are a little crazy.  His doctor has told us to avoid sand and playgrounds so that eliminated many other options.  

I let him pick where we had lunch.  I'm sure it will no surprise to you that he chose Subway.  After lunch, we came home and tried to decide what to do.  We were sitting on the back porch talking and he said "I wish I could swim!"  I checked the pool temp and it was 82.  Since the boys swam last Friday in the springs with a temp of 72, I felt sure he would have no problem in the pool.  I called Dan to see if there was any reason he shouldn't swim.  Dan said the pool was ready and for him to jump in.  

I put my tea in the cup holder of my chair and helped Jonah change into his suit.  I looked up and a certain little boy was gulping my tea.  

When Jonah was at the doctor yesterday, we opted for a waterproof cast for him.  Insurance doesn't cover it but we knew it would make his life so much easier.  It was well worth the extra $35 to give him freedom in the pool and bath.  Today proved that to be very true!
Micah couldn't keep himself away from my tea.  At least it was unsweet!  I finally had to move it inside. I had a great fear of caffeine overload.  Especially since it was the first caffeine I recall him ever having.  

Micah wanted to be in the water so bad.  I just could NOT get in that 82 degree pool.  So, I entertained him on the porch as long as I could.  And, it was close to his nap time.  

Our neighbor called to say they had a card for Jonah so I told them to come through the back gate.  Jax gave Jonah his card then decided he wanted to swim too.  

Micah kept slipping on the wet concrete so I went inside to grab his swim shoes.  Doesn't he look super cool?  Ha!

I'm glad Jonah has broken the pool in and that he can spend lots of time there.  I'm especially glad that he is comfortable being in there alone with just me on the side watching.  Until that temp hits the 90 degree mark, I'll be on the side cheering him on.  


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