First up, swim team. Soccer Boy became "Swim Boy" for a season and joined our pool's summer team. He did pretty good for his first season and even got to compete in the area Midwest Swim Conference. It made for a bit of craziness in our family life because of the two late night (and occasionally out of town) swim meets per week plus daily practices. He had a lot of fun with it and I got to be a swim parent for a season, which means working as a time keeper during part of all the meets. A learning experience all the way around and we both got to make some new friends at our pool.
|Midwest Swim Conference 2014|
|Blurry shot of Game Boy running with float|
|Taken on the last day pool was open|
|Lining up all the beach balls!|
|Hanging with Harley|
Princess went off to school! Yes, we are still a homeschooling family but Princess is attending first grade at the local public school this year. She is loving going to school and making new friends and I am enjoying delegating some of her reading work to other teachers besides myself. It frees me up a bit to focus on the other kids and especially Firstborn, who is now in high school. There has already been field trips to the pumpkin patch and Halloween class parties.
|Princess' first day of school!|
|Playing in the corn pit|
Of course, our family went pumpkin picking too...
|Walking in the pumpkin patch|
|Brothers & best friends!|
|Game Boy is a good shot!|
|Enjoying target practice|
The boys are taking classes this fall with our homeschool group, including their favorite, archery! We have settled into a nice rhythm with our schoolwork (good, considering the year is almost half over).
Last but not least, we had our first snowfall before Thanksgiving, which is a bit rare around here...
|Sledding in the backyard|
|Toddler Boy enjoying the snow|
That ends my roundup post, hope I can keep more up to date during the holiday season but that might be wishful thinking on my part. Doug is "officially" on vacation next week so we're looking forward to some family fun. Have a good weekend!!