Ugh. Where to start? It’s been a long time and I am so far behind on posting that it seems impossible to catch up. And the worst part is, it’s not even because I don’t have time. It’s because of writer’s block. I’ve finally realized that to get rid of writer’s block is just to write – even if it’s about nothing at all.
I’ll try not to make this too rambling, but it’s hard since so much time has passed and there have been so many things to tell.
We were so excited to have my parents come visit for a little over a week to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. The kids had so much fun with them. We went to see the ICE! Exhibit at the Gaylord Texan. The ICE! Exhibit was OK, but I was very impressed on how beautifully decorated the Gaylord Texan is. Thousands of sparkling lights dangling from the glass ceiling, huge 30-foot Christmas tree, hundreds of bright red poinsettias were just a few things we saw walking around.
At the ICE! Exhibit- Merry Madagascar. They keep it at a toasty 9 degrees.
The kids also went to see Rise of the Guardians with their Poh-Poh and Gong-Gong and loved it. They were spoiled rotten, of course, and I am OK with that.
The boys also got to meet their little cousin Dylan for the first time and they fell in love with him this Thanksgiving. Matty and Michael were such good big brothers and big cousins to Mark and Dylan and that makes me so proud. I have so much to be thankful for, but I am most thankful for family who loves and support us. I am thankful for my boys who are just so perfect and I couldn’t ask for better. I am so thankful for M who lets me do whatever I want and loves me even when I’m at my worst. Thankful that I can celebrate my favorite time of the year with them all.
Over the Thanksgiving break, Michael had a soccer tournament and made it all the way to the quarterfinals, but lost in the semifinals. What’s memorable about this tournament was that he was heartbroken about the loss. I have never seen him so upset about losing and since then, I’ve noticed that he’s got this passion for winning. He wants to win and has been playing super aggressive. Last indoor game he played, he got 3 goals. I wasn’t there, but M said he played one of his best games ever.
My little mark turned 13 months last week and I haven’t been able to post his stats yet, but I have to say that he has been so very cranky. But with good reason – he got 2 more teeth last week and I see that he may be getting molars in soon. Poor baby. He’s had the hardest time with teething. And to top it off, he’s having to deal with a big change – Mommy going back to work. He’s been very clingy and freaks out every time I walk out of the room. This is the hardest part about going back to work.
On Saturday, we received a letter from the district telling us that they want Matthew to be in the Gifted and Talented Education because he scored really high on some tests the district gave him in October. We are so proud of him! The only thing I don’t understand is that Michael’s scores were higher but he didn’t qualify. I’ve got it on my list to call the coordinator to see why that is.
On Saturday, we also went to see the Dragon football team play at SMU. It was such an exciting game. It was too bad that we lost the game due to poor coaching and one-sided refereeing. The boys did a great job and played their hearts out, but there were too many obstacles to overcome. Michael took the loss pretty hard. I told him, at the end of the day, as long as the boys played as well as they can, it’s all good. There’s always another game to win.