Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 42

Hello Tuesday!  I'm happy the week is moving on.  John's in Toronto for work so the boys and I are trying to survive on our own which will make for a long week.  At least it's a relatively slow week.  If he had been gone last week I'm not it would have worked.  Last week was deemed water polo week, as you'll soon see, with 2 away games and a 2-day tournament.  Tyler also had midterms and the PSAT squeezed in there. Kids these days amaze me with all they have to take on and the pressure to perform.

Here's what else went on last week:

Day 287- Monday, 10/14/13
We had spaghetti for dinner tonight.  Brandon loves the pasta but not the sauce so much.  None of my kids are huge spaghetti fans, but I was sick of chicken and ready for a change. 

Day 288- Tuesday, 10/15/13
Water polo game #1 @ Union Mine in the foothills.  These boys showed amazing teamwork and brought home a win.  They work so well together.

Day 289- Wednesday, 10/16/13
Time for a picture of our house in a new season.  Now I've got spring, summer, fall and just need one last shot in winter.

Day 290- Thursday, 10/17/13
After dropping the younger boys off at tennis I headed over to Tyler's water polo game #2 @ McClatchy high school.  We had a great turn out there--even the principal showed up.  Our boys were happy to bring home another win.  What a gorgeous fall day to be in the pool.

Day 291- Friday, 10/18/13
After work I picked up the younger boys and got some love from Justin before dropping them to tennis again and heading out to water polo games #4 & 5.  I had to miss #3  :0(  Today is the first day of a 2-day Christian Brothers' tournament.  The first day was in Rio Linda and we ended up playing into the night.  It was a gorgeous, warm, fall night with a full moon so it was kind of nice to be out poolside.  The boys won 2 games and lost 1 so they move to the winner's bracket tomorrow at a different pool.  Yes there is more!

Day 292- Saturday, 10/19/13
Tournament day #2 @ Sac City College for games # 6, 7, & 8.  Whew--long week!  The boys ended up coming in 3rd at the tournament which was impressive.  The top two teams were pretty much out of our league but the boys gave it their all and learned a lot from being challenged.  Poor Tyler crashed as soon as we got home.  He played amazing today even though he woke with a fever and was dealing with a really bad head cold.  After his nap he went through a whole box of Kleenex and filled every trashcan in our house with used tissue. 

Day 293- Sunday, 10/20/13
It's nice to be home for a change.  Brandon and Justin had a blast playing with leaves in the backyard.  It may still be warm out, but there are signs of fall everywhere.  John flew out early this morning for Toronto.  We'll miss him all week and won't see him again until Saturday morning.

That sums up another week.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you next time.



  1. That is a lot of water polo! No wonder he was tired and got sick! Bless his heart! Hope he is getting better and hope you survive the week as single parent. That is hard! Good luck and hope it is a good week!

  2. Wow, what a crazy busy week! I hope Tyler is starting to feel better. I love that picture of you and Justin. So sweet! I hope this week without the hubby isn't too difficult. I'm a single parent this week too, as my hubby is in Minnesota on business. I'm definitely not a fan of those weeklong trips!