Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week 36

Welcome back!  We're still trying to get back into the swing of things with juggling work, school, and sports schedules. There's not a lot of time for just being home which is what I miss most about summer, and it seems like when we are home we're rushing to get the homework done before it gets too late for bedtime.  Hopefully it will all click and seem like the new normal soon.  I have a feeling we'll blink and September will be gone.

Take a look at how we kicked it all off in last week's pictures:

Day 244- Monday, 9/1/14
Yay for Labor Day!  After starting school last month it's nice to have a long weekend to reconnect.  On this first day in September we grilled, we made more fresh ice-cream, and we swam.  Too bad this marks the end of summer.

Day 245- Tuesday, 9/2/14
Brandon's reading like crazy trying to get through this 400 page book for a "Reading Counts" test on Friday.  He didn't realize he had less than 2 weeks before the test when he selected the book. Next time it will have to be something much shorter.  The sad thing is he was really excited to read this one and happy it was at his level but is now frustrated he has to rush through it.  I'm so not a fan of the Reading Counts program.  My kids love to read but this makes it more of a chore than a treat and quite honestly turns them off from it.

Day 246- Wednesday, 9/3/14
We picked up Justin's new glasses today and he's thrilled because they have green on the side and also some hints of green that show up in the metal around the eyes when you look at them just right.  As you can tell green is his favorite color and wearing it makes him happy.  Thank goodness the glasses are tastefully green and not too "in your face" like the green on the bands of his braces ;0)

Day 247- Thursday, 9/4/14
On our walk today we found some signs of fall.  I do hope in spite of this drought we actually get to see some color falling and not just a bunch of brown, dead leaves.

Day 248- Friday, 9/5/14
Day 1 of the Sierra Shootout water polo tournament.  Luckily I was able to get the day off from work and could be there to watch all 3 games.  We'll be back tomorrow for 2 more.  Sadly this team is going through some growing pains and needs some work.  We all hope this weekend helps.

Day 249- Saturday, 9/6/14
Day 2 in water polo world.  It's super sunny and hot out there so the team finds places like Starbucks with air conditioning to chill between games.  I love that this place has a huge table for all of them.  The last game of the day was a nail biter going into double overtime.  They fought hard and played better in the end than they did most the weekend but it just wasn't enough.  They've got a couple scrimmages and another tournament before the league games start so they'll keep at it and hopefully pull it together for some wins.

Day 250- Sunday, 9/7/14
Tyler's trying to catch up on homework before the season-opener between the 49ers and the Cowboys.  He has so much work to do especially after missing an entire day of school for polo Friday.  I'm sure after the game he'll be right back here plugging at it again.

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll see you again next week.

The Mom Creative


  1. Love the new glasses! They look good! Especially like the green on the braces :) Looks like a fun labor day and hope everyone is getting caught up on stuff. It is hard to get back into a school schedule after the summer. But oh well, here we go! Have a good one! Good luck with water polo!

  2. Looks like you all had a great Labor Day. I know that was a nice break from your busy schedules! I love the September photo with you and your hubby! Justin's new glasses look great on him, too!

  3. Love the new glasses! I had glasses with tints of color around the lens once, loved them.

    I've never heard of that reading program, off to research!