Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Where has the time gone?

Well, I knew it had been a while since I'd been on here, but 2 months! WOW!!! Where did the time go? Well, we went to Myrtle Beach for a week. While we were there Bethany decided walking was her preferred method of transportation. After the beach, we had 2 birthdays to celebrate! Unbelievable that Rebekah is 7 and Bethany is already 1!! We have had another fun soccer season. At the 1st game, each of the 3 little Bollanders got hit in the head with the ball. Ethan in the face, Rebekah in the back of the head, and Bethany in the back of the head too. The game came to a S-C-R-E-E-C-H-I-N-G halt when it hit Bethany and there was an audible gasp from both teams too. Bethany looked around as if to say, "What in the world is going on? Why did the kids stop running around chasing that ball and WHY in the world is EVERYBODY staring at me?!" Finally, I waved her hand in the air and said "We're ok!" and the game resumed. There weren't any tears from Bethany, by the way. And once we gave the "I'm good" sign, the game resumed and Bethany was ready to start walking in the field next to the game.

October has come and gone too. Ethan is reading! Can you believe it?! My little boy, reading. I mean reading! His Sunday School teacher came up to me and said, "Ethan is reading! I hold up the memory verse and he just reads it!" I wanted to say, "Why are you so surprised?! He is in kindergarten. Aren't ALL kindergarteners reading?!" :) (Just a bit of sarcasm). Bethany is running throught the house squealing and chasing Rebekah, Ethan, and Daddy-O. Rebekah is about finished with the math curriculum I had for her to use this year, only 2 lessons left. Looks like we need the next level!

I have been bitten by the running (and I use that term very loosly) bug. I woke up one morning and wanted to go for a run. That was a couple of weeks ago and I have been running every other day since then, increasing in time and milage. I'm considering running in the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis November 21. But, I want to be able to do it quickly... under/around 30 minutes. If I can't do that, then I don't really want to sign up. SOOO, all that being said, looks like I need to try to get my run in today! :D It's overcast, and supposed to rain like mad tonight. Maybe I'll just have to go 2 days in a row.

I'll add some new pictures in a bit. Need to get some housework done while things are quiet here. What I really want to do is just crawl into bed and curl up under the covers. Looks like winter outside and it doesn't look like I'm going to be getting much housework done this winter if I cave to this feeling. (What's that song... I can't fight this feeling..deep inside of me...to curl up in my cushy bed and dream?!)