Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Good Day

Today was a good day. We (Karl and I) woke up to watch a beautiful sun rising over the snow-covered field from our kitchen windows. It was a cold day (29 degrees) but sunny and wonderful. The kids and I got some school work done, but had to end early to have lunch then head out to their first day of home school bowling. I decided to sign them up because we can pay by the week, and don't have to pay if we don't attend. This gives us some flexibility in the coming weeks, as I don't like to drive in the snow and with the baby's arrival quickly approaching we may have to miss some classes. This way we can attend when the weather is good, but not lose money if we don't go due to weather conditions. It provides the kids with some welcome social interaction with their friends (and me some interaction with the moms!) as well as some needed physical activity. They had a great time....and Corbin had the high score for the day with 87 points...way to go buddy! They arrange the children by age into teams. Corbin is with the 5-8 year-olds and Logan and Hailey are with the 8-16 year-olds, though the kids on their team are all between 8 and 11. They met some new people, so that's a good thing.

Shortly after we got home the neighbors came to ask our kids to play outside with them. So, they spent the last of the daylight hours sledding in the back yard. Apparently it is very icy out there right now, so although they use the sled they also are able to just slide down on their backs or bellies. It's kind of funny to watch, and they really have a blast doing it. I'm thinking we need to go out looking for some new sleds closer to spring when they're on sale, just so we can have more for next season. Right now they have to share one most of the time...they do fine with that, but I'd like them to each have their own. I'm looking forward to next winter when I can get out there and sled, too! ;)

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