Monday, October 23, 2006

Bowling scores for Emily

Emily hasn't done as much bowling as she usually does by this time of year because of her swim meets. However, this past weekend she blew her average out of the water with a 111, 134, and 157!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wonderful weekend

I spent last weekend at a scrapbooking retreat. 12 women, one cabin, 3 bathrooms, and lots of scrapbooking supplies! We had a great time. It was nice to focus on getting some pages complete - I finished almost the entire year of 2005 - one book for each kid. It was also nice to not worry about cleaning the house or getting someone somewhere on time. Rob did a great job with the kids and hosue while I was gone. I told him I might need to do it more often! Emily had a swim meet on Saturday, so he had to get her to the school by 7:45 AM to catch the bus. Sam had a birthday party at noon that Rob needed to get him to, plus shop for a birthday present for the birthday boy. He also mowed the lawn, cleaned the house, and took care of Sam. Wow!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Emily swam 500 yards again

And she did it in 8 minutes and 2 seconds again! Quite consistant! This meet was in Moorhead, so it wasn't far to drive and it was just the two schools, so it started at 6 and ended at 8. Unfortuately Emily didn't swim until 7:15 and I dropped her off at 5 for warm-ups, so I spent over 2 hours watching other girls. Now, had I waited to come closer to the time she actually swam, I would have saved myself 2 hours and $5! But it was fun and I learn something new everytime I watch a meet. I've been lucky to sit next to seasoned swimming moms who share their knowledge with me.

I also got my hair cut. It's not at my chin - maybe an inch below. Rob thought I should try it and since I wasn't attached to my current style, I thought I would. Not sure if I like it or not - it dries faster, but I haven't figured out what to do with it yet. It's great for those windy North Dakota days when your hair whips around and gets all knotted! And today is one of those days - swirling snow - our first snow of the season!