This is one of those times in life that feels like, what’s the saying?? A beautiful mess? Everything has felt a bit chaotic and hectic over the last couple weeks (actually, couple months, really), but so much of it is so GOOD! So this isn’t a complaint. 🙂
Let’s see…so, I got home from swim camp on Thursday night with Asher. (Trying to think where I even left off!) Ethan spent the whole last week at my parents’ house and had a blast with them. They brought him home Thursday afternoon in time for his end of the year soccer party (was supposed to be for kids and parents, but I just could not make that work this time. At least Ethan got to go.)
Friday was a little crazy too- my parents were here (my Dad was helping us with some electrical work in our garage…we have had this ongoing garage finishing project which has turned into a major pain in the butt- and has been the cause of some annoying stress. It’s one of those situations where it didn’t HAVE to be this way, but certain workers did not do what they were supposed to do, creating a massive headache for us. Anyway. Hmph.).
I had to unpack everything from swim camp, and then turn right around and pack up Asher yet again to head to Des Moines, Iowa for the weekend with Ivan (for a swim meet). He had to work in the morning and got home by ~2:00 to head out. They took Ivan’s brother, too, so despite being kind of exhausted from camp, Asher was excited to go. I was actually happy to sit this one out.
After the meet session on Saturday morning, they walked over to check out the Iowa State Capitol building. This room is pretty cool looking!
My parents left on Saturday afternoon, so I had the evening alone with Ethan- which is pretty rare. We ended up making homemade nachos (to prove to Ivan that I can ALSO make good tasting nachos (they are sort of his specialty)).
We watched a new Netflix movie called Blue Miracle. I highly recommend it! We both loved it. It’s based on a true story and takes place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (a place Ivan and I have vacationed, and I saw some scenery I recognized which is always fun). It’s about a Mexican young boys orphanage and their unlikely partnership with a fisherman (Dennis Quaid) in a quest to save the orphanage…and maybe the rugged fisherman along the way. 🙂 One of those very touching, inspirational movies. Definitely want to watch again with Ivan and Asher.
We got him all packed up for camp, too.
I’m grateful the camp provided a packing list, because that made it very simple to pack.
By Sunday afternoon Ethan and I headed out for camp (Ivan and Asher weren’t home yet). Ethan seemed ready to go! Two of his best friends are in the same group/ bunk as him, so I’m sure they are going to have so much fun.
The camp is only about an hour away, so not too bad. I got him all checked in and dropped off with no issues. He didn’t seem sad at all- maybe slightly nervous/ awkward, but he gets like that sometimes initially in new situations.
The packing list had said to bring stationary/stamps to write home… he said, “I’m not doing that. What’s the point?? By the time you get the letter, I’ll be home!” Hmph. Then when we arrived, I asked if he would at least use the email service to send me a note. Then he said, “I don’t want to take time out from having fun to write you an email!!! I’ll just tell you all about everything when I get home on Thursday.” hahaha. Thanks a lot, kid….
I’m hoping for a pretty quiet week around here while he’s gone. I have a ton of work and other stuff to get to, so I’m hoping Asher will be happy to lay kind of low after his whole busy week away (between camp and the Iowa meet).
I am grateful that Ethan got into this camp week with his two best buddies. It can be tricky to coordinate, so I’m grateful this worked out for him. 😊