Sunday, May 20, 2007

Ups and Downs

Our Young Women's lesson was on journals today and I committed to write in my journal today. (Oh by the way I was called to be the YW secretary two weeks ago hooray!) I have several journals in different forms but at the moment this is the easiest one to do, so here I am. This has been a week of ups and downs for our family, happily Ronny and I ended on a high so all is well. The kids may have other ideas however.

Joseph started our week off with a bang. On Monday he learned his friend Tyler Gus at school had taken his training wheels off over the weekend. Joseph insisted that Ronny take his off when he came home from work. We were a little hesitant as it had been a while since Joseph had even ridden his bike but we gave in. He climbed up on the bike, Ronny held the back for about five steps and off Joseph went never looking back. That was the end of that and now Joseph is off to the races. We were amazed. I promise to get a picture of this when I can.

Ronny had his endoscopy on Tuesday, that brought about its own set of problems and concerns. We still have not heard from the doctor with the results of the biopsy. Ronny is doing well about taking his medicine at least 1/2 hour before eating, he takes it when Ben gets up for the first time about 5:00 am.

Charley finished her first soccer season on Saturday and was given a trophy by her coach. She is so excited about that. Charley came out in the second half crying when she got kicked. At some point I will just tell her to take a deep breath and play on but I don't think we have reached that time yet. We did have a talk about how things like this happen when we play sports and we just have to learn to deal with them. She agreed and stopped crying. Thats my girl! Ronny has agreed to be her assistant coach next year.

Ronny and I went out on a date last night. We went to see Spider Man 3. Pretty good but way too many story lines going on for one movie. Our babysitters were a little young this time (11 and 12 year old sisters) so we were happy to have two. The kids made them work for their money. Apparently Ben cried most of the time and Joseph and Sam would only go to sleep with Charley laying on the floor after much crying. They survived and were happy to see us when they woke up this morning. It used to upset me and give much guilt when I would here the kids cried while we were out. Now I just apologize to the sitters for having to listen to them and shrug it off. Going out with Ronny is far more important to me know than to worry about the kids crying.