Thursday, June 25, 2009

Feeling Accomplished

I haven't had time to blog much lately. It has been a busy couple of weeks, but thought I would give a quick update on a few statuses........

First, Gabe (he's the five year old who hated swim lessons) is now a little fish. The boy can swim better than his siblings. Amazing what 2 weeks of lessons can do.

Secondly, Zander made ALL STARS for the 7/8 year old team this past year. It was an amazing and fun year. I can't begin to tell you how much he has grown and matured in the game of baseball this year. His ALL STAR team was made up of primarily first graders, so they were a very young team. We were not expected to win any games in the tournament. Anyhow, last weekend his team lost the first game against a super team (one that will probably win the whole thing). They were sent to the losers bracket where we thought we would just lose and be out. But much to our surprise and after a Saturday full of alot of fun and baseball games....our boys won 3 back to back games on Saturday....which led us back to meeting up with that first team that beat us. We did not win the tournament, but I was very proud to see the hussle, good attitude, and listening skills that Zander showed during his play. All the boys were great and it was a fantastic and great learning year.

Thirdly, I manage to survive my self training of how to make and edit a video into a movie using windows movie maker. Let me just say....I almost gave up because I really had no idea what I was doing. But I managed to train myself in 3 full days (with a few tears, dirty words, and sleepless nights) I finally compiled a video for Father's Day to share last Sunday! And get this, I even look forward to making many more videos! Hopefully it will only take me a few hours instead of a few days the next time around!

Lastly, getting the house back in order. I have begun the summer "To Do" list and have managed to clean the masterbath, the closet, the utility room, and weed the flowerbed. I still have so much to do and only have 2 days until my sister in law and her kids are in town! I still don't understand why it must take having family come in to kick start the cleaning spree.

Well now that I have bored you with a quick catchup.... I will let you check out the video at the GBF Children's BLOGspot. Just click here!


Red Writing said...

So glad Gabe did well with swimming lessons! Can't wait to get Jonah in them next year. The movie was fantastic! I know how frustrating it can be to put one together. Now that you have mastered movie maker you probably don't even want to hear this, but Photostory is a great program and super easy. I have heard people who use lots of different ones say that it is easiest. A free download. Anyway--Your video was great--really enjoyed it and it made my masscara run.

Sandy said...

enjoyed the video!

Kathy said...

Congrats on accomplishing Movie Maker. I've heard that's a very cool thing. Today I cleaned our bathroom which I just detest doing for some reason. Ah, feels so good to have it done, and now you're inspiring me to continue!