Monday, December 3, 2012

Ready to roll (plus some pictures)

Today I have gotten the kids ready by myself, taken them to homeschool co-op, made lunch, read them a Christmas book, convinced all three of them to nap (or to at least pretend), put away three loads of laundry and one load of diapers, and now...

I am ready for roller derby!

And because my parents just took all three kids to their house for a visit and I am sitting here alone enjoying a large glass of liquid chlorophyll, I feel relaxed and awesome about it too.  (Thanks Mom and Dad!)  We'll pick Robert up on our way to practice, but just having an hour or two to rest my brain is such a relief.  Tonight's the first try at passing assessments for me and all the other fresh meat!  Can't wait to see how close I am to being a rostered skater.

Suzi's elf hat I made for her (inspired by Katwise) in URGE colors for a parade

The girls set up our nativity scene.  That is a taped-on ribbon beard Suzi is wearing.

Ivey, awesome big sister

Suzi made herself antlers by sticked a forked branch down the back of her shirt.  It couldn't have been comfortable, but it was funny.  Reminds me of that book, "Imogene's Antlers."

Guess who lost her first tooth!  Pulled it all by herself, too.  Go Suzi!  This is a first for me and Jordan as well as for her--our first baby's first lost tooth.

We went to a gymnastics party and it was great!  We thought Robert might be too little to join in, but he wasn't.  Nor was Jordan too big.

On the way out of the party, I noticed an interesting lump in the back of Ivey's pants.  I asked her what it was.  "An orange," she replied.  She has long thought it was acceptable to use the part of her pants that is meant for her butt as a "pocket."  At least it was only in her pants and not in her underwear!

This big boy is climbing tall play structures and going down slides now!


I caught him the first time.  The second time I was taking a picture and he slid before I could grab him.  He flew off the end and fell on his butt.  Sorry Bob!  But he climbed right back up there again.

Well, it's time to get dressed for skating.  Wish me luck!