September 11th . 2019

The Fastest Cross Country Meet That Never Was

Bastien had his first middle school XC meet Wednesday and it was much more climactic than I’d imagined. Postponed 30 minutes due to lightning, but then randomly started 15 minutes into that 30 minute postponement. Bastien ran .95 miles of his 1 mile race before they blew the air horn and canceled it all due to new lighting. That seems like it would have been the most frustrating thing ever, but Bastien thought it was hilarious.

There are 105 kids on his team! I’m still trying to figure out how many of those are 6th graders, but a good majority. So that makes it spectacular that he led the entire race, but he did have one kid right on his heels. He also had his shoe untied for the entire race darnit. And he finished his .95 miles in 6:23. So yeah, this is going to be one fast, amazing season.

This last one is per his request, entitled: “getting struck by lightning”.

September 10th . 2019

Happy Morning To Me

One of the best things going right now is getting one-on-one time with each kid before school in the morning. It’s very relaxing and I’m not used to that. Amazing how cutting out the sibling rivalry makes all the difference in a positive attitude in our household. And also, I have time to do Hadley’s hair. It’s the best.

September 9th . 2019

Cross Country Hat Knitted

All done. I had to bite the yarn apart in the car because I didn’t bring scissors. But gol’ darn it I got it done!

Random note: Jim cooked curry outside this weekend on his induction burner. Genius! I’m so thankful my new hat won’t smell like curry for the next eight years!

September 8th . 2019

Busy B

We have been BUSY. Phew! First Renegades game of the season last week Thursday, all they way over in Troy at 8pm. Yes on a school night. Of course on a school night. This is all part of the master plan of making tough hockey players and families I’m sure. Bastien was redemptively starting center. Also they were doing road construction on the way home, adding an extra 15 minutes just for extra toughness.

And on Sunday we drove the OTHER way to Kalamazoo for a quick bike race. Fortunately Bastien always makes it worth the drive. I even got a rare hug before the race. And pretty much I’d drive around the world for that.

September 4th . 2019

Wee School Days

I came across this picture of Bastien at his first ever locker and it just stopped me in my tracks. Like sometimes, when I drop him off at school, this is how I picture him inside the building.

And then I pick him up eight hours later and somehow by magic he has grown into a teenage-looking boy. You know what I mean. It’s the craziest thing of motherhood.

September 3rd . 2019

First Day Success

Fifth and Sixth grades were very well liked in this crowd! Everything went according to plan except for the big afternoon bus delay (which meant I was 10 minutes late picking up Bastien from Cross Country). But even that was just no big deal at all. I think this is going to be an amazing year. That is, once Bastien gets a handle on his evening crashing due to earlier than ever wake up times. Here they are ready to take on the 2019-2020 school year…

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