Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Catching Up After Last Week (post-funeral)

We had a nice week together as a family, recovering after the loss of my husband's father. He received 5 days of paid funeral leave, so it was a blessing to have that time together. We attended the funeral on Monday and spent some time with L's sister and nephews whom we don't get to see too often. I was so impressed with how well-behaved J was at the service, other than a few silent protests of "is it done yet" and "I'm hungry Mommy!!"

On Tuesday, L got to join J and I at his sport's class at the YMCA. It's called "Intro to Sports" and they're introducing everything from basketball, football, soccer to floor hockey to give the kids a flavor of the various sports. I love what he's learning about moving his body, being part of a team (they put on little colored jerseys as part of the class) and following instructions. He is doing great and a blessing is that the coach told us how impressed he is with J's confidence and enthusiasm which he said stands out for an almost 4-yr-old.

On Thursday, we had a beautiful day and L had the idea for us to spend the afternoon at the zoo. We are so fortunate to have a zoo that is free and we just love it. L has a great time putting his face in all the cut-outs like the ones daddy and I are in below ... and the polar bear. He got to take a train ride and play at the Zoo Park too. By far, though, his favorite place in the zoo is the Discovery Center and Herpetarium. He loves going to all the different learning stations and looking at things under the giant magnifying glasses like animal skulls, fur and feathers. All that action left him pretty tuckered out at the end of the day, and he fell right asleep on the car ride home.


Thanks for visiting!


Chris said...

Hi Tracey, sorry for your loss. Other than that sad news, I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Tracey M. said...

What a sweet and lovely note! I'm so glad you found my blog. I will have fun visiting yours too!!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

Hi Tracey! Sorry I'm so behind on responding to comments! I'm so sorry about your father in law, glad you were able to be with family during that time. SO glad you liked the books! They are such good reads!

Lovin' Life said...

Hi Tracey,
What a blessing to be able to be with family during a sad time like this.
I think the sports class is such a great idea. What a great way for them to try and decide if they like a sport.

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