"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some Firsts, Some Seconds

It was a big week in our house!

Inigo played in his first Flag Football game. (He did pretty well considering he missed 3 [YES, THREE] practices including his first scrimmage.) Yes, the official had to blow the whistle and stop play due to some miscalculations my boy made, but it was no big deal.

  • First of all, he forgot it was FLAG football and aggressively tried taking down members of the opposing team (go Inigo!)
  • He panicked when the quarterback handed the ball off to him and he looked up and saw all the members of the opposing team bearing down on him. He immediately shifted into self preservation mode. He threw that ball as far away from his personal body as he could. And since he wasn't quarterback.... they stopped the play. Darn.

(This reminds me of an old joke we used to tell:
Q: Why did they stop the leper football game?
A: There was a hand off at the 50 yard line.) A HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

He had a blast! The hardest part was they played a double header... back to back... and it was a VERY HOT day. He was exhausted at the end.

This week was also the first day of SECOND GRADE!! Woot! What an exciting time! He's no longer the "little kid" on the playground. Lunch is divided into two groups: 1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade... so now he's BMOP. You can bet he and his friends RULE that playground at noon! (He has a REALLY GOOD group of friends and I know that they are very nice to the brand new first grade children!)

Yep! 2nd Grade!

His first day of school got off to a rocky start by missing the bus. It wasn't due to negligence on our part... we were ready to go. We have a new driver this year, and even though the route is the same, apparently she gets to determine what order she picks the kids up. She decided to get our neighborhood FIRST, so she came 5 minutes earlier than we expected (which is actually about 15 minutes earlier than we caught it last year). We had just walked out the door to walk down to the stop and he yells, "MOM! THE BUS!!" He took off running down the street with me behind him yelling, "GOOD BYE!! I LOVE YOU!!" He was almost to the corner when it just drove away. Talk about feeling rejected!!

The consolation was that since she was SOOOO early, no one else made it either. An even better consolation was that he got to catch a ride with his friend's beautiful high school aged sister in her cool pick up. So, it wasn't such a tragedy after all.

**Note: After school I went to pick Inigo up and decided to talk to the bus driver. I told her that she just drove away and left him when he was almost there and she said -- non concerned -- "Well, he wasn't there when I came back." Ummmm..... how do I respond to that?!? We thought she might come back, so we waited another 15 minutes at the bus stop, but we didn't see her! Then I asked her what time she would be picking kids from our neighborhood up each day. She will be here 35 minutes before school starts. We live a minute and a half drive from Inigo's school. He won't be riding the bus. I prefer he had a leisurely morning AT HOME, not sitting on a bus. For the time being, I'll be taking him.


I survived my first Pack Meeting. How would I describe it!?!?



Completely foreign.

Slightly insane.

I have a LOT to learn!

What's worse? Pinewood Derby is coming up IN A MONTH!!! Please pray for me!


This isn't a FIRST or a SECOND... It's a THIRD, but I'm throwing it in here! I am happy to announce that even though I didn't pre-order Mockingjay and even though I live in a small town where book store pickin's are slim, I was able to acquire a copy!! Yippee! But I haven't read it yet. I decided to start the series over and just finished Hunger Games. I'm going to quickly read Catching Fire before I allow myself the luxury of opening the cover of my new book. I am excited to see how it all ends!


Yvonne said...

I love the football stories--especially the throwing the football when you see the opposing players coming at ya. It's going to be a fun year ; )

Sounds like a GREAT bus driver--NOT

I keep hearing about Mockingjay???

thorkgal said...

I'll have you know that I went to the library to get Hunger Games and I'm on the list of 98 waiting to read it. WoW! Could I get it before Christmas ya think?

Good luck with scouts... it is crazy. My motto was always, keep them busy and keep it short and sweet. :)

Sarah Miller said...

I can't believe how grown up Inigo is looking!! And good luck with the scouts thing, don't know a single thing about the program!