Sunday, March 15, 2015

The World is So Full of A Number of Things

This little guy didn't have a great week.  He had tummy troubles and was very sad.  Today was his first day in about five days that he didn't throw up.  So hopefully, he is on the mend.  Unfortunately, Bethany and Faith were down today with the gunk.  Clark just texted me that he's not feeling very well this evening.  Hmmm.  This doesn't bode well for Wizard of Oz week.
The cast is so talented.  It has been a real pleasure rehearsing with them.
We are right in the middle of the busiest few weeks I can ever remember for our family.  Of course play rehearsals are keeping us out almost every evening.  When all three girls wanted to sign up for softball this year and I thought we would be clear to not overlap with the play. 

I was wrong.  All three girls have started softball practice this past weekend as well.  Yikes! 
They've had a great time enjoying the nice weather and practicing catching in the back yard.
And as if that weren't enough-- this was a BIG weekend for Clark's robotics team.  Aye yai yai!
There will be a whole post about the Utah Regional competition, but it was exciting and the team did great.  

My favorite little poem is very short.  It is by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The world is so full of a number of things
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

We are busy, busy, busy.  Too busy.  Several activities, plus sickness, have converged in the same few weeks.  When I get feeling overwhelmed I repeat this rhyme to myself.
I say to the kids, "Aren't we so blessed to have so many wonderful opportunities that we don't even have time to fit them all in!"

And speaking of things we didn't have time to fit in-- Bethany's birthday.  Actually, we could have celebrated it this evening after church, but she is sick.  She's been throwing up and was so sad to stay home from church today and miss her first week in Mia Maids.  We decided to postpone her birthday dinner and cake until tomorrow-- assuming she's feeling better. 
 So although we don't have any pictures of a great celebration, happy birthday to you, my dear.  We love you so much and appreciate your patience while we run around crazy at your birthday time.  We are so grateful for your nurturing spirit, your kindness, talents, and creativity.  You are a joy to Dad and I and a blessing to our family.

1 comment:

Amy F. said...

Happy birthday to Bethany! Too bad she's sick during such a busy time. 14 can only get better from here. :)