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Sunday, August 22, 2010

another busy week...

This past week was another busy one as we were winding down summer and getting ready for school to start.

Monday we headed off to Ikea so that Mommy could hopefully be inspired by their storage solutions and so the boys could play in Smaland. We're having a bit of pantry space issues, as well as wanting to find better solutions for the boys' clothes and expanding the office work spaces. Lots on the list!
Fortunately I did figure out what I think would work great for another pantry in the kitchen.
Unfortunately, it's a $300+ solution. Crud.
Other than that, I'm still unsure.

Mon and Thurs nights Keith and I finished up our ref course for soccer. We both, and our coach, scored a 91%, a three way tie for the best in the class. We were rewarded with a really cool commemorative coin from the local soccer tournament that can be used during the coin toss. Go us!

Tues we packed in a trip to the gym and a swim play date at a friends, and some sewing and some shirt painting. Phew!

Wed we hit the bike trail for a run/bike ride. Then went to the most awful doctors appointment I've ever been to. Later we hosted a short play date with friends for each of the boys.

Thurs morning kicked off the PTA school year with the stuffing of the folders. The school passes out nicely printed folders on the first day of school with the student handbooks and other information. Someone has to stuff them so the PTA steps in and cover the job. The boys had fun playing on the play ground with some older friends.
Later that evening, the boys headed back to the school for a welcome back BBQ while we were at our course. Reports came back the it was a cluster and needed much improvement, feeling really bad for send our friend with four kids alone!

Fri the boys and I headed over the park to work on some of Cody's soccer skills. Trying to find his inner aggressive kid is the goal for the season, he's a bit timid at the moment.

That evening was the annual Niello dinner. This year they went family style and treated us to a River Cats baseball game and BBQ.
They had really cool shirts for the kids...

Then they opened up the kids corner for just the Niello group for an hour. They had a blast...

Then we headed back and ate a bit of food. The boys had fun playing with new and old friends while we waited for the game to start.

We had a whole section to ourselves, so we found some friends and took our seats.

We only stayed about 4 innings, but did get to witness a home run by the home team!

We also got to see the between inning fun with the mascots.
Sat was spent doing the normal shopping routine once Keith was home from riding his bike to work. We had left the Van there the night before and it was a good excuse to find out how long that really took. In the evening we headed over to another friends Birthday party for some wonderful food and pool fun.

Today started with a run, then some finishing of school things, followed by lunch with Keith's family, first time in about a month since every one's finally home.

Monday marks the beginning of the school year, and Cody is so excited! More to come on that soon....

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