Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer winding down

Like the rest of you, our summer is winding down. The girls are getting ready to go back to school next week, and we're all beginning to long for those nice cool fall days. We as a family continue to adjust to being at home, away from treatment. Believe it or not, it is a difficult transition. We're out of practice. But things are beginning to settle in, and as school and soccer starts up, I suspect we'll all get back in step.

Speaking of soccer, we've gotten the OK to start Henry in our local YMCA league. We have a little bit of anxiety about it, mostly because we don't want him to be too discouraged if he struggles. He's gotten much more comfortable with his body and new balance, and rarely falls anymore, even on uneven ground. But we suspect that in a pack of only slightly more coordinated 4 and 5 year olds, there will be a number of spills. Hopefully the bruises to his ego won't match the ones on his knees. At any rate, he's excited about starting, and always seems to enjoy the chance to get together with other kids his age.

We went to a DC United (professional soccer) with the kids and had a good time. Henry was much more into the popcorn than the score, but it was a beautiful evening for an outdoor game.


Anonymous said...

Our family thinks soccer makes everything better--hope it works that way for yall too! SC is also ready for some cooler days. Keep us posted on everyone.
Susan P. Vallotton

Anonymous said...

Have fun with the soccer - we too are looking forward to some cool days. Hope school goes well for the girls.
Linda and Val