But here's an update on the family.
Craig -- We are very excited that Craig will have new days off starting the middle of this month. He actually gets Friday nights off! I knew it was too much to hope he'd get any weekend nights off...the Hospitality industry just doesn't work that way. But, he will have Thursday and Friday off every week! This is
And, Craig is also training to run a marathon. I'm not sure which one he is training to run, but he wants to do it, so I am supportive. His new schedule should be helpful for his long runs.
Sarah -- Entering 6th grade on the 15th, and her volleyball practices start Wednesday. I measured her last night after having her stand back-to-back with me and discovering she was to the top of my neck and she is 59 inches! I am not sure why that shocks me. I mean, she's 11. But she has done some serious growing this summer. I have been tracking all the girls weights and heights every 3 months or so. July 29 was the last "weigh-in" date and Sarah had gained about 2 pounds in 3 months. I figured that was about right. But Saturday I noticed that Sarah looked different in a skirt she has worn all summer to Mass. And then I was observing her yesterday afternoon and I just thought, "Wow, she looks so different..." So I asked her to go weigh herself and let me know what it said. Do you know, that girl gained almost 4 pounds in a week? So, I'm not sure how much of her height happened this week, but that just blew me away.
Of course, along with physical changes come the emotional changes. Sarah really is a good girl. I fear that I react to that entire age group so much differently than she does. I find that certain things said (or not said) to Sarah by her peers make me sad/worrisome/angry and she doesn't see it the same way I do. I'm not sure why that is. But this is my first trek into teenage-girl world with my daughters, and I'm learning as I go. I am definitely witnessing the generation gap. *sigh*
Now that Sarah has her iPod, I realize that I hardly get any pictures of her. Hmmm. need to fix that. But here's one of her with her siblings and some cousins from this summer.
|13 of the 18 Poliquin-side kids|
|Dani with her cousin that's her age from SC|
|Future's So Bright -- He's gotta wear shades|
|Found a spot just for him -- haha|
|My baby boy and me|
Have a great week!