Thursday, May 24, 2012

Only the beginning...

We had such a busy March and April, and really even the beginning of May. Between races, volleyball, Dave working late and a pile of golf tournaments, visits from friends and family, and swimming lessons for Dylan it seemed like every night of the week and most weekends were busy with some activity. Add me being pregnant and super tired to that and you get very few blog posts!

I had signed a team up for a long awaited, and finally found, spring sand volleyball league. I have been looking for a rec sand volleyball league since we moved to Knoxville. I was so excited to finally find a rec league and actually have some people that wanted to play, but then we found out I was pregnant. The doctor cleared me to play, but I was so exhausted after work on Monday nights I only made it to watch a few times. I vow that next spring I will play though! (as long as I can get a team together!) Our team did great and had to put up with a lot of frustration with people not showing up and usually only having 4 people and the other teams having 6.

Next, swimming lessons for Dylan. Dylan generally likes the water, he has fun at the lake when we go with Andrew and Nina, he does spend a quite a bit of time in the boat shooting squirt guns at people, but he also will get in the water with Brandon and Andrew too. He also likes going over to our neighbors pool. I knew he would probably be a little freaked out at the first lesson since it was at a new place and people he didn't know. But I figured it wouldn't be that bad because both Dave and I would be in the water with him. I was wrong, I think he cried through the whole first lesson, but then when he got out of the water at the end, he said "that was fun!". Maybe he had just lost it by then. But gradually, week by week, the lessons got better, there were less tears and we could tell he was more relaxed in the water. By the last lesson Dylan was doing great, jumping off the platform and going underwater. A few parents even told me that they couldn't believe how well he was doing. Dylan was by far the oldest in the class. The younger kids adapted much quicker. I will certainly start #2's swimming lessons much earlier.

I am looking forward to a much calmer (hopefully) summer. June will be busy for me at work and Dave will be starting more tournaments again in June. We are hoping to squeeze a trip to Savannah to visit friends in July. Dylan is signed up for gymnastics classes starting next Tuesday, so the cycle will begin again. I think it will be better than the past few months though, I am less tired and with only one scheduled event a week we should be able to survive. I guess this is just a break-in period for me, I know our nights and weekends will get busier and Dylan and #2 get older and involved in more activities, and honestly I can't wait!

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