....since I last posted. Shoot me. Apparently life gets away from you sometimes and you forget your priorities (or I do anyway.) So here goes. Six months in a nutshell.
Kyle did indeed go to Camp Woodward this summer. From what he tells me it was unbelievable. As many hours a day as they could squeeze in skateboarding - they did neglect to eat and shower, but skateboarding all day long in one of the biggest skateparks in the US was far more important. He can't wait for next summer.
Ron & I spent a few days in Sedona while Kyle was in Tehachapi. It was nice. While Kyle neglected to eat (and maybe even sleep) Ron & I did nothing but sleep and eat. There is great food to be had in Sedona. Yes, we did actually get out and see some of the beautiful rocks too.
Snoopy & Joe took the summer off from training. They simply swam for months. I think they loved it. The boys are rapidly approaching their 3rd birthdays.
June brought hockey tryouts. Kyle is now playing for the Phoenix Mustangs (Valley of the Sun Hockey Association) at the Arcadia Ice Arena. It's a bit farther to drive, but he is with a great coach (same as last season) and a great group of kids (a lot from last season.) We travel to Salt Lake City & San Jose in November, Denver in January, San Diego in February. So far that's it - and really, isn't that enough?
Kyle also started 8th grade in August. EIGHTH GRADE!!! Where does the time go? Next year high school.
Ron was flying a line for a while, but now is back on reserve. He seems to prefer the couch to the cockpit.
Yesterday, Kyle had 5 baby teeth removed surgically. I guess in this day and age if you reach 13 with baby teeth still intact, they have to come out. The oral surgeon said those teeth had some mightily sturdy roots. Kyle came through the anesthesia just fine, asking when he woke "when did you grow two heads?" He's recuperating now.
So that's my nearly six months in a nutshell.