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mundane monday

Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm still working on the Q&A post. Thanks to you all for such great questions. It's just taking me a little longer than usual to come up with witty answers. I'll keep trying. In the meantime please enjoy the first installment on 'Mundane Monday'.
Part of the problem I've been having in coming up with blogging material lately lies in the fact that life has settled down into a familiar routine. During our adoption process, every day was a new challenge, full of surprises, headaches and hope.
Now that Maddie is home, life is becoming more normal, more sedate, more routine.

But don't let that routine fool you. Truth be told, life is flying by at a frenzied pace and it's all I can do to keep up.
Right now, we are spending almost all of our waking, non-working hours at the ball field...and school isn't even out yet! Alek plays at least two games a week already...and Anya and Nick started practice last week.
And once school gets out, it'll only get worse.
Thankfully Maddie is easy going.
Very rarely do we get any complaints from her...every once in awhile she gets to be squirmy about sitting on our laps (we keep a tight reign on her for bonding sake), but a quick run to the concession stand or around the grandstands usually settles her down.
On the field...
Alek is pitching just about every game. He is ecstatic! He's doing well...he averages about one 'beaning' per game...but he also strikes out quite a few. And when he's not pitching he's playing third base.
Anya is doing so much better than last summer. She's more engaged in the game, which is something I NEVER thought I'd see. She's not playing in the dirt so much this year and is chasing the balls down like a pro. Woohoo!
To say Nick is excited about baseball is like saying I like chocolate. HE LOVES BASEBALL!!!! We missed his first practice last week and you would have thought we had ended his future as an All-Star!!! He wined, whimpered and cried almost all night. GOOD GRIEF! But once he found out there would be more practices, he was golden.
He woke up this morning ready to play...and gave us minute-by-minute updates as to what they were going to practice and what time we needed to leave to get there on time. Thankfully he wasn't disappointed. He LOVED practice and is already counting down to Friday's nights session.
Alright..there you go.
A mundane Monday report.
Hey! You asked for day-to-day...you claimed the everyday would be interesting.
I can't wait to see what kind of comments up come up with for this one!

7 salty messages:

Anonymous,  May 13, 2008 at 6:53 AM  

very nice.

Tina in CT May 13, 2008 at 7:35 AM  

America's #1 sport, fresh air, outside, team building for the kids - what more could you ask for? Maybe more time to fit in all the practice sessions and games!

I bet the family mini van knows the way to and from the house to the ball fields.

Lindy May 13, 2008 at 8:13 AM  

It WAS interesting, for sure. You paint pictures with your words. Love it.

Nataliya May 13, 2008 at 9:39 AM  

I loved the times when my son was playing soccer, so I can relate! Victoria even got on the evening news once when Alex's team was playing the sectionals. I'm wondering how you'll be able to manage the games and practices for 3 kids :) I bet you want to see them all!

Stefanie May 13, 2008 at 10:52 AM  

How about another Ukrainian adoption to mix things up and take the mundane out of life??!!

Old DAN AND Little ANN May 15, 2008 at 11:25 AM  

We are new to the team sports scene but our whole family found it to be such a rewarding experience. Even Dmitry would yell 'GOOO!' and 'TOES!' at the girls soccer games. I'm glad Alek has a sport he and the rest of the family can enjoy so much!

MoscowMom May 15, 2008 at 2:08 PM  

How great for Alek to have found something he excels at and adores... And to have a family who supports him 110%! I'm really happy for all of you.

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