Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Growing up


Spencer left Sunday for sleep away camp. Though he was excited to go, when I asked him if he was going to miss us, my sensitive boy got tears in his eyes. I know he's growing up but I'm glad to know he's not so big to miss his mom and dad. It's August and even though I still have four more weeks of summer vacation I'm already gearing up for school. I'm also amazed that my two boys have gotten so big! Where do the years go, it seemed like yesterday they were babies and now one is a teenager about to start his first year in high school and the other will be a middle schooler. Thinking about Zach going to high school is truly overwhelming to me, he will officially have 498 more kids in his class than I did. That in itself freaks me out. What a difference from my 36 kids to his 534 kids. John and I keep talking about what more do we need to do in the raising of that boy because he has only 4 years left under our roof full time. I think both boys are excited about their new adventures and I truly hope they make the most of their school experience.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A tough day for Zach but a proud day for mom and dad

Zach golfed in his final Meijer tour golf tournament yesterday at the Fortress in Frankenmuth. The course is in beautiful shape and we enjoyed walking along. John took the day off so that he could watch so the entire family travelled north for the day. Though the course is in beautiful condition it is by no means easy and Zach struggled all day with both his driver and putter. Even as Zach struggled he kept his range of emotions in check and didn't throw one tiff on the course (a trait he inherited from my family). He truly acted like the young man he is quickly becoming which made both John and I so proud of him. Golf is a funny game, one day things go great the next not so much but being involved in the Meijer tour this year has been a great thing for him.
On the other hand, my goofy Spencer leaves for Camp Michindoh tomorrow. It will be quiet around our house for the week. I hope he has a great time.