Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Last Sunday night, Leslie Stahl did a piece on Rock Steady Boxing and every day since I have been inundated with calls about our program. I had three boxers prior and I now have twelve with more assessments scheduled for this week. Over the weekend, we made the very tough decision for me to resign all of my other classes so I could focus on my family and my boxers. In doing so, I am able to have every morning off to be with the kids.
The past two days, I have 8 and 9 hour days at the gym so I took off this morning. (I turned in my notice for the week before C-mas)
Oh my gosh, it feels so good. My day typically begins at 6 am, and the girls have been asking me to get them up at 6:30. Boo was done with school work before 10 am, LE is about an hour behind her. We've been outside for a bike ride, beds are made, dishwasher run and a batch of kombucha is made.
I know not every day is going to be like this, but I am rejoicing in the small victories.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
I think we are all hooked and can't wait to do it again in the spring.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Round two was pizza. Elise won most creative making a face out of pepperoni and olives. Molly won best use of ingredients, using all of the ingredients to make a meat pizza and Avery won the cheesiest with a mountain of cheese on hers.
Round three was cake balls. Jacoby won the most original as he was the first to add eyes to his eyes and make a turkey. LE's was most creative, her cake balls were kissing. One was pink, one chocolate. R2 used the most ingredients. Boo was the top chef.
It was a super fun party. I have had multiple parents comment how much their kids enjoyed themselves.
Her theme idea, yummy to my tummy which included taste testing and Chopped. I opted for Chopped. We still got to play her game and incorporate some of her ideas. She seemed pleased. We along with help from Mimi and PawPaw were able to get her a new bike too.
We collected board games and have plans to take them to the local children's home before Christmas.
Monday, November 09, 2015
Sunday, November 08, 2015
Saturday, November 07, 2015
You have become quite independent this year, which scares me. You are the most creative Richards kid. You seem to have a flare for the dramatic, which suits you in your theater classes. You write the most creative stories and drawings. You have become quite the pianist and have even learned to play music by ear.
I love you Bella and even though you are nine now, I am still going to call you Bella Boo Bunny!
Friday, November 06, 2015
On Sunday morning, Boo was feeling inspired and asked if she could watercolor on the back porch, which led to everyone being creative on the back porch. Daddy gave LE a sketching lesson.
These are my favorite times.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
I don't have my class schedule worked out yet. Right now I am just teaching for him when I can. My priority is family and RSB, but this is a fun way to make some extra cash. Not to mention beating the crap out of stuff is kind of cool too.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
These guys are the definition of fighters. Parkinson's is a degenerative disease. So, if all we accomplish is delaying the effects of the disease, I would say we win.
Last week at co-op we got to experience Texas weather at it's finest. On Friday morning, when we arrived it was storming. During first hour we were called downstairs and into the halls to take cover during a tornado warning. My parents were driving in that morning so Dad could teach the girl's history class that morning. Thankfully there was no tornado and we were in the clear by second hour. PawPaw and Mimi arrived safely and by third hour the weather had cleared up enough that PawPaw was able to do part of his demonstration outside.
Monday, November 02, 2015
Last night we had a pumpkin party,
There was food. There was friends.
I wish that party didn't end.
Pumpkin carving. pumpkin goo.
Pumpkin guts. Ew! Ew! Ew!
But alas, the party soon came to an end,
Goodbye! Goodbye! Please come again!
Landry E. Richards