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Ethan and More Ethan

One of my goals is to be an interesting and consistent blogger.

Some of my other goals are to be an adequate mother, keep my house relatively sanitary, tame the laundry pile down to a dull roar, and experience time with my family in a variety of neat places, doing fun activities.

That gets in the way of my first goal. But don’t fear – I am honing my time management skills.

I’ll just tell you what Ethan has been up to and I am sure all will be forgiven. Right?

Special Olympics. It is really a wonderful event for the athletes that participate. It is preceded by weeks of practices. There is the anticipation of the parade and friends, the new t-shirt and, of course, the medals.

DSC05764 (1) DSC05797 DSC05818 (1) DSC05805 (2) DSC05857 (1) DSC05878 (1)Years ago, this was a difficult day for our whole family. It was often hard for Ethan to manage the waiting and the weather and for our little kids too. But as they have all gotten older, the experience has gotten nicer and I look forward to many more years of participation.

“Let me win, and if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt”. ~Special Olympics Motto

Ethan also attended The Midland School Prom. All proms are wonderful. But this one is the best. The kids are all so ‘on’ and pulled together – really nailing it in every way. I feel privileged that I get to be a part of these peoples lives.

Who doesn’t love when I post about Ethan and more Ethan?!

Weekend Scenes

I just had to include Saturdays photos in this post, because they were too wonderful.

The ‘scenes’ theme started out a few weeks ago as a nice way to segway into the blogging week showing cute pictures that I collected on Sundays, but as a snapped several of these photos, I thought of what they would look like to you. I wondered about the complaint that on social media we only show ‘the good stuff’. Is it hypocritical to not show the other stuff too? As I snapped away during my silly little quest for Sunday Scenes, I was reminded that even if you’ve had a family fight, some difficult moments and a little bit of chaos – there is still so much of the ‘good stuff’ going on that it tips the scales back to gratefulness – at least it did for me on Sunday.

Here they are: