I'm writing this on low fumes. Bear with me. I hope my thoughts are coherent!
Miller surprised me a bit this week, one day while driving home together. He told me he wanted to invent the first pair of gloves that are padded like soccer goalie gloves, and sticky like football receiver gloves. Apparently he’s used padded gloves, and sticky gloves, but wants both features in a pair of gloves. He also told me he’s going to have his own sport company, named “Morts,” a combination of Miller and sports. He even has a shoe on paper he’s designed, and his M logo. I asked him what his slogan should be, and he liked, Because You Can.
Miller had three games yesterday, two recreational and one prime. He’s so fun to watch, very quick, smooth, sneaky. 1-2.
This week our weather lived up to its Texas reputation by going from 12 degrees to 70, in three days. The flu season is still running rampant across the nation. School districts in Texas are now closing due to teacher shortages, and heavy student absences.
Sawyer rolled his left ankle, inward, Wednesday at the end of practice. He was not able to put any weight on it, and had help hopping out to the car, still a bit teary. Obviously, the picture is not from this week. Not thinking clearly, I stopped at the urgent care center on the way home, just to see if they offered x-ray services. I walked in the door and saw bodies in the chairs, leaning against the walls, and lined up at the desk, and left. It was like walking into a flu petri dish. Thank goodness Sawyer had remained in the car. He was pulled out of school Thursday for an x-ray, and will be recuperating only from a bad sprain. Update: Sawyer’s ankle is on the mend. He’s moved from crutches to wearing just a boot. He was the cheerleader for his team at their weekly game, which they barely won, and weekend tournament.
When I was asking your sister about her frequently wet underpants, a topic I know is a bit personal, she made me laugh with, “It’s okay Mom. I’m a girl, and I live with six boys. It’s hard to get a turn in the bathroom.” Okay. She told me one evening in bed, when she wanted to plan her birthday party, she misses talking with you. Know how much she thinks of you and loves you, and that she cherishes the memories you tried hard to make with her.
Breyer was invited to a rodeo by a classmate – the Fort Worth Stock Show – a very big rodeo. And, they were box tickets. She had a blast. She made us smile every time she talked about the “radio.” She convinced us to buy our own tickets, and your father and I will be having our own date night in a few weeks. It’s in town for a month.
We heard about Nora being fussy yesterday – a first for her. She’s still sleeping at night, just needing a bit more care this weekend. Is she not just precious?
You celebrated a birthday this week – happy birthday! You came two weeks early, precipitated by a snow storm moving into the area, and have been going full steam ever since. Your brothers always want to claim the climbed before crawl honors, but that belongs just to you.
Cooper had his first tennis match of the new season this week. He played six matches and won four. His team received medals, probably for fourth place out of seven teams. Not bad for only having one practice.
Hopefully the pictures were worth 1000 words! Love to get some back from you! You've been in a bit of a dry spell.
Your brothers enjoyed being together, visiting a Brazilian festival this weekend. Hunter played games and ate with Tanner Friday evening.
That will be all for this week. We love you dearly, and are so thankful for your place in our family. We're holding your spot open. Stay safe!