Monday, December 18, 2006

Weekend Update:

This was another good weekend.

Like many others, this time of year always has me feeling a little better then normal and I try to use this time to focus on my family. I can be a fairly intense person and with that, I often fall into a "can't see the forest for the trees" state of mind. With all the things that have to be done, it is easy for me to get lost in tasks and not appreciate what little time I have to enjoy my family. This weekend I put aside my usual routines and devoted all of my time to my kids and it was a real eye the best way possible.

We all went to Jacob's hockey practice on Saturday and for a practice, he was much more excited about it then usual and it showed. He has done very well and next Saturday is his first real game. He and I went to get him a new stick on Sunday and he was very happy that he got to pick any stick he wanted. For my part, I was very happy that he chose the $12 one.

Lauren and Ethan are just as excited as there Brother and will be in the stands cheering him on.

Below is a short clip of him at a practice a few weeks ago.


Anonymous said...

This is SOOOOO cute! With all the little ones falling in the backround and they are so determined they just keep getting back up as if nothing happened. Too precious, I know exactly what you mean about spending time with the kids,.. it really is an eye opener. Good for you for taking some time to requaint yourself to your family. Many people have just lost the art to good family values. and I'm certain your sone will remember these days the most in his life.

Anonymous said...

sorry about those sp-errors. That is supposed to be "re-aquaint" & "son" not sone

Jim said...

Anonymous- Thank you! I am lucky that I have 4 work free days per week to spend with my family, but I spend many of those days cleaning the house , doing laundry and all the other things that come with being a Dad. I think we all need to take a step back to enjoy our kids as well as provide for them.

Don't worry about the spelling thing, typos are easy to make.

Thanks again for your comments!