It"s a Crazy Wonderful Life

This is a blog about my family and the crazy life in the Sims Household. We have 5 children, ranging from 14 to 5, and seem to be going in all different directions sometimes. The purpose of this blog is to help keep our friends and family up to date on what is going on in our lives.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The last 2 weeks

We have spent a lot of time the last couple of weeks at the pool.  The boys are truly enjoying swimming, and I am loving the sunshine.  Kyle has even been jumping off the diving board. 

This past week, the girls have been doing a volleyball camp.  It will continue through next week.  I had the chance to talk with the coach on Tuesday.  He wanted to move Tiffany from the 7th and 8th grade camp into the 9th grade camp that Kaylee is also in.  He said her skills are much more advanced than the rest of the girls that were in the camp with her. (he moved 2 girls up, Tiffany is 7th grade) That made me very happy.  She is doing well and so is Kaylee.  He also told me that both of the girls have great skills and he would love to have them play with him in the volleyball club.  The problem for us is that all the club games are on Sundays so we have chosen not to play in the club.  He was very disappointed, but he said he understands.  He went on to tell me that NOT playing club puts the girls at a huge disadvantage when it comes to making the teams in High School.  He said that the girls that do not play club simply do not have the "connections" to make the teams in High School.  That made me so angry.  I think that when it comes to tryouts for the HS team, all girls she be looked at equally regardless of whether or not they play club.  Skills should be evaluated and girls should make the team if their skills are good enough period.  Well, I told my girls that they just have to work hard and if they want to play in HS, they will just have to prove that you don't have to play club ball to be good enough to play on the HS team.

The two older boys started baseball this week.  It is so fun to watch them practice.  Kyle will start T-Ball practice next week.

This week, I have been working hard to get ready for Relay for Life which is this weekend.  I am really excited for the chance to walk.  I have so far raised over $300 for the American Cancer Society.  It feel so good just to know that in a small way I am doing something to help in the fight against cancer.

Today my kids and I have been busy making cotton candy and popcorn that will be sold at our booth at Relay.  We made 135 bags of cotton candy and 75 bags of popcorn.  LAst night we also made about 40 Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats and 40 Cocoa Krispie Treats.  This week I have also made some T-shirts that we will also sell there.  Here are a couple of pictures of us working hard.  I didn't get any pics while Kyle and JAke were working and of course since I was taking the pics there are non of me, but that's okay.

Our Family in Pictures