Instead of doing so many games today I kept it down to just two. We swam with friends this morning after hitting up the gym. So yeah, I am tired. BUT the kids were so excited about doing more games that I had to do something. So today we did the long jump (3 different ways) and then a basketball shoot out. Again, they had a great time and again they are already begging to know what we will be doing next! My creative brain just can't keep up!!
My kids are all into the Olympics. This is the first time they are all old enough to really appreciate all the hoop-la. Jon Kent is definitely more into it than his younger siblings. On the first day of the games we were watching the USA's men archery and they were playing against Italy. They lost by 1 point. I was in the middle of folding and putting away laundry and didn't really think much else of it. A few minutes later Jon Kent comes up to me with tears in his eyes and says, "I'm kind of embarrassed and sad that the USA didn't win. We are supposed to win everything." I explained to him that we can't win at everything, but the USA still won a silver medal and that's a lot to be proud of. He still seems to get nervous for the athletes when they are competing but he has a better understanding that they aren't going to win every time.
So in the spirit of the London games we decided to hold our own Olympics here at home. I told the kids we would do a few different games every day and tally up the score at the end of each day. *Yes we do keep score. The whole point is to have fun, but I am also not the type of parent who thinks everyone is a winner. Sorry, just not. It teaches them good sportsmanship and how to handle a loss.*
Today we did 5 games (planned on only doing 2, but the kids were having so much fun.. must find more games to use for tomorrow.). We played hurdles, discus, soccer shoot out, one foot stand (left side and right side), and swimming. All the kids had a good time and can't wait for the games tomorrow!
Three years ago today we were making our way down I-20 to new lives. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. We knew no one, all our stuff would be in storage for the next month, we still hadn't closed on our house, we would spend the next month in an apartment, and we were all full of nerves. But in the last 3 years we have met tons of new people, made friends who feel like family, found a wonderful church home, made a house into a home, and have all but forgotten the nerves. I can honestly say that moving to South Caroline was one of the best things we could have ever done. Very thankful that God had a plan for our lives that brought us here.
I'm Emily. I'm a Christian. I'm 30 years old. I'm a wife to my soulmate, Kent. I'm a SAHM to my 3 beautiful children: Jon Kent-9, Zoey-8 and Nathan-5. I'm from a small southern town where we say ain't and y'all. I love my southern roots and wouldn't trade it for all the cream of wheat you've got. We currently hang our hats in South Carolina because of a job promotion my husband was given. So come along for the journey that is my life.
Kent is my wonderful husband of 10 years. In those 10 years he has provided for his family unselfishly. He is a wonderful daddy to our 3 small O'villers. He loves me despite my many flaws and I truly believe he sees me for who I am. I fully intend to spend every last second of my life with him.
Jon Kent is 8 years old. He is a 2nd grader now and I am beyond proud of what a great little boy he is becoming. He loves to learn and figure things out. Jon Kent is an amazing big brother. He is caring and compassionate. He likes to make friends and has really come out of his shell over the past year. Jon Kent loves playing basketball, football and soccer. He is a wonderful, compassionate, kind kid. He is truly a blessing to have as a son.
Zoey is 7 years old. She is my baby girl. My love that only a mother and daughter could have. She is my tomboy who likes sparkly things. Zoey is in 1st grade and she is a social butterfly. She doesn't meet a stranger and the more friends she has the better. Zoey loves to play with bugs, lizards and frogs. She also likes to play with her brothers and tell them what to do. Zoey loves singing and dancing. Anything to make someone smile. This past year she has really gotten into art and I am truly amazed at her ability to draw and color and bring out details that many would leave unnoticed. Zoey is our surprise blessing that I am continually grateful to God for.
Nathan is 5 years old. He is the baby and uses that fact to his advantage. He is a cuddlebug and a wrestler. He adores his big brother and makes it his mission to do everything that Jon Kent does. Nathan is a momma's boy and I wouldn't have it anyother way. His favorite pass times currently are playing with action figures, crewing on his "banket" (blanket) and getting as dirty as possible. Nathan marches to the beat of his own drummer. He is stubborn and strong willed, but doesn't like going to time out. He is a leader and I pray God can use him to lead others to Christ.