My Sister came to visit and brought my nephew, Ben and Mikey picked up right where they left off and had a great few days together.   My sister and I tried to get in as much as we could and yet we also just want to be still and enjoy being with each other.  We usually don’t find the balance because by the end of the trip, we still feel like we need more of a fix or a fill.   It’s really hard.

The boys both finished their Lacrosse tryouts.  Benjamin made the Bantam team and will share his goalie spot with another goalie.  I’m thrilled that he has backup because when he was the only goalie last year he had to play while he was sick and we had to postpone family trips because he was the only goalie.   At the same time, I’m not thrilled that we will make many long distance trips for him to sit on the bench while the other goalie plays.  

Cody is playing up this year,  Instead of being AP’d to the Jr. C team he tried out and made it as a full time rostered player.   He’s the youngest on the team but already he’s proving his worth.  It amazes me how far he’s come in this sport in just 4 short years.  Playing up will be a great learning experience for him.
Cody tried out last night for an Evolve elite Field team.  This team is coached by NLL players and enters tournaments all across the United States giving these kids visibility at scouting levels.   I really hope he makes it,  he’s a fantastic player and it would be a great experience for him.   We should find out today.
Cody has also started playing Rugby.  I begged him not to play.  Have you seen this sport?   It’s essentially football (including tackling) with no helmet’s or padding.   Not even a jock my friends.  One day (not soon)  I would like to have little Cody grand kids and sports like this make me fearful that it won’t happen.  I will say though, there are some great photo opportunities in Rugby.

Ken went back to work!  Yippeeeeeeeee!   It was a long winter and while I love having him around I’m not fond of the interruption of flow him being around has on our house.   I probably sound like a freak but I like doing everything, at least then things get done because there are no other expectations.  Really, I know that sounds bad but it’s not, it’s a good thing to have that order, I feel better for it.     Speaking of feeling better, Ken also got his first paycheck since being back to work…. Can you say Fan Freaking Tastic????????

Benjamin is getting ready for his 7th grade school trip.  I”m not nearly as excited as he is.   He had 5 minutes left this morning before he had to go for the school bus…. Did he spend them watching cartoons?  NO,   he spent them packing.  He will be gone for 3 days… That’s 2 nights he will sleep away from home.  My heart hurts!  

Besides everything that’s going on with my Gentlemen, Probably one of the most notable things that is going on with me is that I have started a new business.   It’s a side business as I will keep my full time job but hopefully it will generate enough to help with Cody’s college which is coming up sooner then I can fully comprehend, it will be easier for Ben if I haven’t already had to re mortgage the house by the time he’s ready for University!   The business is called Sweet Soda Frames.   I have a company in Brampton who was able to draw out the frames for me and is cutting them this very moment.  They will be ready to pick up on Monday and once I have a few finished, I’ll take the pictures and put them up in my Etsy shop.  Very exciting times!
Last but not least,  It’s the WEEEKEND!  We have a busy one ahead.   Lacrosse, lacrosse and more lacrosse!   Cody  has both field and Jr. C.   I am also watching Malcom for the weekend and while I’m looking forward to squishing him constantly, I’m not looking forward to the lack of sleep.   Can’t wait to see him though, it’s going to be fun.

Have a great week!