Your eyes are not deceiving you – this is a really blurry picture of Bennett. I was going through my camera roll from spring break and found it – I’m not sure who took it, but I kind of like it.

Bennett is at his school’s science camp for a few days and this evening his absence was noticeable. He brings so much energy to a room. He knows how to carry a conversation. His laugh is contagious. And not once today did someone ask me a would-you-rather question.

We are definitely going to miss him!

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Beach week…

We spent the last week at the beach for spring break. I’m not sure how many times Cannon washed his hair, but as I was brushing it for church this morning I found a large amount of sand. So back to the shower to wash it once again – we gave it a good scrub and thought all was well.

As we sat on the pew at church today Hallie pointed out how much sand was still left in Cannon’s hair. Sure enough, as his hair dried, all that light sand was really noticeable on his dark hair. It’ll be days before we get it all out.

We are slightly sunburned, overly tired and running on a sugar high.

Sending them back to school tomorrow is going to be awesome.

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True fan…

Bennett was at a friend’s house watching the Suns game when a commercial came on the tv. No one ever really watches commercials but Bennett was convinced he saw himself on the tv. They rewound it and sure enough, he and his friend were both shocked to find themselves featured in a commercial!

I’m not sure how many times they rewatched it but they were so excited to see themselves on TV.

As a 11 year-old Suns fan – its a dream come true to be the face of their commercial.

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The procrastinating hairdresser…

The bad thing about being your kids’ hairdresser – its way too easy to put off a haircut for a day or two. That day or two turns into weeks and then before long a month goes by.

I’ve been telling myself for over a month it was time to cut Bennett’s hair – it just wasn’t a priority. Every Sunday, I’d see him dressed up so nicely in his suit and his hair looked ridiculously long. Every Sunday I vowed to carve out time to cut his hair and then Sunday would roll around and I’d be sitting in the pew once again wondering how we made it another week with long hair.

Last week was chop week for the three younger boys and they all lost a couple pounds of hair and it has made getting ready for school so much easier.

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Our kids are doing so well in all of their athletics right now – it’s so fun to cheer them on and celebrate their successes.

But lets talk about the real MVP – the youngest brother who is my little sidekick at every sporting event. He deserves a medal. He gets home from school each day unsure as to whether he’s going to be in a gym, at the courts or on the field. To be honest, he doesn’t always go willingly. But he knows the routine: Grab a sweatshirt, a water and stuff some snacks in your pocket.

He has no concept of time. He doesn’t know how far we’re driving or whether we’re getting home before or after dinner…he just hops in the car. Sometimes he’s lucky and there are other spectator siblings he can play with and sometimes it’s just the two of us and he passes the time by playing with whatever ball is readily available.

Before long he’ll be in sports of his own and unavailable to be my little support buddy. But until then, I’m going to start having all the kids refer to him as MVP. Maybe Hallie can even give him one of her old tennis medals to make it official. 🙂

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