Monday, October 29, 2012


With the start of school comes the start of after school activities.  I try not to get the kids involved in too many things because well, it can get a little crazy driving them everywhere and these activities cost money.  This year, I started Ava in horseback riding.  If you know her, you know that she loves horses.  This is not just some passing fancy, the girl has been crazy about them for 2 years.  Ava has been in lessons for a little over a month and she loves it and has learned quite a bit.  I also started her in dance class once a week.  She takes an hour-long class which is 1/2 hour tap and 1/2 hour ballet.  She likes the class but prefers gymnastics, so we'll probably be switching back when dance is over.
Alex is continuing his martial arts and has recently earned his green belt!  He really enjoys it and it helps that he really has to pay attention in order to learn the moves.  Alex is also continuing in his piano lessons and is really improving.  He is still involved in scouts and is working on his bear badge.  And if that wasn't enough, the kids are enrolled in an after school art class once a week.  Whew!  Actually, it's pretty manageable (of course, I only have 2 kids) and we are busy Monday-Thursday but the weekends are free which is really nice.

My little equestrian with her pony, Lucy.
Green belt!
On her way to dance class.