Saturday, August 16, 2008

Weekend at last

Well, today we said goodbye to Aunt Betty as she headed back to Pennsylvania this afternoon. We were sad to see her go. The kids enjoy her company so much, as do we. It was great having her here and huge help to me this week with all of the doctor appointments and soccer camp. I couldn't have done it without her. We look forward to the next time we get to see her.

This week was a lot of fun. We stayed busy the whole time. Wednesday I had to take Arlington to the doctor in the morning because my MIL had discovered a bump on her neck while Arlington was visiting in Pennsylvania. It wasn't bothering Arlington, but I wanted to have it checked out. It turned out to be nothing. Just a large lymph node, probably from a prior cold. The doctor could feel several in her neck and said when kids are skinny, they tend to stick out more, and they can increase/decrease in size SLOWLY after an illness. So she said as long as it didn't get larger, red, or hard, it was nothing to worry about. My mom has one in a similar spot, so it could just be an inherited trait.

Anyway, Finley's "stitches" also got checked out and she is all healed. Now we just are putting vitamin E and sunscreen on it daily to help prevent a dark scar. It is pretty small, so as she grows, and her eye brows fill in more, it shouldn't be that noticable. I am sure that will be the first of many scars that girl will receive!

Arlington did FABULOUS the rest of the week of soccer. We have a soccer star on our hands! Ha! She enjoyed it every day, and I got a chance to meet some other mommies in the area. I cannot say it enough - the people here are REALLY, really nice. Our neighbor Michelle has been really great to us, and I appreciate her including us in introductions to other parents this week. And I think Arlington and their daughter are going to be good friends. I am so happy to have them so close!

But soccer went really well. Arlington scored several goals during the games they played, and really got the hang of it by the end of the week. Mat and Aunt Betty went to watch her play on Friday and Mat took a ton of pictures. Arlington's team also won the "world championship" they played on Friday and she got a little certificate! She had so much fun. She wants to wear her cleats every day - she cracks me up.

Thursday we went out to eat at Ruby Tuesdays (boring but yum) and Friday we went down into Mystic and ate at the famous Mystic Pizza restaurant. For those of you who don't know - Julia Roberts first movie was "Mystic Pizza" Or at least I think this was the movie that put her on the map. She wasn't even the main character. Anyway, it is a typical 80's movie, but it was filmed here and the restaurant is a cool little place. The pizza is fabulous, and they serve other stuff as well. It was PACKED. But we had fun. After we ate we walked around the village a little before heading home. We parked on a street that all of the houses were historical - the oldest was from 1816. Pretty cool. The houses were beautiful and very well maintained.

Today was a pretty quiet day. Mat is going to be an assistant coach for Arlington's soccer team this fall, so he had an instructional meeting this morning. Then around 2 pm Mat and Arlington took Aunt Betty to the airport. Oh, before they went, Arlington and aunt Betty made a castle that you will see below. They were busy for a few hours and it turned out great!

This evening is a pancakes for dinner and relaxation evening. We have been watching the Olympics so will be checking that out this evening. We have to see Michael Phelps win his 8th gold medal (especially after Friday's exciting race) and see the girl's gymnastics. My favorites!

Tomorrow not much is up - probably yard work and we may check out a local fair that is going on. Before we know it Monday will be here!

Enjoy the pictures!

1 comment:

The Kovalls said...

The soccer pics are awesome! She gets right in there - too cute :-)