Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Back online...for the moment anyway

Don't think we've gone and forgot about you Samoa. I just got out of the blogging habit and time got away from me and that's the only excuse I have so it'll have to do. So, to all of the friends we left behind, we miss you and hope everyone is doing well.
As for us, where to start? We moved in to our house in the Nashville suburbs December 2 and have been and are still unpacking boxes. Just in case your curious what 3 months on the dock in Samoa does to your stuff...there's not enough Lysol and Febreeze in Tennessee to get the smell out. So, we have Samoa with us still, not only in our memories.

Home sweet home

a view from the back door

Here are the first graders at Trey's school who were recognized this week for reading accomplishments (Trey is in the far right corner). He is loving his new school and teacher. It was a big change that he handled quite well. He has started gymnastics which he loves and will start soccer this week with Jay as one of his coaches. We'll see if we can get him to kick the ball this year.
Trey's big news is he gets to learn hockey from the Nashville Predators, our own NHL team. It's a free month long clinic for aspiring hockey stars. He and his dad are beside themselves with excitement.
Last week we took the kids to Playhouse Disney Live. They unfortunately didn't get to hang out and get pictures with Mickey and the gang but it was a good time. The most priceless moment was seeing Nate's face when Tigger came out. He's a fellow bouncer.

If you've followed my blog at all you probably know one of my biggest complaints about Samoa was it's lack of decent parks for kids, well, we are in park heaven now. They almost make up for our lack of beaches. Can't have it all can you? Unless you live in Hawaii.

Scott's big brothers love helping him.
......but sometimes, he just wants to do it himself! That's almost always the case these days. His most recent feat was climbing the back rungs of a dining room chair and balancing there patiently until I rescued him. He is very quiet and entertains himself and is into everything. He hasn't said anything intelligible but is working on it. He picking up sign language rather quickly. I don't know why I didn't try it with the other kids. Third time's a charm right? And is he ever.......

Nate is in preschool 3 days a week and is starting gymnastics. He's definitely the Roth family clown. He loves making everyone laugh and constantly asks the question.."are you happy?" followed up with.."I'll give you a kiss" He's the Have-a-good-day policeman.
Jay's been running a lot. He just did a half-marathon and is planning to run the Country Music marathon next month. In true Nashville style, there's a country music concert every other mile or something crazy.So that's us in a nutshell. I'm just managing the madness and that keeps me busy enough. I do find a little time to myself at the YMCA where I've discovered Zumba. It's not Veronica's Polynesian dance class but it's a good hip-shakin substitute.