Rowing season is almost over.
This weekend is the Head of the Charles in Boston
and then the following weekend is the finals in Worcester.
This past Sunday's regatta was held in New Hampshire.
Steve had flown home Saturday night at midnight
and I woke up at 4:30 with Stephen to get him to his bus for NH.
Steve stayed home all day Sunday with the 3 kids
and the puppy
and I was able to drive up to the regatta..alone.
I don't even think I put the radio on in the car.
I LOVED the silence.
Don't get me wrong..
I love the happy chaos in our house on a daily basis
but sometimes you just need a little peace.
I left the house at 6:30 a.m and drove the hour and a half to NH.
The sun was coming up as I drove through Boston.
And when I drove home..with Stephen..
Sunday night at the same time
just 12 hours later..
the sun was going down.
It was a beautiful day.
Typical fall day in New England.
One minute I'm bundling up my coat
then next I'm ripping it off.
Crossing the finish line.
They finished 14th out of 36 boats.
Really good for our little club!
We race against big time prep and private schools!
And look at the foliage!!
These regattas are all day events.
The kids are usually on the bus by 5:30am to travel to the venue.
The bring pillows, sleeping bags, homework
and they all pig pile together on the ground.
The parents do the food.
There is a lot of food to prepare/bring/set up/cook.
And a lot of kids and parents to feed.
Somehow it all gets done.
Sunday I helped out.
And it's funny..
we'll whisper to each other..
"look at so and so schools set up
They've really got it going on!"
It was a fabulous day!
It was so great to spend time alone with Stephen.
He's such a great kid.
We're so proud of you!