The golden one has had a busy Summer so far. The month of June was school-free but not boring one bit! His school put on many summer camps and we signed Hold up for two of the activities that were offered; basketball and soccer. He begged for basketball and I signed him up for soccer as a few of his friends were doing it so I figured it couldn't be too bad. Last time he was involved in any form of soccer it was a disaster. He hated it and I didn't blame him. So much of the city league was based on winning rather than learning to play the game. T-ball in this city can get that way as well. I hoped that this one, being based on the school's system that there would be a lot of emphasis on sportsmanship and having fun. Luckily it was and he loved it. Three days a week he was at soccer from 8-10 every morning then home for a rest or on a playdate and then off to basketball from 2-5 every afternoon where they had brought in a few players from LA to teach the camp.
As if that wasn't enough, on the off days he was headed to tennis lessons in the mornings followed by a tutor in the afternoon that we hired to come in once a week to keep up his reading and writing over the summer. I was worried about him being "over-booked" but seriously, I never heard the words "I'm bored" once and for us that is a big WIN! He loved all of it, even the tutoring! I was exhausted running him from place to place and keeping up with the schedule of it all, but it was a good type of exhaustion.
In between the fun of the summer he has had a few photo shoots. He is lucky to still be at it having lost his lower two teeth along with the top two well on their way to falling out. He is getting to that stage where he is between childish looking and tween looking. There aren't a ton of jobs for his age group but he still gets a few things here and there especially from the companies who have used him before.
When soccer and basketball are over and we are done travelling, he will start swimming and golf for July. Holden is a good sport and he tries really hard a new things. He has high expectations of himself and gets frustrated when he isn't good at something. He had never played basketball before this camp and he expected to be good at it in an instant and when he wasn't there were tears and frustrations but he kept at it and worked hard. The boy has determination and we are very proud of his tenacity in anything he does. I hope he always keep this high self confidence and love of life.