Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - September 30, 2015

Currently feeling: he's here so much, people probably think he's ours! (he's not)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Reverse Psychology, The Kitten Edition

She was exhausted after her ordeal.
Me: Star, you need to come out of the office.
Star: Nope, I love it in here.
Me: You don't need to be in here with this stuff.
Star: I got in here fair and square. I'm staying!
Me: I'm going to grab you and take you out.
Star: I'm hiding behind the furniture where you can't reach me. Hahahaha!!
Me: Fine, I'm going to leave and close the door.
(less than 2 minutes later)

Currently feeling: we love her anyway

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - September 23, 2015

Currently feeling: not quite sure how she fit in there

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Goal Against Former Friends

Luke hasn't scored many goals in the last 2-3 years of playing soccer. Other kids are more aggressive and want/take the ball, and generally speaking, Luke prefers to play defender anyway. I know he didn't score at all last year, and he may not have scored the year before either. (Remember, we only play one season now in the fall.)

So, we were *very* proud when he scored a goal at today's game. (Not a great shot, but this is one of his team mates congratulating him on his goal.)

Not only that, but it was the first goal of the game and against our former teammates. You don't usually see the other team's coach congratulating your team members, but our former Coach A knows that he doesn't score often, and he was so proud of Luke! This is Luke and his friend D "fighting" for the ball, with our former coach A on the right in the back.

And our coach honored him with the Player of the Game card, something he also rarely receives. Way to go!! So, Luke scored, his friend D scored for the other team, and we ended the game tied 2-2. That was the perfect way to end the game against our friends.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - September 16, 2015

Currently feeling: you let your mind wander for a split second....

Saturday, September 12, 2015

New Soccer Team for 2015

I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. After 5 years with the same soccer team, our former coach could no longer volunteer his time as head coach. Luke, the coach's son D, and J have been playing together since their first Kindergarten U-6 season, and we added C after the first year. Four boys together for 4-5 years.

We started U-6 under a different coach, but when Coach A took over the team 3 years ago, he kept as many of the original boys as he could. He will remain an assistant coach, combining with another team (who we used to scrimmage against for practice once a week), but there isn't room for all of the boys on both teams, and I'm sure the new coach's own team came first.

We miss our friends. It's going to be hard when we have to play them; D will obviously be on the team, and I think J is also on the combined team. I think we play them for either the second or third game. It will be wonderful to see our friends, but bittersweet as well.

We like our new coach (who actually lives in our neighborhood!) and our new team, but most of the boys are 6th graders. In fact, in the picture above, Luke is the only 5th grader visible (there is another one behind the officials on the right). Therefore, all of the other boys except for Luke and his classmate will move up a league next year, and we will once again be "teamless." (Also, notice his height compared to the others! LOL He's standing a bit closer to the camera, but only a couple of feet. He's in the top third in height for our team.)

In other news, we've moved up to the U-12 league, which also means moving up a field size. I think we're at half the size of a regulation field now. The problem is that we still practice on the previous size field, so they aren't really getting to practice running the full length of the field. They were dying today at our first game!
Currently feeling: bittersweet

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - September 9, 2015

Currently feeling: Mommy, what on earth are you doing?

Friday, September 04, 2015

1985 Called, They Want Their Sub Back

Not a Russian sub! Image by Björn Hamels Hfodf, via Wikimedia Commons
Pentagon acknowledges reports of Russian ship off Georgia coast

Wait, what now? Apparently, there is a Russian spy ship less than 50 miles (80 km) from my hometown/parents' house, and probably less than 20 miles (32 km) from my mother-in-law. That wouldn't have been a surprise in the 1980s, but now? What year is it again? Reminds me of this meme going around Facebook recently.

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Currently feeling: like we should put up our defenses

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - September 2, 2015

Currently feeling:   finally visiting my friend's bakery for help with a secret project