Monday, March 15, 2010

Blue Dinosaurs!!

Joe was on his first soccer team this year! The Blue Dinosaurs! He liked it but each week all he was concerned about was when he was getting his trophy! Sydney has one and he wanted it so badly! He went to his games and went on the field when he was told. Most of our time on the side lines was spent yelling "Where is the ball? GO GET THE BALL!! Joe! Joe! Follow your team! Run Joe! Other way, buddy! Kick it, JoeJoe!" I'm fairly sure he was only there in body...his mind and spirit were somewhere very different. His coach was a little intense for these little first timers and I think he might have been relieved when Joe missed a game or a practice :( We loved watching him and laughing when he was dancing around the wrong end of the field with his hands down the back of his pants! On his last game, we all sprayed our hair blue and cheered our loudest! He did have the best hair on the team, NO DOUBT! Sydney was a big supporter and was exactly like him during her first and only soccer season! 4 year olds and sports...AWESOME!!

(last game of season)

(first game of season)

Good Mom moments

As a Mom, there are days that I am more proud of than others...This was a good day. We woke up to pouring rain outside so I told my kids (in their pj's) to go out and play in it. They looked at me like I was trying to trick them into doing something wrong then cautiously stepped into the rain. The minute it hit them, they acted as they should, like KIDS! They ran around and jumped on the trampoline. Syd wasn't up to walking in the mud puddles but Joe wanted to try it. After the fun died down they wanted to take a bath together so on went the "bathing" suits and they had a WARM wet blast. After baths, we build a sweet fort in the living room with blankets and books and watched a movie with our stuffed animals. This picture is one of my favorites of all three of them. I'm not usually this fun. Infact, I'm pretty grouchy most of the time... I hope they remember the good times! This was a more simple "good mom" day. We just sat outside and played all together. It doesn't take too much to make them happy. They are the best kids! I am one lucky Mama.