Monday, October 22, 2012

Luke and Soccer

 Luke has really enjoyed his soccer season.
He has scored a couple goals and taken a few shots to the face.
He handles it all in stride.
We had a parents verse kids game on Friday, and
he thought it was a lot of fun to play against me.
I take him to all his practices and Ben takes him to all his games,
softball and soccer have coincided every Saturday.
He doesn't seem to mind, but I sure hate missing his games.
He's loud and intense on the soccer field just like he is in life.
We haven't talked about if he will play again,
but I'm pretty sure he will, he loves getting out there and running around.

Anna's A Catcher

 The last game of the season was Saturday.
Anna was AWESOME!!!
I had multiple parents come up to me after the game and tell me just how improved she was.
She stopped almost everything on the ground,
and the only ones that got over her head still hit her glove but were just too high.
She needed a few more inches in height.
She almost threw out the runner at third and she has become confident behind the plate.
When she said, I'll try catcher, I thought okay that will be fun for a little while.
I know she's amazing but I didn't realize all her potential.
She listened to everything we've told her all season and she's trying hard all the time.
More strikes are called because she doesn't let the ball by her and the ump is more likely to call a strike at this age level if the catcher has it under control. 
She definitely is in control back there.
But this week she proved she was more than in control at the plate with the bat too.
She got her first hit, down the first base line into right field and drove in three runs.
A memory that won't soon be forgetten.
Getting in the car on the way home, Anna said,
"I can't wait to sign up for next season."
I can wait, I'm ready for a break but I'm excited to see her play again.
We have a tournament this weekend then we'll put it all away until spring.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Harry Potter Pumpkin

While I was playing softball, the kids were at home readying their pumpkin to enter into the library contest. They had to decorate their pumpkin as their favorite book. The three of them worked together and I think they did a great job.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


The swingset is getting lots of use now that fall temperatures are beginning here. Beau spends the most time swinging but there are only three swings so they have to share. Today we mowed and cleaned up the yard preparing for Anna's softball team to come for an end of season softball celebration next Saturday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

At the Beach with Blaise and Ryan

Before I went to the airport to return home my brother made a stop at Pacific Beach. We dipped our toes in the ocean, watched the surfers and Blaise and I played in the sand. It was a peaceful joy filled 45 minutes. The sound of the waves, Blaise's laughter and quality conversation with my brother. I loved walking through the airport with sand between my toes remembering the short time I spent there. It was a fantastic weekend and all was well on the home front when I returned. Ben is one awesome dad!