Hannah vs. Soccer pt 1

September 29, 2010

So, we enrolled Hannah in soccer and she was excited… until we got there.  The first week, she wouldn’t even go out on the field.  Although, I think we shot ourselves in the foot when I forgot to give her anything to eat before hand.  (We normally eat at the time that soccer starts.)  The next week went soooooo much better when she got a snack before she played.  We also learned a verse that says, “God is there with you, holding your hand, so don’t be afraid.”  Or something like that.  I need to look it up again.

Last Monday was her first game.  Being that she’s with all 4 and 5 year olds they don’t get real indepth.  They say, this is how you kick the ball, don’t touch it with your hands and that is the goal you’re trying to get the ball into.  Though it was pretty fun to watch as players on both teams tried to kick the ball into their own goal.  Hannah needs a little help.  She didn’t quite understand what exactly she was trying to do.  She would run after the ball on the outskirts… a little too much like her mama, I think.

Here is Hannah’s team the Purple Penguins.

A very excited Hannah.

Giving high fives after the game.  (They lost by the way, 1 – 0)

Everytime gets better.

God bless your socks off!

Rachel


Happy Birthday Caleb!

September 28, 2010

Because we were going out of town, we celebrated Caleb’s birthday early.  When I asked Caleb what he wanted for his birthday, he said cinnamon rolls, cake and candles with fire.  (Yes, he was that specific!)

So, two days before his birthday, I made cinnamon rolls (just the tube kind, I wanted as much sleep as possible, thank you very much).  Then, to be fun, I put candles in it and Hannah and I sang “Happy Birthday” to him.  Caleb got to be the leader everywhere we went that day.

While supper was cooking we gave Caleb his first present.  A spiderman scooter.  We’ve learned that it’s not how much you spend on them or the amount of toys as long as it’s what they really want.  It also helps if it’s something you can do with them.  This scooter we got second-hand for 5$, but he loves it and doesn’t care that there’s a little wear.

Then, for supper we had macaroni and cheese and french fries, via Caleb’s request.

After supper Caleb got to open his presents.  A box of random legos from Mommy & Daddy, lego people from big sister and fruit snacks from little brother.  I try to encourage them to get gifts for each-other and to use their own money.  (Obviously Ethan had help as he doesn’t get an allowance yet.)

We also got him a chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream.  Can you guess who my chocoholic in training is?

My little boy is no longer a toddler, but a preschooler and a big bundle of energy that keeps me on my toes.  My 3 year old.

May God bless your socks off!

Rachel