Saturday, September 29, 2012

Soccer times two!

Soccer season has started up and just like preschool, we have two playing! 
Jack loves the IDEA of soccer, and kicking the ball by himself; the games are another story.  We start on the line with the team.
 Then we sometimes wander and lose interest.
 Someone calls his name and then he runs back to the group.  The first two games he only made it about 10 minutes.
 He's making progress though and has kicked the ball a few times during the game!
 He's also having fun and chasing the ball!
 It must be Uncle J's lucky number rubbing off, because he definitely had fun last week!
 Yay green team!
 Our experienced pro, started on the line for his first game . . .
 and had to entertain us all with his dancing.
 Then after 2 goals . . .
 He got bumped back : )
 That doesn't slow him down a bit or keep him from having a good time with his teammates.
 I'm sure the parents didn't know they were going to get a dance show along with the soccer game.
 This picture just cracks me up!  The coach always asks them, before the ball is kicked, which way they are going.  If you look carefully, two are pointing down field, one is pointing straight ahead and the other one has his arms crossed!  Oh the joys of working with 4 year olds! : )
 High Five!
 I have to say that whenever I see this situation I always hold my breath hoping that the kid in front of him isn't going to get run over!  This boy has some serious drive to get that ball and he runs so fast!
 And where is Libby Lou during all this fun?  Usually on the play ground. : )
We're so proud of our little soccer players and hope we have a good rest of the season getting to know our teammates, their families and learning a little more about being a part of a soccer team!

Preschool times two!

So we have two little people in preschool this year!  Jack is in 3K with the same great teachers Sawyer had last year and Sawyer is in 4K with wonderful new teachers. 
 Sawyer's really into sticking his tongue out in pictures these days!
 Big boy with a book bag for the first time!
 This cutie girl gets to stay home with mommy and do fun things, like playing baby dolls, tea parties and running errands. : )
She loves her baby and showers her with hugs and kisses throughout the day. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Terrific Three!

My birthday buddy, how is it possible that you are three years old?  Wasn't it just yesterday that I could hold you in my arms and rock you?  What a sweet little boy you are growing up to be and my, how we love you! 

You've come out of your shell so much this last year and will chatter away when you can grab someone's ear.  You still tend to be more reserved in a large group of people, but you're more than willing to have a good time, especially if brother is leading the way. 

You want to do just about everything that brother does, which is making you less cautious, little by little.  You're my little thinker and so often I can see the wheels turning before you do something.   

There are very few days that I sleep in since you are an early riser.  While I usually wake with the sun these days, I wouldn't trade the world for your sweet little face in front of mine asking for a "cuddle" and a "spot" in the bed.   

You are the perfect main middle man for our family.  You are fairly even tempered (with the exception of a few things that your brother currently does to you : ) and play so well with both of your siblings. 

I pray that as you continue to grow the Lord would give your sensitive spirit a sensititivity to the things of Him, that you would know Him. 

We love you sweet buddy!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Family Pictures

So we just had family pictures done a few weekends ago and I'm in love with so many of the shots!  We have sweet pictures and absolutely hilarious pictures (you can decide which belong in each category : ), but they are all ones that I cherish.The gal who took them is someone I met through my college roommate and that I can now call a friend.  She and her sister were so patient with my crazy crew and a certain little girl's crankiness, and in the end she was able to capture so much of their personality!  Libby was less than thrilled with this venture (hence the large number of family pictures that she's scowling in : ), but even she couldn't help but smile for Maria and Diana in the end.  Maria has a blog where you can read about her adoption journey as well as see some more of her work.  She uses her photography skills as a fundraiser to bring home their sweet baby girl!  If you live in the Columbia area, you are in luck, because this awesome lady will be in town doing photo shoots on June 2nd!  If you would like to help support her and get some awesome pictures in return, leave me a comment or e-mail me, and I'll be happy to give you the details!