Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Give it your best, because life does not wait

We need a new picture to look at on this blog.  That one of William's nose just hurts everytime I look at it.  So, here is one of a major awesome kid, giving life his best efforts!
This kid, I am telling you, he is great!  Thursday of last week he came home DEFLATED after practice.  Coach chose the other keeper on the team to be the starter.  Caleb would be sitting the bench on Saturday and all he wanted to do was play.  We talked, a lot.  About always doing your best and trying even harder.  But in the end the thing that mattered most was that no one could take the soccer player out of him, except him.  No criticizing, no negativity, nothing could make him quit if  he really wanted it.  So, Saturday came and he dressed as a keeper, and sat on the bench.  But at second half coach told him to change into his field jersey.  So Freaking Happy.  This is big for Caleb to play on the field.  Last 10 minutes of the game coach put him in as mid and he did great!  Had a fabulous header, cleared the ball hard, drove it up the line and did everything a midfielder should do.  And he had FUN!  So awesome!  So, now begins the hard work.  Giving it his best as a keeper and practicing here at home for 2 positions on the team.  Because, life does not wait, it just keeps going.  We have to try and keep up.
And here is a picture of a little girl experiencing one of life's firsts, loosing her first tooth.  She did it all on her own.  Eating lunch after soccer and she just started twisting that tooth and out it popped.  It was already loose, that is why there were no tears.  Life with not slow down.  We just have to appreciate each day for what good and happiness it brings.
And the other two kiddos, Peter did excellent in his soccer game.  Major awesome kid.  William, was keeper in his own game and took a ball straight on to the face.  Yeah that nose, it was fine.  He popped right back up but coach had to take him out because of the whole ball to the head thing.  My kids are tough and cool.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Normal, everyday crazy-AWESOMEness

So, you wake up....go to school and be awesome there.  Pretty normal stuff.  After school you ride home and if you are William you possible break your nose.  Yeah, that is the crazy part of our day.
We have some stupidly high driveway curbs in our neighborhood and Willam's front bike tire did not do well getting over it.  He crashed and face planted into the cement.  When he came home his nose was bleeding and he had some road rash.  We got the bleeding stopped and saw that the left side of his nose was swollen a little.  After some calls to a doctor and deciding we could not pay the ER copay, we went to the doctor and they checked the boy out.  Good news is that there was no clear fluid draining from his nose and no hematoma.  They are not sure if it is just soft tissue that is swollen or actually broken.  So, we followup on Friday and for now he seems fine.  Crazy
Awesome part of the day.....Caleb and Rob were able to go to the Real Salt Lake game last night.  SUCH A FUN GAME!  It was Glory night so the team got to go out on the field, see themselves up on the jumbo tron, and watch a crazy, awesome game.  It was hard though, the rest of us were here watching the game and Rob and I were texting back and forth when all the action was happening.
 Before the game starting, doing the dab.  I have no idea why that is so big, but they did it.  And they water the fields before the game.  Interesting.
 Caleb loved it!  He was so wired when they got home that he could not go to sleep.  And it was an awesome game!  Remand had an off night.  But the rest of the team really pulled though.  And that goal by Burrito at the end.  SO COOL!  Soccer is awesome.  Glory night was amazing!  What a cool, crazy-awesome day.

So, school started

So, Yeah I am behind.  That is ok though.  School has begun and we are trying to adjust happily.  The kids seem to like all of their teachers and there have been no major problems.  Besides a few crashes on the bike or scrambling to get assignments done.
 Haley, half-day Kindergarten
 Peter, 5th
 Caleb, 8th (look at that reflective arm band, shiny!)
 William, 3rd