Friday, August 29, 2008

Football Jamboree

Even though school started on August 22nd, our summer actually ended on August 6th. Thanks to football season our freedom was taken away while we were still in play mode. Don't get me wrong, I like watching the kids play and have even grown to enjoy (I use the word enjoy very loosely) the NFL on TV, but do we really have to start practicing everyday for 2-3 hours right in the prime of summer? This has really disrupted some good play time, but what can I do about it, after all I'm only the mom. It just seems that our summer started so late thanks to a very cold and wet June that I hate giving up any days that I don't have to. Anyway back to football - to kick off the season the league has a big Saturday Jamboree where all the teams get together and play mini games against each opponent. It was beautiful outside and we ended up having a great afternoon. Tanner and Logan each did really well and most importantly they really love playing so I guess that makes it all worth while.

Telling the other team what a good job they did even though we crushed them.
Ryan stayed cool by filling his hat up with water and putting it on his head.
Matthew slowing down long enough for me to snap a picture
Logan doing something great - I don't really know where he is, or what postition he plays. So much for my Mom of the Year award.
Logans team again. I do know he is number 29, that still doesn't help though.
Tanner is number 83, good luck seeing him

My baby goes to school

August 22nd - this is the day that I have been warned about. The day I stood back and wondered where the time has gone. It is true what people say about enjoying your kids while they are young, not easy to do when your in the thick of things, but true. It seems that the more independent my kids get the more I want to keep them close. Ryan and Matthew, my two youngest, have been so excited for school. They had their clothes laid out for a week beforehand and wore their backpacks around for days before. It was hard for the mom but they had a great first day of school. I only have pictures of them because Tanner and Logan wouldn't let me get shots of them. Actually they are just harder to get out the door and I forgot until after they left. Oh well, they aren't as cute as the little guys anyway!

Ryan in his "Jordan" clothes
getting on the bus
Can you believe how big he is?
Loves his Ironman backpack. I AM IRONMAN!
Matthew, Maycee and Carson
Neighbors and best friends leaving for kindergarten
First bus ride
Yes,he's a lefty. I have no idea how that happened. And yes, I followed the bus to school to get pictures of him getting off the bus and going into the classroom. You know you did the same thing!

So this whole blogging thing has been quite a journey for me. I have this dream of being a big-time blogger like my sisters and then months and months and months go by and all that is on my blog are sarcastic comments from certain loved ones - you know who you are! Not to worry though, I am willing to look beyond the hurtful comments and finally post and join the world of blogging nerds!