Monday, October 8, 2012

Soccer Season


Our big kid J-boy is playing soccer this fall.  I didn't get him registered on time, so he went on a waiting list.  We managed to get him a team by bribing the rec folks with the promise of a volunteer coach:  Joseph!  :)  So Joseph is coaching this cute little bunch of 1st and 2nd graders.  J-boy's having a good time with it - it's fun to see improvement since his soccer fun last fall.
So here's a little story for you:
J-boy's first game kind of snuck up on me.  You have to pick up their shirts from a little local sporting goods store with small town hours - they close @ 5.  I forgot to get his and Joseph's - lame wife of the coach, right???  So morning of the first game I called one of the parents on the team and got the scoop on the shirt colors, ran to walmart and bought a blue shirt and red duct tape.  He got an 11 since that seemed to be the easiest number to make. :)  What do you think??  One of these days I'll get it right and stop having to pull off last minute wonders.  (I've said that for about 20 years now.  When do you think it'll stick???  Do they have rehab for people like me???)
The 'Parent Tunnel' @ the end of the game - the kids love this bit.
 snacks are usually the best part :)

 the pretty sunsets for their 2 evening games were definitely a bonus!  That's K-lady and Girly-A getting some field time after a game.
It's so nice to have a good reason to just BE OUTSIDE.  What a good place to be.
We love this goof-ball.  :)

6 comments:

Alaina and Mitchell Dooley said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!! I can't believe how big your kids are!! :o) Haha I LOVE the number 11 story! You are hilarious!

bbfamwagon said...

Look at those freckles! What a cutie! I love the number 11 story, too, please post most pictures when he gets his real shirt!

bbfamwagon said...

Look at those freckles! What a cutie! I love the number 11 story, too, please post most pictures when he gets his real shirt!

heather said...

Oh Tara, I love you wholly and completely just as you are. Don't wish to change for a second, because there are many of us out there who pray and wish we could be like you! I would give anything to be as creative on the spot under pressure. I love it! :) Oh this whole post just makes me so happy. Way to go J for coaching too!!

Christal said...

I couldn't agree with Heather more!!! And man, "MY baby" J is SO big and dashingly handsome. Oh, I miss you guys...

Angela said...

The shirt story is hilarious! You and your family are so fun!