Monday, October 20, 2008

I just thought I would share some of our soccer season with you so far. Rachael and Jacob are both playing this year. Rachael is on a U10 league (meaning under 10yrs. old) Her team is the "Geckos" She has definitely improved this year. She has learned to pass the ball really well to her team mates and she is learning so much more about making plays and playing different positions. I think she likes playing defender because as defender she gets a little bit of a breather waiting for the ball to come down the field her way!

Rachael really hustles after the ball in her games !!!

Here's Rachael playing goal keeper in her game 2 weeks ago!


Jacob is on a U8 league (under 8 yrs. old). His team is the "Slimers"!! Jacob has had an interesting soccer season so far. His first soccer game was exciting. This year in soccer They changed rules for U8, they no longer have a goal keeper. Wanting to encourage more kids to score goals in a game. Well, none of our kids who have played soccer so far have actually scored a goal before so Ted has been bribing the kids for years that he will pay $10 for a soccer goal. Anyway during Jacob's game they had a kick off (the referee drops the ball and one player from each team tries to kick and gain control of the ball). Jacob was the player from his team to be in the kick off. As the ball dropped and Jacob and the other boy kicked the ball Jacob got kicked by the ball right in the face. I wish I had had a video camera...there was a fire that suddenly burst in that boy!!! I could tell he was mad and at first I thought he was going after this other boy but as the game kept going Jacob was going harder and faster at the ball. He was on Fire! Finally he got himself in just the right spot and kicked that ball good and hard and made a goal! Then the next game he scored 2 goals. Ted ended up coughing up $30 to Jacob before he decided that he needed to lower the offer for making a goal! Luckily for our pockets he hasn't scored a goal for the past 2 games!?

Kick it hard Jacob!!!

Jacob racing to see if he can get to the ball first!

WE are proud of our kiddos! It's great to have the opportunities to have our children participate in these kinds of activities. They are not the most athletically talented but they try hard and have a good time doing it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


We also have to include Phillilp in our sports update. He has been playing Tennis at Carson Jr. High, 9th grade boys team. Their season just finished the end of October. Phillip played several doubles matches and only a few singles I don't know that we will ever see him at Wimbledon but it was definitely a fun season for him with all his friends on the team too.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Lilly's B-day & other stuff!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And other fun stuff!!

Is there any question as to who is the Queen?!

Lilly celebrated her 3rd birthday on September 16th. We had 2 parties! She was able to have a party with all the playgroup kiddos (other 2 & 3 yr. olds w/ moms) on Wednesday and then later on Sunday we had a family party too. Of course Lisa's birthday was on Friday and Ted's was on Sunday so we threw a party all together. It was so nice to have Jessica home again for a little bit! It was also fun to watch Lilly opening presents with her little friends on Wednesday. She would open a present and then want someone else to open one, she actually wasn't quite getting the idea at first that this was all about HER! She caught on though. Her favorite gifts were of course all the ponies. Though she loves being the princess with her new Tiara and wand and she likes to do her pretty hair with all the accessories that she got!

Here are some of the mom's and kids at the party from our playgroup on Wednesday

Just a fun little thought. Lilly informed me the other day that our dog Sarah is her friend and then she pointed to our cat Jo Jo and said, "and he's my sister!"
Then yesterday Jacob very seriously wanted to know what Sarah's last name was???

This is Benjamin's bridge of Pennies, I was kind of impressed by it. It's all pennies, no glue or anything else to support it, guess what he wants to be when he grows up...
We've always thought he was some kind of engineer!! (He was building this bridge while he was supposed to be doing homework)

Sunday, October 5, 2008


We are off to a new adventure in Life...
Jessica setting up her new room
Sending a child to College!!
At the end of August Ted and I along
with Rachael and Lillian drove to Tuscon
to move Jessica into her new place. She
is attending U of A with a scholarship that
covers tuition and books. Jessica is majoring
in Creative Writing so someday everyone
can read her bestseller novel!!!
It was a good trip (of course Ted was
outnumbered by the girls!) And yes I cried,
but not until it was time to leave her and go
back to mesa. We do get to see her
every now and then, she just came back
home for mine and Ted's birthdays in September, and
she texts Ted and I both for all kinds of things, help
with job applications and english assignments, and to ask
"mom, where do you get paper cups and plates?"
Life is always an adventure isn't it?!
We look forward to many more from all our children!

Lilly and Rachael came to
help too (of course I don't
know how helpful Lilly was?)