Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Life....


I know I have so much to be thankful for, like my husband who has become a single parent lately and has done it without any arguing or negativity. Or for my precious children who just come to give me hugs and kisses "just cause!" Or for my sweet friends who keep praying for me and my mom.

But there are dark, dark times (like right now!) when I just want to kick and scream and let all my frustrations out!

*Sorry to be a Negative Nelly, but I need to tell somebody how I feel and the computer won't talk back!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Maverick Mile

Today, even though we had cloudy skies and a few sprinkles, Mill Creek Elementary School held their Fun Run named the Maverick Mile. I was worried they would cancel it when I was driving to the school and had a few raindrops hit my windshield, but they carried on even in the cool wind. The kids didn't seem to notice at all!

The Bob Jones football team lent the school their inflatable tunnel that the football players run through to get to the field each week. It made it a little bit more special for the kids.

Caitlin's 6th grade run was the first of the day. Here she is after running through the tunnel.
Running laps with her Science teacher, Mrs. Betts. We know Mrs. Betts from Monrovia because her husband used to teach there, and her boys still attend Monrovia.

Me and my sweet girl! I love that she is still excited for her Mama to be there at school for the special events.

Caitlin and her Reading teacher, Mrs. Armstrong

And Caitlin with her favorite teacher, Mr. Thaxton. She is so lucky to have him for her homeroom teacher! He is a strong Christian which is very evident in the way he treats his students. All of her teachers have been such a blessing to us especially with Caitlin transferring schools this year.

Caitlin and several friends from her class after the Run.

I left after Caitlin's Run and went to sit with my Mom for awhile until I had to be back at the school for Harrison's turn.

Look how happy he was to see me! It definitely made my day!

Harrison with his very sweet teacher, Mrs. Large. They were both pretty excited--can you tell?

Getting marked for running one of his laps

Harrison and our next-door neighbor, Jack

The school mascot, Mickey Maverick, was there and ran with the first graders. Harrison was thrilled to get his picture made with him.

Me and my baby boy--he doesn't look too happy does he? He was tired and the sun was in his eyes. At least I have proof that I was there with him even if the picture turned out blurry.

Harrison's first grade class with some really silly faces!

I had a great time with my two sweet children today! I am so happy that I was able to join them on such a fun day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

First Soccer Game

Harrison decided he wanted to try a different sport this fall, and he picked soccer. We are pros at being soccer parents as Caitlin played for 2 seasons when she was younger. She quit because she she didn't like being all hot and sweaty--that's my girly girl!
So Saturday was the day Harrison has been looking forward to since the end of July when we signed him up for soccer--the first game!

Here he is ready to go with his new uniform on!
We drove to the YMCA, met his coach and the rest of the team, and started warming up. He was so happy because he got to play in the first quarter!

There he is on the field.

He even got to throw the ball in once which thrilled him to no end!

Resting with Mommy during the 2nd quarter.

After a little more instruction from Coach Matt, he was back and ready to play.
They ended up scoring 3 goals to the other team's 1 goal, so they unofficially won this first game! He was super excited about that.

Showing off their good sportsmanship by waiting in line to shake hands with the other team and congratulate them on a job well done. The parents also formed a tunnel for them to run through which he loved.

Afterwards he told us that he loved playing soccer today and thanked us for letting him play. AWWWWW! Made me feel so proud to be his Mama!
The only thing that would have made the beautiful day even better was to have my parents there to cheer him on with us.