Sunday, October 25, 2009


Here's Jason on the field.

Our soccer season went well even though it was a wild time. You would not think that three hours three times a week in the evening plus games a couple times a week some weeks would really make that much of a difference in a schedule, but it does (did.)

I found myself having to figure out really quick suppers (if any at all) plus a snack for in the car on the way to/from games and after the practices since the kids were always starving. I obviously didn't do as well as I thought I did because when we got our monthly bills I noticed a LOT of fast-food bills and bills from "Holiday" purchasing more than just gas.

I did do better with the water bottles this year though. I don't think I bought any unplanned water purchases. We froze ice in Juicy Juice jugs and smaller bottles we picked up and kept them ready to go in the freezer. We'd just have to grab them, fill them with water the rest of the way, and run. I think we did have around 15 to keep on top of things though. :)

Here's a blurry picture of Jason in the car; I liked his smile in this picture.

Tracy and Aaron each got goals in games, and Jason had a couple chances. I liked the one goal of Aaron's, which I call the "karate-chop" goal. The ball came flying in from the corner, and he just kind of kicked it sideways into the net. It totally looked to me like he was just trying to push it away from himself, not intentionally making a goal. He got "yelled" at from his coach for that move because he didn't trap the ball first, but in another game when a similar chance came, his coach said he should have done the karate-chop kick again. I really had to laugh when Tracy told that to me!!!!!

Aaron's in the car, trying to ignore the camera on the way to a game.

The wrap-up games went well. I was banned from playing since they didn't want to deliver a baby, but Mike made two goals against the senior team. The parents won against both the juniors and the seniors. I think this is the first year I've known the parents to beat the seniors. After those two games we had potluck snacks. Lots of people liked the blueberry muffin bread I made, and one lady took most of the rest of the loaf of regular bread I had made home. We got traded some bars, apples, and cookies in exchange. I only brought healthy stuff this year so it was leftover. :)

Tracy on the field; she did an excellent job of forward this year and made several good moves and passes.

Mike and his team on the sideline.

We played against two other teams at our fields and their fields. One town is 1 1/2 hours away and the other is 1 3/4 hours away. During the tournaments, the senior team got second place and the juniors got third place. Next year Emily gets to be on the team if we're doing soccer again and she wants to play.


Abbi said...

SOunds like very busy times! I think that would make a huge difference in the schedule. It does sound like you all had fun though. Are they all homeschoolers?

Happy Birthday to Aaron!

All in a Day said...

It's a home school/Christian school league.