Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thoughts on Soccer

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I've decided that little kids' soccer is much more interesting to watch than real soccer. There are no goalies, and none of the kids know how to stop the ball from getting in the goal. So somebody scores every few minutes.

Most of the kids don't have a clue about how to play the game. They just know that you're supposed to kick the ball away from everyone else and into the goal. Carter and his friend Cole (pictured above) are on the same team, but they spend most of their time kicking the ball away from each other.

Of course, there's the kindergarten drama to add even more chuckles. Crying is pretty common. Pushing, grabbing, and kicking each other. All a part of the game. I think I'll be a little sad when they get better and figure out how to be real soccer players. The games won't be nearly as much fun to watch.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Fun

We went to Norman for the first OU game and then followed Mimi to Guthrie for some fun on the farm. Thanks to Uncle Rocky, Aunt Laurie and Hunter, the boys had a great time playing with Bubbles the pig and “riding” Elmo the horse. Mason found a new best friend – Lucy the golden retriever, who was completely worn out after playing fetch for hours. Jas got to show off his shooting skills – he killed a lot of poor, innocent clay pigeons. Even Mason got some gun safety instruction and practice. He managed to hit his target a time or two. Carter was happy to spend his time boxing with his cousin Asher. The inflatable boxing gloves were a big hit…no pun intended.

Chef Mason

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022, a photo by macyjayne24 on Flickr.

I've been meaning to post this for a few days now, but I haven't had as much time to blog since I've started a long term substituting position at the middle school. Mason makes eggs every morning before school. Now he's advanced to omelettes with ham and cheese.