Friday, July 20, 2012

fun all around

tonight i got to play soccer.

i've always remembered that line from the movie, THE ROOKIE...when he realizes that he can quit feeling the pressure to perform and focus on the fact that...

"tonight...he gets to play baseball."

so...that's what i think of every time we have a game or practice.

i love the days that i "get to play soccer."

tonight was my personal best game.  at least i think it was.  and i can honestly say that scoring twice is way more fun than scoring once.  and i've only ever scored either once or none.  and none is not fun at all.  (as a forward, anyway.  that's kinda our job.)

it was also the best i've felt that our team has played together.  it's super fun to watch our team grow and gel and become more fluid.  so...even though we was a fun game.

and what more can you hope for, really?

better your best................check.

better our team best...................check.

 have fun....................check, check.


this week...i got to hang out with one of my best friends from clemson.  she flew in with her 3 girls for a wedding and swung it to come a few days early to stay with us.

the day they arrived was this little lady's birthday.  so...obviously we celebrated...

...with cupcakes and a driveway sunset.

and the "i scream you scream we all scream for ice cream" game that i helped make up when i was little.  my friends and i would flip our bikes over and turn the pedals so that the wheel spins real fast.  and friends...was making ice cream.

i taught them this game several years ago and by some wish upon a stuck.

aiden got creative, at some point, and brought out her pretend ice cream.  yeah...i'm not gonna pretend that i'm not totally jealous that i didn't have that stuff when i was little.

i mean...i don't go pushin' them out of the way and takin' over or anything.  of course not.  no way.  i've never done that.  it's possible that i have.

we had a dance party in the kitchen after dinner last night.  i highly recommend it.  pull out the wooden spoons for mics.

try it.

you'll see.

we like to jump.

today we decided...last hit the beach.  chase didn't come with us.  he wanted to spend the day with chad.  the sweet boy.  i missed my chase.

it was a good call.

would you just look at this poor bird with a broken wing.  he had to walk everywhere.

obviously i fed him part of annslee's sandwich.

i do seem to have a "jumping issue" these days.

at one point...we looked around to find annslee and charlie in line with other random kids for some pringles.  they had been playing with the kids from that group and filed right in line with them at snack time.

we still need to make good on our pleasure pier bucket list.

and since chase decided to stay home with chad today...he was all rested up for a little movie watchin' tonight.

...with ice cream, of course.  (the real kind...not the kind i ...they...make with their bikes.)

1 comment:

Laura said...

I loooooooooooooove reading your blog. I love the way you put words together. I wish I were that creative; I'm working on it. When are you going to write a book? The pic of you jumping at the beach made me laugh out loud. Too cute. And can I play soccer on your team. I feel joy all over when I step on a field and get to play soccer. The problem is that I'm not too good. Ha! Thanks for always entertaining me with your blog. :)