Monday, June 23, 2008

Soccer




Kaleb and Christopher had a GREAT soccer season! Their team was the Red Hawks. This was the third soccer team they have been on and they both did really well. Their team went through the entire spring season with no losses! They won the finals and brought home two trophies each and a t-shirt! They could not be more thrilled. Christopher took his trophies to school with him to show his class and teacher.


Kaleb's coach and I talked during a break in the round-robin finals and he talked about some of his favorite "Kaleb" moments during the season. One was when he stopped the Referee after a call he had made and tried to tell him how to make the calls....another when he was instructing the goalie, who was excellent, how to cover the whole goal so no one could score on him. Mind you the game was being played during this time and the goalie was getting annoyed at trying to listen to Kaleb AND watch the ball so that the other team DIDN'T score on him! The funnest part about watching Kaleb play soccer is after every "good" play he makes-and good play means he kicked the ball or scored-he would turn and give the crowd a "Hollywood aw shucks smile" and bask in the glory a bit. Sometimes a bit too long....and one time he was so eager to get more cheering that he scored for the other team!
Kaleb-love this shot!

...taking control...
Christopher also had us in stitches at times. He has decided that soccer just isn't what he wants to do and is currently looking at other activities that interest him. This is just as well. Topher did well at soccer....when he wanted too. But sometimes the grass was just too darn interesting! Or a big fighter jet would fly overhead and he just didn't understand why all the other team players wouldn't stop the game for just a bit so they could all stare up at the sky at the cool plane. LOL! Spring season can be a bit cold and sometimes wet. This is not ideal for Topher. Many times during the early games the coaches would have to holler at him to take his hood off and pull his hands out of his jersey so he could see and move to play the game. He usually did as asked but not without giving some pretty nasty looks to the coaches and mumbling to himself! The funniest Christopher story for this season of soccer I missed! I'm not sure if I had taken someone to the bathroom or what but when I returned my mom and sisters were laughing and watching him while he was sitting on the sidelines. Apparently one of the other team members had a bag of skittles that he had left on the ground by his stuff. Topher made his way over to the bag and then nonchalantly started sneaking skittles! He later tried to deny it but my sister had taken pictures of him doing it and showed them to him-to his great horror! It was quite the lesson for him and quite a laugh for us!
Classic Topher-hood up and hands tucked safely and WARMLY in his sleeves. LOL It drove me nuts that most of his pictures are like this-no good face shots...but he was warm and hiding under his hood he could still play!

Dance Recital

Recital time! The girls worked so hard throughout the year and the big pay off was their ballet recital. They all did such a wonderful job. Grandma and Crappa got the girls each a beautiful bouquet of flowers. A funny side note- Sarah could not say the word "recital" instead she would say "recycle". It was so hard not to laugh when she would ask people if they would like to come to her recycle!

Emily, Sarah & Kayleah Dance recital May 31, 2008