Saturday, November 1, 2014

the keeper saves the day

In the very last game of the Fall soccer season,
 this keeper worked HARD
 defending the goal, despite an onslaught of attempts on net.
 The opponents played TOUGH
 and Morning Boy stepped up his game like nobody's business.
 It was a close game, and at half time the teams were tied.
 Both sides worked HARD in the second half.
 There was some intense back-and-forth 
 and some terrific saves.
 I was biting my nails and the keeper couldn't keep from jumping up and down with anticipation as he watched the game from his spot in front of the goal.
 Morning Boy LOVES the game of soccer.
 He's become a valuable contributor to his team.
In the end, they won by one point.
 It's nice to see the boys actually working as a team.
 The season ended on a good note.
 We can't wait for the next big game!

Soccer: it's OFFICIAL-ly over for the season.

I love being a spectator at a good soccer game.
 Just as much as I like to watch the action,
I like to watch a good referee in action.
Especially when the referee knows her stuff.
 Leeli knows soccer, 
 and she's a GOOD referee.
 I love watching her work.

Friday, October 31, 2014

I hope we're not done dressing up for Halloween for a LONG time.

My favorite Halloween costumes were NOT cats.

 But the cat dressed as a viking with braids was a contender.
 As was this feline donned in a Mexican sombrero and serape.
 THIS cat thought costumes inflicted instantaneous paralysis.
That was it.
He died.
Until we took the costume off.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My three little punkins

Carving pumpkins is a fun Halloween tradition. Fitting in time to carve them before the trick-or-treaters come knocking is usually our biggest challenge.  Miraculously we had an available evening the day before Halloween and jumped on the open time slot with knives in hand.

Adieu Soccer 2014

Without looking back, I don't recall posting anything about number 9 and her season on the High School Varsity Girls Soccer team. 
 Today is their last game.
This sophomore has played tough and HARD. 
Here are some highlights:

 she should walk away feeling good about the season...
 the sun's going down on soccer 2014
 and Rooney's light is shining bright.