Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Starting last Wednesday, Mason is now on a soccer team. Together we went to the "store with the check mark on it" (Nike outlet) and picked out some shin guards, socks, cleats and a size 4 ball (if you buy them all you get a deal!). Then there was some of me telling him how much fun soccer is in the rain. (The concept of being able to really slide during a slide tackle was somewhat lost on him.) All in all, it seems to be going well so far. We've had a total of 3 practices and Mason seems to be enjoying himself. We did have to have a small talk about too much hugging of the coaches. Seriously, if hugging is my worst problem, I think we're doing pretty well. =)

A couple of action shots...

And of course, we can't leave out Colby who is very sad that only Mason is allowed to run out on the field to play. Not that she looks sad here, but trust me. It takes effort to keep her on the sidelines.

*Please note her new boots. She has yet to wear a different pair of "shoes" since they arrived.

For those of you that would like to see him in action, here is his game schedule:

Mon 5/4 at 6p
Weds 5/13 at 7p
Mon 5/18 at 7p
Mon 6/1 at 6p
Weds 6/10 at 7p
Weds 6/17 at 6p

All games are played at the Oceola Township Hall. They'll be the 5yr olds in the rusty orange. Let us know and we can tell you what field to meet us on. Also, the 7p games might really be at 7:15p as they've been having some parking issues. But, again, we'll let you know as they figure it all out.

Oh, and the mosquito bite... it actually wasn't cellulitis but apparently Skeeter Syndrome. Things are still in process of clearing up but it does look a ton better. Also, Colby got her first wasp sting today. I guess there is a nest in the downspout that she found when she put her hand up to check it out. She does not seem to have the same bug reactions that Mason does. =)

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