This soccer season has been so much fun! We have both Ashton and Bryson playing this year.
Ashton has been playing for 6 years and this is the first year that he has played in a new town. He has played defense for the last 5 years, but this year he has played a lot of offense. It has been so fun watching him learn and improve his soccer skills. Personality wise, he is not a real aggressive person, but in the soccer game, he has really surprised us with his determination. He is so fast too! His games are so fun to watch and keep ya on the edge of your seat!
This is his team picture... Ashton is 2nd from the right on the top row, with the blue soccer ball.
This is Bryson's first year! He has wanted to play since he could walk! He sure does have the energy that soccer requires! He seems to be a natural! His main asset is his speed (just like Ashton)! He loves to get the ball and run down to the other end of the field and score! He has scored 6 or 7 goals so far this year! Dave and I coach his team and we have really enjoyed working with this group of kids! They are all first-year players and all but one little boy, is just 4 years old! They have improved 100% since our first practice! His team is a lot of fun to watch as well, but more for entertainment purposes! There are definitely times we score for the other team! One time, one of our players took to ball to a whole different soccer field and scored a goal! Of course, we all cheered him on! =)
This is Bryson's team picture... Bryson is the redhead in the middle and of course, the good-looking coach in the back is my hubby! =)
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. What a perfect way to get some things off our chest and admit some things we "didn't" do this week!
I did NOT resort to PINK Barney "big boy pants" for Nolan when I skipped my laundry day last week. I mean, he is ALL boy and I would never even ASK him to put on girl underwear. He definitely did NOT reply with a huge grin and enjoy wearing them for the rest of the day, even AFTER our "boy" underwear were clean and available.
I did NOT just put up my Fall decorations LAST NIGHT! I put my decorations up EVERY year during the 2nd or 3rd week of September because I absolutely LOVE Fall. 5 out of 8 members of our family have birthdays in the Fall... so we OWN it! That's just how WE roll! I am always right on the ball with Fall!
My husband and I do NOT absolutely love chatting it up with my OB-GYN doctor at my monthly appointments. That would be silly, right? They are just regular routine appointments and his upbeat, positive, fun attitude does NOT just totally make our day! And I did NOT just get overly excited to add my OB-GYN doctor as my "friend" on Facebook. YES, I do think he is one of the coolest people that I know and I would totally entrust my life to him if I ever needed to, but a friend on FACEBOOK??? Wouldn't your Ob-GYN doctor be a bit odd to have as a friend???
I am NOT getting stressed out about the HUNDREDS of odd little jobs that need to be done around the house. Everything from hanging a piece of trim to scraping paint off the windows to adding more shelves in some of the closets. For crying out loud, we totally gutted the kitchen and started from scratch and I didn't stress out then, why would I stress out over LITTLE tiny jobs that SHOULD take a fraction of the time and energy???
After sitting in the car-rider line for 15 minutes, Bryson got an urgent look on his face and said "I've got to go pee NOW!". I slightly panicked because Bryson... whom we call "Firehouse Pete"... waits until the very last second to go to the bathroom and peeing on the tire was NOT an option at this point! Looking around the van, trying to figure out what to do, I was NOT thrilled to find an empty water bottle! I definitely did NOT let Bryson pee in said water bottle and then tightly put the cap on it! I did NOT forget to throw it away as soon as we got home (as I had planned to). The next morning, when the girls got in the van... one of them did NOT ask if it is was a water bottle with one of the lemonade mix-ins. Yuck. Gross. Would NOT do that.
I am a little over 11 weeks along in my pregnancy and we went for my check-up today! We went hoping that we would get to hear the baby's heartbeat and we did! We actually got more! Dr. Shepherd brought in the little portable sonogram machine and we got to take a peek in there at our little peanut! Notice... I said peanut, NOT peanuts! Yep, it looks like there is ONE baby in there! Although our doctor would not give us any guarantees, he is "pretty sure" that there is only one! We are thankful for what God has given us!
We got to see him/her wiggling around. We saw arms and legs kicking all about and being so cute! The baby's heartbeat was around 160. Generally my boys have been around 160 or 170 and my girls were almost always in the 130's. I am feeling like it is a boy and Dave is feeling like it is a girl. Bryson, my almost 5 year old, says that he thinks it's a boy and we should name him "Chinese Harris". Yikes... that might confuse the poor kid! My doctor (who is by the way, one of my favorite people in the world) says he has a feeling it's a girl too! Guess we will have to wait and find out in November! I will be taking a poll before the sonogram!
It was just such a blessing and complete miracle to see our baby! God is so good to us!
Thanks for your prayers! We will keep you updated!
I am married to the most crazy awesome man of my dreams! We are the best of friends and are nuts about each other after 11 years of marriage. The Lord has blessed us so far with 7 beautiful children! Dave is a Journalist for our local newspaper. I am a "stay-at-home" mother and I LOVE IT!!!
Ashton, 11 years old, is my laid back, easy going...dangerously smart guy!
Taelyn and Mariya
Taelyn and Mariya,8, are our first set of twins. They are identical twins and have so many similarities in personality as well! Taelyn (right) is my cute little loving drama queen...not to mention, my "mini me"! She has MOM written all over her. Mariya (left) is my kissable little sweetie. She is such an awesome big sis, and those boys have her wrapped around their little fingers! (They were born completely healthy at 38 weeks, weighing almost 6 lbs a piece.)
Bryson, 5 years old, is the spunky one of the bunch. He is my strong-willed, but oh so loving, comedian! 100% BOY from the word GO!
Nolan and Nevin
Nolan and Nevin, 3, are our second set of twins. They are fraternal twins and have quite a few differences in personalities. Nolan (right) is my old soul of the group. He is so quiet and gentle, but causes absolute chaos with his "stealth-like" ways! Nevin has rotten written ALL over his face. He is not nearly as onery as he comes off. He is a bit stubborn and we believe, he is actually suppose to be Bryson's twin. =) (They were born completely healthy at 36 weeks, Nolan weighing almost 6 lbs and Nevin weighing almost 7 lbs.)
Our newest little guy was born on April 8th, 2010. He is such a sweet baby and fills our hearts with joy! He is very loved and spoiled by every member of the family!