Monday, October 26, 2015

Little Weirdos

Our little weirdos enjoying the perfect fall weather.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Groovy Ghoulies

Halloween comes early around these parts.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tate: The Fashionista

"Tate, do you want to wear your baseball hat?"

"No, I'll wear floppy. It's stylish."

Sunday, October 11, 2015


It's been a good season for Tate. In one game, he scored nine goals. Nine goals! A triple hat trick! (In the Pre-K league there are no goalies, but still...)

When someone asked him how many goals he'd scored, he replied, "I don't know. More than I can count on my ten hands." 

He's more of an athlete than a scholar. 

He spends the majority of the game smile. And why not?

Curtis, on the other hand, never smiles. He's just not that kind of guy. (I snapped this photo between him making horrible faces at me.)

Curtis has played for the same coach each of the past four seasons. Coach Javier is not only a great coach but he's become a good friend. 

Javier takes care of all the coaching and I'm in charge of doing all the texting. I send out all the reminders about practice, make sure that parents remember to bring treats, and let people know when the coach is running late. 

I figured this makes me the team communications director--an important role in any successful sports organization. When I described these duties to one of my coworkers, however, she responded, "So, you're the soccer mom?" 

"What? No," I said. "I make sure everything's running smoothly with the team."

"Yeah," she said. "Like a soccer mom."

"Yes," I replied, downtrodden. "Like a soccer mom." 

Despite his grumbling about playing soccer this season, Curt was pretty excited (in a Curtis kind of a way--exhibited in the form of a little half-smile) to score the game-winning goal during his first game on Saturday, and then to score two more during the second game.

Another soccer season in the books. Proud of my two soccer guys. 

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Our Little Mermaid

Though most of the summer was consumed by moving into a new house, Paige managed to sneak in Up with Kids camp. 

It was five days of acting classes in the morning and swimming in the afternoon--pretty much Paige's two favorite things. At the end of the week, the group performed their version of The Little Mermaid. 

Paige landed a leading role as Flounder. The girl can memorize like no other. Not only did she knock out her part, she spent the rest of the show whispering lines into the ears of her co-performers. 

The girl was born for the stage. 

Proud of this little fish! 

Tate. Age 4.5.

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Lonely Life of the Goalie

I think Curtis is losing interest in soccer. Before the season he said, "I'm playing flag football."

We ignored him and signed up for soccer again.

He perked up a bit when he got to play goalie this week.

We'll let him try football next season.