Monday, April 15, 2013

Our busy weekend…

With Spring finally here (sort of) sports are in full swing as are many other fun events! This weekend was a busy one for us and that will probably be the norm from now through October. We love it though!

Saturday, Zim played his second soccer game. I’m SO proud of him and the fact that he overcame his apprehension about soccer and is having a great time. Unfortunately Saturday was very cold and windy in spite of the fact that it was 80* earlier in the week. (Um, what the heck Mother Nature?) Within five minutes of play Zim had been elbowed or shouldered right on his mouth leaving a pattern mark on his upper lip. Poor kid. He was a good sport though and went back out to play some more. Well, it just wasn’t his day because not five minutes into his second shift in the game he got knocked in the face and onto the ground. I’m not sure if he and another player butted heads or what I just know he was clearly shaken up. He came to the sidelines and cried quiet tears while I told him that he was doing good and that he’d be ok. When it was time for him to go in again though he was not interested. He skipped that shift and when it came time again for him to go out the coaches and I encouraged him (pushed) to go back out and give it another try. He did pretty good running up and down the field and throwing in the ball when needed but if the cluster of kids came anywhere near him with the ball he’d shy away. He was clearly a little afraid he’d get knocked down yet again. After the game he seemed fine and happy with his special treat from the concession stand and some battle wounds. I’m really hoping he’ll forget a little bit about what happened and be back to being aggressive next week. Knowing him though he’ll remember this until the day he dies. He was blessed with a mind like a steel trap.

Zim

Sunday we headed out as a family to the kick off party for this years Spring Arthritis Walk. It was nice to meet some of the other team captains as well as some other JA parents. It seems that this year’s event is off to a great start!

8Me and my boys. <3

7Monkey and I with fellow JA hero, Mariah.
You can read more about her on her FB page here.

After the party we took advantage of the beautiful weather and took a nice walk along the river walk.

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Here are the boys sitting in Mr. Roger’s lap. Such a cool statue!
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Me and my love with a view of downtown Pittsburgh behind us.

And these next photos are my favorite from the day! Hubs suggested that we get a picture of me with the boys. I’m usually the one with the camera so I’m hardly ever in any photos. And here my friends is what happens when you try to get a picture with a 3 year old, a 5 year old and an 8 year old. I think the pictures speak volumes as to what our life is like right now and I love every moment!

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