Saturday, September 29, 2007

soccer day

Do you think we relive our childhoods through our children?

Today is soccer day. Molly has an 8:30 game today, yes that is AM! I remember back to when my mom complained about these early cold wet games, but did I think back to that when I signed Molly up for the season...Of course not. To make the morning earlier it is also picture day, they have to be there a half hour earlier. Not exactly the sleeping in we had been hoping for at the end of a long week. My Hubby being the supportive wonderful husband that he is, got up early and got Molly ready to go. Fearing what her hair might look like in the pictures, I slowly dragged myself out of bed to do a pony tail. "Mom... I need the sparkly thing in my hair too!" Just exactly where is the sparkly thing? Who knows! Somehow we found it, tied her hair up, found the right soccer shoes, guzzled some orange juice and headed out for a cold wet game. (Hope she doesn't get a side ache running around after drinking the orange juice so fast.)

As she is running out the door it hits me... she looks just like me! I used to be the one running out the door to soccer. I remember the days of playing soccer bunch ball. I remember trying to figure out a cartwheel during practice, meeting new girls and giggling at anything silly while getting "the look" from the coach. I was supposed to be learning wonderful things like teamwork, technique, passing, dribbling, coordination... I played soccer for many years, but these early years are some of the best memories of the fun soccer days. So is this why I signed her up for the season? Was it so that I could relive these memories? I can tell myself it is for all the skills that will help her grow into a well rounded person. Who am I kidding? I signed her up because I thought it would be fun!

So next week when I drag myself out of bed for a ponytail, I will just have to remind myself what it feels like to perfect that cartwheel and giggle with all the other kids!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Who am I?

To anyone interested in reading this, here is my intro...
I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, godmother, granddaughter, cousin, oh shoot, the list goes on, you get the idea. Most importantly to me are the first few listed anyways.

My hubby... I am married to the most wonderful man who loves me completely unconditionally. We have been together for an amazing 10 years. We've been through alot together (see up coming posts for more details) Overall, I can't believe I am so lucky and remind myself of that daily.

My children... I have 4 GIRLS!!! Molly is 6, Lolo is 4, Annie is 2 and the newest addition is Dels, who is 2 weeks old. Yup...I'm busy!! I don't know how I managed to get away with sitting to write this, I should be doing thank you notes for baby gifts. Another day perhaps. My children fill my life with so much happiness, a bit of craziness, but overall just alot of love! (check back for future posts on life with my girls)

Jake... Oh and did I mention the cat? We can't forget to mention Jake, we might forget to feed him from time to time, but he should be mentioned. Jake is an all gray almost 15 pound cat....who is crazy. ( there should be some good posts about him as well)

Extended family... This could take awhile and is full of fun, interesting stories. My hubby is one of 11 children- HUGE family. I am oldest of 4 children. Everyone has intesting stories, we are all a bit crazy in our own way. (trust me lots of posts on this soon)

So in a nutshell, this is me, this is my life and I am about to expose it to anyone interested in reading. (so check back to future postings)