Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Soccer Season Kick Off

Tonight was the start of soccer season. Gillian did really good. I think soccer camp was totally worth it. She was kicking, stopping the ball, dribbling (extremely well, even looking up at the goal she would shoot at!) and throw ins (when the coach was watching). She did such a great job, I was so proud of her!

As we were picking the chairs that we were sitting in to watch practice I snapped this really great picture of Gillian and my Mom.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Craig and I had agreed that Gillian would not be doing dance, gymnastics and soccer plus starting school this fall. All summer we said she would need to give one up and even asked her if she had to pick one to stop which one would she choose to keep. Our child's happiness means so much to us. We don't have the heart to tell her she has to give something she enjoys. Today, my Mom took the paperwork to gymnastics registration for me while I was working and tonight I went to dance registration so Gillian is set to start both activities in the next month. Tomorrow soccer starts and next Tuesday she heads to Kindergarten. We know that this schedule will be intense on us for the next month and hopefully we make it through so she can do all the activities.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


I had signed up to coach Gillian's soccer team this fall. I found that I didn't get the job when the coach called me to let me know when Gillian's first practice is. I wasn't overly disappointed, I would have liked to coach but at the same time I can enjoy watching just my child and not worrying about everyone's children. Gillian was very disappointed....I probably shouldn't have mentioned that I signed up to coach but I had actually asked her permission...odd that I would ask her permission? I realize she is 5 but she is the one playing the sport and I explained to her if I coach, I'm coaching the team not just Gillian so she wouldn't have my full attention. Not that I totally think she grasped this concept but I do try to include her. Either way, there were tears shed and I assured her that maybe next year I would coach.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today Craig and I celebrated the 8th year in our home!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thought I would share...

I saw this and enjoyed it so thought I would share it here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

End of a Season

Tonight was Gillian's T-ball party. Another year down (where is the time going?). Due to the rain this spring, the t-ball season was cut short. I believe we got in close to 10 games last year and this year was more like 5. Gillian's coach did another great job and had a great assistant (that would be Craig!). I'm sad that the coach's son is a year older than Gillian because she won't have the same coach next year. I hope his replacement is as good as he has been for the past 2 years. Gillian's favorite part of the party...playing on the playground.