Sunday, September 14, 2014

Gwynn’s Plays Soccer

So it begins! Sports for the kids. Sportsblast near our house offered soccer for 3 year olds on Sundays and so we decided to jump into it. Daddy was an assistant coach. Each practice would last about an hour with half being skills practice and the other half an unscored game against another team. Of course, Daddy kept score.

Here coach Daddy tries to coax Gwynn into going into the game.

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Sometimes Gwynn would participate, sometimes not. Here she’s going full bore.

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Contemplating whether or not to continue.

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We had several practices and so Pop, Grandma, Mimi, Aunt Jen and anyone else that wanted to come by had a chance.

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Gwynn rocking some Oakleys.

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Going through some warm up exercises.

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Luke and Aunt Jen keeping cool.

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Practicing scoring.

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Nice follow through.

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Luke wants to join in so badly.

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Lining up to practice some kicking.

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One of our first games. Officially there was no score, but unofficially it was a bloodbath.

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Most of the other teams’ kids were professionals. I’m sure of it.

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High fives after the first “game”.

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This wasn’t a water break – Gwynn was supposed to be playing.

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The most effective way of getting Gwynn to play.

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Grandma and Mimi intently watching.

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During any breaks Luke would jump onto the field so that he could kick the ball around.

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Daddy looks on during another brutal loss – helpless to do anything.

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End of the season pictures. Gwynn was not a fan of smiling at that moment.

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All smiles here.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Luke’s Birthday Party

For Luke’s birthday this year we had his party at the Hoover Fire Station. We went to a party earlier in the year for one of their daycare friends and it was a lot of fun so we decided to have Luke’s party there too.

There’s a large playground next to the Fire Station where the kids played.

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Luke and Emerson enjoying the playground.

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“I’m never leaving!”

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Uncle Jeremy still needs practice when it comes to holding children.

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Kate enjoying some food.

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Kate eating pizza while Aunt Jen enjoys a Capri Sun.

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The cake.

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Blowing out the candles with some help from daddy.

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Luke explaining to Nancy why he’s dressed as a Fireman.

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Proper technique when sliding down a fire pole.

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The 3 amigos on their way to see the fire truck at the Fire Station.

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We had to call ahead so they’d know to bring the trucks out. We had explicit instructions on what to do if the fire alarms started going off!

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Luke wondering why he can’t get the thing into 1st gear.

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3 amigos again.

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Everyone posing.

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Luke has such a nice smile.

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Gwynn’s smile still needs some work.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Birthday date

On the kid’s birthday day we take them out for a special day just for them. However, lately the birthday child has asked to take the other kid along as well.

First stop: Chuck E. Cheese.

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“You know this is for MY birthday, right?”

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“I love celebrating Luke’s birthday!”

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After eating lots of pizza and playing games we decided to get Luke a haircut at the hair place down the road.

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“OMG. I am ready for ice cream”

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Lookin’ sharp.

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Gwynn had lots of fun if you couldn’t tell.

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Nom Nom Nom.

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