Saturday, September 09, 2017

Fall Soccer - New team, same old kit

We've really gotten our money's worth out of the SESC soccer kit because it'll likely be big enough for Hen to wear for another year (fall and spring) of soccer. Woohoo! We lost our first game 3-1 but it was fun and the boys held their own against a team that has been playing together for three years. The Firestorm also has several team members who participate in another year-long soccer league so they are practicing 3-4 times a week.

Sadly, The Annoying Squirrels disbanded when spring season ended. The good news is that three of those squirrels are now on the Lumberjacks team. Our assistant coach just sent out a bunch of videos for practicing footwork and ball control, which I intend to use to have Hen improve and build skills. Now that the smoke has cleared we'll be able to spend more time outside again. The fires raging in and around Oregon right now are really quite horrible. That's why many of us Portlanders were celebrating the smattering of rain that finally fell last night.

Anyway, I don't know all the kids' names yet but we got a good team and I look forward to another season of soccer.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thorns Appreciation with Sinclair, Heath, and Klingenberg

Hen and I attended this year's Thorns Appreciation Day at Providence Park and we ended up staying for almost the whole thing and I left with signatures from Heath, Sinclair, and Klingenberg on my Women's World Cup ticket and Heath's on Sports Illustrated. Amazing!

Fourth grade, day one





Hen wanted a ghost image so here it is.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Miss Arizona G., cute cat extraordinaire

She's new, she's not ours, and we are jealous. 
Welcome to the family, Arizona! 
We hope to visit you often. 




Monday, July 24, 2017

Don't look in the closet

room's done but now I gotta do something with that closet #dontgointhere

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Room remodel, day three

progress, about half of the room is done

Room remodel, cont'd

day two, paint on the wall

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

He's gone!

The little man is gone! And we miss him. But we can't let him know that we miss him because we don't want our missing him to remind him that he might miss us. So, we have to sit here missing him hoping that he isn't missing us. Did I mention the cat misses him, too?

I dropped Hen off at sleep-away camp yesterday. He was the tiniest bit anxious because we were immediately approached by about six camp staff members wanting to get us checked in and his friends were nowhere to be seen. But he passed the lice check (woohoo!) and was escorted away to his cabin. Hen's a brave kid. I don't know if I'd have done as well if I had gone to camp at the same age.

leaving the condo

unofficial camp greeter

Wonka bar - kids can earn shekels to buy treats
While the lad's away, I'm redoing his room. I just hope I have enough time to finish it before he gets home.
day one, just getting started
day one, progress

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Summer camp is rapidly approaching!

Hen is going to his first sleep-away summer camp on Monday. He'll be gone for 7 days. Luckily, another mom told me about sending care packages a few weeks ago so I've been buying a few small items to stick in it. While we aren't able to send food items, small toys and books and other fun stuff are acceptable. Here's what Hen's getting with a pic of the homemade and hastily crafted postcard, too. The camp handbook advised not talking about how much you miss your child and how anxious you are for your kid's return so I talked about something I knew Hen would find funny - farts. More specifically, farts from the cat and his papa so...the likelihood is high that he'll laugh at that.
paper airplanes, pre-addressed and stamped postcards (for writing to mama and papa), two books (Spiderman and Choose Your Own Adventure), Mad Libs, green pen, emoji plush toy, silly putty, marbles, fart whistle, and a spinner