Now Where Were We?

I didn’t make it back to the blog yesterday. It was a busy day that turned into a hectic evening which led to an eventful night/morning. Most of it was good stuff, except for the night/morning events. My oldest climbed into bed with us at 3:30 this morning. He felt warm so after a 4 a.m. trip to CVS to buy a working thermometer (apparently the thermometers were packed with the spoons), I was able to ascertain that we have sickness in the house. K, is of course leaving town this afternoon. Not because of the fever; this is a scheduled trip. But timing is everything! So I packed the two healthies off to school and I’m home with the feverish one, hoping he feels better soon and very soon.

While he watches Lilo and Stitch, I’ll show you some pictures from Monday night’s soccer game.

A&B both had the opportunity to play goalie for part of the game. A, being a great multi-tasker like her mom, was able to play goalie AND cheer on her team.

IMG_3003But don’t think that she didn’t take her role very seriously:

IMG_3004Unfortunately, even with that impressive stance, this happened a few times:


Then it was B’s turn to be the goalie:


It’s a lonely job there at the goal. It gets boring, too. To pass the time, it’s fun to work on your Riverdance moves:

IMG_2986But then the action heads your way and that’s when the fun really starts! (Looking for B? He’s the smiley face head in the middle of the picture):

IMG_2988_2But soccer is more than just getting to be the goalie. You have to always be ready to kick the ball:


It’s nice to congratulate a teammate for a job well done:


I have no earthly idea where they learned to do the knuckle knock:


Sometimes teammates need to be motivated:


It’s also nice to just hang out with friends:

IMG_2997IMG_3049Having family and friends on the sidelines is a HUGE encouragement:

IMG_2993Whether you win or lose, it’s important to be gracious to the other team:

IMG_3075_2On this particular occasion, we lost. I don’t even know what the score was. We scored one goal and I stopped counting after they scored six…on A. Just kidding. They didn’t score more than four or five goals on A. The good news? I don’t think our team knows they lost. They had a great time and are looking forward to playing again this weekend.

So it’s official. I’m a minivan driving soccer mom. I know that if you ask me in a few Saturdays if I’d rather be sleeping I’ll have to weigh my words very carefully. But this season will pass all too quickly…and I’m not just talking about soccer season. I’m going to enjoy watching them play “find the ball” and will relish the chances I have to yell encouragement (and directions to the correct goal) from the sidelines.

But today, I have a sick boy who needs a nurse and who is trying desperately to get well so he doesn’t miss his first soccer game this weekend. I’ll be back soon to tell you about the Day of the Doughnuts and Ducks brought to you by the letter “K.”  I know, I know. It will make sense when I tell you the whole story.

Happy Middle of the Week Day!



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17 responses to “Now Where Were We?

  1. LOVE the pics…especially the one where the team is coming after Mr. Goalie!! Too cute!

    Hoping the Fevered Snoodle is better quickly and disobeys all sharing mantras as to keep the germs to himself…

    Thinking of you, my sweet friend and hoping you’re doing great!!

  2. It is true. Those seasons pass in a blink. Almost misty when I think of my own two children missing the ball and playing in the dirt, rather than focusing on the task at hand. Isn’t the task at hand having fun, anyway? Great pics. Late game for little ones. Never seen a night game.

    Hope the Little feels better soon.

  3. In these days of viruses and flu everywhere…I like the knuckle thing. Your son is like the 100th(not really)person I know who is sick(including my son). As I said, I’m all about the knuckle shake.

    I love how your little one is smiling as all those yellow shirts are running toward him! Such a cutie pie!

  4. What cute, cute pictures…and cute kids

  5. Ugh. Sick kids. Ugh. Hope the Snoodle gets better super soon and that the rest of the Whimzical household stays piggy-free. Rest up, mama.

    Love the pictures. I LOVE being a sports mom. It is one of my favorite things in the world. What gets me all wide-eyed and frizzy-headed is when there are 3 different games in 3 different places, a dad who is supposed to be coaching in 2 different places, and 1 me who makes herself crazy by running back and forth between fields, inevitably missing the “BIGGEST” plays of all 3 games. GRRRRRRR. But it is a blast. Wouldn’t trade it for the world.

  6. carpoolqueen

    Tell your kids they’re following in a grand tradition of famous goalies. Their Aunt CPQ was a goalie, and looked just like A did (complete with ball behind her in the net).

  7. I just want to say your children are beautiful!

    I’m so sorry you have sickies. So, so sorry. Hopefully it’s just the one. And hopefully it stays that way.

    Did K report seeing any snow? It’s been coming down off and on today.

  8. I don’t have kids and I’ve never played soccer and I’m a sore loser, so I have nothing to say. I just wanted to see what color my little square would be. I’m hopin’ for magenta.

    • whimzie

      Well, crud. It’s orange. I feel like such a bad hostess, but I don’t know how to change the quilt square colors. You’re welcome to come back anytime and try for magenta. Or would “any time” be more appropriate? I do know that you may come back every day whether you’re wearing your everyday clothes or not.

  9. Why is everything orange in my life? My pen at work, orange. My quilt square on this blog, orange. I am trying again. Come on, magenta!

    • whimzie

      Oh no! Do you think my blog has permanently assigned you the orange quilt square? Again, I’m so sorry. I blame myself. I’m sure a more computer savvy blogger could change your quilt square color. By the way, do you have to use an orange pen at work? I used to not be a fan of orange but lately it’s growing on me. Well, nothing orange is actually growing on me, of course, but I just seem to like the color more than I used to. Candy corns are orange and they’re in season so at least you’re up-to-date.

  10. Oh the kids look like they are having a great time! I love soccer season!

    Hope your little one gets better soon!

  11. Hey…I was a goalie, too! Forgot to mention that, but CPQ reminded me.

  12. love the pictures…my kids love soccer.

    Hope the little one is feeling better.

  13. How adorable! I love these pictures

  14. LOL, that was too funny!

    I’ve been a “soccer mom” for 7 years, so I know exactly what you mean! The little ones usually get scored on..haha. It’s so sad when they do, but they are such great sports! I think we worry more than they do. But, even after years of soccer (at any age), the MOST IMPORTANT part for them is the after game snack! After that, they don’t even think about the game. 🙂

  15. Welcome to the soccer mom club. I’m here with you and I LOVE every minute of it!!! It is worth not sleeping in on Saturdays! Hope everyone is feeling better.

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