Saturday, October 30, 2010

Soccer, Basketball and Soccer again

Today our morning started off nice and early with a Maddy soccer game. It was dry but cold. Cold enough to have frost on the ground. Luckily one of the girl's parents bring hot chocolate to the game for the girls. They were nice enough to share with our boys today. The girls team did great. It is fun to see them go out and play hard.
Cade had his second basketball game today. Lets just say the other team cheated (ok maybe not). I heard one boy from the opposing team say as we were walking out of the gym, "my grandma kept score and it was 54 to 18." Whatever. I am going to go with Cade and say we only lost by 6 points. Cade did great! He scored his first basket of the season. It is so funny to see any one of them score and run down the court with arms in the air. Cade did a great job of going after the ball and he will have a nice big bruise to show off.

Notice the tongue in check in these 2 pictures. He is so going to bite it off one day!

One of the boys on the other team was at least a head taller than Cade. He was a very good player. Turns out he has a personal coach for basketball and football (I told you they cheated).
Ryan had a soccer game this afternoon. Oh my goodness! This was one of Ryan's best games ever. He was so aggressive and quick and it was SO much fun to watch him! He scored one goal and almost scored 2 other times. One of those times one of our players made a perfect pass to Ryan. Ryan went to kick the ball and his foot got too far under the ball and it went right over the goal. Ahhh! So close! This afternoon his coach called to talk to Ryan. She told him what a great job he had done today, how he was a great influence on the team and how badly she wanted that ball to go in the goal for him. How awesome is that?! She has been such an amazing coach this year. I wish Ryan could have had her in previous years. I have so many pictures of Ryan playing soccer that I didn't take my camera today. I wish I had. It was raining the whole game and I wish I could show you how muddy they got.
Good game day, kiddos!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Today was a no school day so the kiddos and I went in to find us some pumpkins. Got all the way in there just to turn around and come back home because I forgot my SD card. I was not going to go pumpkin hunting without my camera! The kids were troopers. Maddy was set on a little one, Ryan on a big green one and Cade just wanted one he liked. It was a perfect day for trudging thru the pumpkin patch.

I took advantage of my three photographers and got pictures with each one of the cuties.

And yes, Maddy is really that tall.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Soccer Days

Maddy and Ryan both have their soccer games on Saturdays. Maddys home games are always at 8:30am. Ryan's home games are always at 1:30pm. It's great if they both have games at their home fields because it means Matt and I can make it to both games. If they have away games, we sometimes have to split up. Today I went to Maddy's home game while Matt went to Ryan's game in North Bend. It was a very cold morning. I forgot to check what the temperature was before the game but afterwards it was 36 degrees. One of the parents brought a big container of hot chocolate. They did this last year too and it was so nice.
Last time I put pictures up somewhere, I had people commenting on poor child number 3. Maddy and Ryan had pictures but Cade did not. Cade's soccer season ended already so you won't see pictures of #3 today. I also didn't get to Ryan's game at all and I am the family photographer so I had the camera at Maddy's game. I will be at Ryan's game this next weekend so will get pictures of him to post later. I am hoping I can make it to some of Cade's first basketball game on Saturday as well.
So anyway, enjoy these pictures of child #1.

Maddy was one of the captains today.

 I love soccer leg muscles!

 Maddy had some great kicks today.

This was a fun game to watch especially compared to last week. Last weeks team was just mean. This weeks team was from Duvall so all the girls knew each other. It was fun to watch them chatting with each other on the field.
Matt said Ryan played really well today. I called him to check in and while I was on the phone, Ryan scored a goal! I could hear all the moms yelling in the background. So glad to know others will cheer him on when I'm not there! His coach gives out badges to put on their shirts for good passes and Ryan got another one today. Way to go, Ryan!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Maddys 10.10.10 Birthday!

These last few days have been all about Maddy. Friday was a no school day so we had a friend party that afternoon. Originally Maddy had wanted a Halloween themed party. My only problem with that was that I knew not all the girls would have costumes yet. Matt suggested a Minute to Win It party and thats what we went with. The Minute to Win It show has a website with all the games, how to play it and what you need. Maddy ended up picking the Candy Ladder, Face the Cookie and Junk in the Trunk.

The girls all looked like they had been playing in dirt after playing the cookie game...crumbs all over them. Maddy's got a good group of friends and I think they had a good time.
Matt has had slumber parties with the kids ever since Maddy was little. For last nights party, they all decided to stay up until 1:03am since that is what time Maddy was born. Ryan made it until a little past 10pm. The rest stayed awake though.
Maddy requested tacos for her birthday dinner. Matt worked on that while I made Wacky Cake. Matt went to get something out of the fridge and a plastic bottle of Yoshida sauce somehow went flying out of the door. It hit the floor and broke open. There was Yoshida sauce all over the place...on the floor, in the fridge, on the cupboards. He did a great job on dinner though and of course Wacky Cake is always excellent!

Maddy Bean, its been a fun 12 years! You are a beautiful young lady and we are so proud of you. Love you tons!!!