Mar 18 2012

Catching up

Published by Tina at 5:30 pm under Clayton,Sophia,The Family

Sophie started soccer a few months back and has really gotten a hang of it. She plays Saturday mornings at the YMCA and her team is the Blizzards. She really likes her coach and three weeks ago she scored her first goal….followed by 4 more!! She’s always loved to run so this is a great sport for her. And the smile on her face when she scores is just priceless. She always runs over to us to make sure we saw it and to get a hug. She does also get frustrated though when others score or she misses…it’s definetly a learning process for her to start to understand the concept of a team sport, doing your best and not being a drama queen:)

We’ve been having beautiful weather for many weeks now which means we spent at least 2 hours every afternoon/early evening outside playing in the yard or with the neighbor kids. Chalk and bubbles are a big hit and riding the scooter down the street. Clay’s even been trying to figure out the tricycle so we need to adjust the setting ASAP so he can actually peddle.

Today was in the low 70′s so we got our patio furniture down from the attic, lit the tiki torches (to keep the mosquitos away) and let the kiddos open the sandbox. The snow melt and a few night time rain showers have left the backyard a bit of a wetland though and eventually Clay snuck off the patio and ran right into the biggest puddle. We just couldn’t bring ourselves to keep him from it and soon Sophie joined it — they had the absolute best time!

Finally, while it’s certainly not always peaceful, these two little people are really starting to figure out how to play together and love being really close. Around 3pm every day, Clay runs to the window, points out and asks “Ati”? That’s what he calls her and I think he’s telling me it’s time to go pick her up. She also loves to pretend like he’s one of her students at school and is so caring and gentle when they play.

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2 Responses to “Catching up”

  1. Laurieon 20 Mar 2012 at 7:55 am

    Oh my!!! the mud!!!! That must’ve been fun to watch :) Such sweet cuties. Miss you all!

  2. Saundra Riddellon 25 Mar 2012 at 12:25 pm

    This time next week my bag will be packed and waiting to come play .

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