Our weekend was full of activities and it was the first time in a long time that I had to try to juggle the madness on my own.
Here in AA, much like in our former Army communities, neighbors and friends are always willing to pitch in. Audrey attended her game with her friend Clara and then was invited to stay for a playdate until I returned from the other two girls' games.
I wasn't able to take very many photos of the activities this weekend...
Abbey was watching Isabella play in one of the rare moments this weekend when the sun was shining...
Isabella enjoyed her last soccer game of the season and played in spite of not feeling very well again the few days previous to her game. But these two coaches were the kind of coaches you WANT to play for. They were kind, well-spoken, demanding, and they really cared for the team.
Isabella enjoyed playing for the Strikers...
And they were a really nice group of girls.
It takes a special person to coach middle school girls...and these two guys did a stand-up job.
Not only did they send out a team Mother's Day photo earlier in the season but they also handed out personalized medals to each of the girls. AND they baked chocolate chip cookies for them...in the shapes of each of the girls' initials.
AND at the beginning of the season they bought the girls their soccer socks with their team name on it.
We were so pleased to hear they are going to coach again in the fall...in spite of the fact that the head coach's daughter is moving up to high school. Isabella reported she "is definitely playing in the fall". I am so glad that I 'highly encouraged' her to play this season. Turns out:
The rest of the day I watched Will play two baseball games between the rainstorms.
|You can't tell from the photo, but it was a downpour at this moment.|
Bernie enjoyed the day of darting between games...he didn't seem to mind the mud and rain either.
|one wet pup|
Thanks to my darling cousin and her husband, I didn't even have to entertain the girls. The tournament wasn't too far from their home and they brought the girls back to their house to play and hang out. I was able actually to watch both games; uninterrupted too. Too bad they didn't win either of their games.
Bernie didn't care if they won or lost...He was just happy to be included.