Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tournament weekend one

Last week and this week are so incredibly busy. On the list of things that I have done/will do:
  • open house at school for both kids
  • rented a trombone for Evan
  • team photos for Emma
  • team photos for Evan
  • cleaned out one refrigerator and two freezers, and transferred all food to our new fridge
  • returned items to three different stores
  • shopped for things to replace the returned items
  • make plans for Emma's 13th birthday
  • 56 loads of laundry
  • drove to Dearborn to get Buddy from my in-laws house
  • ortho appointment
  • 2 soccer games
  • 5 practices
all of this while being gone from noon Friday to Sunday evening, two weekends in a row. In addition to all the regular house work.
I thought things were supposed to slow down once school started?
Anyway, we were in Petoskey last weekend for the Autumn Blast.
This photo is not altered in any way, the fields really are this green! You are practically out in the middle of nowhere, and the grass is nicer than most golf courses. Crazy.
We had 2 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday. The team is having a hard time gelling. I don't know why exactly; maybe combining the age groups was the wrong way to go. I see a lot of effort on the field, but it's not translating into winning games. By Sunday Emma was ready to quit. She doesn't see that she really is improving...she keeps moving up in groups by twos, so she doesn't get a chance to feel like she is matching her opponents' skill, y'know what I mean? Losing is hard.
This one went to stay with our new friend Bill and his three dogs. Let me tell you, she was in doggie heaven. Bill and his wife Carol took her to the dog park for hours every day, not to mention there was a festival in Plymouth where they walked her around all three days. When she wasn't out socializing, she and Bentley here were tearing back and forth across the house, romping and playing. She was so wiped out that she slept all day Monday. And she gets to do it again this weekend.
So now we are headed to Dublin, Ohio and the OP Invitational for Evan's team. We will be celebrating the big one-three while we are there. Oh boy.
Thankfully, we get to stay home after that!

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