These are actually pictures from soccer weeks ago before we were rained out and then missed because of Easter. We finally had soccer again last Saturday but because I was being a loser mom I forgot my camera. The Saturday that these pictures were taken Ethan did pretty good but not as good as the first week. Last Saturday Ethan was embarrassingly throw himself down on the soccer field and cry bad. I don’t know what was up with him. He was a whiny ball of mess one minute and the next he was kicking butt and taking names. Hopefully next week will be better and hopefully soon he’ll grow out of flopping around and crying at everything. It’s driving me crazy and sometimes it gets hard to be compassionate nice mommy.
First off, sorry for the serial posting. I just wanted to do a little catching up while the kids are sleeping.
Saturday, Ethan started his 4th Season of soccer. He was so excited when he woke up. To begin with I wasn’t expecting to see him until around 10:30 or so because we had been up late the night before but that wasn’t how the morning went. Ethan was up by 8:45 and ready to go. At 9 I sat him down and told him that we could not leave before the clock said 11:00 (as Ethan reads it that’s 11 dot dot 00). So, for awhile I heard look its says 901, 902, 903….. By 10 he was dressed and by 10:45 I couldn’t take it any longer so we slowly made our way to soccer.
We got off to a little bit of a rough start. I guess he forgot about running in a circle during warm up. Instead of running in a circle he ran to the circle in the middle of the field. I yelled to him and said no Ethan come back run in a circle. He stopped for a second and then ran back to the circle. I thought it was going to go down hill from there; he was upset and embarrassed. It didn’t though he rocked it. He did awesome. I was so proud of him. He did end up with another incident. He was running to make a goal and when he brought his foot down his foot went on top of the ball so he fell hard flat on his face. He cried and cried. Then it was time for scrimmage, he NEVER participates in scrimmage. He got a little whiny and told me that he was scared. Turned out he was worried about tripping over the ball again. I told him not to worry about the ball and just to run with his team mates. In no time he was in there and playing trying to get the ball. I can’t wait for next week so Craig can see him in action. I am one proud mommy.
I also have to gush a little on Emerson. Emerson used to have horrible separation anxiety. It was bad, really really bad. When we would go anywhere I couldn’t even put her down, she didn’t want my parents, she didn’t want Craig, it had to be me. It was a total drain. Well on Saturday since Craig had his class to renew his license my dad came up to help and watched Emerson for me during soccer. She didn’t bat an eye. My dad sat down on the blanket and she walked over and sat in his lap. She couldn’t have cared less that mommy was off with Ethan. Even when we came back for water breaks she barely glanced in our direction.
Yesterday we got up very early, 4:30am, and headed out to the balloon festival. I love the balloon festival I think the balloons are so beautiful against the sky. Since we were up so early Ethan really wasn’t too interested in the balloons. He liked the dragon and the tree but we got there a little earlier then I had planned so he was done watching by the time they started to take off. Emerson was very accommodating once again and hung out. After the balloons were in the air (well most of them any way) I put her in the ergo and she was out like a light. We walked around for a little bit and then headed off to soccer.
After the balloon festival we had soccer. We started two weeks ago, missed last week because of Ike and now we are going on Saturday because Coach Rick didn’t have enough kids on Sunday. They got to kick metal trash cans with their soccer balls. They had to go around and see how many they could kick in 2 minutes Ethan got 7 and then the next time he got 11. He even nailed a trash can from about 5 feet away I was incredibly impressed.