Saturday, September 29, 2007

They Won! They Won!

What an exciting soccer game today! Jamie's team played another team that is part of the same organization Jamie plays for. I think playing against a team they train with really fired the boys up! There were many tense, exciting moments, as the teams were pretty evenly matched, so they had to fight for every goal scored. Jamie's team won 3-2, but it was really close! Jamie played striker and goalkeeper (of course). He didn't make any goals as a striker, but he sure did block some amazing goals as keeper! I could really tell his goalkeeper training sessions on Fridays are starting to kick in. He was doing collapse dives, knee dives, chest catches and all kinds of stuff I don't even know the names of. He blocked at least 10 goals! He was amazing! Unfortunately, I was so keyed up and excited at the game that I forgot to take pictures of some of his most amazing saves. I promise to do better next weekend, though!

Anyway, here's a look at what pics I was able to take today...

This is the picture I took and will submit for Jamie's soccer club badge.

This is Jamie just after he nailed a ball on his goal-kick. (I was standing pretty far away when I took this one, so it's kind of grainy.)

Here he is waiting for the ball to come back to his side of the field. I personally think he thinks he's "so tough" when he's got those goalkeeper gloves on! (Again, I was pretty far away, so it's a bit grainy.)

Random funny quote of the weekend:
On Friday, Jamie had goalkeeper practice. Everyone was being very sluggish and not wanting to do the exercises the trainer was showing them. When no one was able to complete the exercise (throw the ball straight up in the air, collapse to your knees, pop back up again in time to catch the ball), the trainer, Joe, yelled out - "Ah, I see you all have the reflexes of cats.... Dead ones!" Now, before you think he's being mean, I should say that it was not said in at all a derogatory manner, but jokingly. All the kids laughed. He doesn't insult the kids, ever. This is the same coach who, when the kids are being particularly slow to do what they're told or totally ignore instructions, the worst thing he ever says is "You all are being a bunch of lemons!" Anyway, I thought it was funny, and so did the kids.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I'm Supposed to be Doing Homework...

But instead, I'm blogging. I about cried when I went to pick Jamie up at school today. It struck me particularly today how he looks soooo grown up already! Where is my little boy? He had AWANA tonight, so I allowed him to wear his AWANA polo to school. maybe that has something to do with it. But as we were walking out together, I looked over at him and just about fell over because of how grown up he's becoming. And then, of course, I had to fight back tears. I spent so many years wishing he would hurry up and grow up already, and now I just wish I could stop time. Just so you know what I'm talking about, here's a picture of Jamie in his AWANA outfit. Doesn't he look so grown up?!?

Oh, and Tooz, I LOVE the cartoons you sent me. They are toooooo true. They are now stuck to the fridge. Okay, well, enough procrastinating. Guess I'll go actually do homework now.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

ATLA Review

I cannot do this incredible show justice. Let's just say it answered some questions left at the end of Season 2, but left many more hints and tantalizing tastes of what is coming in the rest of Season 3. If you want to read a professional review of the premiere, you can find links to several from Avatar, a fan site for the show (and yes, I am a member there). I have all of Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD, and will also be buying Season 3 as it is available on DVD. This show rocks!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Know Where I'll Be at 7:30 PM CST?

I'll be glued in front of my TV set. Avatar: The Last Airbender's season 3 premiere is tonight. I have no time for computers, visitors, or telephones tonight from 7:30 to 8 p.m. This show is one of the best shows ever! Yes, I'm obsessed with it. But it's a great show. You all should watch it and see!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Time Makes Change

I hadn't really realized how Jamie has changed over the past few soccer seasons, until I made this photo collage of his different soccer uniforms/years. He just gets more handsome all the time (and he's looking more grown up every day, too!)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Soccer Game Recap

Well, unfortunately, Jamie's team got beaten very badly today. However, it should serve as a learning experience for the boys. Fortunately, I WAS able to get some video, which I will post when I have time. What I CAN post now is this snazzy pic I took of him in his uniform after the game!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday Eye Candy!

This picture was taken on Tuesday at soccer practice. His first game is this Saturday, and I think he'll be playing goalkeeper. He had two spectacular saves in a scrimmage yesterday. I'll have video highlights of the game (hopefully) to post on here next week.

And on another note, Rachel and I are going to go Karaoke tonight! Jamie's spending the night at Remo's house. Woo hoo!! Mom gets a night out! The last time I went out was 5 months ago!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

See What Jamie Did on Labor Day

Sorry it has taken me so long to get it on here, but here's a quick rundown of Jamie's Labor Day this year.

This is Papaw and Jamie. Here is what they did together this weekend:

Looks like fun, doesn't it?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I'm a Fluffy, Pretty Puppy!

This is what Ziggy looks like after having a bath - pretty, fluffy and oh so soft! This is the reason why Rachel has nicknamed him "Cotton Ball".

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

R.I.P. Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle, author of many of my favorite books growing up (and still), died yesterday at the age of 88. The world of literature has lost an excellent voice. Read more about her work here.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sweeney Todd Movie Poster

Found this at The Tim Burton Collective. From the poster and info on this website, it looks like the movie may be coming out at Christmas in limited release, then in wide release in January. Whenever it comes out, I know I'll be going. Anybody wanna babysit Jamie for me so I can go? LOL! I have a feeling he might get nightmares from this one.

Last Night I Dreamed

Last night I dreamed of snow,
fat white flakes coming down
like missiles from the sky.

In seconds I was covered,
cold seeping into my bones
stinging like nettles on my skin.

Blissfully frozen,
I'm finally cold after years
of being too damn hot.

Then I woke up again,
to highs in the 90's
and thunderstorms all week.

Man, I want to go home.