Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's the simple things

We have had a really great day around here.  We didn't do anything spectacular, but that I think that is what is great about us, it's the simple days that are the most fun and memorable.

Cooper had his first soccer practice this morning.  Anytime I try to take a picture of the boys, Cooper has to put his arms around Cameron's neck.   Sometimes a bit too hard.  He didn't seem to mind much today.  Notice those are Mr. Potato Head glasses also around his neck.

The jury is still out on how much he liked it   It's something new so I'm sure it will get better as each week goes on.  Steve & I know nothing about soccer so we can't help much.   We did hit the jackpot on coaches though.  Our coaches are brother-in-laws, their wives are sisters.  All four of them were out on the field conducting practice. 

After conducting a few drills we had a small scrimmage game.  Cooper was playing defender for a while.  I think he got bored.  He didn't have much to do but stand and wait. 

Cameron had a blast because there was a creek to throw rocks into, and he got a sucker.

Soccer practice was at 11 so by the time we got home and had lunch it was nap time.  Makes for a pretty quick day.  

After dinner we got out the paints.  This is something we don't do nearly enough.  Especially considering about much Cooper loves it.

Painting of course means the kids go straight to the bath.  We got them bathed and it was about 6:30, so still pretty early.  I have been trying really hard to limit our television.  We have done a great job this week.   Cooper has been watching a show during Cameron's nap time but Cameron has maybe watched an hour all week.  I thought this called for popcorn and a movie night.  They chose the Polar Express.  We are going to have to hide that movie.  It needs to be special come Christmas time.

Again, we've had a simple great day.  I wouldn't want it any other way.


Brittany said...


We start soccer soon - its our first time!! EEK!

ginmommy said...

Looks like a good Saturday to me!

Alicia Mcafee said...

What a fun day! LOVE THAT!!

Tracey said...

Soccer is going to be fun! Looks like a fun day to me. I love The Polar Express in Aug! :)