Saturday, February 26, 2011

A day in my life as a 3D Mommy

Last year,  Big D and Middle d's team did not win a single soccer game.  As a matter of fact, their team barely scored a single point the whole season.

That said,

I wasn't sure how to start our conversation in the car, this morning.  I looked in the rear view mirror and saw  three worried sets of eyes staring into different directions.  They were silent.  Even chatty little d was...not chatty.  For a second I thought about ditching the 9 a.m. scheduled soccer games and high tailing it somewhere, anywhere to relieve the worry and fear on their little faces.  But instead, I started the conversation telling them that they were gonna be great, they were on a brand new team with lots of new players, that if they lost that it would still be ok, learn from your mistakes and do better the next game....just try your hardest and listen to what your coach says and you'll be fine...(blah blah blah...cheerleader-mommy-stuff-)


I tried to sound confident.  I tried to make them confident about themselves.  I think I succeeded....maybe.

When we got there, we found out that every ones uniforms came without the team sponsors name on it.  We were only given shin socks and shorts.  The pictures from today look a little like they're practicing, but they're not.  Trust me.

I think it was a combination of awesome teamwork and confidence that left our team UNDEFEATED today.  They won BOTH of their back-to-back games! 


Middle d completely blew me away with his mad goalie skillz!  He was quite a show off...as he should've been!  The king of diving and catching he was!



Big D?  Psssh!  Unstoppable she was!  World's greatest eight year old defender ever!  Nothing got past her!  She kept a close on that eye on that ball and anytime it got near her side of the field, there she went!  BOOM!  back to the other side of the field!  She was rockin' that field for sure!  Oh, and she scored two goals!!!

And lets not forget little d.  OH MY GOODNESS!!!  Watching her "play soccer" made my entire year!  She was the only one out of the three year olds (there are 3) that cooperated.   She did not understand why players had to be switched out.  Coach would tell her to go and sit on the bench and she would sit in my lap and say "My turn!  It's my turn!"  Coach rotated players every 4 minutes, so it didn't take long for her to get back in the game (thankfully).  She is much smaller than most of the team.  There is only one little boy the same size as her but he is almost a year older, so much more mature.  She got left behind quite a bit, but she didn't care.  She followed the ball from one end of the field to the other sometimes watching the ball, sometimes just looking at me.  Every time a team member scored a goal she would throw her hands up in the air and cheer, "GO B-lah-eew"!!!  She would even do this when the other team scored!  She got to do all of the goal kicks, throw in's and kick offs because she was so little and the coaches new she had little to no chance of touching the ball again.  I don't think she noticed that she was smaller or slower....the only thing she was, was proud!  Her team didn't "win" but we didn't tell them either!  Little d is quite content thinking she won the game, so were just gonna leave it that way! 



Hey there, cutest little thing ever!

*Readers, if you have a three year old, do put them in soccer!  It's worth every penny!

After our victorious games we packed up and headed to Hot Springs for a little shopping!  This was such a fun and productive day!

Big D is calling me to help her give "names" all 50 bazillion of her petshops!....and Middle d is begging me to watch, The Mighty Ducks....and little d is right behind him with how to train your dragon...excuse me, Mommy hood is screaming my name!

Happy, Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Mrs. Mary spoils her rotten!


 And she lets her drink from a big girl glass...


 And she always bakes something extra yummy for her...



 And they love each other like mad!  : )


Happy Wednesday, Everyone!!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sweetheart banquet

Sunday, we held our annual sweetheart banquet for our church.  Hehe...It feels good to say that {annual}.  We were much more prepared this year than last.  We also had twice the "staff"! So, that helped alot!  Last year was just a lousy ole' rough draft compared to this year.  This year was smooth sailing!  I'm exaggerating the smooth sailing thing, because last year was so chaotic that I almost opted out on helping to plan and decorate this year.


We had red velvet cupcakes with home made Paula Dean cream cheese frosting for dessert.  The icing was divine...I didn't eat a cupcake though.  I have this theory about myself.  I am capable of making "pretty" food.  Not necessarily "good" food.

We had our guests wait to be seated instead of seating their selves this time.  It think it was the key to "less chaotic" this year.  Orders for food were coming in a few at a time instead of all at once.

Here is the only picture I got of the decorated fellowship hall.  I'm really sad about it though, It's blurry and too dark : (

Steven and I got a chance to hop in on the fun and games this year.  We played the truly wed game, which was a blast!...We didn't win...but we didn't come in last either!

We also played "pick your husband's nose".  If there was a winner (which there wasn't) then I'm pretty sure I would be it.  I "picked lots of husband's noses" lol!


The kids also had fun games to play!  They played...well, I don't know what this is called, but you have to find all six, buried in whip cream, conversation hearts using only your mouth!  Good times I tell you!  Good times!




This banquet was soooo much fun!  I can't wait to do this again next year!

Oh, I almost forgot.  Here's the brand new reigning 2011 King and Queen "Truly wed"! 

Happy Thursday Everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...with a word or two

 This little girl....




totally OWNS this field : )


Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A day in my life as a 3D Mommy

Today I...


Took a shower and got myself ready...

put away at least seven loads of laundry...

bathed three children...

blow dried three sets of hair...

clipped thirty finger nails...

clipped thirty toe nails...

administered medication to a snotty D...

applied two band aids to boo boos...

baked 48  red velvet cupcakes...

made Paula dean's cream cheese frosting...

pressed play on the DVD player at least four times...

bought a gift for my secret sister...

remembered to eat...at 6:30 p.m....

tried my best to get to know a member at our church...

matched over 70 pairs of socks...

picked out a Sunday wardrobe for four...

made lots of place cards...

gave tons of hugs...

went to wal-mart three times...

fought off a migraine (prolly cuz I forgot to eat)...

broke my Atkins diet by eating two cookies and a marshmallow...

made three cups of hot chocolate...

remembered to charge Janis' battery...

changed little d's clothes at least three times...

and I'm sure there's lots more...I just can't think of them right now cuz of the migraine...

I'm gonna go take medicine...

What did you do today?!?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

spring in January

 I'm gonna start this post with a big 'ole

Praise the lord!!!

This weekend was an answer to a prayer!  I don't think I would've stood one more cold, dreary, gray Saturday in this house!  With promised temperatures well into the 70's, Steven and I packed up the D's and headed up the mountain for some good old fashioned cardio. : )


I didn't know how much fun it could be to go hiking with my own family!  This was a first for us, and we really enjoyed it!  These kids climbed to the top of every surface that was climbable.


Big D found a really big rock shaped like a triangle, or "twi-nangle" as little d would put it!  She wanted to take it home with her and was really disappointed when we told her that everything she found in the National Forest, stayed in the forest.  That child will horde anything!


The trip up the mountain sure was fun, but not as much fun as coming home and finding brand new baby goats in our driveway!  One of our neighbors nanny goats thought our driveway would be a good place to give birth!  It was amazing watching these wobbly little things try and try and eventually stand up and walk around!


This past weekend was a wonderful and very blessed one indeed!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!