Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Own David Beckham

He scored!! He scored AGAIN!! HE. SCORED. ONE. MORE. TIME. That's right, Austin did it. He finally scored, and scored big, 3 times! He literally did piroettes on the field after each one. I could not be any prouder of that kid.

He started kicking a soccerball maybe 8 times now and really has a concept of the game now. His first practice, he REFUSED to go on the field with the team. My husband was so mad until I tried to tell him this was something that was supposed to be fun so yelling at the kid and trying to make him go on the field was not going to help. The next practice he couldn't wait to go to practice but did not want to put on the shin guards or the uniform. I was really second guessing myself, if he was to young to play. Then the first game came and he loved the game. He ran with everyone, but would go past the ball.

He was always taught not to kick or hit so when we told him you have to kick the ball and there were other kids around he became timid. I think he didn't know if it really was okay to kick even if there were others around.

So today, he did it. He finally let loose, kicked and bumped around to get to the ball, just like the other kids. Oh, my little David Beckham. Maybe I can be a "posh" mom!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

5 the magic number

A's birthday was Monday. Officially 5 and man am I using it to the fullest. 5 year olds put their wrappers in the garbage, 5 year olds sleep in their bed all night, 5 year olds don't crawl under the table at the restaurant. I think he is wishing he never turned 5, I actually heard him say he was still 4. I have to lay off I think now or it's not going to work anymore.

But that made me realize; it was today, 5 years ago that I brought him home from the hospital and the first time he was ever in this house. It seems he's always been here. We were at a restaurant for dinner tonight and he had a hand-me-down shirt on with a picture of a USA Flag and 2001 underneath it and I thought... he wasn't even alive then.

Crazy that you can't imagine when you’re pregnant who this person is going to be like and then you have him and you can't think of life without him.

Happy Birthday A!!