Megan’s Soccer Games

Megan is playing soccer at at new place this year.  She is very excited about her team and what she is learning.

I like soccer.  I think it is fun. All my team mates like to make goals. They are friendly and I have very much fun playing with them.

My first game was good. The other team won, but we had lots of fun. I was being the goalie. I had one (ball) not get in and the other get in.  I tried to make some goals. It is hard to make goals!

My big sisters are my coaches. They make us work hard but still have fun.

Megan’s games are with GYSO at Goshen College. The first half is warm up and practice and the 30 minute game starts on the hour.  Depending on the coaches, they may start a little early. She always plays on field 1 which is by the entrance to the soccer fields. Her schedule for the remaining games is:

  • 1 May at 6:30
  • 8 May at 6:30
  • 15 May at 5:30
  • 22 May at 5:30
  • 31 May at 5:30
  • 5 June at 6:30


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We enjoyed a relaxing Easter at our house this year.  For the first time in a long while, all of the kids went egg hunting at the same time.  After checking and double checking how many were hidden, a few eggs were never found.  I often wonder if the rabbit who hides the eggs takes a few out just to drive everyone crazy trying to find the missing ones.

The best part of Easter was after the meal, everyone hung around for a few hours.  The adults relaxed and talked while the kids (of all ages) played “Jackpot” a game that the kids learned years ago.  It seemed like a crazy make-up-the-rules-as-you-go game, but everyone enjoyed playing together.

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Today the children helped with alpaca shearing. Each year, they learn something new or do something different.  As I was watching, I realized that, depending on Mark’s school schedule, this might be Mark’s last year helping.  He has already said that he plans on coming home for the day if he can though.

Then we realized how much Mark has changed in the few years he has helped. He went from just leading the alpacas to the shearers until now he leads the alpacas in and then helps get them to the ground to be sheared. His muscles are appreciated!

Mark is not the only one growing. Megan now helps clean up and can help with the alpacas instead of just holding the dust pan.

Andrea and Audrey have learned new jobs.  They started out wrapping the fiber, but now they help flip the animals and take the fiber as it is being sheared.

And even though Adrian is does not have a big job, he is learning different parts of alpaca shearing. He helps calm the animals and is around if needed. What he does helps everything run smoothly.

This year, we all learned something new.  We watched some Angola goats get sheared. Then, we compared the different fibers.  The Angola fiber is very heavy compared to alpaca!