Soccer Weekend

This was a busier than normal weekend with soccer games.  Allan (as coach) and Adrian won their game. Adrian was so excited!

I missed watching that game, because Andrea had a game at the same time. She played in a light drizzle for part of the game.  Her team made one point in the last few minutes of the game, winning 1:0

On Sunday, Andrea had a game in Ft. Wayne. The team gave their moms a carnation and a chocolate bar before the game started.  About twenty minutes into the game, it started to rain hard for about a quarter of an hour.  The rain was so hard that Andrea had to shade her eyes to see the ball.

Even though we had umbrellas, the rain came at an angle and soaked everyone.  We discovered a lake under our feet that Megan spent the rest of the game playing in. The sun came out and the rest of the game was perfect soccer weather.

Andrea is improving in soccer.  She has learned to use her body as a shield to keep the ball away from the other team.  If she gets stuck in the corner, she is doing much better at turning the ball and kicking it hard straight down the line.  Andrea will try blocking the ball more often too.  She has learned how to defend and steal the ball more consistently also.

If you are bored next weekend, or just want to watch soccer, Adrian has a game at 10:00, and Andrea is in a tournament at Nipco.  Her game times are Saturday at 12:00 and 6:00 and Sunday morning at 10:00 (go to early service!)

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FrogIn class today, Megan learned about frogs and toads.  This HUGE bull frog was one of the critters that she got to meet.  She was not too fond of it out of it’s container and would not pet it when Mr. Courtney brought it around.  She did enjoy admiring it behind it’s plastic aquarium though.

First Hummingbird

HummingbirdAfter watching this hummingbird preen itself and attack a brown leaf, it finally decided it wanted to eat.

The hummingbirds have not been here long, we noticed the first one on Monday morning.  A little while later another one came by and they fought over the feeder.  We have not seen any females yet.  So now we can start one of our favorite lazy summer activities.  Sitting around and seeing who can get good pictures of hummingbirds!


BirdThis morning, I watched as a bird crashed into our window and fell straight down.  I went to check on it and it did not look very healthy.  I knew that bird sometimes knock themselves silly and I hoped that is what this adolescent robin had done.

I checked it a few minutes later and it’s head was up looking around.  After fluttering to a higher spot nearby, the robin stayed put for a few minutes and was not scared of me even when I got really close.

Bird Posing



BluebirdToday was sunny and beautiful out, so we played hooky from bookwork and went to the park. We wanted to walk but also to play with the 300mm lens Daddy let me borrow.

Our walk was nice.  We heard a lot of birds hiding.  The kids looked in bluebird houses and discovered some eggs.  We also had fun watching the swallows flying around.  I did not see many bluebirds, but one did pose a few seconds for me.