So, right now, I will just out-and-out admit that I am barely keeping one step ahead of things. And it looks like everyone in my family is counting on me to pick up the baton with my sister after this weekend-- time for me to do my stint down there in Dallas. I want to be there, of course I want to be there, but the kids, Dean, work, the house, the horses, soccer... it is all I can do to keep the balls in the air as it is. Feel like going down there, getting her and bringing her back here with me.
And with that, let's move on to more positive aspects of the Y-Family life... for one, soccer season is upon us full force. Our first games are on Saturday. Ave will be playing in her first league game ever and Vi is all ready to take on the other team all by herself-- whether she needs to or not. First day of school for Vi, who entered third grade, was on Wednesday. Of course, we kicked off the school year with our usual breakfast outing... this year:
Yes, we ended up at Denny's. Ugh. Avery was pretty excited to get her 'alien' shaped breakfast- hey, I don't care where you go- pancakes or waffles with whipped cream are pancakes or waffles with whipped cream.
The girls were super-silly which was fabulous because we'd all gotten up at the crack of dawn and I expected them to be a little groggy or grouchy but actually, they'd gone to bed early and were quite bright-eyed and bushy-tailed- as it were.
The most exciting part of breakfast was being served by the transexual who wasn't a very convincing woman except to Ave who kept arguing that it was, in fact, a woman. The second best part were the rocket cups that the girls got their juice in... and just in... HOT PINK rocket cups. Denny's is a class act operation. Heh.
I have been so busy that I started this post on Wednesday and it is now Saturday and I am just getting back to it. LAME!! I may not have a job soon. I'm having trouble getting away to see my sis, which I've already put off for work commitments and I just might not be able to keep working much longer. Other issues going on there also... I swear, when it rains, it pours.
We had our first soccer games of the fall season today. Ave did awesome and scored a bunch of goals which... isn't terribly difficult in the U6 league. She was sure proud and excited to get that uniform on and she worked up quite the sweat out there.
Vi's team did fantastic- they won 2-1 so the teams were fairly well matched. It was really, really hot out there and we were all sweaty and hot, even those of us just yelling from the sidelines. There is Viola(#43) on the left going in to charge the ball.
Vi has been amazing to watch. She went from a little girl would could barely dribble the ball and look where she was going and run at the same time to jukeing left and right around opposing players, diving for balls as goalie and driving the ball into the goal on offense. The girl is ferocious on the field and can't keep her mouth shut either... not that I'd want her to.
Love this picture of Vi leaning on Dean. The girls do love their papa and he is very available to them which I love. So many kids I knew growing up were afraid of their dads... he was this remote figure that came home from work and didn't want to be bothered or, even worse, the wielder of the 'belt' or some other threat that moms used to use... "When your father gets home..." Yeah. Well, my girls look forward to their father getting home, so much that there is often the patter of small feet running to jump on him when he walks through the door. I do all I can to help Dean maintain that relationship as it gets tough as they get older.
But, yeah, so Saturday was full of soccer and hopefully it'll cool off and we'll be in a better place to get some things done around the house today(yes, another day of not posting has slipped by). Ave ended up going to Corinne's house for a playdate yesterday, which was nice because she had been so upset that Vi had gone to Tova's house on Friday. Life. This is ours.