it's the last day of soccer season, so i took some team pics. the Orange Crush had a great season! Avery had so much fun in her first season of soccer. she was fortunate to have a team with a bunch of great kids.
and some great coaches!
Avery was thrilled to get her first trophy. way to go Orange Crush.
a friend of mine has a beautiful family of 6 handsome boys. but when she felt that stirring that her family may not be complete, she answered the call and discovered there was indeed a princess in her future. we joyfully celebrated the pending arrival of this sweet baby girl, with a fun baby shower.
i basically just opened my home, while my friend Mirium planned all the fun details of the day. she chose burlap and lace for our pink-shy first time girl mom. and hand painted these sweet onsies:
of course this was the hottest day in a two week period! we brought out the market umbrellas in droves.
love the look of these sweet paper straws!
my favorite part, maybe everyone's fav was the popcorn bar! 3 kinds of delicious popcorn, along with all the handwritten chalkboard details.
i love using my vintage carriage whenever possible, it was the perfect gift table accessory.
this girl had some fun with all the delicious girly-ness her little babe was showed with.
fun times were had by all! now if all these babies would just be born already! (okay, that's totally my pregnancy hormones flaring up with the heat!) happy shower Miss W!
Jason has always accused Colin of being a momma's boy. admittedly, he has spent the better part of his 22 months wanting me to hold, feed, bath, rock, him, etc. but lately, it's become apparent that Dad is becoming Colin's new favorite. he is obsessed with everything Dad does, and is his constant companion for yard work, and of course anything involving tools!
recently we were lucky enough to inherit Jason's big boy bed! since Colin will be needing this soon, we assembled in his bedroom. at first, he wasn't that into helping:
but when Jason offered him a tool, he started getting serious about this project.
i hope our one little prince continues to stick by his dad's side. Colin, this is definitely the one to emulate if you want to become a man!
so, soccer season is in full swing, and the Orange Crush and Snowflakes are dominating.
not to mention looking super cute!
in years past I have lamented that I never catch goals with my camera, because i am too busy watching the game. well, this year the girls decided to make it super easy on me and average at least 3 goals a game. this allowed me the freedom of focusing my lens on the first goal, and then relaxing and enjoying the 2-5 others that were sure to follow. thanks girls!
it is a pleasure watching all my girls play sports, and grow and excel in their various activities. but Avery has been especially fun as she dons a cool-as-a-cucumber persona on the field.
Madeline is no slouch out there either. if you ever oppose Maddie in soccer, a good rule of thumb is: DON'T LEAVE HER UNGUARDED. she can outrun anyone, and scores almost every time she breaks away.
everyone gets a chance to play "patrol" or the defensive position in 4 on 4 soccer. but this particular game, coach had to pull Maddie back there right away, since the had 3 in the first quarter. though the girl loves offense, she works just as hard in the back field as well!
boot it Maddie!
i wasn't the best player when i was a kid, but i sure loved the game. it is a thrill for me to cheer on my girls each week!