Monday, March 14, 2011

Soccer, Basketball, and a Temper

Luke and George and I hung out together during Evie's soccer practice last week. Her practice is at this adorable community center that has basketball courts, picnic tables, a water fountain, a play area and lots of grass.
Here's a picture.

Isn't it adorable?

Evie was fully engaged in the practice and is a rock star at soccer now. In fact, she made THREE goals at her last soccer game!!! I wish I could have been there to see it, but I had to work. I was (and am) so proud of her! Unfortunately, she is always too far away from the sideline for me to snap a good picture of her with my iPhone, as you can see here.

She's the first one in orange on the left.

So here's one with her wearing her favorite pajamas.
She's my girly girl.

Luke played soccer during her practice while I tried to keep up with George's basketball game. Seriously, the kid thinks he has a chance at making a basket.

He is undeterred and spent an hour attempting to shoot hoops and trying to get in on the big kids' game. He was totally pissed at me when I told him he couldn't play with the big kids (and by "big kids" I mean teenagers). I've posted the video so that you all can see the temper that matches that hair.

At the end of the video you can see him looking at the goal where the big kids were playing. I swear he was debating whether he should attempt to crash their game again despite me. He ended up heeding my instructions that he play on the other end of the court.

I was actually okay with the entire situation until Big G decided that I should lift him up so he would be closer to the basket. It didn't take too long before my arms were tired and I refused to pick him up again. I wish someone could have snapped a picture of that ridiculousness.

Still, he played on.

George Dribbles

George Runs

George Shoots

George Takes Unwanted Tips
from his Older Brother

And of course, the only time I walked away from him to go check on Evie, he took a tumble and scratched the side of his face. Luckily another mom was there to scoop him up and give him some love moments before I got back to him. Trust me, no one wants to see that kid crying.

Meanwhile, Luke focused on his soccer game.

I can't believe I snapped this picture with my iPhone.

Doesn't he look awesome?!

Then he became bored and wandered around aimlessly. He even stopped to examine the "skin" of a tree.

In the end, we were able to spend some time on the playground, but it just doesn't compare to the basketball court for George.

We had fun.


Angie said...

okay so I'm a horrible person...I laughed at the video and I laughed even harder when I heard your response..."Are you almost done?" That's genius! I MUST remember that response....stay calm and wait for it to pass.

P.S. The park looks fun. I can't wait to take Rachel to one this year. :)

Theresa said...

Are you kidding? I was laughing my ass off as I recorded it. Those fits are awesome! I wish I had started recording it at the beginning. Priceless.

Jess said...

I love you kids. I just want to eat them up. Glad to see there are other parents who react to tantrums like I do.

Angela said...

LOL, I love Angie's comment and have to agree!!

Evie looks exactly like you - she's gorgeous!

That picture of Luke is amazing. You should see if you can get it framed or something.