Friday, August 12, 2011

Book Drop at SDS...

The kid's school had their Book Drop today. Which is a kind of a "meet your teacher" kind of a thing. It also is a time to pick up last minute items like PE uniforms, sign up for Boy Scouts, PTO stuff, etc. 

It was so chaotic but we made it to all the classrooms and the kids got to see all the friends from last year and see who was in the classrooms for this year. Aaron was excited to see he sits right up front and Russell is sitting in the last row of his class next to some of his old classmates. Miriam is more in the middle but could careless about the whole having to sit thing. Kindergarten, as always, will be an interesting year for her and for us. Sigh.

School starts on Monday for the boys and Miriam has "testing". Her first official day is Friday. Not sure what the boys are thinking, really. Not sure it has actually sunk in. Russell, though, has already informed his teacher and the teacher's aid that his Birthday is coming up.   :)
I am excited for this year for them...second year at SDS...Russell is trying Football and will start Tiger Cubs...Aaron and I will be starting the Bear Trail in Cub Scouts (help! I am a Senior Girl Scout we made pot holders!)...and Miriam will be in Ballet/Tap/Jazz and [may be] starting Daisy's.
Phew, I am pooped already! 

Never mind, Jason will be ending one quarter and starting another this Fall at ITT and I will be starting my Fall Semester at Bishop State Community College. What were we thinking?! My poor mom!!  She is AWESOME and I thank God EVERY DAY for my parent's help.

A Real Man's Sport...wait.

I love Soccer! So anytime my babies want to play soccer, I am VERY supportive. Our Eldest started last Wednesday on a 3rd and 4th grade Boy Team. He is very excited to be out there, even though it is hot as all get out!
They do NOT practice as hard as the football teams and wear a lot less, so Aaron was very "ok" with his decision to be playing soccer.    :)
Not sure where they will put him yet...had him in goalie for a brief scrimmage with the Girls Team on Wednesday and he likes playing there (less running)   :)
[And no comment about playing girls, either!]

More as the season progresses...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It is to durn HOT!!

Today was the second day of football practice for Russell and he got to wear his "Armor" and Helmet, with his practice jersey. He kept up the best he could but by the middle of practice, with the heat beating down, he was so done. Half of the team was done, heck, we parents were so was just plain HOT.
We are going to have to work with him on his "high steps" run and the drop to the ground jump back up move or the push up position, kick your feet, and then "follow the ball" roll move. Cause, not only do I not know the official names of those exercises, poor R. is not quite sure exactly how to do those exercises.
We have noticed that coaches of younger grades like to teach positions and "stay in your position" or, like for soccer, "mark your man". Russell knew who he was to guard and/or stop and he did it TO THE LETTER. That kid was not getting past him. See pictures below.  J

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Foster is playing Football!!

and NO, I do not mean "futball" (which Aaron will be playing again this year so Saturdays will be fun)...I mean American Football.

Break out the Bubble Wrap!! :)

Russell has decided he wanted to try his hand at playing Football, instead of playing soccer again this season. At SDS the 1st and 2nd graders play on blended teams and the 1st grade year is more of the fundamental learning year. The games will be 8-on-8 and since there are already a lot of 2nd graders on the team game time play for the 1st graders will be limited. Which is why I have no problem letting R. play this year. 

So no Bubble Wrap required.  :)

Here are a few pictures Jason shot at R's first practice. R. was playing catch up with the others, as he missed the first week of "Conditioning", but he seemed to get the hang of it...or at least the hang of the "attitude."  :)

The team got their pads and helmet today...he wore it all the way home.
(Does anyone else have the song from Varsity Blue playing in their heads right now? Durn football movies and their slow motion action shot music.)