Firebombs!

I already told you about the great first game of the soccer season with the Firebombs. The season continued to go up from there! Spencer truly had a great time this year. He had some really good players on his team and he held his own with all of them. He hustled, went after the ball, scored lots of goals, and had fun! He even got competitive and managed to heckle the opposing teams a few times! ha!

Heading out to field looking fierce…

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The most “fun” part of soccer is having to entertain Samantha on the sidelines. Most of the time she was content to sit in the chair as long as she had a never ending supply of gummies in the cup holder. But, when she did run, I was thankful to have Maxwell to drag her back some of the times!

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Maxwell was actually a big help for Coach Robert by catching out of bounds balls and kicking them out of the goal. Samantha wasn’t so much of a help but she did think she was a member of the team and could be found at every after game break-down!

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Spencer played so hard all season…

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Loved Red Light Green Light at every practice…

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Had fun with friends…

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and had the best coach around!

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It was a great team…

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and I’m so proud of my soccer star!

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Now, trophies for everyone!!

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Gooooo Firebombs!!!

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See you tomorrow!

Baseball!

Maxwell played coach pitch baseball this year and, I have to say, it was a lot of fun. Baseball has never been my favorite sport but getting to watch him play might make me change my tune! This was definitely a step up from t-ball because they got to play the games out at the high school fields which are top notch. Maxwell had a really great coach who encouraged him and taught him a lot about the game.

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Maxwell had some great plays throughout the year and started off really strong on his hitting. He seemed to hit a rough patch toward the end of the season but I’m sure it’ll all click soon and he’ll be hitting homers every time up to bat! Most importantly, Maxwell had a lot of fun playing this year. Go Cardinals!

Some pics from the season…

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And some pics from the final game and the all-important pizza party after! Trophies for everyone! :)

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What a great season and a great team!

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I’m envisioning many future weekends at the ballpark for our crew! Go Cardinals Go!!

ps – a HUGE thank you to Susan for keeping Samantha during each game so I could actually watch Maxwell play!

Visitors!

We had our favorite visitors around last weekend – GJ and Daddo!

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They even got to go see a Cardinals game…

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and a Firebombs game!

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We love it when they’re in town! Come back soon GJ and Daddo…or, better yet, we’ll go to you!

Firebombs!

Spencer had his first soccer game on Sunday and it was fun! He’s pumped about soccer – I don’t forsee any tears this year! Of course, he’s also got the best coach around!  :)

Maxwell’s baseball game was at the same time as Spencer’s soccer game so, as I mentioned, Susan and Barry nicely went to the baseball game so I could go watch Spence. In order to get everyone where they needed to be on time, we had to wake up from naps a little early. It killed me to wake up these two sleepyheads…

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but they were up quickly and ready to go to the ball fields!

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Spencer gets to be red this year which made him happy because Maxwell is red also.

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He started warming up with Coach Dad…

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and Samantha took her spectator seat! (entertaining her during games is always “fun”)

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Spencer really played great. He hustled, he went after the ball, and he even SCORED A GOAL!! Woohoo!

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I think he might be giving his “mean face” to the other team here! ha!

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Thumbs up for this soccer player!

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It was a great game and the red team (officially named the Firebombs!) definitely won! He’s got some really good little players on his team.

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By the end of the game though I could tell something was off. He just didn’t look like he felt well (you can see it in his eyes in that last picture). By the time we got home he was pretty miserable with fever. Poor buddy. He ended up staying home from school the next day and is still fighting off a mean cough. We don’t want our little soccer star to be sick!

Looking forward to a fun season for the FIREBOMBS!  :)

Batter up!

It’s baseball season again! Maxwell played T-ball last year and this year moves up to coach pitch. They had their first games this weekend and actually had one on Saturday and one on Sunday to make up for spring break next week. I have to say, baseball has never been my favorite sport…at all. But, I LOVE watching Maxwell out there. He looks so sharp in his uniform and I love to watch him paying attention and trying to make a play…it’s fun.

Saturday was our first time out to the fields at the high school and we snuck in and took a little picture on one of the big fields…

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Maxwell is #9 and had two great hits – hit 1 and hit 2 – during the Saturday game and he also got to play pitcher which was awesome. He had several good stops and throws to first for an out!

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Most importantly, he had a lot of fun!

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On Sunday, Susan and Barry nicely agreed to be the designated spectators at baseball while Robert and I went to Spencer’s first soccer game. Maxwell had 3 more great hits and got to play shortstop!

Spring ball – here we come!! Let’s go Cardinals, let’s go!!