Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Teeth...just don't get too close, she has become a chomper lately. Owen warns everyone, "if she comes at you with her mouth open...RUN FOR YOUR LIFE"
Our other little soccer player...she runs onto the field to kick the ball every chance she gets
Practicing in the net:
Owen is the first light blue in the line...
UPDATE JULY 22 - last night was our 7th game and Owen played "out" for a whole quarter. I know that there are only halves in soccer, but the coaches switch the players half way through each half...so he played for 1 quarter in goal and 1 quarter "out"...and he KICKED the ball for the first time. This is really huge for him. He does really wonderfully in practice and playing on the weekend with Daddy...but has not wanted to participate at all in the games, except as a goalie. We are not sure if he finds the crowd around the ball intimidating...or if he just likes crouching mid-field picking weeds...or if he just does not really know what to do...but this week, for the very first time, he ran with the crowd (encouraged by his wonderful coach) and kicked the ball. We are so proud of you buddy!!!
Another favourite place for our little climber is to sit on the counter while I cook or put dishes away. I am sure the time will come soon when she will not be able to sit straight up without hitting her head on the cupboards.
Gotta love the little chicklit teeth
We made about 10 jars and he has happily shared it with his grandparents and friends...we hope you are enjoying the fruits of our labour.
Rows and Rows of wonderful berries:
A bright red berry:
One of the many full baskets of berries we picked that warm day:
The only pictures I have of Owen from that day were taken on the drive home. We drove by a farm and there were some cows grazing very close to the road...so we pulled over and watched them for a while...Owen kept leaning out of the window moo-ing very loudly to get their attention...a few times a cow would glance his way...it was pretty cool.
Owen and Mme. Doris - French Teacher
Owen and Miss Scott - Teacher's Assistant
Owen and Mrs. Zylstra - Casa Teacher
Funny Faces (Ra'Esa, Rosalie, Kendall, Owen, Darren & Ethan) Hamming it up for the camera:
"This is the important stuff I don't want to forget mom"...quote from Owen as he snapped pics of stairs, no parking signs and fire extinguishers...