Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Look Who Is Playing Soccer

Gemma has now joined her sister in taking on the game of soccer. She's expressed interest for awhile now though we had to work through why she couldn't join The Panthers (Rowan's team) who are all 3 to 4 years older than her, much bigger than her and who have all been playing together since kindergarten themselves.

Once we overcame this initial roadblock, she was pretty excited about joining the MAYSA (Madison Area Youth Soccer Association) recreation league. All teams are formed by kids in the same school, so they play with friends and peers and teams often stay together for up to four years.

The first order of business for Gem was checking out the uniforms. Her team name is The Lorax (all MAYSA teams formed this spring are named after Dr. Seus characters). So she thought, logically, that their uniforms should be Lorax colored. However, she approved of the red and black and once satisified with the attire, hit the play field with much enthusiasm.

Post game we went shopping and managed to find itty-bitty shin guards and size 12 toddlers cleats! We often find her these days putting on her shin guards and cleats and prancing around in her uniform.

The kids have another practice tomorrow night with first game on Saturday.

Earth Day 2007

Our Earth Day morning started out with planting Burr Oaks and White Swamp Oaks and hybrid Burr and White Swamp Oaks along the shores of Lake Mendota at Tenney Park.

The day was gorgeous, sunny, warm a soft breeze - reminding of all of what an incredible home we have and how tenderly this home needs to be cared for everyday.

I will enjoy bringing the girls to check on these trees throughout this summer and years to come.

Tatoo Artist

Rowan worked a shift at Family Fun Night and was a Tatoo Artist. Gemma waited patiently in line to have her sister do her tatoo, opting out of a turn sooner, because her tatoo would have been done by someone else. I was proud of Rowan because she followed through and stuck with her work shift while other kids blew off their responsibilities, opting to extend their own personal Fun Night experience. Rowan still got plenty of time to hang out too as her work shift did not take up the entire evening.

How Much Attitude Can One LIttle Girl Have?

Lots!! She's so proud to wear her school's T-shirt at Family Fun Night.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Little Ironies

April 9 - 13 is Tornado Awareness Week here in Wisconsin and today we are under a Winter Storm Warning, getting lots of heavy wet snow with blowing and drifting and 1/4 mile visability.

Hey, its the upper Midwest in early April