Selah has started gymnastics and Asher has started soccer. They both are doing well, but I have to say that Asher’s soccer experience this morning was surprisingly awesome.
He gets frustrated easily with himself so I was preparing him for the worst – I told him that he is just going to practice and that he needed to stick with it, have fun, and keep trying hard because other kids might have a lot more soccer practice (as in, any) than him. I just wanted him to not be dissapointed in himself – it has happened over and over in swimming and writing, two things he gets very frustrated because his sister outperforms him by so much. But soccer? He was actually really impressive!
Here’s a video of his first time kicking a soccer ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jzvzS89k9s
We were pleasantly surprised – and so was he! The absolute best part was seeing how proud of himself he was.
Selah has always been strong and coordinated, so it’s equally as fun watching her (just not as shocking 😉). She originally only wanted to go because her friend Madeline was going, but she’s now started to enjoy going even when Madeline isn’t going. She still enjoys piano and singing more (which I know, family, I’ll video next week!), but we might have an athlete yet, and we’re happy that gymnastics keeps her practicing strength and coordination. Here’s a little video mashup – nothing fancy, but is our scrapbook to compare how the kiddos grow:
The other sport I’ve been meaning to try is biking – I’d like to take Asher to the pump track in town because that kid is crazy on a bike! It must be the triceratops helmet! 😉
Happy Saturday family and friends!
Couldn’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day then to have all three of mine pick me up from work (play on some construction equipment of course), dinner/dessert downtown, then home in bed by 7 snuggling and reading in bed (Captain Underpants, courtesy of Selah’s Valentine to Daddy).
When I put Asher to bed tonight, he really summed it up for me:
Me: Ashy, how’d I get so lucky having God give me you guys as family?
Asher: I don’t know. (Pause). Whoa, Mom!
Asher: Oh! I thought you were an alien for a second. But aliens don’t talk, so then I knew.
Well, that clears up that question, in case anyone was wondering! ❤️ ha! I love my most random little boy, and his sister and Dad to go along with him. Still don’t know how I got so lucky, but at least I’m not an alien, so I guess I’m still winning. 😉
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nothing like our favorite night of the year to make me post finally! I have to go back and recap basically from summer of last year to now, but first, the annual Daddy Daughter Dance!
Who can resist, right? The cutest couple there is around! It literally is Selah’s favorite night of the year, which was scientifically proven when she got home from school and asked to shower to get ready for it! It was so sweet.
And Daddy was no less excited then Selah, and played the part of the prince very well, flowers and all. I mean, the look at these faces here when he brought home a perfect bouquet for his princess…Their looks show it all in every picture, so of course I went overboard and am having trouble narrowing it down so am doing a classic over posting!
And, shhh, don’t tell, but it’s one of my favorite nights because I get my own handsome prince to hang out with. Tonight, we chose pancakes for dinner, bath time with a new Pokémon figure, topped off with two games of Monopoly with Superman. Good times were had by all, and although I haven’t posted in quite awhile, one thing remains the same: we’re sure blessed to get to be parents of these two growing babies of ours!