Sunday, September 25, 2011

And so it begins...

...the wonderful world of sports.  I can't believe we're here.  Trager has joined up with teammate and neighbor, Bailey, to dominate the YMCA soccer league.  (I'm laughing so hard right now.)  Although Trager was VERY excited to go to his first soccer practice (and did quite well), he refused TO MOVE AT ALL during his first game.  Talk about terrified.  I literally had to have the coach pry him out of my arms so he would play/stand on the field the fourth quarter.

To make a very long story short, and the very last practice and game, Trager had a complete 180 and decided to give soccer his all!!  To say we are proud of him is a huge understatement.  I thought Kyle's face was going to stay in a permanent smile.  =) Trager sprinted with the rest of the kids and even kicked the ball a few times.  As a reward, he got to play goalie, which is his very favorite.

The icing on the cake was when Trager got his trophy.  There's something about your first kid getting his first trophy.  We may just hang on to that one.

Getting his shinguards and cleats at Scheels!

On the way to the first practice.

First game.

Trager and Bailey standing at their posts.

Bailey getting ready to play goalie!

During the last game when Trager was actually participating!

The final huddle...


T coach pulled Trager aside to tell him how proud he was of him and how much he improved.  We are so thankful for encouraging coaches who never gave up on him!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Clayville Fall Festival

The kids and I went to the Fall Festival at Clayville this year with my mom and dad.  I hadn't been to Clayville for many years, and it was nice to go back with my own kids.

Grandpa Bob was definitely the favorite of the day.  He took the kids on a walk all throughout the festival.

We enjoyed a lunch of grilled hamburgers and chips.

Grandma Beth, multi-tasking, as only a mom can.

Trager thought a lot about riding the horsed, but opted not to this year.

And we got a ride from a tractor.

 We spent a couple hours there and had a really fun time.  Hopefully next year, Daddy will join us!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What a difference a year makes

Trager is the big kid on campus this year at St. John's.  Preschool 4!  We met his teachers at the open house and could tell they would be a great fit.  Mrs. Maloney and Mrs. Smith are very warm, encouraging teachers.

He goes three mornings a week this year and I think it's the perfect fit for him.  He has some of the same classmates as last year.  Having a year under his belt has helped him dramatically.  He walks in with so much more confidence.  It's a real joy to watch him grow and mature.

Awesome Spider Man backpack.

And not to be outdone, =) Kerbi has preschool for an hour with me on Fridays.  Here she is on her first day of school.