Just finished playing a on a 7v7 league! I honestly don't know why ive waited so long to get back on the feel. Maybe its PRIDE. Leave the past in the past. I was so "depressed" when my college career ended. I was left with a "now what" feeling. I have always been an athlete....thats almost what defined me for majority of my life and now it was all over! So I felt I needed to leave soccer behind and have that fresh memory of being a good great goalkeeper! I have been offered to play many times and always have found a way to make an excuse to not be able to play. I think I was always afraid of not being able to live up to my college career and then those mediocre memories would replace the talent. ANYWAYS...I sucked in up and played again. BEST FEELING in a while. Im so glad im playing again. In just 2- 20min halves I feel like I got a piece of me back....not to mention it was like riding a bike! I also got a lot of compliments on my skills and proved myself tonight....who doesn't like that feeling??? However the feeling I will be feeling tomorrow will be SORE!!! My knees, butt, eh EVERYTHING is yelling at me right now....im not as resilient as I was when I was 18! Either way it is totally worth it!!
Now I just need tod get Logan on the field :o) he will already put a ball at his feet and say "kick it" and then kick it! Priceless!
The best part about being a mommy is to take time to just sit and watch. I love watching Logan in his own environment in astonishment at how quickly he learns things. Whether it be from interacting with the dogs, watching baby einstein, playing with his toys, or just testing his boundaries (which is not always a bad thing! - its how they learn!)
Logan is at a point where he is learning QUICK! So quick its hard for me to keep up with it! He went from signing to babbling to mimicking to talking! Im amazed everyday! Now he will actually follow "commands." He has learned the dog bowls are off limits (he actually walks by them and says "no no no!" If he takes something he shouldnt I'll ask him to put it back and 50% of the time he will....still a work in progress!
A couple weeks ago I came to the conclusion he was a toddler now and not a BABY! Not only is he not nursing anymore but he moved up classrooms in school and is now in with the toddlers and eating at a table in a miniature chair, and napping on mats and no longer in a crib!. He is still the youngest and smallest but they tell us he holds his own! It seems like every week im going through his clothes and sorting out the clothes that no longer fit anymore and washing the ones he's growing into! I purchased new shoes for him the other day and as I was checking out I looked down at the shoes and they looked HUGE! no more little booties! they are now little boys shoes that he definitely gets wear out of as he plays NONSTOP!
But the biggest adjustment for me is as he gets older his personality is shinning through! He is such a happy baby toddler and always has been but as he is developing he gets his feelings hurt, he has minni temper tantrums (yes if you take even a piece of paper from him he will stomp his feet and drop to the floor in tears!- and is then over it within seconds), he gets excited when he hears a familiar voice or song, he sleeps great and is almost like clockwork when its time for bed or a nap. He interacts with EVERYONE he sees with a friendly "HI" with a big wave and a HUGE smile! His little chuckle can light up the room (I can still remember the first time he smiled INTENTIONALLY) etc...the list goes on!
At the end of the day is still my little BABY! He stops in the middle of playing and come over just to give me a hug (a great feeling) or he will walk over and raise his arms and say "up" and at the end of the day he crawls into my arms to have some cuddle time right before bed! The BEST feeling ever!
So even though he is growing up waaaay too fast for me he is still my amazing little miracle!
So last weekend was our 10 year reunion for the Hilton Head High Class of 2001.....has it really already been 10 years???
I had an amazing weekend seeing some very close friends that unfortunately live so far away that we don't get to see each other often! It was also great getting nastalgic and seeing some classmates and soccer teammates I haven't seen in 10 years! It was a little awkward at first. I wasn't sure who to hug, who to talk to (you never know--just because you remember them doesn't mean they remember you!)
By the end of the night it was almost like we were back in highschool (but in a good way) we were all dancing, having some beverages, and having a great time! I look forward to the next reunion!
Visiting with my highschool best friends (whom I still keep in touch with almost weekly) made me realize what a blessing it is to have close friends that stay by your side even if they are across the country EVEN in other countries!
Im a very lucky girl!!!
**Believe it or not! I actually didn't take any pictures at our reunion. Back in December Drews truck was broken into and my "point and shoot" cannon camera was stolen along with alot of other things! So I was not about to bring my SLR camera to a bar! So here are a few pictures I stole off facebook....Im still waiting for shelby to upload her pictures because she caught most of the action!