Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fun times/Soccer

Carson's birthday is in May. This is an incredibly busy month for us so it seems if there is going to be anything then just a family get together it has to be later, in this case 2 months later. We had originally planned to have a pretty big back yard party when he decided he just wanted to have some friends spend the night. Now I know 6 year olds typically don't have sleep overs but I also have a 15 year old who always has friends over so my little ones are always begging to have friends spend the night. Well I told him two friends from soccer and two friends from school could come and so it was. Now we purposily had it last night knowing my oldest would be gone that way they wouldn't bug him and he wouldn't bug them. What I was not anticipating was that hubby would be gone as well. (I'll explain further into the post).
The kids ate pizza, then Carson opened presents, then of course they played with them. I gave the kids some little toys to thank them for coming one of which was the glow necklace's which they quickly cracked open and went outside in the dark to jump on the trampoline which was a really neat sight. We all watched Alvin and the Chipmunks and ate popcorn after the sleeping bags were layed out on the living room floor. I think the last kiddo went to sleep at 12:00am. Of course all were up by 6:45am and I being on WW and being the health conscience person I am offered them cake for breakfast. :) Now I also made waffles for them but some did eat cake as well. The kids were all gone by 9:30am and I am exhausted. It really was a really fun, easy, little get together. I really enjoyed hearing the conversations 6 year olds have with one another. Bodily functions seem to be the universal topic that cracks them up. So Silly :) Which reminds me that Carson went to a Soccer camp a month ago and he loved it but when you asked him what he favorite party of the whole week was he told us that it was when his friend taught him how to make "special noises" using him arm pit and hand. Yes bodily functions are a topic of comedy for sure for 6 year olds, boys in particular.

My oldest is at Regional Olympic Development Camp for Soccer. He is having a really great time. The state teams play games in the morning against each other and from those games the regional coaches select a few players from each state to play in pool games(combination games of players from each of the different states) He was selected to play in last night's pool game and we just found out tonight's as well. My husband took him to this camp which is at The University of Alabama and said he would stay to watch if he were selected to play. Of course since he was selected last night hubby stayed.

Here is one of my favorite pictures of him playing soccer. Even thought those two other players are on his back he still has his eye on the ball.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.



petrii said...

What a good mom you are to let your 6 year old have a sleep over!! So great!! I love the pics of those happy kids.

I also LOVE your wall ~~ those crosses are soooooooooooo great!!

And wow, your son looks like an exciting soccer player!! Can't wait to hear how he does.

Blessings to you dear one,

Kelley said...

Moms of boys SO know about that whole bodily function thing. To boys, there is just nothing funnier than a poot. I still don't get it. Ha!

By the way, I have a 21 year old brother named Carson. I love that name.

Anonymous said...

Here is one of my favorite pictures of him playing soccer. Even thought those two other players are on his back he still has his eye on the ball.

What an analogy!!! Keeping my eye on the prize! You have no idea and probably didn't mean to, but you wrote something that I really needed to read! THANKS a bunch!

Great pics!!! The action shot is amazing.

In Him,

MOM said...

Great pictures and an exhausting series of events. Sounds like they all had fun. Keep us informed as Chandler continues through the week. Go Chandler!! Hope your party was fun Carson and soon it will be your birthday Cameron!!! Love those boys, Mom

Julie said...

How brave of you to have all those boys!! But I think it is absolutely so nice of you and what wonderful memories!!!! It sounds like everyone had fun! I hope you can catch up on your rest!!

Fran said...

Looks like it was a perfect birthday party! I have to do my oldest party in August or September because its just too busy in the dead of Summer. So, I completely understand. :)

Have a great weekend.

Meredith said...

Oh my-what a night! I think that's so much fun. Cake for breakfast sounds great to me. :)

My 4 year old is already obsessed with burping and "passing gas"--BOYS!!

I know you are so proud of your son being picked for the special soccer games-what an honor.