If you can believe it, THAT time is here again --- Soccer Season. Cherub 5 is playing U-10. And the most shocking parts of all -- first, we have only 1 child playing this season -- and second, neither MomToCherubs nor DadToCherubs are coaching ANY teams this season. WOOOO HOOOO !!
Today was Cherub 5's first practice. Her coach is a great guy that we have coached "against" for the last 4+ seasons. He teaches the girls that soccer is fun, focuses a lot of attention on skills, and has fantastic sportsmanship.
So, today, for the first time, I sat on the sidelines in my chair and "watched" Cherub 5 at practice. It is quite a change from coaching ! I must say that I am very much looking forward to watching her PLAY the games (which start in 2 weeks) .... after coaching her for 6 (or was it 7 ?) seasons and having her score multiple goals in every single game, I have never actually SEEN her score a single goal because I was busy coaching the whole team. I am looking forward to focusing my attention on MY child this season.
We drained the pool last weekend (in preparation for starting school September 1st, and soccer starting, and other "activities" that we do in the fall), and just as soon as it dries (thanks to Fay, not yet) out we will put it away for next year. The children had a grand time playing in the water as it drained.
Remnant clouds of Tropical Storm Fay rolling in .... before we got all of the wonderful rain. And it is "haying" time on the farm so there are tractors, tractors, tractors everywhere.
During Fay's "visit", Bella took many liberties -- sleeping most of the time in the school room. Or so SHE said, she was guarding the school books so that none were misplaced. (Rather tough to "guard" with your eyes closed and while snoring though, isn't it ?!?! HA !)