Sunday, August 30, 2009

crazy month

well... it's been an absolutely crazy month!
I have been working non-stop on soccer for the club. This is my first year as registrar, so it was a learning experience, to say the least!!! I think I finally have the hang of it. I spent a LOT of days at the soccer field trying to gather the paperwork/pictures I needed to get the players registered.

Katie started playing soccer for FC Revolution. The difference is absolutely AMAZING even after only 2 weeks of practices. Coach Skip is incredible! He has the girls doing drills and they think it's just fun tricks. They don't realize how much they are learning! She will also be a secondary player for the club U11 and U12 teams.

We celebrated Katie's 10th birthday! I can't believe my baby girl is 10! I no longer have any kids in single digits... this really makes me feel old! We went to Tailgaters after her soccer practice for dinner. It was fun cooking the steaks at the big grill. We will be having her family birthday party on Labor Day. She also wants a kids' party at Laser Quest. We will have to schedule that on a Friday night in September. I have been watching WAY TOO MUCH 'Cake Boss' and 'Ace of Cakes'... I decided to make Katie a Beluga Whale. Not too bad for my first time. the body should have been a little bigger, but you get the idea.

We were at Nicole's Red Belt Testing. It was so cool to see her put all that hard work into action! She did very well and received her Red Belt. We then went to her 8th birthday party. It's amazing how time flies!!!

We went to the Old Fiddlers' Picnic at Hibernia Park in Chester County. What a great day!!! We went with Mom, Dad, Kelly, Patrick, and Olivia. It was such a beautiful and relaxing day.

Anyone who knows Ray, knows he is a jokester! He always teases us that we are witches with flying monkeys and brooms... He was teasing Katie one day that she is just a witch in training. She responded by saying she is not... She doesn't have a spell book. I turned to her and said, "We give that to you on your 10th birthday!" I can't believe I thought of something so quickly!! I was able to get an old leather bound book from the Gently Used Bookstore in Douglassville. Ray and I had so much fun shopping for things to decorate it. I am so happy with how it turned out!!! When we gave it to her, she had a nervous laugh, like it could really be a Spell Book!! After I told her it wasn't real, she laughed! This is going to be a fun tradition to hand down to future generations!!!!

I got to spend a weekend at the Hamburg Hideaway with some old and new friends. I had such a nice time... didn't get much done, but what else is new!!! I did work on Katie's spell book and the September Kit from Scraptacular.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Love all the pictures, Jackie!! Lots of fun goin' on!!

Your cake turned out wonderful!! I love it!