Sunday, August 27, 2017

Seven on Sunday ~ August Edition!!!

Where is in the HECK did August go, people??!! Wow--it was pedal to the metal as soon as August 1st hit for whatever reason! We were trying to fit in fun stuff before school started...then school started (SO EARLY!!), soccer season started and the rest is history!!

Here's a recap of the crazy month of August!

Brooke ended her all-summer, everyday theater camp with a final "Works in Progress" show. It's heartwarming to see her do something she truly loves and is passionate about!

Trying to enjoy the last free weekends for awhile, we visited Samuel P. Taylor State Park and played around for the day.

Trying to beat the heat at the water park/pool!

Before-school Kindergarten playdate for these cuties!!

We kicked off the first week of school with outdoor Mass!

And started!!!!!

How do I have a 7th grader?? Or as Scott saying, "6 more years until she's out of the house!":(

Ready to rock 3rd!

And my baby is off!!!

Look at Sarah's sweet Kinder class!!! They are the most adorable kids and she has a GREAT class! I already love them!

Then soccer started! I never get to see Will's practice because he and Sarah have the same practice time! Scott and I are assistant coaching so it's definitely been a juggling act!

Sweet friends :)

She's ready to kick butt!

She was already SICK after her first week of school!! Poor kid! The long days have been exhausting for her but I remember Will and Brooke being the same way. 8-3pm take some getting used to!

She came home from school one day, passed out at 4pm and didn't wake up until 9am the next day. #wipedout

The kids were SUPER bummed to be going back to school but at least at the end of the first week, they had YOSEMITE to look forward to!!!

This place is beautiful beyond belief. We walked from our campsite the first morning to THIS! SOOOO gorgeous and Yosemite Falls in the background!

"El Captain"

We took a pretty long hike on Saturday to Lower Yosemite Falls--the kids were wiped out but were total troopers!

Group selfie before the hike! I can't believe we got everyone in!! LOL!

We spent the rest of the day, HERE on the "beach" watching the kids play. it seriously doesn't get any better!!!

 Last shot on our way out. We didn't want to leave!!!!

These two are ready for soccer season!!! Will a doubleheader and it was STINKING HOT!!!

Go Shooting Stars and Blue Strikers!!!!

I missed this game because they both had 10am games but Brooke did well and took pics and videos for me! She scored 3 goals! I love how she's smiling and laughing in this pic!! HA!

FYI--Sarah's team is LOADED. It's like not even FAIR!!!! (it's all in the coaching) HAHAHA!

 Hot and FLUSHED!!!! Time to hydrate!!!!

Meanwhile....over at Will's game....I noticed his coach was NOT subbing him out the first half. He kept playing and playing and it kept getting hotter and hotter.  He was playing forward which means TONS of running and by the 2nd half, I could totally see him struggling. 

About 5 minutes left in the game, he fell HARD, got up...ran some more...and about a minute later fell to the ground! I was across the field so I didn't see everything that was happening but it was freaking SCARY! He came off the field after a few minutes even though he said he'd go back in even though he couldn't even catch his breath.

The lesson we taught him was that HE HAS TO SPEAK UP!!! His coach was stressed and had no assistants so I don't think he even noticed Will has playing the whole game because he doesn't SAY anything! He just keeps working and never complains!! Well, until he passes out!

The next game was much better. His coach felt really bad but he put him at goalie and defense for a lot of the game so there was very little running involved, thank goodness (it was 100 degrees). He finished the day out scoring 2 goals as striker. Overall, a great day according to him! HA!

And for the record, he wasn't dehydrated. He had been drinking water all morning but playing the whole game with only a quick break is NOT something he has the stamina to do at this point!! LOL!

Well, August is pretty much a wrap!!! Onward to September!! XOXO

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