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Sunday, October 10, 2010


Wow! A MONTH?! That's a seriously long time, peeps!!! I'm sorry. I have no amazing excuses like a last minute Mediterranean cruise or being kidnapped by a horde of friends who took me on an amazing two-week shopping spree in NYC.  
Nope. All I have is that same lame excuse I give you every September. The expo. This year she snuck up on me like a bad hair day and sucked all the joy out of my life for three straight weeks.
Last week was spent recovering. This week I have a ton of writing to do but it is all from the comforts of my home office, so I am imagining life will be VERY good this week! At least that is what I'm telling myself. :)
You know what else is good?
My son's football team.*
How was that for a segway?! :)
As you all know, Alek entered Jr. High this year...and promptly signed up for football. It scared me half-to-death, but I have a new mantra now..."He's growing up, he's growing up....I have to let him grow up."
So...I didn't say a word. Instead I dutifully have planted my tukas on every football field bleacher within a 60 mile radius and watched as boys twice my size try their best to smush my son.
And I've done it with a smile on my face.
I have endured 90 degree heat, 40 degree chills and a rainstorm of Biblical proportions. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of the six of us pretending to be drowned rats. Because six games into the season I still hadn't bought a battery to go in the camera. Not that they're hard to buy...its just that my newly-turned 40-year-old brain has turned to Swiss cheese and can't hold more than two thoughts at a time. Evidently breathing and keeping the heart beating are the most important thing for it to remember...and picking up a battery at Wally World was too much for it to take.
So my oldest son's first football season nearly went by without any pictures. 
Thankfully I have a daughter who has a head full of brain cells and she reminded me on a recent trip to pick some up. Soooo... I have something better than drowned rat pictures....I have VIDEO!
For my Facebook friends, this will be a repeat of a post from a week or so ago...for the rest of you, I'm sorry its taken me so long to share. But, as they say, better late than never.
I present to you...Alek's first touchdown.
Enjoy! :)




* I meant it when I said their team is good. They went undefeated and are waiting to find out who they will play in the district championship game next week.

video

3 salty messages:

lookingforgeorge October 11, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

Yay!!! You're back! I can't believe how grown up those boys looked when they are all decked out in pads and helmets and whatnot. It is hard to let them grow up, but, at the same time, so awesome to see them do it.

Annie October 11, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

Well, that's cool!!!

Zhenya tried football this year, and to my absolute AMAZEMENT, he found it boring and wanted to quit, and though I am not generally into quitting, since it took superhuman effort to get him to practice and games, I took him up on it. Nary a whisper about football since; we just await basketball season.

I'm glad that at least if you had to endure the cold and the heat and the hard seats - you've had a winning season. That does help!

Courtney October 11, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

Awww...his first touchdown!! :) How awesome that you got it on video!!

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