Saturday, May 10, 2008

God Loves Us for Free!

This was the motto of the Varsity Boys State Championship Soccer game last night. As Chamblee High School battled Westminster Christian School the chant often was simply "PUBLIC SCHOOL! PUBLIC SCHOOL!"

It was a very nostalgic night for me as I stood in the stands watching all the high school kids going crazy for the heros on the field. I recalled my own Senior year and St. Pius' triumph over Parkview. We stormed the field which is something I had until that point only associated with "bigger" sports like football or basketball. It was a great moment in soccer!

The following is the last 10 seconds of last night's game and the aftermath that followed. I have to hand it to the teachers and security who actuall kept the kids in the stands until the teams had gone back to the field, shook hands, and got all their trophies, t-shirts, and hats (which was SO Super Bowl!) I apologize that I don't have the storming of the field on video because it 9:45 PM and I had both girls with me and had about a mile to hike to get back to the car. But this clip is pretty awesome. Enjoy

I have to admit, I got a little teary and emotional filming this and get a lot teary and emotional watching it. It's just so awesome.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Just Can't Get Enough!

For those of you kind enough to read this blog, I have started another. It's an addiction, I just can't stop it! This one is dedicated to my love of baking. Check it out:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

How the dinosaurs really died

Mia had a field trip to the Fernbank Science Museum this week. This is the conversation we had about it:

Me: Do you go to a museum today?

Mia: No, we went to a moon.

A moon?

A FAKE moon!

Very cool, what did you do at the moon?

Nothing, we justed looked at it.

Ok, what else did you see?

We saw a giant dinosaur who was dead and got really hard.


He died with his eyes open.


Yeah, his eyes were wide open. He died from roaring too hard.

He did? How do you know that?

Because his mouth was wide open. He went RRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAARRRRR! And then he died.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This is how 5 years olds get hurt

Ok, I know there's a perspective on this photo and it's not what it appears but at first glance, it looks like I'm going to have to introduce this kid to the backside of my hand. He's way too young to have to deal with an angry father, that's for when he's 15, so I haven't shown this photo to Chuck yet. Yet. If we lose our soccer game tonight, I may reconsider.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sk8r Grl

The Cartoon Network just filmed a commercial at one of our parks and left us a bunch of props and t-shirts as a bonus. One of the props was a Barbie skateboard. Guess who is the proud owner of said board?She'll be grinding the rails any day now.

Monday, May 5, 2008


On Sunday we went to the Peachtree Family Fun Center to have some family fun. We introduced the girls to putt-putt golfing. I'm afraid we've created monsters. I'm ashamed to admit, Mia has a bit of a knack for golf. On a couple of holes she made 2's or 3's without any help other than hand placement. This morning mom yelled out "Don't turn my granddaughters into golfers!" Too late mom, too late.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The best day EVER!

Mia went to a gymnastics themed birthday party on Saturday. Parents - these girls had the best time of any kids at any birthday party I have ever seen! They all learned new things and had a blast! An hour of gymnastic work left them totally worn out for the rest of the party so they actually sat while cake was served and presents were open. A complete departure from the beginning of the party where they ran in circles around the room screaming their heads off. So when you're debating between Chuck E Cheese or bowling for your kid's next party, forget about it - take them to gymnastics instead. Mia said it was the best day EVER!

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