Saturday, September 22, 2012

Soccer Season

Busy, Busy, Busy!

     It's soccer season and that means we're busy.

     Starting in the middle of August our home school soccer team starts practicing two and three nights a week and than September arrives and we start tossing in a game here and there and some weeks we have soccer going four nights a week.  Add to that a camp out that we host called the Jack Pine Retreat and the beginning of AWANA and trips to the corn maze and, well, we're busy.

     Soccer for us will go till the 9th of October this year. I've been coaching the junior team again this year and I've had 26 kids from 8 to 13.  After 4 regular season games, the juniors have a 3-1 record.  I have two kids on the junior team and I also have two kids on the senior team which has not done as well and has a 0-4 record.  Besides having a winning record, I've been blessed with two helpers that used to play soccer in the league.

     In the weeks to come we have two more regular games and than a tournament where we will play two more games.  After the tournament we have a wrap up where the parents, coaches and some alumni play against the kids.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Corn Ride

     We've been busy @ our house with soccer practice three nights a week but last night we took time off of soccer and spent the evening at the local corn maze.  The kids had fun.  Soon after we arrived the older boys took off for the maze and than the three little girls took off together and later still My wife and I took David but we only got so far as the bridge just a little ways in and that was it.  David had to go up and down the steps over and under the bridge.  Late in the evening I spent time roasting marshmallows to be turned into smores.  We also went on corn rides as one of my daughters accidentally called the hay ride.  The kids also had fun shooting water balloons at targets for a chance to win a prize. Other activities included farm animals, a small right turn only maze, an arrow maze, a rope maze, human fooseball, a hay bail mountain and a hay bail castle.

     Some kids are heading back tonight and others want to go back.  We bought the family season pass so all can go back.