Monday, September 24, 2007

Humor Me

Here I am, in Ohio, in the northern part of the country, and it's over 90 degrees at the end of September. This week is supposed to be the last week of heat here, and then we should start cooling down. I am doing my best to hold off on fall activities until then because who wants to go apple picking in a heat wave??!! Until the crisp wonderful fall weather gets here, I dream of it.

"Don't you just love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address..." --You've Got Mail (movie)

"Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling, give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard." --Walt Whitman

"Autumn is the best season in which to sniff, and to sniff for pleasure, for this is the season of universal pungency." --Bertha Damon

"The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure out upon us." --Charlotte Fiske Bates

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Another season

Jake is playing his second season of soccer this fall. He played this past spring and had fun, but didn't actually do much playing. He was the clueless kid out there looking at the sky, picking up sticks, etc. By the end of the season, he was finally running with the pack, at least. This team is a lot different...he has a friendly coach which I'm psyched about (his last one was just an unhappy person), there are way more girls on his team now, and they're wearing red instead of blue (Jake constantly points this out to us).

Jake is doing much better than in the spring. He ran the whole game today, doesn't ever really touch the ball cuz he's definitely not one of the aggressive ones, but still following it at least...and when he was sitting the bench, he actually asked to go back in. Here's the new team and Happy Coach Jason.

This is Jake's best buddy, Darren. They were on the same team in the spring and immediately hit it off. They were so excited to see each other at that first practice cuz we had no clue they'd be back together.

I'm really looking forward to a fall soccer season. I haven't been to a nice chilly soccer game since the old college days...And the best news is that the first game of the season today was the only game that coincides with the Ohio State football games, so Saturday life can carry on as usual. Side note: we're living in a place where practically every parent and kid in the bleachers has on Buckeye gear...this city rocks!