Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Saturday's Soccer Games and the power of a GOOD coach

Last Saturday Jacob and Caden both had soccer games. I wasn't able to watch much of Caden's becasue I had a bridal shower to go to. I was able to see Jacob's game. These pictures are not mine. I brought my camera but got so excited about the game that I forget to use it. Jacob came home from practice on Thurday and told me that he was going to be the goalie at the first game on Saturday. Jacob has always been a good defender but had never played goalie. Infact the last season his coach made everyone practice the position at the beginning of the season. This coach was not my favorite of all the coaches we have ever worked with and when he told Jacob he "sucked at goalie" Jacob came home and cried. Jacob is a good little soccer player and to be told he sucked at the sport he loves really hurt. Needless to say, I was really nervious and didn't want Jacob to play the position this week. Yet Jacob really wanted to try it. The other team had several very tall very good players and I thought for sure this was not going to end well. All the parents on our team thought we were going to get stommped.
Jacob stopped this attempt at goal and out came the monster we cal Jacob.
And this one...
AND this one! The final score was 3-2 in our favor. Jacob stopped shot after shot after shot. Once he even caught a shot right at the goal post and hit his head on the pole on the way back down. He stood there dazes for a second, but managed to keep controll of the ball and stay in the game.
Jacob was beaming by the end of the game. I can't tell you how proud I was of him. Not just because he was doing a great job but because he had turned what was such a bad experience the season before into a huge success. I blame his great coach this season for seeing the potential he had and the drive to be great at any postion on the field for the awsome win.
One of the best moments of the game was when last seasons coach sat down next to me to take notes on our team (ya he's the only coach I now with boys this young who studies the other team as much or more then trying to study the strainghts on his own team.) While taking notes he turned to me and asked me who our teams goalie was. When Colby popped in and sayed Jacob the look on his face was PRICELESS. Another great moment came on Monday evening after the game. Caden happened to have practice on a field just before the team we had played on Saturday. As the team gathered and were waiting for Caden's teams practice to be over the conversation they had way great. They were so mad that our coach had kept Jacob as goalie the whole game. They new had anyone else been there goalie they would have won by 6 or 7 points easily. Truth is they probably were right.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jacob and Karley's Medical news

Jacob and Karley both have new medical news. Jacob had to have an upper GI a few weeks ago (I forgot to take pictures.) Then yesterday he had to have an endoscopy procedure. Long story short he had EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS. His esophagus is narrowing do to a build up of white blood cells. The WBC are there trying to fight an "allergy" to dairy products. This has also caused GERD. That's when the bile from the intestine is coming back into the stomach causeing ulcers. Poor kids got a diet restriction list a mile long. He seens to be Okay with the limitations so far. We'll see how he feels about it in a few weeks. Colby and Karley waiting for Jacob to be done.
Jacob waiting in the surgery room for the doctor to come do his test.
After he was done but the sedation hadn't completely warn off yet. He promised the nurse that this would he the last time he "got hi."
Karley at her doctor's apt. waiting to show the doctor her " jelly jar"
Just above Karley's navel is a hernia that she will have to have surgery to repair. Colby says that this picture looks like she has an allien coming out of her tummy.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cloby's grandma passed away

On August 21st Colby's Grandma passed away. Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball Weaver was an amazing women. She leaves behind her loving spouse, 6 children, 39 grandchildren and 89 great grandchildren. That's a lot of people loving and missing her. Ruth and Max Weaver
Ruth with her older brother. This is her only biological sibbling since her mother died when she was very young. She was adopted by her aunt.
Here are a few of the family members who came to say "until I see you again, I'll be loving you..."
Ruth Mabel Stoddard Kimball Weaver we love you.

Aug. Happenings

Here is a little of what we have been doing lately. This is why we havn't had time to blog. For Tyler, Tatumn and Ava's birthday party the boys wrestled and did crazy jumps in the jumper. See Jacob in the background.
Jacob and Karley chilin on the grass while the birthday kids blew out there candles.
Karley has a great time at the birthday party because there were so many girls to play with.
Drew on the ground, karley, Mat and Siena, having at great time with a boogie board at Corona Del Mar. Can you believe that the three on the board are all within 6months of each other. They look like triplets For ALL the family August birthdays we decided to go to the beach and celebrate them all at once. (Between Colby's family and mine there are 10 Birthdays in the month of August. That's a lots of partying.) Ther is the gang chilin at the beach.
Mat loved his birthday gift from aunt Staci. Sunglasses and a musical card. If I get the video of him playing with the card to work I'll add it but lately my video's don't cpoy to the blog so don't get your hopes up.
Mat enjoying his birthday cupcake. We figured cake would be too hard to eat at the beach but the cupcakes were perfect.
Because these girls rolled in the sand they were sooooooo dirty, but they had so much fun at the beach.
Aren't these girls the cutes beach bumbs youv'e ever seen!
For a combined young men young women activity in August we went cosmic bowling. That mean bowling late at night with music and disco lights.I didn't take too many pictures before the disco light and the fog machine made all the pictures come out fuzzy.
Kendall and stacey aren't they so cute.
Mac kenna ready to bowl a strike.
Lindsay, Alysa, and Alysa's friend? sorry I can't remember her name. What cute beehives. This was Lindsay's very first combined YM/YW activity.