Happy Monday everyone! We had a super fun and busy weekend and I wanted to share a few proud mom moments.
Saturday was the finals of my son’s soccer playoffs. His team was down a player since one kid broke his arm just before the first round of playoffs. His team was left to make it through the playoffs without substitutions. Everyone plays all the time. They had 2 games on Saturday. The semi final match was a doozy. The score was tied 2-2 going into the 4th quarter.
As the parents were getting our own workout on the sidelines cheering and pacing and enjoying the heart stopping action, I looked up to see my son getting in the goal keeper’s shirt for the 4th quarter. Holy moly, the pressure!!! I was rather freaked out.
He made some fantastic saves as did the other team’s goalie and they went to overtime. He stayed in the goal for OT. More freaking out on my part. Score still tied after OT, so they go to penalty kicks. Thankfully, he was not the goalie for PK’s. But, unfortunately they lost.
But, the best part of the morning – we got into the car to go home between games and the first thing he said was “I want to play soccer next year.” I’m so happy that it was a good experience and that he wants to keep playing. His team this year was full of great kids (with great parents) and it’s been a great season. Proud mom moment #1 of the day.
We went back for game two (playing for 3rd place) and the boys again played their hearts out. Dude’s team was up 1-0 most of the game. He played goalie in the 3rd quarter and also made some good saves. With 5 minutes to go in the game, they gave up a goal and then another one shortly after that and wound up losing the game. The boys were exhausted but I still think they were proud of their efforts. There were exhausted smiles and talk of the team party and general pride in how hard they worked.
I’m so glad that second game didn’t also go into overtime because we had to hurry as fast as we could to get to Disneyland. Dancing Girl and her dance team were dancing in a parade. We left the soccer game at 1:30 and needed to be in our seats at 3:00 to watch the parade. We made it with 10 minutes to spare and were able to see this:
Proud mom moment #2 – watching your kid do the one thing she loves most in the world on Main Street in Disneyland. Yep, there were some tears on my part.
We celebrated the first night of Hanukkah at Disneyland. How fun is that? Although we wound up not staying long and taking our exhausted son home while his sister stayed at the park with her friends.
We did celebrate Hanukkah on the 2nd night in a traditional way with latkes and grandparents. Thank you Grandma, Papa and Aunt L for having us over and for a wonderful evening. Happy Hanukkah!
I'm Carrie, a married mom of two in Southern CA. I made my health a priority a few years ago and am passionate about nutrition and fitness. I blog about running, food and my life and all of the ups and downs that all brings. Thanks for following my journey. Contact me: carrie [at] familyfitnessfood [dot] com