Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall 2013 Soccer Team- Tornadoes


Front Row (Left to Right)- Brody (#2), Sophia (#7), Hunter (#8), Cailyn (#5), Brenden (#4), Logan (#3)
Back Row (Left to Right)- Coach Oney, Jerry (#9), Zoey (#10), Rado (#11), Taylor (#6)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Party 2013

The Annual Pumpkin Party continues!

I had hoped Connor would be old enough for it this year, but sadly he was more interested in the food.



Sophie had a great time and had no problem painting, glittering, and putting stickers all over her pumpkin.







And then of course, everyone needed a play break on the playground so the pumpkins could dry.









Lastly we introduced a new generation to "Bobbing for Apples". It was so funny to see the kids try and figure it out.





Eventually though they did and were so proud to eat the fruit of their labor.






Thanks Ms. Cassie for hosting and inviting us again to the Pumpkin Party. We look forward to this every year!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Texas Tornadoes- Game 7

Our second game of the double header was against the Pirates. I feel kind of bad for this team, not because they didn't play well... because they did, but because they have yellow uniforms. Yellow isn't an intimidating color. It's a happy color. Which makes it tough to find a good fearsome team name for yellow uniforms.

When I think Pirates I think black... not yellow. And these were banana yellow uniforms.





Then again out of all the other names they could have chosen, bumblebees, bananas, jaundice, yellow fever, yellow peril, maybe being Pirates isn't such a bad idea. They did get 4 goals. Didn't quite beat our 8, but still they have done better than other teams.







We really did get lucky with our uniforms. I think the YMCA needs to consider another color or design for yellow.







But I got even luckier with the kids on our team. I'm going to miss these Saturdays with them. I wonder if I can convince everyone to come back in the spring for YMCA soccer again? My Tornadoes aren't great because of their team name (which I'm sure is the case with all coaches and their teams no matter what they are called or uniform they wear), they are great because of the kids themselves. One more game before we finish the season and then I'm sadly team Tornado-less.