Friday, September 17, 2010

The Shinguard Song

Remember being a kid and making up songs about pretty much anything and everything around you? This is a talent that Cindy definitely has. Whether she is out in the garden or the backyard playing, she is singing some sort of song she made up. Mostly her songs have words like "I am playing in the garden and this plant is so lovely, but I think it needs water, and I will save you!" These songs always make me laugh. She loves songs so much that the other day she talked with her cousin Michelle on Skype for almost 2 hours and most of that time it was the girls singing made-up songs back and forth to each other. Cindy even wrote down about 6 pages worth of "songs"- one was all about the laundry room and daddy working with tools, but my favorite one was about how I am the best mom ever. What can I say? It's easy to get inspiration from real life :) Anyway, I wasn't sure if Luke would have this talent like Cindy, but yesterday was his first official soccer practice of his life, and when we got him all suited up in his gear, I heard him singing a song about "super soccer shinguards" and how they are "so great and amazing" and how they help him "kick it super hard." Yeah, he really, really loves those things :) So here are the pics from day 1 of what is to be a long and illustrious soccer career:

He actually went in to put his cleats back on a little closer to practice time, but it was too much for him. He crashed and slept til it was time to leave. Not the best plan, as he woke up at Grouch Level 10....

He finally snapped out of his nap-induced anger when I promised him we would go on the swings at the park across the street when we finished practice. Then we actually had a pretty good time.

Luke and the classic squinty-eyed, I'm-not-looking-in-the-right-place pose. But man, he is CUTE in that outfit :)

I am not a liar, we did go to the swings and he was pretty happy about it. I have a feeling this will be our new Thursday routine; soccer and swings. But hey, whatever keeps him playing!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I must say that you have one stinkin adorable son there! He was clearly made for soccer;)