One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Little Peanut... Growing Up Fast

Evelyn started school (Pre-K) recently at our parish school. She was excited to wear her "unicorn" on her first day. She only called it her unicorn for a while (I don't think Travis or I wanted to correct her at first - it was too darn cute!!). Here she is with her Hello Kitty lunch box all ready to go:Evelyn also started soccer a couple weeks ago (also a school/parish related team). Here she is looking like a pro already:She had a heartbreaking experience the first game though (heartbreaking for me, anyway). She did okay and was excited and everything during the practice portion, but had a hard time during the game. She completely froze on the field and burst into tears. She couldn't even move to walk herself off the field. I had to get her and carry her off. Boo-hoo :(
She couldn't really verbalize what the problem was -- but I think it was a mixture of being confused about what she was supposed to do, overwhelmed by all the kids chasing after the ball that she wanted a turn to kick, etc. It was tough to watch... I am doing whatever I can to help her just have fun with it-- and trying not to push too hard. I really hope she gets the competition bug and enjoys athletics someday though!! :)


Brianne said...

She looks so old, and so cute, in her uniform! I hope she gets the hang of soccer soon!

alanna rose said...

She so sweet, Michelle, such a blessing :)

AJ said...

Sorry to hear she got nervous on the field. Ava is like that sometimes. It's hard to know how to comfort them, yet not make too big of a deal about it so they get over it.

She's so cute in her uniform!

Love the new updates to the blog, too!

Kara said...

The twins just had their first soccer game and loved it. I sometimes think they are too Evelyn will get the hang of it. The girls were terrified of tee-ball and I think it was due to experiencing their first team sport.

She is sooo adorable. Tell her that I miss her :)

Also, LOVE the new blog title. How did you create it?