Saturday, November 19, 2011

The sky is falling!

This is what it looks like on my back patio (aka.. concrete slab)

It is an acornpalooza:)

It literally sounds like a war zone in my back yard.  If you are sitting in the den, the acorns are dropping on the table, grill, etc.... and they sound like gun shots.  I don't understand why every squirrel in southeastern Georgia does not come and have a feast!

Another story:  The other night there was a storm and the wind was blowing very hard.  We were asleep and all the sudden Rod and I both woke up to "gun shot" sounds.  We were both freaked out a minute, Rod jumped up to "check out" things before we both realized it was just the acorns:)  They have never been this intense before!  Very interesting;) 

Anybody need some acorns?????

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Glory Days!

 Wow, what a difference a week can make!  The Rincon Raiders (U10 AllStar Team) played in their second tournament and came in second place!  They actually beat the team on Saturday that beat us today for the championship.  They were just worn out and the other team got the best of them.  But it was a HUGE tournament and they came in second!  Very exciting!!!!!

And, not only did the Raiders do much better, but Colton did MUCH better.  He played alot more and he played SO well!!!  Rod and I were so proud of him.  He played his position and he SCORED A GOAL!!!!!  It was SUCH a fun experience!!! 

He got to be captain!

I love to watch him run!

Showing off his medal!

Rincon Raiders AllStars!!!!

Colton is two years younger than most of these kids.  Doesn't look like it does it?


and Mom!

Oh, that boy of mine!!!  Love him so much!  This was such a great experience for him!  It was amazing to watch him play with this group of kids!!  He definitely learned alot and improved his skills! 


Sidenote:  Yes, Donna, you should have come!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Don't know what to say.....

ALL STAR:) or.... my boy has moves:)????

However you say it.... I love it!!!  Colton played up this year in soccer.  He played with the 3rd and 4th graders.  Our team was interesting and he was by far the most athletically gifted player on the team, but he doesn't always have "his head in the game".  Out team ran a close race for second place.  There were only 4 teams, but our record was 5-5 and the second place teams record was 5-4-1.  So, the team actually did pretty good considering that 3 of the 8 players had never played soccer before.

The first place team's coach chooses the allstar team and he chose Colton!  Yes, we are all excited about that!  But, he is 7 and most of the other players on the team are 9.  Two years of experience makes a difference.  Colton can hang with them all, but he hasn't quite gotten the skills of control and following directions.  He LOVES to power kick.  That is wonderful in some aspects, but doesn't do much good at this level when it comes to scoring goals.  He has carried his teams for so long and has to get used to the fact that he has to "trust" the defenders if he is playing forward. 

And on the other hand, secretary and sideline monitor for the Goal Blasters (me) gets to actually sit and watch my boy play soccer.  And on the other other hand, he is not playing very much:)  He is the bench warmer.  He is the "freshman" that gets to play on the "varsity" team:)  But... I did get a few shots of him in action....

 Love to see him using his athletic ability in the RIGHT way!!

The next two pictures crack me up!  Hannah is the girl that is sitting to the left of Colton in the pictures.  She played on our regular season team.  She can power kick a soccer ball like no girl I have EVER seen!  I can't tell if she is "coaching" Colton or "mothering" him.  He had just gotten a ball in the face before this picture so she was probably making sure he was ok.  I fell in love with her spunk and personality this soccer season!

And this.......  this reminds me so much of the book "Love You Forever".  I read it and CRY my eyes out.  Colton wants me to read it sometimes just so he can see me cry.  But I DO sneak in his room so many nights!  After good days and BAD days.... and I look at him..... and I CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love him so very much!!!  I want everything good and perfect for him in this world....  I want him to be happy, to love and be loved!!!  Please pray!!!  Please pray every day for this beautiful boy that I love so much!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Trick or Treat

And of course, we had a great time trick or treating as well.

Maverick and Ice Man from "Top Gun"

How cool are they?

Karate Kid in action!

Our pumpkin!

Some of the people in our neighborhood go "all out" for Halloween.  They even have a neighborhood decorating contest.  I had one pumpkin:)  Needless to say, we didn't win the contest, but we love checking out some of the other houses! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

Of course, we had to carve the pumpkins as soon as we got home!!  No rest for the "old" people around the Cassidy house!  Check out the "scary teeth":)  Fun times, great memories!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Farm Fun

We went to the neatest "farm" this weekend with the Wadleys.  We all had a blast.  I just had to post a bunch of pictures because there was so many things that we got to do!  We took over 150 pics, so this didn't even touch all the pictures!

The farm had a REAL pumpkin patch, corn maze, zip line, animals, hayride, corn cannon, corn crib (which reminds me of Grandma Demi's house:), etc....

One of the neatest places ever!!!  We all had a great time!

Happy Fall Ya'll!!!