Monday, May 11, 2009

Parties & Referees

M's 7th b-day was last Thursday.  We made sugar cookie cut outs for the class treat.  Girls got pink shift dresses with green polka dots and the boys got blue alligators with green eyes. Family dinner at Benihana - M's choice and her fav carrot cake from the Townsend Bakery for dessert.

Friday night we hosted a dinner and crafts party for 6 girlfriends.  I love how joyful M looks in this pic (she's in the center).  The favorite project was memory boards-  my thumb is still numb from pushing in the tacks!

W plays on a travel soccer team and it's the season for tournaments.  The boys had 2 games on Saturday - won both which meant they were playing on Sunday.  They won their first game and lost the semi final game 3-2 which eliminated the team from the Championship game.  The refs were NOT GOOD to say the least. Bad calls/missed calls for both teams in all games.  The calling of the game didn't have a direct impact on the scores, but it sure made for frustrated players, coaches and fans.  As a former soccer referee (this may be on a trivia quiz in the future) I can appreciate the difficulty of the task at hand but this was a tournament and the refs should have been at their best.  There were tears of frustration and anger from the boys over the loss and I did overhear a few 9 year old boy naughty words. These boys are SOOO competitive and take everything so hard.  There was a discussion (once again) on the car ride home about sportsmanship, etc.  W did apologize to me when we got home for his "inappropriate behavior" post game.  This was HUGE for him.  Practice tonight for the boys to put this behind and get ready for this week's games. W is back row 2nd in left.

Oh, was it Mother's Day ??


  1. The poor boys! I hate when refs are no good. It definitely makes everyone frustrated!

  2. I love the picture of your daughter and all of her friends! You can see just how happy she is. It looks like she had an amazing birhtday.
    Hope they celebrated you for at least a few minutes yesterday:)

  3. Omg! How stinking cute is M!? I mean a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! And, many thanks for entering the swap! I am beyond excited. Xoxo-BLC

  4. What a fun party! Lov ethat picture...joyful is def the word! I love the Townsend bakery! I'm betting that cake was to die for!

  5. Your blog rocks! Glad I stumbled upon it.

  6. I want to see photos of you cute cookies!!