Saturday, May 17, 2008
So our soccer Saturday started a little earlier than expected with a phone call from Kaelyn's coach asking if Bryn could play up on his U8 team. (Bryn plays U7 and Kaelyn plays U9) I asked Bryn if she was up for it...she was excited to play with the older girls, and a little nervous. haha. So we had to be out there by 10:30am...after that game Bryn went straight to her regular game, then we stayed and watched Haley play and lastly Kaelyn's game at 3:30. Yep, for those math challenged people it was 6 hours on the soccer fields for us today! Thats 6 hours in some record setting heat of May 2008. Actually I'm not sure if Salem broke any records today, but it was in the 90's. It was hot. I actually enjoyed not being so freaking cold while watching soccer. It was nice. Okay so maybe I got a sunburn, and yes i've been a complaining baby about it the rest of the day....and tomorrow will be worse i'm sure. And before anyone tells on me, no I didn't put sun block on. Well Kyle sprayed me down with banana boat 50 but I think it was probably 3hrs to late. haha! Typically I burn right away and then it turns into a nice base tan and i'm good to go the rest of summer. But I guess I should of been thinking that I also don't typically sit in the sun for 6 hours. My shoulders and arms are fried...so are the tops of my feet, my forehead, and these little strips above my knees (i think these hurt most). Ouch! I was good about keeping the kids covered in sunblock, but guess I missed a pretty big area on Garret's forearm. Its so red. Yikes!
The girls played well, they were both pretty hot and tired. The heat has a way of zapping the energy out of you. Kaelyn tried to stay cool and find shade where she could to conserve her energy for her game. I asked her to take some trash to the garbage can at one point and she said she couldn't waste her energy on that. Oh my. Yes, she did do it anyway. haha. Bryn did well with the older girls, she played a little more aggressive than usual and didn't once ask to come out of the game. Then in her own game she scored 3 goals! First of the season, to bad there is only one game left...she looked like she finally was getting into to it today! By the time Kaelyn finally played she was complaining of being hot and that her feet hurt. She played well, but not as intense as she normally plays. You could see it in all the girls, they were just done. They were happy with a tie in the end.
After soaking up more sun than I think should be soaked in a day we decided to chill in a dark movie theater and took the kids to see Prince Caspian. It was sooooo good! We all enjoyed it, and it did feel nice to be out of the sun.