Last night we started making soccer cookies for Hayden's birthday party ... with a soccer theme! Mommy quickly realized that she has not become a better artist since her middle school teacher told her that "not everyone has this gift," and we quickly switched to making a soccer cake. We did, however, enjoy a flour fight and time rolling out the sugar cookie dough that made cookies to be used some other time!
We woke up early this morning (Saturday) to get ready for Hayden's FIRST soccer game! Practice was at 9am and the game was at 9:30am ... he had a great time during practice and took to this new experience quite well, and did great during the game ... but was definitely a bit overwhelmed! I told David we've created quite a conundrum for our little guy ... telling him for the last five years not to push or kick at kids ... he a bit confused with all the running and kicking and stuff as eight little guys rushed for one little soccer ball, but was thrilled about it all and cannot wait until next week! We'll see! His coaches and the other parents are really fun and it'll be a good experience for Hayden ... and us too!
We celebrated Hayden's birthday party with our Rapid City family this afternoon! We had a picnic in the park with our soccer ball cake, balloons, a playground, and lots and lots of good friends! Hayden and Selah took some time to snap pics of everyone ... and of the park too!
School Note: We had the OPEN HOUSE for Hayden's school, and we are just as much in love with it as our little guy is! He is so excited to go to school, then even more excited afterwards to tell us all that he's learning ... this evening when we were getting ready for dinner and talking about who was going to pray, he said ... "God can hear you ... you can pray quietly or loudly and He will still hear you." We feel so blessed that he is going to a Christian school and have been so thrilled with all that He's learning ... it's great to have more than just home and church - to be learning ABC's and creation each day from another place is good!