Monday, September 8, 2008

It's Official...I'm a Soccer Mom

On Saturday afternoon, I packed my husband and three children into our minivan and off we drove to the soccer fields where I officially joined the soccer mom brigade. I'll be honest, this is not something I always looked forward to. I'm not talking about my kid starting soccer, but about the whole persona of being this person. It makes me feel old. My mom jetted us around to sporting events in her own kickin' minivan. And suddenly, here I am, juggling schedules to make sure someone can take a kid to the game. And this is just kid #1. Yikes!

Sloan, of course, had a blast. He ran down the field with fire on his heels fully intent on kicking the ever lovin' life out of that innocent ball - and he managed to get in a few good kicks, each time turning to us with a look of sheer delight on his face. The highlight came when he turned and realized we were cheering him on. He ran halfway down the field with his head turned, grinning at everyone on the sidelines, as if they'd all come just for him. Then he threw his arms up in victory. So cute.


Of course, the game was smack in the middle of the day, which meant sweet Landon missed his nap. Here he is about 6:15. He'd just had too much of a good time.

Lee and I also did something this weekend that is, sadly, a rarity for us. We went out on a date! I know, I know, the idea of us desiring to go anywhere just by ourselves is a truly novel concept but it'd been ages since we had a date and we decided to go for it. I got all dolled up, even putting on eye make up. Becke' and Anna, you guys inspired me with your perfectly applied eyeliner and I went after it. I never wear eyeliner because I feel like it makes me look like a 10 cent hooker. But, hey, a girl ought to be able to look like a hooker in front of her husband, yeah? Lee said he liked the look. Not sure if I should feel flattered or worried. Anyhoo, we went out to Mosaic on Washington Ave. downtown. What a cool place. We highly recommend it! And, some of you will understand this, but for Lee to take me to a trendy restaurant downtown says something important! He's come a long way from Smokey Bones:)


6 comments:

heresthediehl said...

Yea, Lee! Mosaic is a big upgrade:) And it's yummy. We ate there a few months ago and loved it.

Kelli, I noticed your eyemakeup looked different yesterday at church and thought it looked great! I should have said something then... :)

Tiffany said...

Nice Kel! What a guy...

Three Against One said...

I can totally see Sloan running with a big old grin on his face, too cute! Glad to hear that you and Lee had fun, it is sad but true that married couples don't do enough for themselves or their marriage once kids are in the picture our priorities just change so much!

bugs and sunshine said...

oh my gosh i'm laughing so hard! that is great! we had a mary kay rep come and do a beauty night for our middle schooler's sleepover last year.

she kept saying "less is more girls." i kept thinking about all the BLACK MAC i had on my eyes thinkin' uh-oh, i'm not getting her approval ratings like i'd like.

well, that's great that sloan enjoyed the game and that you got to go on a DATE!!!

blessedpath said...

How much fun for Sloan!! It is fun to be outside on those crisp fall days watching soccer. You're lucky mini vans were around when your mom drove you around. We had to ride in the "tank" or grocery getter AKA station wagon!
What's with Lee and Smokey Bones and Lions Choice (mothers day, right?) Glad you had a fun eve out just the 2 of you. I use to wear eyeliner all the time, but it always just ended up under my eyes after a few hours!

kelly said...

just finished reading the post to clint! we laughed about your date, but for different reasons - clint because of the reference to lee & him coming a long way to taking you to a nice, trendy place & me because i can 100% relate with the eyeliner thing! seriously, i can't EVER do it right :)