Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Karaline had her first soccer game (well, first game with this team...she played this past spring on another team) Monday and I was so proud of her! She scored the first of 3 goals and hussled her little rear off! Soccer is so out of the box for her. She is such a mild, meek, artistic, nature girl. She is really shy, doesn't play rough at all. She's also one of the smallest kids her age in her class at 40lbs (2nd grade). Get this girl on a soccer field and a whole other personality comes out! LOL She doesn't care how big the kid on the other team is, she goes at them! It's SO CUTE to watch!

(Sorry some of these pics are cruddy. I was playing with settings on my camera and ruined some of the pics.)

Getting ready! Something about seeing her sitting in the floor (surrounded by Kemry's mess of toys) tying her shoes with her shin guards on that made me think, "oh my gosh, my BABY girl is growing up!" She's the LITTLE one (before Kemry of course). She has always been the little sister following her big sister Karly around. In this picture she suddenly looked so big.

Smiling at the ref (she's a smart girl lol)

Going in for her FIRST GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO KARALINE GO! GO KARALINE GO! We screamed like lunatics!

She sure ate her share of dirt too. She was on the ground about as much as she was standing! If that happened at home the child would have to be carried around the house for days with all her "boo boos". lol
Meanwhile, on the sidelines, Kemry is playing with Aunt Kasey. She looooooves Aunt Kasey.
Here she is perfecting her newly learned walking skills! That was yesterday and she had to be coaxed (see my dad showing her his Mt Dew??). Today she just chooses to walk whenever she wants to get anywhere. She still only goes 3-4 steps at the most, but she isn't giving up!
My FIL's birthday was Saturday and Karson thought it was THAT DAY. The whole time we were there he was making everyone say Happy Birthday to "Drandad" (Grandad). We couldn't say Happy Birthday John (his name). It had to be Drandad. Also he was FILTHY dirty from playing in the dirt pile behind us and insisted on lots of hugs for Drandad's birthday. My dad left with huge handprints all over his back and I'm sure my FIL did too.

Karson and Aunt Kayla - how she got him to sit still for this I'll never know.

Isn't this sweet even though it's a crappy quality? My sweet girl and my amazing nephew!

Kemry and Kollin had a ticklefest once we got home and was getting Kemry ready for bed. I love seeing these little guys loving each other!


Kate said...

Looks like SO much FUN!!! I love the pictures. I love Kemry's pigtails!! And look at those walking skills!!!! Also I have been So crazy busy and people have been sick and we have our post-placement visit this week!! YIKES! Anyway I sent Kemry a late b-day package yesterday:) HUGS!!

Kerry said...


Our Family of 5 said...

Good job to Karaline, and the rest of the kiddos, how darn cute. Love the teethy pictures of Kemry!

Kathy said...

You have a beautiful family! Congrats to Karaline!

Kerri said...

Yippee Karaline! Glad it was such a good game for the player and the spectators.

Kerri and Ruby

Tara said...

Love the pics, Kelly!!!! GO TEAM!!!

Kristen and the Gang said...

Ok where to begin...First of all...WTG Karaline!! I love seeing her like that...it really looks like she LOVES it!
OK...... WALKING, PIGTAILS and BOOBIES all in 1 post is way too much cuteness for us to handle!!! i can't wait to see the both of you again in just alittle over a week...YIPPIE!!!

Heather said...

Thank you so much for the comments on our blog! You have such a beautiful family - I loved all of your pictures. Kemry is adorable - as are ALL of your children.

FROG . . .

Baby John's Crib said...

What a beautiful family you have!

Kris and Mindy said...

Awwww....what a cutie in her soccer outfit! Love it! Your kids are so adorable:-)

BabyAlways.com said...

Aww.. What a cute, happy baby! I love her pigtails.