Where has it gone? We have one month today of summer left and I feel like we haven’t gotten half of what we wanted to do done!
Summer of course starts out with soccer tryouts that last week of school. Then the following week are soccer meetings after your kids has made the team. Soccer (kind of) ends at that point for about a month (see below post). Each kid then gets a week at my parents house alone with them. Kieran went first, followed by Caelie and Tristan is currently there and will be home tomorrow. The kids and I also spent one week at my parents because my mom signed all 3 kids up for tennis camp (which they LOVED – now just trying to find a way to fit weekly tennis lessons into our soccer schedule – HA!).
Throw ins sleepovers, Caelie’s soccer camp at USF the week of June 13th, camping for 2 nights at Fort DeSoto with soccer friends, going to see the last shuttle launch (FUN) and Busch Gardens and I guess you get to today!
And now that soccer has started back up day trips aren’t so easy anymore. Plus the kids and I have to go back to my parents July 31st because my mom has knee surgery August 1st and I want to be there to help out for a few days.
Before we know it summer will be over.
Yesterday the kids and I spent the day at my brothers house hanging with him and my parents. The kids and I swam in his pool most of the day since it’s so crazily hot here (which I think people from up north think we’re crazy to be complaining about but this is not “normal hot” – this is heat index of 110 hot and not normal for this time of year!)
Then last night we drove down to USF to watch Tristan at his soccer camp. They have two training sessions during the day and then play games at night so we went to watch the games (and probably will be doing that every night this week). My parents and my brother came with us too which put an extra smile on Tristan’s face to see them there.
He’s having a blast! His face and neck are a bit sun burned which I warned him to keep reapplying sun block before each training session and after swimming in the pool. After the game was over I went down on the fields and gave him a huge hug. I miss him! It’s different knowing he’s there then having him at Nana and Pop’s.
He called us around 9:30 after he’d taken a shower (yay) and had a snack. But he keeps calling Sean’s cell and not mine (much to my dismay). Is my “little guy” becoming more a daddy’s boy now?
We plan on going back again tonight – hoping the weather holds out – it could rain.
First of all, Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there!! Hope you have a great day!!!!
Second, today was definitely an emotional one since we dropped Tristan off at the USF campus for his very first residential (sleep away) soccer camp! He’ll be there for 5 days/4 nights and I am still a nervous wreck. Luckily, he’s rooming with one of his friends/teammates and another friend/teammate is right across the hall from him with his older brother. Plus, there are a bunch of other kids he knows from our soccer club. So I know he’ll be okay. It’s just his 1st time away like this.
We got there around 1:30 and checked him in. Got to the dorms and he’s actually in a suite with his own bathroom/shower – yay! And they’ve got 6 other suite mates. We met the parents of the kids next door to them in their suite and they seemed really nice. At 3:30 was an orientation and then we left. I gave him a huge hug and kiss and let him walk back to his dorm (that sounds so weird!!!). And I was actually doing okay. But just as we were getting back to our car he texted both Sean’s cell and my cell with one word that did me in – “Bye”. I lost it then.
That morning I had posted on my Facebook status something about Tristan and me being a nervous wreck, etc. A friend of my moms who is a friend on my FB account wrote something like “think of this as one of many firsts. There will be many more drop offs for camps and then soon college”. THANKS FOR THAT!!!!!! I’ve still got many years before that one. Don’t even get me thinking of that because I tear up right away!
He called tonight about 10 (on Sean’s cell phone not mine ) and he sounds like he’s having a blast! They had a training session which was also an evaluation and being he’s there for goal keeper training, there’s only 6 of them in his group so he’ll have alot of one on one training which is even better. His trainer for the week will be Bryheem Hancock who is the goal keeper coach for the USF mens soccer team. That’s awesome!
Tristan goes to a residential soccer camp next week so the past two days we’ve been running around trying to stock up on stuff he might need: soccer socks, shorts, toiletries, etc. I think (hope) we’re set. I’m a nervous wreck though with him being gone. I know he’ll be okay – he’s rooming with his friend and teammate, plus another one of his teammates is going and rooming with his older brother so I’m not worried about that. It’s just normal mommy worry I guess – he’s been to friends houses for sleepovers and been to my parents house for a week at a time so I know he’ll be okay. This is just different. Maybe it has some to do with the fact he’s growing up.