Friday, August 6, 2010

Football and Smiles

Caleb is our "sports" guy. Our other boys like to play sports, but Caleb seems to live for playing! I think it's because he loves dressing up in uniforms....not necessarily because he actually loves playing sports. He does love to play and he is fairly good at most sports, but what he really loves is being able to sport a uniform! I'm serious about this.....I tell him all the time that he should have been my girl, since he loves to change his clothes so often throughout the day! If he is in the mood for football, then he changes into his football gear. If he feels like soccer, then he changes into his soccer gear. Basketball?.....yes, he even has an outfit for shooting hoops out back. He is quite the kid! And, yes, I have lots of laundry to do because of him!

So, of course he was excited about bringing home a new shirt after flag football started this week! But, now he wants to play "real football" because the uniforms are cooler! :)

Here are a few more pictures of him playing in his game this week.

Trying to grab for a player's flag:

Playing Center and handing off the ball to the quarterback:

I'm not a big sports person, but it really is fun watching Caleb in action! He has such an excitement for playing and for life in general!

And, here are a few pics of Gavin, that I took of him while we were on vacation. I took these pictures "blindly", since I was holding him on my lap and unable to see what I was snapping a picture of at the time. At first I didn't think the pictures turned out that great, but then I decided that I thought it was cool to see how Gavin looks sitting on my lap and interacting with me and his surroundings. I like how they show him at his natural self.

My boys are great at putting a smile on my face and bringing me happiness....most of the time anyway! (BTW, right after I typed this, my middle boys came in ready to kill each other because they are both accusing each other of stealing beans out of each other's bucket as they do their chore of picking beans from our garden! UGH.....BROTHERS!!!).....*deep breath*.....I may have moments of wanting to give each of them away to one of the grandmas....even Gavin at times!....but when I look at pictures of them, I am always reminded of how blessed I am to have them, and this life that I have been given!

"Happy are the people who are in such a state; happy are the people whose God is the Lord!" Psalm 144:15


Amy said...

These pictures are too cute! Caleb is a trip - he always makes me laugh! I think it's great that he loves every aspect of playing games...not too many kids would have enough mindspace to appreciate it ALL! :o)

Anonymous said...

WOW, ALICIA YOU DO YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS FULL!(its not just boys that come in arguing over such things, my girls can argue over the most riduculous things too.
but the pict's of Gavin on your lap sure show what a big boy he is getting to be, I don't mean by pounds either, he is really growing up too right along with your other boys in his own special way. You can just see from teh pict. how he is interacting with you and his surrondings. What a miracle he is!Patt

Alicia said...

I love how Caleb is the only one wearing football pants. He really gets into it, doesn't he? ;-)

Glad to hear that Gavin is feeling better. I hate to read when he is sick again, I feel so bad for the little guy. And for his Mama, too!

Have a great weekend!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

How funny is Caleb changing clothes for each activity! He would have been a fun girl. :) He looks like he's having a blast playing football.

And Gavin ... sweet Gavin. Those pictures are perfect.

Becky said...

Caleb is a cutie and I just melt every time I see Gavin's smile! So, so precious. :)