Our Journey to Molly

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

more football...

Playing football in the evenings when Jon gets home has become a daily routine.  Jon calls it the Coco bowl and it always starts out all fun and games...



and eventually things make a turn for the worse, never fails! Notice Ben's already mad about something...



and then one ends up mad or crying and accusing dad of purposely throwing a bad pass because the other is his favorite. This is how it ends up..This time it was Reed...



You'd think they would eventually stop wanting to play since they get so upset, but they beg him to play as soon as he walks in the door.  
Gage will "play" sometimes too, or just play with the cones on the side line.  He was so proud of his "7" here..



Ok so it's a backwards 7, but not bad for a 3 year old! 


He told me this was his "hideout cortcut"(shortcut)....uhmm, ok.:)




Gage and I met Jon for lunch last week and he loved playing along this creek and riding the ducks.  I think he also loved getting all the attention from mom and dad. As we were leaving he said, "I hab much fun wif you mommy!"  ... love my little Gagey!


Both boys had football games this weekend and Gage has been a good sport most games, but was not wanting to be there this time, and said over and over how much he wanted to go home.  After being told at least 100 times that we were almost done,  he finally gave up in defeat, sat in my lap, and said "I just don't wub it here."  He sure does know how to make me laugh!


Ben is on a great team with an awesome group of coaches, but unfortunately, Reed didn't get so lucky.  His coach is one of those "win at all costs" kind of coaches, and was constantly getting in the kids faces during the games, yelling at them if they made a mistake, or didn't pull a flag.  Reed fumbled the ball and he started chewing him out on the field.  It was ridiculous!  Reed walked off the field with his head down, crying, and nose bleeding(this happens to him if he gets really upset). 
 The coach will storm off the field if they lose, without talking to the team at all because he's so mad....RIDICULOUS!! They are 6!!!....and most of their first times to play!   Jon and I decided that this wasn't the kind of coach or experience he needed, so we have pulled him off the team.  We've never had to do this for either boy, but it was starting to affect his confidence, and there's no need to put him through this unnecessary belittling.  He's upset because he likes football and wanted to get his trophy, but we have to do what's best for him.  Lesson learned... make sure we know the coach before we sign him up next season!


And Ben...






We got the 797C from USCIS saying they are reviewing our paperwork.  Hope to get our I800 approval letter this week! 
Molly's room is painted, and furniture is in!  It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!  I'm getting her mattress and comforter this week and then I'll post pics! 
I'll end with a sweet pic of Molly at her birthday party.  LOVE my little girl! :)



5 comments:

Jodi said...

Your boys are so cute! And yahoo for y'all!!! I see those kind of coaches on the soccer pitch too - and have always wondered how parents don't just walk off the field. So proud of y'all and Reed will appreciate it in the long run! And ohhhh Ms. Molly!!! Can't wait to see her in your arms! She is soooo beautiful!

Martha C. Ryan said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Reed had this bad experience his first time playing football, and I agree that the coach's behavior is totally ridculous! I think you and Jonathan did the right thing to pull him off the team...he didn't need that abuse. As for little Gagey...his sayings are SOO cute...I'm glad you're recording them! Come on, I-800A!!!

Debbie said...

I LAUGHED AT YOUR "BOY STORIES"....CANT WAIT TO HEAR YOUR GIRL ONES!

Angie said...

You are so good keeping up with your blog! Such a good decision about pulling Reed off the team. We had to do that for Drew with the club soccer team he was on. Shortly after that, the coach was fired. Although Drew wanted to stay on, what we were observing from the sidelines was not right. It's unbelievable that there are coaches out there like that! Loving Gages little sideline antics and can't wait to see Miss Mollys room!

Teresa M. said...

Can't wait to see your room pictures! Your daughter is adorable! We are adopting, too. Our little girl will be 2 in Dec and we are hoping for travel late Nov, early Dec (should be cabled this week!).