A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
Mon, 12/03/12 – 12:49 | Comments Off

It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Flight of the Bumblebees Week 9
Sunday, 16 Nov, 2008 – 10:56 | Comments Off
Flight of the Bumblebees Week 9

What started in August under a blazing summer sun ended yesterday … well, under a blazing summer sun. I’m accepting that as compensation for the rainy, cold game earlier this season.
It was wonderful getting to …

Flight of the Bumblebees Week 8
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 16:02 | Comments Off
Flight of the Bumblebees Week 8

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Oh, wait! There’s a soccer game going on, too.
Note to Big Guy: Those things with nets at either end of the field — they’re not actually canopy beds. Maybe …

Flight of the Bumblebees Week 7
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2008 – 16:35 | Comments Off
Flight of the Bumblebees Week 7

Dodged the rain again! Didn’t dodge the Halloween hangover, though. Little Guy’s so sick of sweets he didn’t even want post-game Oreos. And this after spending all season trying to mooch the team’s snacks.
Play of …

Flight of the Bumblebees: Week 6
Saturday, 18 Oct, 2008 – 14:13 | Comments Off
Flight of the Bumblebees: Week 6

Week 6? When did that happen?
We’re headed toward bye week. I think I’ll send Big Guy to practice even if there is none. I like seeing him sack out on the couch, exhausted, and …

Flight of the Bumblebees: Week 5
Saturday, 11 Oct, 2008 – 14:42 | Comments Off
Flight of the Bumblebees: Week 5

A cold and windy Soccer Saturday.

How cold was it? After much initial protest, Big Guy finally admitted he was glad he has his jacket. Little Guy hid out under the blanket the whole game. And turtle necks, long sleeves and gloves were everywhere.

It’s not supposed to be this chilly in early October.

Flight of the Bumblebees: Week 4
Saturday, 4 Oct, 2008 – 13:46 | Comments Off
Flight of the Bumblebees: Week 4

It was a dark and stormy morning.
Seriously, it was.
To which Big Guy said, “Soccer in the rain? All right!” To which Little Guy said, repeatedly. “Want it to be over. Wanna go home.” You just …

Flight of the Bumblebees, Weeks 1-3
Saturday, 27 Sep, 2008 – 2:05 | Comments Off
Flight of the Bumblebees, Weeks 1-3