Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bend It Like Darby

In response to popular demand, I am posting a picture of Darby in her soccer get-up. We haven't received jersies yet, so my little Bekham is just wearing a regular top. Of course I took the pictures on my webcam right before practice yesterday, so they are a little blurry. A cuter child never existed.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Squeaky Clean

I took Darby in for her 6 month dental exam today and she did awesome! No cavities and she even let the hygienist do a thorough cleaning. She did a great job and I am really proud of her. Look at those beautiful teeth and that gorgeous child!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Recruit

Darby is amazing. We all know that.

Frankie took the Darbinator to the park last Saturday and she started kicking around a soccer ball with a little girl she met a few minutes earlier. Then, the little girl’s dad came over and started kicking the ball with Darby. He turned to Frank and said, “She is amazing.” Frank said that we are pretty impressed with her and the man said, “No; she is awesome.” He went on to tell Frankie that he is the coach of a little girls’ soccer team and that they need Darby and asked Frank to please sign her up. He wrote down his name and number, the team name, where to go to sign up, etc.

How cool is that? My three year old got recruited at the park!

And he was right. We signed her up and I took her to her first practice on Thursday. This girl is amazing! She’s never touched a soccer ball in her life, but she stole the friggin’ show. I kept hearing the coach say, “good kick Darby!” and I could tell that he was really pleased with her. She was awesome. So, we took her to the store to get a soccer ball. There were pink ones and blue ones and all sorts of pretty colors for her to pick from. She chose the classic black and white ball. That’s right, all business for Darby the Destroyer! I’m so proud of my little girl.

You want to know what is the cutest thing in the history of ever? Darby in shin-guards and cleats. So, I’m starting out my days as a soccer mom a little early and I’m looking quite forward to living vicariously through my super-star daughter.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

MS is BS!

My sweet and devoted sister-in-law Jessica is doing a walk to raise money for the MS Society. I’m so grateful to and humbled by her for being so loving and dedicated. So, I’m posting her website, just in case anyone is feeling rich and has a few extra bucks to donate to her team. Their name is the best; “MS is BS!” Isn’t that hilarious?! And so true!

Here is her site, should you feel so inclined. Isn’t that just the sweetest thing to do? She had a team all put together and was already entered in the walk before she even told me about it. What a sweet sister I have. She and I have known each other since she was only 14 years old. I loved her before this, of course, but she is going above and beyond and I’m so thankful for her.

MS really is BS, and true to her nature, Jessica is doing something about it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Toddler Blasphemy

We have said prayers with Darby every night since she was an infant. Recently, we've been encouraging her to say her own prayers with us whispering certain things for her to add. So, the other night, she was doing a pretty good job all on her own. Until she prayed in the name of Jesus Christ and Emily Elizabeth, Amen. Emily Elizabeth is a character on Clifford the Big Red Dog. It seems that we went wrong somewhere along the way.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Feel The Burn

As you can probably tell from my picture above, I've been working out. I have been slaving away to Jillian Micheals' 30 Day Shred. I like this one because it kicks my trash and it's only about 30 minutes long (and it is way intense!) and that's as long as Curious George lasts. Yep, that's how I get my exercise time in; from 9-9:30 while the Darbs is enthralled by a mischievious monkey. How about you? What is your favorite work-out?

And bear with me; it is midterm week and it is a doozy.