Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Life of a Soccer Mom

Yep that's my life these days.  Last weekend I experienced a whole new level of soccer mom status.  Chatty's team was in a tournament (hosted by our league).  That meant a Friday night game, Saturday morning game, working as a volunteer Saturday, Saturday night game and Sunday morning game.  Chatty's team played very well - won on Friday night and Saturday morning and tied on Saturday night.  Which meant they were in the championship game on Sunday morning.  The Sunday morning game was a nail biter and with a final score of 4 to 4.  Normally for this age group if you tie it ends in a tie, but someone in our league forgot that when they set up the tournament and according to the tournament rules, they had to go to penalty kicks.  Ummm - guess who is one of the goalies and was asked to step in and perform a Hope Solo?  Yep - Chatty.  Guess who was a nervous wreck?  No, not the goalie, the mom of the goalie - ME!  Chatty had never done penalty kicks but was up for the task.  She stopped all but one kick!  She did an awesome job.  I have never felt more relieved and excited at the same time.  Our entire team and coach have worked so hard and it was so fun to see it pay off!!  Chatty loved how all of her team ran out to hug her after the kicks were over!!  So sweet!!

The whole team (minus one player missing that day) 

Sporting her medal

We also squeezed in lunch with Chatty's Godfather, Uncle Greg!  It really was an amazing weekend!

Oh and we also celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary 
Picture courtesy of Photographer Chatty

Quotes of the weekend:
"I have to protect my house, I can't let anyone in my house!" - Chatty on defending the goal.  Mr. ESPN's response - "Maybe we should buy her some Under Armour."

When asked to set the table Sunday night, "I am a Champion, Champions don't set the table" - Chatty.  My response "You are part of this family and I am in charge of this family and you WILL set the table."

As if all of this excitement wasn't enough, Bia is starting dance class today!  She is beyond excited and I can't wait to watch her dance!! 


starnes family said...

Chatty is getting good with the camera!

Cute pics of the soccer stars, too.

Quit this "table" business and buy her a throne!

Dee Stephens said...

HAHAHA!! Champions don't set tables. That's awesome! Has Uncle Greg found a special lady yet?
Can't wait to see the post about Bia's ballet!!

AZCottrell said...

What a great weekend! The Donatelli Family is kicking A**!

Sara said...

Go Chatty!!! Champion, indeed.

I love her comments. Cute, cute girl!

Happy belated Anniversary! Hope y'all did something fun!

The Lenzers said...

busy lady!!! miss you cous! glad you got to see greg. Great job LA!!!!!

Heather said...

Love those sweet victories!!!

I am officially a cheer/football mom right now.

Any time you are the athlete's mom it is a full time job!