Monday, January 27, 2014

Aggieland Tournament

I'm exhausted.  This was one of the busier weekends we've had for a while. Michael had a soccer tournament in College Station this weekend, and we had so much fun.  But it definitely took a toll, especially with my cold that hit it's peak on Friday. Fortunately, by Sunday, I was feeling healthy again.

On Friday, I spent the whole morning making sure I had all the different uniforms and warm-ups Michael would need for the weekend, packing for the other two boys to go to their grandparents', and packing for me and M.  Once that was done, we packed everything into the car and went to lunch at Truefire.  Mark did so well at lunch! M kept him busy with a game of tic-tac-toe, before our food arrived.

After lunch, we picked up Matthew and dropped both boys off at G-pa's for the weekend.  Then we drove over to pick up Karen, Michael and Daniel.  Then we were off to College Station!

It was a 3-hour drive and it was much more fun when you have guests in the car. Daniel and Michael played on their iPad and iPhone for most of the ride. We got to the hotel at about 6. Yes, there is snow in this picture.  College Station got some snow in the morning and when we arrived, there was still some left on the ground.  And yes, it was very cold!

After we checked in and dropped our stuff off, M and I took Michael to dinner at a teppanyaki restaurant.  It was very nice to have dinner with just one kid. This kid ate A LOT!

On Saturday, Michael had 2 games - one at noon and the other at 5pm. In the morning, we met up with his teammates and coach and they went off to breakfast in the hotel.  M and I went to Panera.  The Michael hung out with his teammates until it was time to head off to the fields.

They won the first game 4-0, so I was optimistic about getting to the Championship game. But then they lost the 2nd game so the 3rd game on Sunday morning was a must win to get to the final game.

They layer really well Sunday morning, but only managed to tie 0-0, which knocked them out of the Championship game.  They gave it all they got and I'm so proud of them.  Oh, and they played up, so the other teams were at least a year older than our boys.  Walking away with 1 win, 1 tie and 1 loss was not bad at all.

We headed home after the game and got home at about 1.  Then I took a 2 hour nap while Matthew and Mark went to a birthday party with their grandparents. Now, it's time to catch up on some errands and chores!

Michael and some of his teammates before the team dinner on Saturday night.

We had a joint dinner with the 01 girls.  The boys had a blast!  It was so fun to watch them interact with the girls. These are horrible pictures, but I didn't get many so I don't have many choices.

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