Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Monday, October 17, 2011

Capital City Soccer Tournament

Warning: Contains lots of pictures!

Aunt, L and I spent a great deal of time here during the first weekend of October...

Hubby and I have always enjoyed going to the boys' games and have enjoyed getting to know their teammates and other parents. I must say though, I am particularly enjoying this set of kids and it's been fun getting to know the parents too. Maybe it's because we've spent so much time together - practices, on the sidelines watching games, concession stand, tournaments... This picture is after the first game of the weekend.

We had about seven hours to kill before the next game so the three of us hit Downtown Little Rock. Specifically, I wanted to see the ducks at The Peabody.

On the way there, L wanted an explanation of what we were going to see so I told him the ducks sing and dance. Of course after they marched down the red carpet and into the fountain he said, "Is that it?". We managed to get him to pose for some pictures with us. I also let him know that I was going to do a blogpost, so he shouldn't be surprised to see himself so much here.

After The Peabody, we window shopped and checked out the Truck Vendor Fair. M. loves shoes, do you think he'd like these?

There was an awesome park along the banks of The Arkansas River.

This was my absolute favorite part of the afternoon.

We found wonderful chex mix and got some fresh green peppers and blueberry jam. We would have gotten much more if it weren't so far from home. I really need to check these out closer to home, I'm just afraid they won't compare!
It would have been wonderful to stay much longer...President Clinton was speaking at 4 (20 yr anniversary of his announcing running for president). Not that I'm a huge Clinton fan, but seeing Chicago would have been fun. Of course L. had to ask, "What's Chicago?" However, we went to the hotel for L. to rest and went back for the next game - another win and then out for pizza with the team (Aunt's camera was in the car).

In the next three pictures, I'm positive the second and third are of L. scoring. In one of the tournament games he got a hat trick!

The whole team played so hard and gave it their all!

Proud champions in their division!

We didn't get home until 11 Sunday night, but it was so worth it! L. wore his tournament shirt to school Friday AND today. Last night, I pointed out that he already wore the shirt on Friday and he responded, "But, it's clean Mom!" Of course, wear it then. No worries.

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