Let's talk about Claire.
And junior high.
Because we've been spending a lot of time over there lately.
And because look at that smile.
It was a wing-dinger, I'll tell you that!
We braved mostly oven-like temperatures watching from the sidelines, but there was also one cold, windy rainy game.
...and that they're such good friends too.
The last game (the play-off game) was a little nutty.
They played a team they had beat quite handily twice during the regular season.
But they were tied with one minute to go and sure enough, a talented girl from the other team kicked a goal right in the last thirty seconds to tie up the game.
So we went to overtime.
These fans were pretty great with that.
No score in overtime.
On to another overtime.
Still no score.
So they went to a "penalty shoot out" where each team got five kicks to score.
Even that was neck-and-neck until the last kick when the other team took the game.
It was a sad ending of the season, but I have to admit that I think the parents were secretly celebrating. No practice on Halloween was kind of nice. And it was a really great season so we're all good ;)
Still a lot of chicken on that soccer bone with club soccer, that is still taking over our lives.
They had a very informal little awards ceremony at the school this week.
Proud of those girls!
In other "Claire news," the annual "Shadow-Your-Student" came and the junior high and Claire and I were both a little giddy about that.
I think our favorite part was PE volleyball, which I didn't get a picture of, but here's her locker which she was pretty excited about :)
We totally kicked booty on the ABC's of the Civil War activity we got to do together.
They come up with some pretty creative ideas sometimes. Here's an aerobics class they did one afternoon:
Lu gets quite a lot of attention for her art, but Claire is a mighty fine artist herself. Here's what she drew one day at church trying to sketch my very favorite picture of Christ:
Sure love this girl of mine.