The theme this week for I Heart Face's photo challenge is "Soft and Sweet". I'll be honest and say that I wasn't entirely sure where to go and what to do with that. I tend to do better with searching for something concrete, not just an idea. I guess that is why it is called a challenge though.
Here is Maggie waiting and watching for Keary at the front window. I think her big curls and her waiting is sweet and the dirty, smudged window adds a softness to it, don't you think? It sounds like a stretch and maybe it is, but I think it'll work and it was my favorite picture of the week.
And I'm going to link up with Melissa's Saturday confessions with this story. The Tuesday before last was Gwendolyn's first tee-ball practice. She hasn't been too sure about playing tee-ball, but I think it is a good way for her to get to know some of the kids she will be going to school with so we were really talking it up. We got there a little early and walked into a mad house: kids were everywhere, parents were everywhere, nervous energy filled the air choking out any ounce of organization that might have existed. I checked my voicemail to make sure of where we were supposed to be and who her coach was. Field 5 and the coach's name was David. Great.
We hunted around and finally found where we were supposed to be. Gwendolyn was introduced to her coach and team member and had a good practice, appearing to even enjoy herself. We ordered her uniform and Keary even ordered us matching shirts that said "3's Mom" and "3's Dad". It all worked out and was great.
The next day I received a call from Gwendolyn's coach wondering where she had been and if something was wrong since she missed practice. "Oh no, we were there... My husband and I brought her and a little toddler that kept stealing balls and rushing out on the field." No response. "Gwendolyn has blond, curly hair and a pink glove." Still didn't spark anything for him, but he said maybe he just missed her. "We practiced on team 5, we are the yellow team, still looking for a name besides team 1..." No, no. The team did practice on field 5, but they (we) were the red team, team 6. Since it was just tee-ball, two teams had been assigned to each field, and as luck would have it, both teams' coaches were named David. I just made Gwendolyn practice with the wrong team.
That Thursday I left Keary in charge of making sure we practiced with the correct team.