The Pontow Family Blog

The Pontow Family Blog

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flag Football comes to an end....


Saturday Jack had his last Flag Football game of the Spring Season. He walked away with a better understanding of the sport and no desire to play it again. HA! No seriously he told that night in bed that he thought Football was boring. I asked him why he felt it was boring and he said because all you do is run back and forth. Plus, you keep having to stop and start. Pretty funny I have to say so myself. I said to him well you like soccer and that is running back and forth. But, he said at least with Soccer you are kicking a ball as you run back and forth. From the mouths of babes. :)


So, I don't know that we will be taking up football again anytime soon. Chad would like him to try it again, but I am not pushing that one. His passion is with soccer and baseball. Which is fine by me. :) Check out pictures from his last football game by looking at the Sports Season slide show at the right. He even got to play his cousin Hayden for his last game which probably made it the most fun for him. They had fun chasing each other. And they were giving each other signs like that they were going to take each other down. Pretty funny we thought.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Soccer Heaven...



We have a lot of soccer on our minds in the Pontow house. That is when we are not thinking about Irish Dance or Baseball. Jack and Meg are busy busy busy with their outdoor leagues. I really like the league we are doing this thru this year. They both have been playing soccer since they were 3 years old. Jack has been kicking a soccer ball since he started walking. Amazing to me how a year old could do that. But, then I thought of the fact that he has the genes from Chad, as well as, my grandpa Jim who came from Scotland to play soccer in Chicago. I see a real future for Jack in this sport and he absolutely loves playing it!
We were not sure if Meg really was into Soccer or if she was doing it because her big brother was doing it. But, I have to say Meg is becoming quite the soccer player. I think she may even play a little rougher than Jack does. She has such a determined look on her face when she is chasing down an opponent or dribbling the ball it is a blast to watch.

I guess one could say I have officially become a Soccer mom....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Get your newpaper....

Well, the past few months have been a blur I have to say. But, what is great is we have the newspaper pictures to remind us of the fun we have been having. Jack's picture was in the paper for his piano recital and then Meggan's picture showed up for the parade she was in around St. Patrick's Day. And now a story has been written and published about Meggan and I related to Irish Dancing. I am quite the proud mom of my children and all they continue to accomplish and overcome in life! Happy Reading!