Thursday, May 27, 2010

No Naps Today!… Day 559 27MAY10

Today was a very busy day in and out of the house. The boys started off with school. Joshua worked very hard with his teacher and he seemed to do fairly well. Jarrod has started on his final exams and is know down to two.

After lessons, the entire family headed to downtown to help Florida Blood Services with another blood drive kick-off party. The kick-off party is for the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Joshua and I spoke and Joshua got to meet our Chief of Police, Chief Castor. Even though we had a sprinkling of rain, it didn't keep the people from donating!

Later in the day Lee headed off to work, I headed off to a meeting regarding Cancer kids going back to school and Joshua and Jarrod went to attend their first Rowdies Soccer Game.  My dad called early and said their was a game and he wanted to take the boys. I quickly said...I know someone... let me call him. Ryan with FC Tampa Bay Rowdies came through for us with tickets. The boys were completely excited and Taylor and Avery were also there which was an added bonus. Growing up in Tampa I remember going to the Rowdies games with my mom and dad. I am grateful that my children were able to share the same experience with their grandparents. They didn't have quite the same crowd or the same playing field but the excitement was still there. Joshua was even able to meet two of the original Rowdies players, Doug Wark from the very first team and Craig Fosset who played for them later on.

For those of you who grew up with the Rowdies....remember the song?
The Rowdies run here, the Rowdies run there, they kick the ball around.....
I'll leave the rest for you to sing!
Thanks Ryan....they had a blast and the Rowdies won making it even better!


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

What an exciting (and busy) day you had! You continue to amaze me with your speaking engagements. I'm delighted you are now a Rowdie an and I hope you get to attend lots of games.

I'll bet your big brother is doing fabulously on his final exams. He is one super smart young man (among his many other wonderful attributes).

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Laura and Frank said...

"The Rowdies, the Rowdies, the Rowdies are a kick in the GRASS!"

Jimmy's dad worked with the original team in equipment and those are the only clothes Dan and Peter wore from 8-10 years old, along with their cousins. Nice to see soccer back in Tampa.

So glad you got to go to the game with your cousins and grandpa.

Love, Miss Laura