Sunday Vibes: Toddler Soccer

Happy Sunday everybody!

This week has been super fun! Especially for the kids. My mother-in-law and I went shopping for the kids because they were invited to a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party and obviously, we couldn’t show up without the proper attire. Julianna was loving the idea of dressing up because she obviously loves Mickey and Minnie. We dressed her in a red Minnie Mouse shirt, leggins, and a fluffy red tutu. Rocco was dressed in a Mickey Mouse shirt with black pants and suspenders. Ugh. So freaking cute. Both of them. I have to say that little Rocco stole the show for being such a well-behaved and happy baby boy. He was smiling away, no matter who approached him. My mother-in-law and I had matching Minnie Mouse shirts that we found at Target. #winning!

Later in the week, Joey and I were invited to celebrate our good friend’s birthday in Lake Las Vegas. We went paddle boarding and then we had dinner at a restaurant called Marssa. It was fun to get together with all of friends. I’ve never done paddle boarding before (it’s kind of a shocker since I’m from Miami). I was a bit nervous at first because I wasn’t sure I would have the balance to stand up straight on the board, but after a few paddles, I got the hang of it and I was confidently cruising around Lake Las Vegas. So much fun! I cant wait to do it again. Plus, it’s an awesome and enjoyable workout.

On Joey’s day off this week, we decided to take the kids to the park/ splash pad in Town Square. Julianna was having a blast jumping around the splash pad and Rocco was amused just looking at her. On our way back home, Julianna kept asking to go to the pool, so Joey and I decided to take her so she could enjoy the last few days of warm weather. The weather was gorgeous. Mid 80’s probably. The funniest and weirdest thing about Las Vegas is that even when it’s 120 degrees outside, the water temperature in the pool is always freezing cold. It’s so weird.

This week also marked the beginning of her soccer season. Yes. You read right. We signed up our 2.5-year-old daughter in a soccer team. Her practices began on Friday and her first game was on Saturday. She’s the youngest one on the team since the majority of the kids are 3-year-olds. I was a bit nervous about how Julianna would react to the sport, but I was surprised to see her follow directions from her coach. After 20-30 minutes, she lost interest, but I was happy to see her listen to her coach, follow instructions, and watch the older kids play. Her game on Saturday didn’t go all that great. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend her first game because I had to work, but my mother-in-law took her and encouraged her to play. After a few minutes into the game, she began crying and asking for mommy. I think she was a bit overwhelmed since she’s never been in any type of activity like this. I think it was a lot to take in within 2 days. The coach said her reactions are completely normal and that her behavior could last the entire season; which is OK. I’m hoping she gets acclimated and understands the dynamics of the game, but if she doesn’t, we still have next season. We are extremely patient with her and we also know that she’s still a baby, so there’s no pressure added from our side. We encourage her and praise her as much as we can to give her the confidence that she needs in whatever she does. I believe it’s extremely important to do with our children, no matter what their age is.

To end the week, some of my friends from the neighborhood and I went to see Kesha in concert. It was a pretty interesting concert, to say the least. Since it was done by the pool at the M hotel, the concert started exactly at 8:00 P.M. (no opening performances) and ended exactly at 9:00 P.M. I’m assuming it was because they didn’t want to disturb hotel guests with a super late concert. It was still fun and a great opportunity to get out of the house and relax with some friends. All of us mamas know how nice it feels to have a breather.

Anyways, I hope you all had an awesome week and a beautiful weekend!

See ya next week!

Karina

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