Well, yesterday's soccer tournament wasn't exactly the success we'd thought it would be. Sophia did get her goal in - two, in fact. She played two great games in the hot, sticky weather. We were so proud of her! Unfortunately, both of Emily's games began and then were cancelled due to lightning. There were some ferocious storms both on Thursday night and yesterday, preventing Emily from scoring her goal - or even playing. One sad soccer star.

An anticipated highlight was having both Rachel and Janneke along for soccer this week. Normally, we have care for the two of them, but this week, our caregiver decided to go help in another country (go, Kirsten!). I think taking the whole family would have worked better had the weather cooperated. And you think we would have learned from our experience the first time - but no, we tube-fed in two thunderstorms on two different days, starting along the sidelines of the soccer field and then racing to the van.

Despite the nutty weather, both Rachel and Janneke stayed awake for the parts of the games that happened, and every time we cheered out loud, Rachel would yell out with a huge smile on her face. I think seeing and hearing that was worth the soaking!