Today I will start with Ryan, my 15 year old, since tonight is the start of his Soccer Tournament in Ocean City, Maryland.
Ryan is also an amazing drummer! He has played in the band since elementary school and now plays in the concert band at his high school.
|Drumming at the Talent Show in 6th Grade|
He has always been well liked by his peers with his quiet demeanor and dry sense of humor. He is also my extremely sensitive boy. He doesn't show much emotion most days, but when something upsets him, you know it. He reminds me so much of my brother. His favorite sports team is the Philadelphia Flyers, and God knows if they lose, the whole house knows it. He is my caretaker, as well. When Mom isn't right, Ryan jumps in and gets the family moving with cleaning, cooking, etc. He tends to get upset when no one helps me. He is far from mushy, and most definitely going through the "15" stage, but he is a fabulous boy and turning out to be a wonderful young man. He does well in school (he is a freshman this year). He isn't a straight A student by any means, but he works hard and that is all I ask of him. He is also a very loyal person. Deep down he knows who he can trust and who he can't. He really has a good head on his shoulders.
So, tonight, we continue on our journey...soccer is something we have always shared. I have coached him in the past and now watching him play at a much higher level, he makes me so proud. This weekend is the yearly St Patty's Day Tournament in Ocean City and we really look forward to this event. Only bad thing is the first game is at 11:00 pm. (waaaaaaaay past Mom's bed time) :)
|First year with Decatur Soccer Club, age 13|
|Papa & Ryan after a friendly game of football|
|Ryan being a good brother to youngest brother, Gideon|
|Will ALWAYS be my baby!|