Wednesday, February 22, 2012

March games

The next scheduled regular game of the season is Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The schedule has it at the Multiplex, which I think is the facility in Warrensville Hts where we played a couple of weeks ago.

Also, game scheduled for the following Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., at Lodi field.

April soccer tournaments

April 14-15, 2012 - Blast Soccer Tournament - Columbus, Ohio (this one is not yet definite).

April 21-22, 2012 - Northern Ohio Cup - Lodi soccer fields in Seville, Ohio

Monday, February 20, 2012

We might all just die from the cuteness

Natey got glasses today.

Cleveland tournament results

They lost their first two games, but won the third in a 6-0 blowout victory! It was a truly awesome confidence booster for all of them. (you can click on the photos to view a larger version. Well, except for the first one. I have no idea why. I'm still trying to figure out this blog thing).

When he gets those long legs behind a kick, watch out!

See? The kid in the blue was apparently terrified :)

He looks understandably a little zoned out. This was taken around 6:45 am. We had just gotten to the field and everyone was still trying to wake up. It was a loooooooooooong day. Glad they had fun, though!

Brendan got some desperately-needed only child time with Mama and Daddy. We spent the night at the Wyndham at Plahouse Square and went out for a night on the town Friday night to Flannery's, a local irish pub grub place. We watched the Cavs-Heat game and played paper football on Brendan's ipod. He had our undivided attention and loved every minute of it. Nate was similarly quite happy chasing the dog and cats with the Bickis grandparents! A win-win situation, really.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tournament info

Apparently I forgot the most important information: the location.

The tournament is going to be at CSU's Krenzler field. I already included the parking info a few days ago.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pinewood Derby results

That's Brendan's car on the far right. The Silver Needle.
Nate came in first place in the Kindergarten division (shhhh! don't tell him it was a group of one!)

Brendan came in second place in his age division, and fourth overall for the whole pack!! We're so proud! Way to end on a high note, Bub!

Monday, February 13, 2012

This just in!!

Wow, I'm all Posty McPostsalot today, aren't I? Anyway, I just got the details on B's crossover from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts coming up next month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Mark your calendars!

Mar 15 Blue & Gold Banquet @ John Knox Church 6:30-8:00
· Arrow of Light Ceremony
· Crossover to Boy Scouts
· Display Shadow Boxes & Arrows
· Class A uniforms
· Cake & Refreshments

Bren's surgery update

Brendan had to have surgery to take out some teeth to make way for his braces last week. He's recovering pretty well, still in some pain, but overall handled it like a champ.

Poor little thing, though, the general anaesthesia made him hallucinate. Glad that's all behind us!

CSU Tournament details

This weekend is the CSU tournament. I don't know if anyone is planning on attending, but if you are, here is some helpful information forwarded to me by our Team Manager:

1. The dome we are playing at is COLD. Another Team Manager informed me that her son wore a hat, gloves and some kind of shirt under the jersey. So with that being said, we as parents will need to bring stadium blankets for ourselves.

2. Seating. The other Team Manager also said to bring your bag chairs because there is limited seating.

3. Not sure if there are any concessions there. Plan ahead.

4. Parking. Please read the following message from CASA:

To Cleveland Indoor Classic participants:.
For tournament games at CSU you are urged to park in the Central Garagelocated on Chester with entrances on 19th Street and 21st Street. The 19th Streetentrance is located directly across from the walkway between the dome andbleachers. Go to for theCSU map. You simply exit the garage at the 19th Street exit, walkdirectly across Chester along the east side of the dome to the entrance.
If you park in the garage, CSU offers security. Because it's CSU propertyThey can limit foot traffic through the structure as well as having video andoccasional patrols. CSU Security offers safety escorts by calling216.687.2020. Be prepared to wait a few minutes for them to get to you if you choose this option.
The cost of the parking is $6 per entry and is available all day Saturday and Sunday. The structure is surveilled 24/7.If you choose to park on the street, we are told that Chester is saferbecause its contained in the CSU campus. While CSU has no jurisdiction on thestreets, the area is better lit with more frequent foot traffic. As a precaution,always put all valuables out of view, particularly GPSs, iPods, computersor computer bags, including GPS mounts or electronics cords. It is bestto take those items with you, put them in your trunk or simply don'tbring any unnecessary valuables.
We have a security person who patrols around the Dome for us but hisjurisdiction is limited to CSU grounds. Anything he encounters in the street will be relayed to Cleveland Police.
Parking in the small gated lot on the side of the building is restricted. Only CSU and tournament staff, referees and coaches will be allowed to park here. Parking passes may be obtained at registration.

We're currently scheduled to play three games that day. Our first game is at 7:35, and we have to be there at 6:50 for warm-up, so we're planning to spend the night before downtown.


7:35 - vs. the Internationals, Dome 4, Field 1.

9:55 - Dome 4, Field 4.

12:50 - vs. Whitecaps, Dome 4, Field 1.


Hope they do well! It's a young team, and they're all just starting to get used to playing with one another.

Also, I have photos from Brendan's game over the weekend. Will try to post those later.