The boys treated each other to their country's jerseys. The question is, will they wear these back in Germany and Denmark. Thoughtful gifts. :-)
Our friend Marie caught this photo of Bailey and me at Saturday's soccer match. I know I look like a character in that hat and those glasses... ah well: It is what it is.
In their spare time, "the Foreigns" each join forces via computer with 9 other players from across the world and murder each other. Nice... I live with would-be assassins. I wonder how my life would have been different if the Internet had been around 40+ years ago.
The boys had their first soccer match on Saturday again Monmouth Academy in Monmouth, Maine. The final result was 2-1 in their favor. William played a steady defense and battled the opponents' 10-minute surge at the end; Sonke made some brilliant passes through to striker Garrett Garbarini and played a hard-nosed kind of offense. Sonke landed a yellow card in the match as you'll read in the newspaper article, but I can tell you that it was an unwarranted card. To read the full newspaper article, click on this line. You may have to sign up for the newspaper; you receive 10 free articles per month, so don't pay any money. Also, if you'd like to see the full album of 182 photographs from the newspaper (in America, high school sports can be a big deal), just click on this line.
The boys were geared up for the first day of school today. Connie picked them up at 7:20am and off they go. They're both in the same homeroom with Todd Papiano, an energetic physical education teacher. They leave school early today to head to a friendly soccer match in Buckfield about 35 miles away.
The boys have been playing mad games of Monopoly. Listening to them argue and laugh makes me smile. You would, too.