Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It's Football Season!

Through our seven years of friendship with the Ruddles, we've been able to watch their kids grow up. Benjamin was 2 when we met, Luke was 7 months, and Hannah was just still part of God's wonderful plan. We love these kids so much! As they've gone through several sporting seasons in soccer, baseball and basketball, we've always enjoyed seeing them play. This last Saturday was a new one for them . . . football! We were so excited to see them play, and they did a great job!

Elaina was pumped all morning. She wore her football jersey, got her football ready to go and she was bound and determined that she was going to go play football with "the boys Ben-Ben and Urk" (now becoming "Uke"). Jeff had to get her hopes back down to reality and told her that she couldn't play with them today that she would just have to watch and practice.

Luke, the younger Ruddle boy, plays "QB" and Wide Receiver. Benjamin, the oldest Ruddle boy, plays Quarterback and Wide Receiver as well, but they are on separate teams. Benjamin and Luke both scored touchdowns! It was so fun to watch them play. They are both really great! We look forward to watching more of their football games this fall.

Saturday evening, we were able to watch Brooke while her mommy, daddy, brother and sister went to a tour of Lucas Oil Stadium. Brooke is so sweet, and Elaina had a great time playing with her. By the end of the night, Elaina was exhausted from our long day and getting to play with so many of her friends!

Jeff coaching Hannah, Elaina, and Emily in the techniques of football. Look out, Emily's running it in for a touchdown!

Benjamin and Luke Ruddle ("RUD STUDS!")

Elaina and Brooke having a picnic


Hilary said...

You are such a good friend to go to the games and be a great supporter. I think that is neat. Thanks for watching Brookie too! You are a good babysitter!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful set of friends and you know that YOU must be the best friend to have such good friends.
The "Stud Ruds" are getting so big...I love the name! Rosie

Anonymous said...

I misnamed the Ruddle boys, but I think either name would work for such good looking young men! Rosie