Monday, September 29, 2008


So for the last month this is the typical Saturday for the Amasio family. We get up around 7am or earlier. It just depends on where Joshua's football game is. All of his games start at 9am, but he has to be there at 8am. So if we have to go out of town, then we are up much earlier. So this week it was at our home field, which was nice. They played Bountiful. It was a great game. Joshua ran 40 yds for a touchdown, his 2nd touchdown of the year. We lost by 1 point. It was 13-12. Kind of a heartbreaker loss. They played so hard! Joshua has worked so hard. In the beginning when football practices started him and Lloyd would come home after and work on the plays and study the playbook. I am so proud of him. He plays tight end on offense and middle linebacker on defense and is also the punt returner on the kickoff returns. He does great and seems to love it!!

So usually the football games get over close to 10:30. Then we rush to get Savani and Joshua to their soccer games. Yes I did say Joshua. When we signed him up for both sports we didn't really know they would overlap this closely with each other. I know what your thinking. There was a talk I think last conference that spoke about not over scheduling your kids. I think I am a little guilty of that this time. So most of the time Joshua has been able to get to his soccer games at half time and play the 2nd half. He loves soccer as well. The league that we are in when you sign them up, it is for both seasons. So in Spring there will be no football to interfere with soccer for him. So he made it to his 2nd half of his soccer game and scored 7 goals for his team. They won 9-1. He is great at soccer. We had 2 boys that used to live next to us that are Hispanic and that's all them and Joshua would do all day long is play soccer. Joshua learned so many skills from them.

Savani and Joshua's games are during the same time. So me and Lloyd have to take turns watching them. It was sad because I ran over to see how Joshua's team was doing and left Siera to watch Savani for a minute. I ran back just in time to have Siera tell me that Savani scored a goal. Sooo funny! You never know what will happen with 4 yr olds that are playing. Most of the time Savani just flirts with the boys on the other team and doesn't care what's going on with the game. What can you expect with that age???

After Joshua and Savani's games we have about a half hour break before Siera's soccer game starts at 1pm. We hurried and ran to Wendy's and got some lunch before her game started. My sister Tara was in town and her and my Mom were kind enough to spend the day with us.

This is Siera's 2nd year playing soccer. We started her at about age 4 and then never put her in again until now. I wish we would of left her in. She is doing very well though. She is a great defender. I love soccer because it is such great exercise for the kids.

After Siera's game we usually get home just in time to start watching football on TV. This week BYU had a bye and so Lloyd took the kids home for us and my Mom, me and my sister Tara went and pampered ourselves with a pedicure. It was a fun day. We have been so lucky to have such nice weather throughout on these Saturdays. I am just hoping it last through October. Thanks Tara for hanging with us a little bit before you had to drive home back to Vegas. :) So is anyone else have crazy days like this? I guess it will just get busier as they get older. I love it though and wouldn't change anything. It's been so fun watching all of them!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Mom Quiz

I took this from my friend Kim's blog... I loved the idea of it. The thing with this mom quiz is that you do it with one of your children. I had Siera type in the answers and then I went back and commented on her answers.

1. What is something mom always says to you? I need a massage Siera . Yep that's true, Siera gives great massages.

2. What makes mom happy? When my room is clean . I do like the house clean.

3. What makes mom sad? When I fight with my siblings . It drives me crazy! So glad school is back in. Yea, now there is only limited time for fighting.

4. How does mom make you laugh? She says the wierdest things , she always makes me burst out with laughter . Not sure what weird things I say, I'll have to find this out as well.

5. What was mom like as a child? Dirty and stubburn . Ha Ha so I've been told.

6. How old is your mom? 36 What??? Only 34. I will make sure she knows this.

7. How tall is your mom? 5.3 Well I like to say I'm 5'4", but it may be closer to 5'3".

8. What is her favorite thing to do? Read or watch "Lost" and "Big Brother". That's right I do love to read and watch tv.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Take a nap or eat baked Lays and read a book . How funny about the baked lays part. I do love those chips though.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Writing a book for sure . Couldn't be further from the truth. I'm not a writer by any means, that is your department Siera.

11. What is your mom really good at? Blogging, reading ,cooking ,cleaning, and her job . Well thank you Siera. I think you are being way too kind though. I am not very good at cooking and rarely do it, but yes I do like to think I am good at cleaning and my job.

12. What is your mom not very good at? Chilling for a minute . Great reminder to just chill with the kids.

13. What does your mom do for her job? She works for jetblue . Yep

14. What is your mom's favorite food? Ice cream ,baked Lays ,and home made hamburgers . She nailed it.

15. What makes you proud of your mom? How well she takes care of everything and still has time to relax . I guess. I don't know that I do a very good job taking care of everything, but I try my best and I do know that I can relax once things are taken care of. But what makes me the most proud are my kids. Nothing could make me prouder. Good to know I need to show that waaaay more often to them.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Cinderella cause shes always cleaning things . How sad, I guess I am a little OCD with cleaning, but hey I'll take Cinderella.

17. What do you and your mom do together? Go to movies, resturants ,and to get our nails done . I love hanging with you Siera, your so much fun!

18. How are you and your mom the same? We agree on almost everything , shes my best friend . Your a sweetheart! I hope you'll always feel this way. I'll keep copy of this and show you when your a teenager. :)

19. How are you and your mom different? Sometimes I'm clean , other times I'm not shes clean all the time . Again I am OCD with cleaning. I get it from my own mother. Thanks mom! :)

20. How do you know your mom loves you? Because I know she'd do anything for me , and I'd do anything for her . I am so glad you know that. I love you, it was fun doing this with you! You are my sweet, sweet girl!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Valley

So I watched this movie over the weekend called "Happy Valley". It is a documentary about the drug problem in Utah. Okay I wasn't sure what to think of this movie. It talks a lot about how teenagers are popping pain killers and using that to get high instead of the other ways. And because it is just a pill that is prescribed by a doctor they don't think there is anything wrong with it. It was really sad. It made me worry about my kids and wish for them not to get any older or become teenagers. Also the movie brought out a little bit about the pressures of being a member of the Lds church and how sometimes members try to hide their problems because we worry so much about what people think of us. I don't know. In a way I really thought it was a good movie, but on the other hand a lot of things bothered me about it. I do recommend it, especially for those of you that have teenagers. Have any of you seen it??? What did you think??? I'm dying to hear other opionions.