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Welcome to our family blog, we are Roxanne, Jesse, Ashton, Jackson, and Thomas-Jensen. Jesse and I have been happily married since 2001, we live in Appleton, Wisconsin. We have been blessed with three beautiful boys; Ashton, Jackson, and TJ. Thanks for looking in on us from time to time.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Soccer Season has Arrived

Both of the boys started soccer and boy do they look cute. I love it!!!
Ashton plays on the U8 and Jack the U6. Ashton's team takes soccer very seriously, a lot of the kids have been playing for a while. Jackson's team they are all still learning, very basic skills and plays. This was Ashton's second practice so it was a full hour, and quite intensive.
Kicking in for a GOAL!!! Great job Ashton.

Jackson broke out into break dancing during his practice. He told his coach was there to dance, not play soccer. This was his first practice, so it was a shorter practice. He has his first game on Tuesday.

The only problem we foresee is that Ashton's asthma flared up the following day after practice. His peak flow readings have been very low, and he has had very persistent coughing. He has required his inhaler every 4 hours since Wed. We are hoping his peaks are up to at least 170, so that he can play. Or he may have to miss his first game. We don't know if it was the running, or the grass. Our guess is it is a combination of the two. We thought that giving him his inhaler would prevent this from happening we were wrong. There is a solution, we are just not sure what it is.
Ashton ended up in the clinic, the left side of his face was swollen. Apparently he has TMJ (something to do with your jaw being swollen) and is on soft foods, ibuprofen for swelling, and cold compresses for the next 5 days. Our dr took a listen to his lungs, and sure enough he is wheezing and was put on pred (his little bro is also flaring and was put on pred). He said Ashton could try to play in his first soccer game, as long as it isn't too humid and his coach is aware of his asthma flaring. So wish him luck, he wants to try it.


Michelle said...

Soccer season is awesome! We just started as well. Hopefully your docs will be able to control the boys' asthma.

BTW-- Love your blog. Very nice!