Friday, May 06, 2011

First Tooth

Emi finally lost her tooth.  It is her first time, so she was very excited. 

She has been waiting and waiting, as most of her classmates have already lost theirs.

Guess our little girl is getting older...

Monday, May 02, 2011


Couldn't live in Europe and not take in a soccer, uh, I mean, Football game at least once.
So when a friend invited me along I jumped at the chance!

The Sporting Football Club dates back to like 1906, so they have a long, proud history here.

So how was it? Well, it is much more exciting in person than on TV.  Sporting was a much better team than their opponent, Portimonense.  Their passes were crisp and accurate.  Still, it was a very close game.

Up 2-1 with about 10 minutes left and Sporting gets hit with a red card, which means they play 10 men, instead of 11.

A few minutes later and they are given a second red card, so now it is 9 on 11.

The home crowd was clearly not pleased-- they are quite passionate about the game here.  They even had the riot police standing by.

Well, fortunately Sporting held on for the victory!  It was a fun game.