Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Collin continues with French Horn and Erin is 3rd chair in flute (out of 8 beating out many 8th graders). Erin also surprised us by playing in the Jazz Band. Larry let anyone interested do 3 short practices to work up a couple of jazz pieces for the concert. It turned out pretty doggone good!
Chris was busy today, he had to go to town for parts and such and afterwards he was rooting through the shed for things. He came out with a few chicken things, but this did not surprise me because we had been talking about it. What surprised me was the chicks were in the coupe! Even the goats had to check things out!
Program #2 this week finishes the AWANA year. This year was so strange with only Hans and Alan participating. Last year they had a JrH group that they did not continue this year, so that left both Erin and Collin out. Erin helped with Cubbies and Collin went to Cross Point youth group.
1 Timothy 4:12
After a Track filled weekend, Tuesday started the music programs first Alan’s and then Collin and Erin’s. Fortunately Mrs. Anthony does a nice job. Alan was kind of cranky about the program, but once he got his “show face” on he seemed to have fun.
How could you not with Bob and Larry, Crawdad’s and “
On Top of Spaghetti?”
You just gotta love it!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
We went to Track practice even though the boys were officially done competing. It was team picture day, plus Hans had another go at the hurdles and this time I had my camera.
These hurdles are going well and this one, well not so good. He had quite the wipe out after this stumble. I wandered away to get the camera away from him and when I turned back this is what I saw. You rock my world, Hans! No one is going to tell him he is too short for hurdles!
Coach Jen McCoy is demonstrating proper form. She is an Olympic hopeful for 2012!!!
Not much going on today. We went to church, then we went to Empire China for lunch and then came home and chilled out. The most excitement we had was when the kids played with their water guns. That was fine with me, as it had been an utterly crazy busy week. Peace and quiet…YES!
Off we go again! Early Saturday morning, the boys and I team up with Brandy Elsner and her track kiddos for our 2nd and last meet of the season. I knew little of track meets when we started last year and these are some things that I’ve learned. Field events are first and separated by boys/ girls and age. At this particular meet, the soft ball throw was the same time as the long jump and age groups. Groups 2 & 4 were going first…Alan in group 2 and Hans group 4 and both with names ending in A. Both going at the same time on 2 different fields. I do get my exercise at these things!
Today was a good day for Alan and not so good for Hans. It was HOT, very HOT. Hans got 5th in Long Jump (out of many) and 4th in the 800M.
Today I headed to Inman, alone again, for the JRH Track Meet. Erin had the first event with Triple Jump. She was amazing compared to the girl’s there, but she did not beat her personal best set at the Sterling track meet. In my collage I missed her landing which was a very good one…way low and reaching forward! Go Girl!
Next a break for a funny story…the students raking the Triple Jump pit were horrible at it, they left a huge heap in the middle of pit, so Mrs. Ricker got up to rake the pit for them since they were unconcerned about it. The girls were a mix of amused and embarrassed. She rewarded their pain with a hug, so everyone would know just whose mom raked the pit!
Next onto the running events. Collin ran the 1600 M and was doing well until he tripped in a pit on the track and lost his rhythm. Here’s Erin cheering him on!
I no sooner got done cheering Collin on when I heard the gun and Erin’s relay was up next. I usually just circle around in the middle of the track snapping pictures. I get a work out too. Erin, Emma, Hannah and Sara got first in their heat and 6th overall (there were like 11 teams there and lots of heats). Collin and his team did OK and nailed this hand off. Mom’s camera is always watching!
Alex, Dillan, Collin and Tracy. Way to go guys!
I have a mix of photos for today.
It was a day after a way too busy weekend and Alan ended up staying home from school even though he ended up not being sick. (that happens from time to time). He took 2 long naps and by afternoon was pretty good. We went outside for a photo shoot and here is the story board I made from it.
All 8th Graders have to complete a Bear cub to Black Bear portfolio before being promoted to High School. Collin has hated this process and so have I. Here he is about to finish!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Below are the concert pictures saved to my shutterfly site. I think I got some fantastic video too and you can see those on my you tube channel Teri A's You Tube