Blog Archives for category Sports & Exercise

2017 Opening Ceremonies

It was chilly and rainy again so Katie and I stayed home while Tom and Owen went to the ceremony. I felt guilty because I should have been taking pictures… But you’ve seen one opening ceremony you’ve seen them all…right?!

And another parent sent this pic so I’m happy. 

  

Owen is an Angel this season!

Watching games is a lot more fun now that the kids really kind of know what they’re doing. They’re pretty consistent with hitting the ball (Owen hit all three at-bats) and there are even close plays on bases!

One of my favorite ways to start a morning…

 
We found a butterfly…

I picked it up…

Then Owen wanted to hold it… And it immediately peed on him (notice his disgust).

   

Nice day for a walk with the boy!

    

Boosterthon Fun Run Success, Year 2

Owen’s school participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run again this year and once again Owen ran all 35 possible laps! The weather was unseasonably cold (with the first snow day and two 2-hour delays this very week!) so the run had to move inside. They turned it into a “glow run” which was cool…but made for a horrible time taking pictures.

But first, as we were waiting to enter the gym (each grade level ran at a different time), Owen came by doing his weekly chore: delivering lunch boxes to the cafeteria! As soon as he saw me, he hid behind the door (as seen in the second photo). What a stink!

Each classroom was announced and took a lap around the course and then lined up.

Staff ready to mark each lap!

Katie ready to make some noise and cheer!

The boys’ cheering section.

Getting ready to run!

This year they just got a sticker on their shirt instead of writing on the shirt itself. Owen actually ran more than the 35 laps, but a lot of kids did—the laps were much shorter this year because it was just one loop around the gym.

Overall, Owen earned $266.50 for technology for his school!! YAY OWEN!

We’ll miss Micah!

The kids’ swim instructor is moving so today was his last day. We will miss him lots—he was really good with both kids and really pushed Owen. 

  

Two little fishes getting ready to swim!

  

Katie dancing at ballet

Have I mentioned Katie doesn’t want to do ballet anymore? She wants to do gymnastics but I haven’t decided if we’re going to do that. We still have to finish out our pre-paid January dates and she still has a ball. I keep asking if she’s sure she wants to quit and she says she is. 

A future Olympian?!

 

Back on schedule…off to ballet!

In a new outfit from Gramma Jean!

That’s what friends are for.

After a long crazy day I decided it was time for this:

I also happened to be missing a friend of mine in the neighborhood so I texted her and told her I was on my way to her house and I wanted her to come out for a brief Pokémon walk with me. She met me on the street, decided she wanted some margarita, too (yes, I had brought it with me), so we stopped back our house and got her a cup…and since it was cold and we needed to hold our phones for Pokémon, this was her life hack: wear your coat backwards so you can put your drink (with straw!) in the hood! BRILLIANT!

We ended up walking a bit farther than we’d planned…and my phone died because of the cold…but it was a good night (and this is what the end of it looked like). Good times.

The kids put on a gymnastics show!

They were busy busy busy in the basement this afternoon and they finally told us they were putting on a gymnastics show. So we went down before dinner. This is what we saw…

At the top of the stairs:

Gymnastics show 6:00–6:30pm

Gymnastics show 6:00–6:30pm or 6:30–7:00

At the bottom of the stairs—see it?

Directional arrow!! :)

Another arrow!

The stage…

…and labeled audience seating area.

Afterwards we went to look at the label on the bounce house:

And then we noticed this afterwards (not sure how we missed it):

I :heart: these kids!

She may or may not be wearing her hand-me-down dance costume to school as well as ballet.

 

What the last few minutes of ballet class looks like.

 

My little gymnast

I forgot to post these a week ago. 

  

 

“Look what I learned today!”

    

Kids making faces on each other in the pool 

 

Soccer season is done!

Pizza and cupcakes after the game!

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It’s very hard to hear through the wind, but the gist was the coach said Owen had the most improved footwork of any player on the team! He actually told us before that Owen was the most improved player—he actually listens and pays attention!

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Night soccer!

Tonight was a makeup game instead of practice.  

     

Fun at swim lessons