Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday Tacey had open gym again, and Dallin had his game. It was intense. They played hard, they had a fumbleitis, and they sent an opposing player to the hospital.
At least they know how to hit! In the end, they lost the game in the last minute 20-24. They were a very sad bunch of 5th grade boys. Dallin did cry quite a bit; especially when he took his pads off for the last time. I think we finally found something (other than Legos and Video Games). I found out that the Idaho State University Football Coach and Team were holding a free football clinic on Thursday night. When asked if he wanted to go, he jumped on the chance to play some more and invited a couple of buddies to go with him.
Wednesday Tacey began tryouts for Basketball, and I found the 5th grade boys much easier to teach - they were VERY mellow. McCade was working on part of his punishment - cleaning the kitchen. When he was emptying the dishwasher he didn't take the time to put the dishes away in their proper places and had a Pyrex Measuring cup fall out of the cupboard and land on the bridge of his nose. I think he may have broken it, but it was straight and he could breathe, so we didn't take him to the hospital. He has walked around all week with a big 'ol bruised nose. I told him that his Great-Grandma would say that was just Heavenly Father's way of punishing him for lying to me. I mean, seriously, it was his fault: if he hadn't lied, I wouldn't have made him do the dishes, and he wouldn't have had the measuring cup fall on his face. Gotta love the cause and effect!
Thursday was a bit of a juggling act, as we had to get Dallin and his friends to football camp in Pocatello while picking up Tacey from the last day of Basketball Tryouts. Normally I could have had anyone pick her up, but as THIS was the day she found out whether or not she made the team, it was VERY important that there was either a Mom or Dad there for her.
Shane took Dallin and 2 of his friends and I waited, stressed out, for Tacey. She went in to meet with the coach, and came out jumping - so it was obviously good news. Dallin had a GREAT time at Football Camp. All-in-all a good day for everyone (except McCade who was stuck in a chair reading the book he'd lied about reading and doing chores). I found out later that McCade had wanted to go to Football Camp as well, but when we are being punished we can't do fun things!
On Friday Tacey had her first practice and was VERY sore. The boys made desserts for a church activity, and then Tacey spent the night vomiting all over. McCade woke up complaining about the same symptoms. Dallin was fine and he was a GREAT helper for both parents all day as we tackled both the inside and outside of the house. Dallin also managed to finish the last thing on his Arrow of Light. I can now recite (as can he)
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
Monday, October 12, 2009
The Shotgun is still heavy for the boys, so Shane jimmy-rigged something to help them out. This is Dallin using his new present.
Shane and Dallin.
This is Me and Tacey at the Rise Up and Sing music camp we went to this summer - I went as a teacher, she went as a student. It was an awesome week!
Tacey and her Ballroom partner Jace Wheeler.
Tacey in her Jazz Costume
Tacey in her Technique costume.
Dallin in his tap costume.
McCade in his Tap Costume.
Tacey in her Tap costume.
Tacey in her Ballet Costume.
Tacey in her Basketball picture.
Tacey in her Cross Country picture.
Tacey in her City League Softball Picture. (She played in two leagues this summer.)
Okay! Now I think you are all caught up!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
This is Dallin's Big Birthday Present. His Dad bought it for him. Yes, it is real. No, it does NOT live in his room.
Friday, October 2, 2009
On her own!
It won't be too long before she's 'clomping' all over the dance floor in her shoes. I think she was glad she didn't have to dance more than about 15 minutes in them. They can REALLY hurt if you over-do it at first. It is an exciting, scary and painful time: the rite of passage for any Ballerina!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Back bends - flexibility runs in the family!
Round offs (kinda. . . )
Front Handsprings with his own personal flair.
Back handsprings, also with flair.
More instruction on back handsprings.
Bar work. Swinging while adjusting grip
Pullover, cast away, dismount.
He's working. He loves it. Keep you posted as he gets better. (His Mom is going to help him. . . WITHOUT a flyswatter. . . )