First there were captain duties to attend to!
Because they were running two games at once (which Shelley NEVER does) there was no one to keep stats for the Freshman team. As Shane's cousin is the JV coach, and his Uncle is the Stats keeper, he got asked to fill in for the game. This is the picture of the major injury this game. This is just before the girl stabbed her in the eye. She came up blind, with her contact folded in half and lodged up behind her eyeball. That is also the Varsity and Freshman coaches watching her. They immediately pulled her out and she sat down on the bench. After a few minutes she ran to the locker room. I ran after her. Her contact had finally come out, but she didn't have any solution to help her put it back in. Going on in the game without the contact was not an option as it was her bad eye that got stabbed. The father of one of her teammates had solution and eye drops in his car. He ran and got them for me, and we managed to get the contact back in with a great deal of pain. She was bouncing around and screaming because it hurt so bad, but she wasn't going to sit out the rest of the game! She later had a knee injury, but she muscles through all of it, and was fine the next day! (Except for the broken vessels in her eye and the big bruise on her knee!)
aggressive, shut down several of the other team's baskets, and shot more in that game than any 3 games last year. Okay, she didn't make any. BUT they were completely accurate, just lack the arch to make them drop. That can certainly be attributed to the adrenaline and nerves, so we expect that should improve.
reston Varsity team has several girls that can make 3 pointers. That is all they did the first half of the game: shoot 3 pointers. So, in the end, the little team that wasn't supposed to do well was the only one that won! I talked to Tacey's coach after the game and she said the level at which the girls played was completely unexpected. She even admitted to them that she didn't expect them to win. Tacey and the other girls knew they were capable; they set out to win and they DID!
McCade broke off the long icicles and wanted to eat them. I told him I didn't think that I would suck on ANYTHING that rolled off the roof. *yuk!*
McCade standing in the snow. It doesn't really show how deep it is,, because he's standing on some of it.
Dallin has the snowball makers doing what they were created to do.
Poor Shane had to drive home from Salt Lake in it last night. He barely made it. He plowed his truck through drifts as tall as the truck is. Then he spent most of the afternoon playing with a snow blower. Poor guy. Good thing he likes snow.
The kids are not as happy though. School is out for the week, but if we HAD school yesterday and today, it would have been cancelled. McCade is behind on his reading, so I keep sending him to do it. Tacey not only had Basketball practice and dance cancelled for the rest of the week, she also had her game cancelled. Both of them are in bad moods. Dallin has escaped into a book, and I am wishing they would all find some happiness somewhere. So much for a nice, peaceful vacation! As far as the snow goes, there is no end in sight. This has really screwed up my exercise routine!