Not her best full but I am soooo happy her coach emailed me a video, and I'm so proud of Em for throwing her full on the regular floor. Tonight was her first night for working on handspring handspring full.
Last weekend (which this photo is from)? I don't even remember. I think they won the game she played in. [now I remember, sort of. She got to play with the green team. Was able to keep up with them and I think they won.]
Saturday: She played game 1 (5-4 win) and subbed a bit in game 3 (12-0 win; almost everybody scored including Rigby). Sunday was a 9-1 win. Her skills are coming along nicely. ♥ her coaches so much.
It was a busy weekend with soccer games, birthday parties, anf sample sale, cheer practice and high school theatre. (we went to see the high school's productions of the odd couple - male and female versions. both casts did a fantastic job - slight edge to the female version.)
Em has her homecoming dress! Just need to get shoes and her date's boutonniere.
Em almost has her full - fingers crossed she'll be able to compete it this season.
Zach may be going out west again next summer! Looks like almost half the trip will be in eastern Washington state (including a stop in Forks - too bad he isn't a Twilight fan!) and he may get to go whalewatching and hike on Mt Ranier!
The boy had practice yesterday and a scrimmage today against his club's U16 team. Ben said the U15's controlled most of the game and looked really good. Zach played most of the 80 minute game and didn't run out of steam until close to the end. (We were concerned b/c due to a gluteal strain he has been very inactive the last 6 weeks or so) Looks like their defensive line is going to be really strong too. Fingers crossed that Z & the team have a great season ahead of them.
The little one had a tournament this weekend (that I couldn't go to *sniff*). They went 1-2 BUT my mommy heart is overflowing. Ben said Rigby played her best games yet this weekend, her coach said she has "tremendous field awareness", one parent said that she is really good and her daughter wants to learn to play like her ♥, another parent told Ben that Eleanor was not only a great player but was also nice to her teammates, and her coach sent out an email that he drove home from the tournament "very jazzed" about how well the girls played. Love, love, love this club so much. And just happy in general that all three kids are on a team where the coaches truly seem to care about the kids.
The middle kiddle had a competition this weekend. If I had to sum it up in three words, I'd use brutal, confusing and fabulous. :)
We had to be at the convention center yesterday by 7:30 (brutal). The team she is temporarily/permanently on was the 2nd team up and had a rough performance (brutal) but placed 1st out of......one (meh). All the event coordinators seem to be off their meds this year so nothing seems to be flowing as well. Getting to the viewing area when one of our teams is up is brutal and confusing, and yesterday they were already 10 minutes behind five teams in (confusing and brutal - and by awards they were an hour behind). Her regular team did fairly well, but at awards were not even acknowledged (very confusing) . I guess their score sheets were misplaced? We found out today that they came in 2nd out of two but lost by less than half a point (yay!).We were at the convention center for 8 hours yesterday (brutal).
Today we had to be at the convention center at 6:30 (brutal). The team she is temp/perm on was first up. Once again, they were not at their best (confusing). They placed 2nd out of two. I thought her regular team was a little off until I watched the video of their performance - I realized they were better than I thought. At awards they were again almost an hour behind (confusing, brutal) and the pre-award "show" (they throw some tshirts out, pat themselves on the back a bit and all the girls dance on the floor for song.....after song.......after song) went on forever (brutal). Finally awards started (and they were given out in NO discernable pattern, they were all over the place: youth 2, senior 1, junior 4 - confusing). The LadyCats division came up, and they didn't get 4th......they didn't get 3rd..........they didn't get 2nd........they got 1st!!!!!!!! Could not believe it and we were all ecstatic! Totally awesomely FABULOUS. And made me forget that I had spent another 6 hours at the convention center!
Em's main team - LadyCats Sr. 4 - came in 2nd out of 4 teams - and looked really good!
The team she is temporarily (maybe permanently? the other girls seem to think so and seem happy to have her) double teaming with - Jags Jr 5 - came in 3rd out of 4 teams. They had an off day; next time should be better.
Em decided not to do High School gymnastics next year so we are totally done with that sport forever and ever amen. And she hurt her foot/ankle so she has cut back on tumbling classes, open gym and privates. Still very busy with all her practices, and still maintaining fabulous grades. Super proud of her!
Rigby did not achieve her goal of scoring four goals this past weekend. However, she had two shots on goal in game one (1-1 tie) and did score a goal in game two (4-2 loss). More important: she had fun, she got some exercise, it was a nice day to be outside, and she is receiving a good foundation in a sport she seeems to have some natural talent for.
In other news, Em is going to double-team (temporarily possibly permanently) with our Junior 5 team. And she is going to take a gymnastics class as she is considering joining the high school gymnastics team next year. Em is adding about seven hours to her schedule and doesn't want to drop her tumbling class or stop going to Open Gym. This from the girl that quit gymnastics so she could "have a life". *shaking my head*
I don't know if it is our computer, internet service provider or what but everything is taking 10 times longer than it should today. *shaking my fist*
The boy is doing his homework and NOT TURNING IT IN. <insert string of profanity here>
Em got her palate expander off! She made a Senior 4 cheer team and is so happy! Has the same two coaches as last year and really really likes the girls on her team!
Zach has gone west, young man! Miss him terribly but hoping it is a life changing experience! Zach will be playing for a new club next season, FC42. We have nothing against OP (in fact Rigby is playing on their academy team this fall); the new team/club is just a better fit for him. Fortunately half the guys he played with last season made the switch as well.
Rigby is having a fabulous summer! Lots and lots of playing with neighborhood friends and swimming (last weekend she left the house Thursday morning and only came home twice each day - once for "Can I go swimming with G?" and once for "Can I spend the night with G?" - she didn't come home for good until Sunday!). Last week was the Ohio State soccer camp and this week it's the Locker Soccer camp. She told me today she wants to be a striker on the national team!
I am trying to make it to the end of summer and then hope to get a new job. I can't handle dealing with the public anymore. Sooo tired of nasty, entitled, jerks. Dread going to work but need the $$$$!
Em's team did great yesterday and were 6th in the standings; so today's three touchdowns probably knocked them down to 8th, last place. However, she is having a great time so all is good. [eta: nope, they finished 6th!)
Can't find the memory card reader so no pics of Bub's soccer game yesterday. Morning club game (team IMHO looked bad) was a 2-0 loss. Afternoon indoor game was a 3-2 win: team ended the season 1st place in their division and the boys all got champion t-shirts! On top of that, Z had open gym for his school team from 7-9 this morning - kid is sore and tired right now!
The freshman scholar athlete breakfast is Tuesday morning - which is ironic because his grades right now are suckish and he only has two weeks to get back on track.
The boys went to Z's conferences recently and it was more of the same stuff: great kid, bright, first one in the class to get concepts, lots of potential blah blah blah. Why can't he get his act together???
His courses for sophomore year? American Studies (Sophomore English class), Principles of Engineering, Honors Spanish III, Honors FST (Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry), Honors BESS (Biology/Earth Systems Sciences) and *choke* Physics. Next year is going to be interesting. And by interesting I mean Oh crap.