Sunday, January 29, 2012

Overheard at Our House: Honesty

I was sitting in one room and Thomas and Elisabeth were in another room playing with toys. They were not playing well together and Elisabeth was getting more upset by the minute.

Momma: "Thomas, STOP."
Thomas: "Stop what? I don't know what I am doing."
Momma: "You are frustrating your sister."
Thomas: "Oh... I am doing lots of other bad things, too."

Friday, January 27, 2012

Jonathan Basketball, Game 1

Jonathan had his first basketball game on Wednesday. It was the first game of his season. It was his first game ever.

His age group is 5th and 6th graders.

Warming up before the game.

Sitting out during the first quarter.

Waiting to go in to play.

Playin' Ball

Final score 20-10. Jonathan's team lost by 10.

Game memorable moments:

Jonathan's determined, happy face at halftime when he came to get his water bottle. He was having a great time.

The unplanned break when one kid vomited. The players stood around, not sure how to react.

Jonathan said, "He had too much fruit to eat." I said, "Ew, is that what you saw?" He said, "No, that's what the coach said (after cleaning it up)."

I am proud of Jonathan. He played hard and had a good time. I am impressed with his effort and enthusiasm. It takes strength to start a sport when many of the other players have been playing for years.

Monday, January 23, 2012

David and Thomas Basketball, Game 1

David and Thomas had their first basketball game today. The first game of the season. Their first game ever.

Their age group is K-2nd. Their team name is The Pack.

It was precious.
It was exciting.
They had a blast.

Thomas throwing in the ball.

The boys cheering on their team when they were sitting out a quarter.

David playing defense.

The final score. The Pack wins with 6 points. David scored 2 of the points.

Game high points:
David scored.
Thomas ran over to Momma at halftime and said, "I like basketball. I love it!"

David and Thomas after the game. What athletes!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

New Year's Eve Doughnuts for the Nuts

On New Year's Eve, we let the kids stay up until midnight - yep, we are nuts!

Only 3 of them made it. First, we went to Safeway and let them pick out candy and drinks. We returned home to play The Doughnut Game, watch a movie, and watch the ball drop. It was a great night of family fun. My favorite part of the night was The Doughnut Game.

The Doughnut Game
We adapted this game to fit our family. The first time we played it, years ago, it was played with two people holding a string strung with doughnuts. Each player stood and took turns biting a doughnut. The winner was the person that stopped with the smallest piece of doughnut left hanging on the string.

For our game, we hung doughnuts individually, at different lengths.

The kids:

It was silly.

It was intense.

In the end, the boys could not stop themselves from eating the doughnuts. Elisabeth was most patient and won.

The Adults

We had to play. We laughed a lot. The kids thought it was fantastic.

He was really confident he had won.

It wasn't over yet.

You wouldn't think he would take another bite.

He did.
His doughnut fell off the string. I was really happy.
(That picture was a little nasally, so I covered it with words... I was really happy.)

GIRL victory; GREAT time had by all.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Go Ducks!

The Rose Bowl is on and Jonathan is cheering on his Ducks.