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Monday, February 23, 2015

Happenings Outside of our Sports World...

As hard as it might be to believe we have been doing a few things outside of all the sports that tend to rule our life.  

The boys had a good afternoon out with Grandpa at Monster Jam. 

Tyler showed off his baking skills by making some English Tea Cakes for our last teacher visit.  
He did everything except put them in and out of the oven. 

We've started watching Aiden and Annabel once a week.  
Playing at the park while waiting for football to finish.  
 Aiden built this really cool train during school time.
 Ms. Annabel hanging out at the boys' dentist appointment
(Both boys received their "No Cavity" badges!)
The current "fight" when they are here is who gets to hold Annabel first. 

 Working on puzzles

 Perusing through the Lego catalog
  School time

The boys have been enjoying their classes in Rescue.  
One of Cody's clay creations
 Tyler's shape art
 Tyler's cupcakes he decorated, the pictures don't show the details on the white one very well, but he did a wonderful job. 

Valentine's goodies awaiting the boys.  

Sentences by Tyler, #2 pretty much sums it up.  
  Except when he finds a good series, and is stuck waiting for football to start. 

Tournament Game

The Eagles had one last weekend of football games this past weekend.  Unfortunately they were slated to play the #1 Silver team and it was a tough game.  Single elimination put them out after game one, 6-31.  

There were some big boys on the other team, but Cody figured out how to work around them.  

 His team had a hard time with their throwing game, something that more time would have fixed.  
Cody did have one really good catch that gained them some yardage. 

Despite an awful record, Cody had a great 1st season of football.  He learned a lot about the game, made some new friends and had wonderfully supportive coaches.  
They want him to come out to play in the fall, but we are still not okay with tackle ball.  Hopefully they will play flag next season and we can join them again.  He is very bummed the season is over, he had such a great time.  Luckily he's signed up for a swim clinic that start next week, hoping it will be a good redirection. 
Good luck Eagles! 

2015 Gold Country Classic

This weekend we headed down to Oakland for the Gold Country Classic.  Ty has been working hard at the gym the last two weeks and we were excited to see it all come together.  He had some good points, but some major mistakes riddled is day.  
He's a bit discouraged as he is still a long way from qualifying for state and only has 1 more meet to do it.  Hitting all 6 routines on one day is a big challenge for him. 

They started their day on vault.  He did well in his flight but still took a couple of little steps at the end that didn't help his score.

P-Bars are continuing to improve with a personal best by .30.  
His swings were good, he hit his hold and stuck the landing.  
Next up he needs to add in a handstand before dismount to get full credit for the routine. 

High Bar is where things started to come apart a bit.  His swings were not the best with legs separating in his turn and not big enough, then he missed his kip for the first time this season.  They have been working on adding in his fly away dismount (flip) as he has stuck the landing at practice, but after 2 falls during warm ups it was pulled for today.  He was a bit bummed after his routine. 

Things continued to go downhill on floor.  His warm up looked good and he threw 3 passes with his double back handspring.  Then when it was time for his routine you could see he was focusing on the ending because some of his elements were not quite as sharp as they could have been.  When he went to finish, it's like he forgot he was doing 2 and tried to throw it at the last minute, causing him to crash.  He was fine and popped right up, but was pretty down the rest of the meet. 

He shook it off pretty well for pommel, doing well on his swings with a slight slip while in back support.  Then nailed his 5 circles on mushroom, with only a little bobble on the landing. 

He tied for 5th on Pommel!

They ended their day on rings and he had a decent routine with a step on the landing, but stayed on his feet. 

The team as a whole did great and placed 3rd overall!  
This is the first time this group has made their way to the podium as a team. 


In 2 weeks we will travel down to Pleasanton for the West Coast Classic.  If the stars can align a bit and Ty can work hard, he has a chance to still qualify for State, so time will tell. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Cody had two games this past weekend due to the bad weather last weekend.  
Saturday's game was against the #1 team, with a hard 0-36 outcome.  This team had scored 150 points for the season going into the game and had only let in 2 touchdowns.  The boys kept their heads up and did there best.  
Sunday was much better, even with the 6-8 loss.  Cody had a decent game, with some good blocks and trying for flag pulls.  Then, towards the end of the game he stripped the ball out of his opponents hands, picked up the fumble and ran it in for a touchdown! 
We were stoked for him to have such a big play as were his coaches.  

Highlight pictures....

This weekend is the end of season tournament.  Hopefully they can come together for another win!