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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Soccer Seeding Tournament

Cody had his soccer seeding tournament today with the new team, Folsom Arsenal.  After watching practice we were not sure how it was all going to come together, but they played pretty well with 3 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss.   Moving back to rec and a new team have been a bit hard and frustrating, but Cody had fun today which is the whole point of this season.

He earned the roll of co-captain for the day for hard work at practice.  

 Tyler in his cocoon, so he could see the iPod.

We don't know anyone on the team or in the area, so it's been an adjustment.  
We did get to see Cody's 4th man from swim team, Patrick, who plays for Fair Oaks.  Very fun to catch up with his family in an unexpected place. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

China Flats Meet-up

We are still a week or so away from starting school, so we took advantage of a Friday afternoon and headed up the Kyburz to play in the river.   Not being very familiar with the area, I didn't realize we would be so close to Tahoe, but it was a beautiful day and drive.  

There was a very nice pool of water to swim in and then a bit of flow the kids could ride down on the tubes.  They had a lot of fun exploring and playing around with their friends.  


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

July & Early August Family Birthdays

July, August and September are full of Birthdays.  
This first group to celebrate were Keith, Annabel and Virginia.  

Uncle Stu was up to celebrate and brought a Technic LEGO set to build with the boys.  

 1 year old!
 Birthday Buddies

 Not gonna smile for the camera. 

 Aiden is becoming a puzzle master. 

Next up we will be celebrating Tyler, Judy & Aiden. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

August In-House Future Stars

USA Gymnastics has a program called Future Stars that is an athlete development and education program. (Per their website)  This is a mini season before the regular season starts that at the highest level, determines the Jr National Development Team for the country.  The routines are laid out by ages, not levels, and creates a challenge for the boys.
They have a state meet that anyone can attend, from there they can qualify for a regional and then a national event.
Ty's gym held an in-house event to see who was able to compete all the routines for their age level and be invited to attend the state meet as a team.
The routine for Ty's age group has pieces that are slightly above where he is at this point, so we knew he wouldn't qualify to go, but it was cool to see some things he's been working on over the summer.

Team Warm-up
This is almost all of the Level 5-8 boys, plus a few of the 9 & 10's.  

 Strapping onto the bar. 
 He paired up with one of the training 10's, Eric to warm up for their flexibility routines.  
Eric is 16. I Love how the older boys interact with the younger ones. 

 After the meet was over, they were rewarded with a couple of rounds of foam block tag. 
 Buddies are out and waiting to get back in. 
 With his hard work on high-bar over the summer, Coach John rewarded him with his grips.  
Very happy boy!

Video of events

He's really rough on most events still, lots of feet and leg issues to fix.  Luckily, the pommel loops (circles without the pommel handles) are not part of his levels for a while.