Sunday, October 26, 2008

2 main events this weekend. Lily did the show choir clinic at the high school and Wyatt had a football game. Lily had a great time. They learned songs from Camp Rock and each grade level performed a different song at the end for the parents. Over 200 kids participated so it was quite a large audience! She is all about performing, though, so she loved every minute of it. Several of her friends did it, too, so that was a plus. I love that they offer these kinds of things around here.
Wyatt's team won their second tournament game 21-0. If they win the next one then it's on to the championship! I hear our next 2 teams will be really tough.
Fall break is next week. We don't have any big plans. A couple of activities with friends and painting Lily's room. We finally decided what we want to do and I think it will be really cute. It's all going to be pink and green. She's excited. We have some fun projects we want to do. She's really into it this time, so it's fun. It will still be a busy week, with football and parent/teacher conferences thrown in!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


It was a great weekend! Lily participated in a dance clinic put on by the high school. She had a blast! She is so happy when she's dancing. I was a little worried about her since she had a sleepover the night before and I knew it would be a long day of activity. She was fine, though. Although definitely tired that night! You can't beat the deal. For $20, they are there for 5 hours, learn 2 dances to perform for parents at the end, lunch from Chik-Fil-A, a t-shirt and a CD of all the music to take home with them! Oh, and they gave 2 awards for each age group at the end called "spirit sticks". Lily was so excited that she got one of them.
The last picture is above of her performance at her last acting class last week. She did a soliloquy as well as a scene with another girl. Here she is taking her final bow. Of course I told Jeff the wrong date and he was out of town. We gathered some friends so she had somebody to watch her besides me. She did a great job. She'll probably do another session since she really wants to start trying out for plays. We're going to take a little break, though.
Today Wyatt had his first tournament game in football. They played a tough team and won 19-0. It was great. They play again next Sunday. They played at a high school stadium so it was hard to get pictures.
Oh, we also spent 2 days cleaning Lily's room. I took everything out of the bottom of her closet and it filled her whole room! Rediculous! It looks so good now. She is wanting it redone and I told her no way til it was cleaned out. So we'll be doing that soon. We donated 85 stuffed animals to Goodwill!! I took a pic of her room with all of it out, but not sure if I'm brave enough to post yet. Maybe as a "before" when the room is done!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Well, we lost our first game today. The other team was HUGE! And really good. We still could have beat them and just never seemed to get our momentum. They have been so used to fairly easy wins, that I think this woke them up. I'm sure the coaches will use this to get them revved up for the tournament that starts next weekend. We ended the regular season with a 5-1 record, so that's not bad at all!

Monday, October 06, 2008


Wyatt's football team in undefeated. 5 and o. They played a really tough team on Sunday and won 25-0. The coach sent out an e-mail that said it was one of the best efforts he has seen from an OLG team in the 6 years he has coached. I think he was so proud of them because the other team was playing dirty---pushing the players after the whistle, etc, and our boys kept playing with dignity---and came out winners. There is something to be said for that for sure.
It's amazing how much better shape Wyatt is in now. It makes me wish it was year round---not really. But it has been SO good for him physically. He is in the best shape he has ever been in.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

School bus cupcakes
Kids enjoying the cupcakes

Not too much picture worthy around here lately, so here is a pic I never posted of some cupcakes I made for back to school.