Friday, October 21, 2011

Donations for Giraffes

Meredith's Brownie Troop took a trip to the San Diego Zoo over the summer with the money they earned from selling cookies.  They had some money left over so they decided to donated it to the program for giraffes.  The girls had so much fun and were given a certificate for their donation.  Above is an article in our local newspaper about their troop.  Meredith is the one in the pink sunglasses!


Madalyn is the tennis player of the family.  That of course makes mom happy because mom loves to play tennis too! 

She decided to try out for the high school tennis team this year.  She has been playing for a few years and decided this would be her activity of choice in high school.  She, being a freshman, made the Frosh/Soph team.  She was ranked in the top two on the Frosh/Soph team.  As the season began and she was winning more matches Coach Mann's decided to move her up to the JV team!  She was so excited for the opportunity to move up.  While the matches are more difficult now, it is a good challenge for her and it is motivating her to get even better!

When Madalyn plays doubles her partner is a friend that we have known for years.  She loves being paired up with Cassie!

49ers Flag Football

Living in South OC it seems to be a given that ALL kids play (and love) soccer.  The two older girls played until they were 13 years old and never really loved it, but as the parents we "made" them play.  So when Trevor told us last year that he doesn't like to play soccer we decided why spend $$$ on something he does not like and try something new as a fall sport.  He does basketball in the winter and baseball in the summer.  So we signed him up for the Ladera Flag Football league.  We had heard people sing praises about how organized and well run this organization is.  Well we will add to those praises!  Trevor LOVES flag football!  We love the coaches and organization of it all!

Trevor is a 9 year old boy in a league of boys ages 9-11 years old.  It is a pretty big span, but the boys all support eachother and the coaches are so encouraging (and competitive)!
Trevor is lucky to have gotten on a team with such a wonderful coaching staff...Darren King is the best!

Trevor is the smallest guy on the team, but he can sure hold his own!  During the first two minutes of the first game he made a touchdown!  He is the only player on the team that was chosen to play on both the offensive and defensive lines.

We are happy with the choice to switch from soccer to flag football.  It has really helped boost Trevor's confidence and taught him how to work together with a team!

He runs it down the line and.....


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Trevor and Ryan worked real hard designing and executing this years Pinewood Derby car.  So without further ado...introducing...wait for it....

Here is last year and this years cars:

Lined up all ready to go.....

He got first place in this race!

Trevor's car received the award for "BEST DESIGN"!!