Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hard to believe the boys are in 5th grade already. They will be in middle school before I know it.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I didn't see them all weekend because of my reunion in Minnesota but I'm glad I got back to drive them up there and see where they will be spending the next 6 days.
Friday, August 09, 2013
A note from the boys basketball camp coach.
Dylan is a solid player at the top level in camp. he rebounds, passes, and runs the floor really well. Another unsung trait that goes unsaid for dylan is not complaining. It goes overlooked way too often in the game of basketball, but dylan rarely ever cries about a play which he feels he got fouled on or someone committed a violation. He just keeps playing. I would like to see dylan work on his offensive game a little more, specifically his shooting mechanics.Coach Rich
The kids get short notes about their performance in camp. This one came in email and easy to post on the blog.
Sam has always been a good hustle player for whatever team he is playing on. Much like his brother, he too also grabs a lot of rebounds and for sam specifically, he gets a lot of easy points just off of grabbing the rebound and putting it right back up. He also is very agile which I've just noticed this year. He's pretty good on defense showing that he can guard multiple positions. He's strong enough to guard a bigger and taller center and he's still quick enough to stay with a point guard if he absolutely has too.
Coach Bryan Brooks
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
They both want to try out for travel soccer in the spring so they are playing fall rec soccer to get more games under their belts. They are also playing flag football this fall but think its their last year of that because neither of them want to play tackle. They have seen my scar and all the limping around I do and made the connection that tackle football is not worth the risk. I have to admit, I agree with them. They will get recruited by other kids and adults thru high school. It's already happening. They would be a great addition to any football team. They are big, fast and aggressive but they seem pretty set on not going there.
Sam is already being recruited for the travel soccer team and I think Dylan has the skills. By not playing fall baseball, they will miss out on some opportunities to pitch, which would help them get in the rotation next spring but I think I can get them a pitching coach this winter for 6-8 weeks to get them up to speed.
It's fun watching them develop their skills and I'm looking forward to seeing them get out there and compete this fall.
Sent from my iPad
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Seattle and San Juan, a set on Flickr.
Here's a collection from a fantastic trip to the Great Northwest. We all had a great time and were exhausted when we got back last night. We all slept past 10 and now the boys are at Timmy's birthday sleepover which is allowing Nicole and I to catch up on some movies.