Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday Night Under the Lights

...AND here we go again!

It's FOOTBALL season and I am loving it!

Ryan before school in his new WCHS gear!

Friday August 26, 2011

WCHS Wildcats vs. DV Skyhawks

The boys are once again ball boys for the Wildcats at home games. They LOVE this job!

And here come your 2011 WCHS Wildcats!!

Ryan's defense came out strong as did the offense! We scored on the opening drive! It was SO very exciting!

Ryan's Defense looking to him for the call

Time Out

Talking to one of his players on the sideline

2 of Ryan's players taking down a Skyhawk

The field from our seats!

Ryan's defense ready to strike

...and strike they do.

...and again...

We were up 21-14 with 6 minutes left in the game but sadly we could not hold on and lost the game to the Skyhawks 21-28...sad, but they do show promise!

WCHS Wildcats 21- DV Skyhawks 28

Even the ball boys got in on the good sportsmanship!

...until next Friday when we play our in-district rival the VV Monsoon!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Project 365

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 234/365
Sunday August 21, 2011

I started reading this book this weekend and I cannot put it very good. I want to finish it so I can actually see it in the movie theater before it leaves!

Monday August 22, 2011

This week is predicted to be H.O.T....the hottest we have seen in a lloonnggg time. With our humidity (which we rarely have) the heat indexes have been to high that we most likely will have no recess for the entire week. Today was the first day...the kids liked it since they got to 'play'!


Tuesday August 23, 2011

Tonight before football practice the helmet decals were put onto all the boys' helmets. They look like the same decals as the last 3 seasons except they say Cats instead of Cobras. They are a copy of the Florida Gators helmets.

Wednesday August 24, 2011

This week the boys are down to only 2 football practices a week (thankyoujesus!) so instead of practicing some football we went to watch some football (oh lucky I don't have anything else to do!) And with the heat, Ryan's practice was pushed back later so we were able to get there and see most of it. The boys even helped out in some of the individual drills!

Thursday August 25, 2011

Tonight it was just me and Ryan for a few hours! On Thursdays the boys go to practice with another player and his dad (I take them on Tuesdays) and Kayla was at a friend's house, so we had a picnic dinner in bed, he played on the computer while I read! So very relaxing!

Friday August 26, 2011

...and so it's officially football season. Tonight was the Wildcat's home opener against the DV Skyhawks. The Wildcats looked great, coming out and scoring on their opening drive, but could not hold up the lead and ended up losing 28-21. It was a late night for us too...with the heat advisory the district pushed back kick-off by an hour so we started at 8pm.


Saturday August 27, 2011

And that brings up to Saturday and the boys' first game of their season. We had the early game...thankgoodness...and had to be to the field by 6:15am. (at the time the temp was 96*). It was HOT and they were tired (from being at Ryan's game until 11pm) and it made for a long morning! We all came home exhausted and gross! The boys sadly lost 19-0, but looked good...we shall see next weekend.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Project 365

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 227/365
Sunday August 14, 2011
Sunday afternoon the boys and I headed to the mall where the Lego Store was holding a 2 day build-a-thon. It was pretty cool...they got to go into a special roped off area and build whatever they wanted. We were there about an hour. Colin built the word Lego and Brendan built a robot.

After they were done building their creations went on display and they each received a Lego master builder certificate. It made for a fun, relaxing & cool day that was cheap!

Monday August 15, 2011
OK...I must admit that I actually took these pictures on Sunday evening but I realized that I had no pics for Monday so I am using them today instead...
I had the pleasure of meeting the newest WCHS Wildcat fan...Charley Claire! Isn't she the cutest! I brought her and her fam some yummy dinner on Sunday night and was able to snuggle with her for a few minutes before it was time for her to eat! Above is Big Brother Owen loving on her...doesn't he look so proud?!

Tuesday August16, 2011
While looking through my pictures, I realize that is it truly football season since most of them are dealing with football!! Here is Colin during practice as center; this is his back-up position this year. They boys are doing great and having lots of fun!

Wednesday August17, 2011
Saturday I pulled out our Dora dollhouse when we had friends visit and I found Brendan playing with it before school this morning! He had brought out all of his action figures...he has such a great imagination!

Thursday August 18, 2011
Thursday night the boys had a scrimmage in Scottsdale (which is not close!) and sadly I was not able to go...I had Curriculum Night at I was sending them with another player and his dad. I did receive text updates through out the night and learned that they did great and dominated the field.

Friday August 19, 2011

Friday night was our annual Jog-A-Thon and official weigh in certification. The boys all received team shirts to wear so they matched and jogged/ran/walked for nearly an hour and then after we all caravaned to the football office for weigh in. Pop Warner is a weight-based/age-based league...this weigh in is their official weight and then before each game they weigh in as well...they can't weigh more than a certain amount or they can't play. All of the CATS made their it's official...our season starts this Saturday!


Saturday August 20, 2011

Saturday we had another scrimmage, again in Scottsdale, and it was HOT! We were playing a team in our weight class but not in our association, which means this would be the only time we play each other. The coach said if we could hold our own during this scrimmage then our season was gonna be a GREAT season (I guess the Raiders are one of the top teams in the state).
Above is Brendan resting in between plays. He is a starter for both the offense and the defense this season.

Colin is #60 and is playing defensive tackle here...let me tell you...this boy LOVES to hit!
One of the Raiders sponsors is Powerade (yea...they're fancy) so both teams were given Powerade and had their picture taken after the game in front of the sponsor banner.

OH...did I forget to mention that WE DID AMAZING...and we beat the RAIDERS??!!'s gonna be a GREAT season!!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Project 365 ~ 2 Weeks Worth

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 213/365
Sunday July 31, 2011

Getting ready for first official day of football practice...they go helmets only tomorrow so mouth pieces are a must. They have to be boiled in water for 30 seconds and then they bite down to get their impressions...that's it!

Monday August 1, 2011

Last summer fun movie day...we usually go on Wednesday but this week I start back to school for teacher meetings on Wednesday so the theater was nice enough to let us come today for Alpha & Omega.


Tuesday August 2, 2011

Colin at practice looking all intense

Wednesday August 3, 2011

This was the storm that was brewing as we headed home from football practice tonight...lots of thunder & lightning...pretty freaky stuff.

Thursday August 4, 2011

Thursday was meet the teacher night at school. Above is my classroom awaiting the parents to arrive. I was able to meet 21/22 families. So excited for school to start!

Brendan's school supplies...not exactly these but the visual that his teacher left out on meet the teacher night...I took the pic so I could remember!! lol

Friday August 5, 2011

Remember the candy bar Whatchyamacallit?? Well now there's Thingamajig!! Pretty Yummy!


Saturday August 6, 2011 of my most favoritest stores EVER! I ♥ Lakeshore...I had to go in with a list, a plan and a budget!! I did stray for 1 item, but it was on sale so I HAD to get it!! I could have spent all day in there and spent a whole lot more money...but I did good...less than an hour and only 4 things...YAY me!

Since the store is about an hour away and close to my sister's house, we met up and went for some yummy fro yo after our shopping!! The cousins had fun even though it was only for a short time.

Sunday ~ 220/365

Sunday August 7, 2011

'Twas the night before school...


Monday August 8, 2011


Ryan and Kayla...sophomore

Brendan...6th grade

Colin...5th grade

Mom and her boys on the first day of school at a new's gonna be a great year!


Tuesday August 9, 2011

2nd week of football practice...2nd day in full pads

Colin doing a lineman drill

Wednesday August 10, 2011

I was taking pics of all my bucket toys to make labels, and since I hadn't taken any other pics today, dinosaurs is what you get!! (this is 1 label out of 50!)

Thursday August 11, 2011

Colin and 1 of his many bruises...this boys looks as though he has gotten beaten is kicking his butt, but he is kicking right back!!

Friday August 12, 2011

Colin and his cool do!!

The boys sporting their new Hawk spirit gear...Get Your Hawk On!!


Saturday August 13, 2011

Poor Ryan...he is so exhausted...between starting school and football practice, he had early morning practice this morning...he has been napping on and off all day today whenever he found a quiet moment!

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