Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snowboarding, well, sort of...

Something Hayden really enjoys is pretending his sled is a snowboard. I have a picture of him in Ohio doing the same thing. Today, I decided to get it on video.

We found a hill...

Okay, the word on the street is that the high school has the best hill. We ventured out to see if it was all it was cracked up to be. Let me just say, it's a good thing to have 4 wheel drive around here. Also a good thing to have shoveled the driveway yesterday or we may not have got out at all. They don't plow the streets like they did in Ohio. So, off we went, me and 5 kids (we usually have an extra) and we made it to the high school parking lot. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was actually a pretty good hill. We spent a couple of hours sledding, snowboarding on sleds and having a great time. If you're wondering if I go sledding too...the answer is yes.

This video is of Hayden racing some other boy down the hill. The other boys would ask if he wanted to race and before they could get their sleds ready, he'd be half way down the hill. It was really funny to watch. Especially since he is in 1st grade and they are in 6th grade.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sledding in the Panhandle...

Moving here from Ohio we knew that it was flat. Most of the time, that doesn't really make a difference. When you get 10 inches of snow, it makes a big difference. We used to go sledding in Ohio on this hill in our neighborhood that was humongous! It was probably 100-150 down and the height was about 30-40 feet. It was great for sledding. I'm doing a poll on facebook to find out where the best hill in Canyon is. We may venture out tomorrow with our gear and sleds. Most of the sledding here is done behind a pickup truck attached by a rope. Not the brightest idea... we'll go for something a little safer. Okay, a lot safer.

Monday, January 25, 2010

IMPACT music challenge

We hosted the 7th grade girls for IMPACT weekend. We learned Thursday evening the theme and rules for our musical challenge. We got to practice for about an hour on Friday and an hour on Saturday and then we had to perform it live Saturday night. We were the 1st to go! Our musical was Oklahoma and it had to be at least 2 min., but less than 4min. If you look closely, you can see Hayden and Rachel both participating too. You got bonus points if your host home participated. We got to work with the other host home for 7th grade girls, so there were 15 girls plus their leaders and host families, so that made 23 of us all together. John was our director since he comes from a musical kind of family. All the girls participated and none of them refused to dance in ugly dresses. It was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Soccer Mom

I am now officially a "soccer mom". Let me just say that being a soccer mom is not what you might think. When I was in college, I had a friend that told me when she grew up she wanted to be a "soccer mom" because she wanted to wear her hair in a ponytail through her ball cap and drive a suburban and have cute clothes and take her kids to soccer. I thought that was so funny. I don't think they give out a degree for "soccer mom" at WT.

So, what kind of soccer mom am I you ask? I am the 4 layers of clothing, coat wearing, thermal underwear, wool socks, please go buy a heater, and whatever else can get me warm soccer mom.

Kate tried out for soccer and made the team. The soccer season here in the Texas Panhandle, it's January through March. Kate had her very first game on Saturday. Well, it was a scrimmage against the alumni of CHS Lady Eagle Soccer. How cool is that? They all come back to play the new team. Let's just say it was cold. 27 degrees and a slight wind. I did not feel like that "soccer mom" my friend wanted to be when she grew up.

While the parents are in the stands freezing, the girls are on the field wearing shorts. I think I may pull out my ski gear. So, if you are able to go to a Lady Eagle game, I'll be the one wearing the parka next to the propane heater. Oh, wait, that's what we'll all be doing...