Saturday, November 21, 2009

Catching up...

I'm not sure why I lost my zeal for blogging but I think it's coming back! It's been on my mind the past few days. Maybe my writers block is coming to an end.

As you all know we were very busy with football for the past few months. Both boys went to the playoffs. Connor's team lost in the first round and Alex's in the second. Both boys learned a lot. As most of you probably know Connor has always been passionate about football. I think it was a little bit of an eye opener to actually play tackle football. It was a big commitment (at least 3, 2 hr practices a week and a game on Saturday) Also the intensity of the coaches was something for him to get used to. I think he will spend the next few months digesting and analizing if tackle football is really for him.

Alex really enjoyed his teammates and had a lot of fun, most of the time. I honestly thought he would hate it but wanted to give him a chance to decide on his own. I think he was a little surprised at first by the intensity of the practices and coaches but after a few weeks he was actually eager to get to practice. There was one boy in particular that was kind of a trouble maker and he loved to harrass Alex. Well, he obviously didn't know that Alex has him Mom's temper.... One day during a tackling drill, something just clicked in Alex, he had had enough. He put his anger into his tackling and really caught this boy off guard when he tackled him to the ground. The look on both their faces was priceless!

Connor took a few pictures of Alex's last game...

From Alex's last football game

From Alex's last football game

Alex not looking too happy
From Alex's last football game


Lindsay said...

oo yay your blogging even if its just sometimes! Sounds like they learned a lot this season! Alex looks so big in all of his pads!

Sheri said...

Glad you are back!

Loved the story about Alex and the trouble maker.

My boys just had their championship basketball tournaments yesterday. Talk about intense!!!

I love watching my kids grow up!

blueviolet said...

I love that he got all revved up!

Glad you're breaking through the blog block!

Terra said...

I so miss your posts...I hope you get your groove back on!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Bailey Family said...

I can't believe football is finally over...I get exhausted just thinking about your schedule over the past few you can have a nice relaxing Thanksgiving!
Love you guys -!

Anita said...

So good to see you Bonnie! I've missed you, but I've been guilty too.
Nick has had 2 seasons of football and he still loves it. I was surprised he hung in there, losing seasons, tough hits, tough coaches, but he loves it all.