Saturday, December 1, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Landan always gives 100% at whatever he takes on...and that was no different in football this Fall. He started the season not super passionate about it but more wanting to give Freshman Football a "try". He left the season however...VERY passionate and ready for next year;) He played mostly defense this year...some safety, mostly corner (I think;) and some on the defensive line (the last couple games). I think corner is his favorite and what he would like to play next year...if possible. I am still learning position names so hopefully I have them right...lol! I really should keep some stats but I am too busy cheering and taking pictures at the games;) I know that he did get LOTS of great tackles/blocks and I believe a couple interceptions. He is also on the kicking team...I think that is what you call it. Oh boy...I better just stop "thinking" now;) I do know...that I LOVE watching him and his friends play!!! What a great bunch of boys. I am looking forward to seeing what they can do over the next 3 years as Warsaw Tigers. Weight lifting for both football (yep...for next Fall) and track have started...so that is keeping Landan busy right now. He is gonna be a muscle head by the end of high school if he keeps this up;)
Landan is #46...
He did get invited to play one quarter of a JV game...he was #86 for it;)
All smiles...after a WIN!!!
LOVE these boys!!!
Not sure what he is yelling....but it looks intense;)
Warsaw Community High School...Freshman Football Team 2012
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...watching this kid play football! And he is REALLY good...but, he doesn't enjoy it:( UGH!!! We would NO way insist he played again next year...but I will certainly miss watching him carry that ball;) He is as strong as an ox and he is fast. I SO wish he loved it...(sigh)
He started out the season a little nervous, because of his collar bone injury (over the summer) but he WAS excited. He then got a knee injury during the first game and ended up sitting out a few games;( He never did get the passion back to play after that...but he did stick with it and he did GREAT!!! He gained several yards and made several touchdowns for his team...lots of great tackles too;) I had mixed feels about the seasons end. I knew he was ready to be D-O-N-E but I knew he wouldn't be coming back...so I was sad:( Maybe he will change his mind...but I doubt it. I guess just because you are good at something...doesn't mean you have the passion for it. He is really excited to start throwing the shot put again though:) Bring on Track season!!!
Leytan is #39... getting ready to punt in this pic I think;)
Celebrating with a team mate after he made a TD:)
I have lots of pictures of him running the ball...
My handsome boy...LOVE him!!!
One of the main reasons that my blogging became so sparse this Fall...was because of how VERY busy we became with Fall Sports. I LOVE watching my kids play:) I was SUPER proud of Lorelle for trying our for the school volleyball team this year and MAKING IT!!! This is quite an accomplishment as a 4th grader. Their team wasn't all that great but she REALLY enjoyed it and that is all that matters to me;) I hope that she sticks with it and considers at least a day camp next summer to help her with her skills. It is not easy to get a good pictures in the gym (at least not for me) but here are a few half way decent ones...
Lorelle is #20...
Go Harrison Huskies!!!
Levi wanted to try peewee football this year. I have to admit, I was skeptical and tried talking him into sticking with soccer. After all, he is little, thin and I thought, not the toughest kid on the planet...but he proved me WRONG:) He LOVED it and had such a GREAT time!!! He is a good little tackler (goes low for their legs;) and will run the ball when they ask him to...even if he does get clobbered by kids twice his size:-/ The outdoor football pics were much easier and more fun to take...
Levi is #1....with the bright yellow shoes;)
Friday, November 16, 2012
On August 30th, we celebrated Levi's 2 yr. "Gotcha Day"!!! It is hard to believe he has been my son for 2 years now and at the same time...he has only been my son for 2 years?!? He was definitely meant to be a Perry:) He is so fun, smart, sweet...LOVE him with a passion I can't explain. God is AMAZING!!!
Home 2 years or "Peace";)
Daddy leaning in to give his baby boy a big ol KISS:)
Frosting on the nose...this is a Chinese cake tradition;)
I thought that my field trip days with Landan would be over now since he was in high school...so I was thrilled when I got an email from one of his teachers asking if I would like to join them for this field trip on August 21st. We took large rafts down a creek (while talking about the plant life and doing water samples) and then into Lake Tippecanoe. From there we transferred into pontoon boats and went to Camp Crosley for lunch and games. It was a fun day and I enjoyed being with my big boy and his friends. I don't care what anybody says...teenagers ROCK!!!
In the raft...we got just a little WET!:)
On the pontoon...
Team building game at Camp Crosley... HILARIOUS to watch!!
Landan with his peeps...
I am SO behind with my blog posts...obviously since I am just now posting the kids "First Day of School" pics from August 13th:( Life is just busy...I mean WOW is it BUSY!!! The kids are all doing great in school and have actually brought home their first nine weeks report cards. Nothing below a B between all 6 kiddos and actually LOTS of A's. I really am proud of them for working so hard on their school work. Landan has adjusted great to high school and Leytan to middle school. Thank goodness for these smart, smart boys...I really don't have to worry about helping them with homework. Lance has given a little guidance with Algebra (which I couldn't help with even if I tired;) but other than that...they are very independent with school. Landan doesn't always have the best study habits but so far it is working out for him. Leytan is much better at doing his homework right away and not having to stress over getting things done last minute. I hope he can keep this habit going. My 4th graders are all doing well also. I have Liam and Lorelle in the same homeroom class this year. We haven't had any major issues with this so far. It has actually been beneficial. I am not sure I will request it again however. I just think it is really important for them to have time away from one another. Levi continues to amaze me! He has been home a little over 2 years now and you really would never guess he has only learned English. He is reading and spelling at grade level and is a little math wizard. He is a smart boy, works hard and loves to learn. Oh how I LOVE these children God has blessed me with...
These two need to stop growing...both taller than me now;(
My little Huskies...I know I am going to have to stop calling them "little" soon. The girls are probably going to be as tall as me soon. What is happening?!?
I get this same little wave from Levi each and every morning when I drop him off at school. Oh how this one melts my heart!!! I am SO lucky to be his momma:)
Sunday, September 9, 2012
On August 10th...Lorelle turned 10!!! I can't believe she is in the double digits already:-/ Why in the world does time have to go by so very quickly?!? Lorelle only wanted a "pink laptop" for her birthday. We told her that was fine...but that meant NO big party or outing if we were going to spend that kind of money on her gift. She was fine with that...but we did allow her to invite a couple neighbor friend to attend her family birthday dinner;) Like Landan, she chose the Yamato Japanese Steakhouse. My kids are really diggin this place:) And also like Landan, she chose to have a Dairy Queen ice cream cake. We had a GREAT evening celebrating our special girl. Happy Birthday Lorelle Yan!!!
Lorelle with her gift...
Lorelle with friend Sydney...
At dinner with friends...Natalia and Sydney:)
Reading her card from Syd...nice artwork!:)
Lorelle with her cake...
Making a wish...