My goodness Isaac has been busy with violin concerts lately. Seems like about three a week. Here are some snap shots from the West Virginia Youth Symphony show. It just happens that they needed someone for some percussion for one of the songs. So, Isaac played there too. He has done great with this group, earning his spot as one of the alternating first chairs for the second violin part.
Monday, May 13, 2013
We invited the Payne girls to geocache with us last weekend. It was a pretty good time only one of them had ever done it at all. We had a lot of fun even though half of the time we were searching in the dark and rain.
The first one they found was a stand by close to our house. It's pretty fun. It was named 'Picture Place'. It's found at a great overlook to the city and the container is an old camera, super fun. I made them get in the truck to look through the container to get them out of the rain.
The next one that we found was along the back of a strip mall in South Charleston. It is located behind a nail salon. Inside the cache was a coupon for the nail salon. The owner and her brother were nice enough to stay a little late and paint the girl's nails.
Pretty dang cute. And they were all able to keep it on from Friday evening until Church on Sunday.
After some Saturday morning pancakes were hit the Geo-Trail again finding three more before we took the girls home.
This one was at the Volvo dealership.
This one near the Staples.
And this one near the Fire Station.
I think it's a fair harassment to say that they all had a blast with it and can wait to do some more geocaching.
Lexy skating in the Zombie Thriller Spring Skating Show Finale. They were going for a zombie look. I just grabbed what ever I could find at the house. We did her hair crazy 80's style, with some dark blue streaks, and some streaks of white across her face. She looked pretty cute, plenty zombie looking from the stands.
Way to go Zombie Lexy...
Good thing I don't have much for brains, so that she didn't eat me.
We have started a new hobby. GEO-CACHING...
We have found them all around the area here. We use the iPhone app Geo Bucket which links to the web at www.geocaching.com. It's a fun, free treasure hunt. Easy to fit into a spare 30 min or less. We load up the app, find one close, the kids navigate while I drive, once we get close we get out and search.
This one was pretty tough, especially for after church. Isaac is the best at finding them.
The lacrosse season is in full swing. The schedule is rather sporadic, but we do make most of the practices. This last weekend the Morgantown Middle School kids came down to Charleston to play. This was Isaac's 3rd game this season. His coaches have figured out that he is pretty good to do his job on the team when assigned. He didn't come out at all during the game this weekend (except for the penalty minutes that he served). He was pretty strong on the Defense.
Here he is pregame, just before trotting out to the coin flip as a captain. If you aren't familiar, lacrosse players like wild shorts. His are middle of the road, not too wild, not too plain. Of course he was able to get the bright color in with the socks.
He looks like a monster out there. He is big for a 6th grader, fits in the upper half of 7th graders size-wise. Morgantown brought some 5th graders to play. They are tiny next to Isaac...!!
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Charleston Middle School Lacrosse team hosted the Bridgeport boys for a B Team game this last weekend. Isaac saw A LOT of playing time. He was a rock on the defense for them. Late in the 3rd quarter Isaac was calling to come out, because he had run the ball into the attack zone, but the coaches wouldn't let him come out. They needed him in there. Charleston ended up winning 13-5.
Here's Isaac (#18) with the ball trotting behind the net. Two kids in chase and one trying to cut him off on the far side. He didn't mind much, seemed to enjoy running over the other guys.
Here is the team huddled up for a pep talk just before the 4th quarter.
Isaac started the game at D wing, took a short break at the end of the 1st. Played some mid-fielder (midee) in the second, then went back to D. Started the second half at D wing, and never came out the rest of the game.
Good Job Isaac...!!!
Charleston Figure Skating Club teamed with the Learn to Skate program and had their spring competition this weekend. Lexy hadn't signed up, until Tuesday when Ms Heidi signed her up. I didn't even have a say. AND, I still need to pay her for it.
Lexy skated to her "Dog Days are Over" bit and did the interpretative as well.
Here's Lexy with her long time skating buddy Alexis. We don't see Alexis much because we are on different schedules, but it's always a treat when we do get to see her.
Here's a snap shot of and troublesome crew. These three could get into some TROUBLE.
Lexy got 1st place with her program.
And 2nd with the interpretative. Can you guess what song they skated to...??