Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Soccer Camp

Tucker took part in soccer camp last week sponsored by United Kingdom International Soccer Camps and not only did he learn a lot but he had so much fun! (I realized that after I loaded the pictures that they are actually in reverse, but I'm going to restrain the OCD part of me and do this as is!)

So anyway, the camp was run by professional players from England. We actually had two coaches: Prince (seen in later pictures) was the coach all week and we was amazing and a personality like Wayne Brady! Seriously, he was so much fun and great with the kids.

The pictures that I have first are from the Striker Clinic which took place on Saturday morning for three hours. Tucker worked with Oliver and some of the other kids and learned how to score better. In the above picture, he tries to make a goal against Casey. Below he takes a shot against the goalie coach Ian.

In these next pictures he works on some defensive/offensive moves. first against, the coach Oliver:
Next working defense against Greta
Getting some instruction
Learning a new trick

These next ones are from the week-long soccer camp. Keep in mind that this camp took place during the heatwave our area was hit by and these kids were real troopers and worked hard out there on the field. (they did take plenty of water breaks!)

Here the kids get instructions from Prince (yes that is his real name!)
Going one-on-one with Prince

Trying some offensive moves on his friend Mason
Dribbling down the field
Strutting his stuff on the field (the tall girl is Marguerite-she was on his indoor team)

Getting more instructions

Taking a much deserved water and rest break on one of the hotter days

They were playing some kind of keep-away game and having a great time doing it!

Warming up

Warming up and learning some drills

I didn't take him the last night (my mom did) and apparently, it was quite a practice, ending in a gigantic water gun battle! My mom got some great pictures and I;ll share some of them when I get them!

This was the first year we did this camp and we will definitely be doing it in the years to come!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Project 64 - Sea Green

This week's color....sea green!!!!

This one was really hard to find. I finally found it.... on the top of the town hall and a bridge in the town I work in!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

You Capture - Patriotism

This week's theme was....patriotism!!!!

And what's more patriotic than a 4th of July parade?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Project 64: Red

This week's color is...Red!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

You Capture - Water

Something else I haven't been keeping up with so even though I'm a few days late posting this, I still wanted to get it tin!

This week's theme is...Water!!!!

I was excited because we had a trip planned to our local splash pad! *the third picture is my son tucker with my friend's 4 yo son, Caleb

what we've been doing....

I haven't been on my blog in a few weeks and I finally now have the chance to catch up! We have been really busy with baseball, end-of-the-year school activities, and family parties. I like to keep things up to date because it does come in handy when I go to scrapbook everything....

Warning: this will be a long one with a lot of pictures.

Once again Michael and I volunteered to help at Tucker's Field Day (actually, he ran the game and I followed Tucker's class around with the camera!) They did a lot of fun things from getting dizzy kneeling over a baseball bat and then having to run to memory games involving geometric patterns to the expected water games, which the kids love the best!. It was a really great day and actually not as hot as past field days have been!

Father's Day----Tucker gave Michael a new Star Wars shirt, and I got him a new Wii game. Tucker made a speical puzzle for him at school! We also had fun celebrating with our family who came down for the day.

The last day of school was finally here and as not ready as I am, I now have a 4th grader. These are pictures of Mr. Newton, Tucker's principal who is leaving to take a position with another school system. There's also a picture of him with his 3rd grade teacher, Miss Malinick, I love how he's standing so straight! Tucker spent a lot of time playing tug-of-war and was covered in dirt and grass stains! The last picture is with Maddie and Freddie, the three of them have been good friends since kindergarten! when I tried to line them up, tucker asked "how many pictures do you already have of us" I replied with "well I don't have one from your last day of being third graders"

I decided to take Tucker to the beach to celebrate being a big 4th grader. We ended up seeing Freddie and Maddie there with Freddie's parents! The three of them had a great time running around in the water and digging in the sand. And of course, I had to get a picture of the three of them at the beach!

Baseball season was over and Tucker made the Minors All-Stars team; 4 players from each team played in a game for the managers of the Majors. In the first picture- L-R: Alex, Dylan, Tucker, and Justin. And then Tucker at bat and playing first position!

We had an end-of-the-season baseball/pool party at the home of one of the coaches. With everyone's busy schedules, only 4 of the boys came but we still had a great time. We gave out trophies and a certificates (a serious and a fun one). Tucker's were: First Triple of the season and Most Likely to be Thrown out of a Game for Arguing with the Umpire (which we are not encouraging but he is such a black and white kid; everyone definitely appreciated him getting that award!)

Last Sunday was a busy day for us---our nephew Bobby graduated from high school and we also went to my cousin's daughter Libby's 7th birthday party! (To give you some perspective on how long Michael and I have been together, Bobby was born in the first year we were together!) Tucker had a great time playing with all his cousins, particularly going after Bobby with the water balloons!

Then it was on to Libby's birthday party-her two year old twin brother/sister had a great time discovering the fun of the slip and slide, Tucker helped out with the bubbles, my cousin Tim made a HUGE butterfly cake that was delicious (I think we only ate a quarter of the wing!)

And finally, my friend Dawn is visiting with her son Caleb who is now 4! The first picture is of him opening his birthday present from us and the rest are at the dinosaur park/splash pad! Caleb inststed on holding Tucker's hand whenever he could-it was really cute-I didn't get a picture of it though!)

So that is everything we've been doing!!!! Hopefully I can keep up going forward---