Thursday, April 27, 2017

Soccer Season!

We are still going strong with Kate and soccer.  She is winding down her spring season and has had the best time playing.  She was so excited when soccer finally started!  She tells me "Mama, soccer is my thing."  I sure do enjoy watching her too!  Next week will be her last game and I sure haven't taken pictures at every game but I did take my camera to the soccer fields at the start of the season to get some good action shots of her.  The coach is pretty cute too but I didn't take too many of him :)
Here's a little funny note...about the 2nd or 3rd game into the season we realized there was a typo on the kid's jerseys.  Looks like northeast was misspelled!  Yikes! These are some cute cute soccer players though so no one probably noticed at all.  Go Lions!

Bryce has taken his own soccer ball to some of the games and here is smiling for his soccer picture too.  Just think, next spring he will be able to play!

 Kate has become super shy when it comes to getting attention or being in the spotlight.  She does not like people looking at her even if it is in a good way.  I'm hoping she out grows that a little.  Here she had just scored a goal and was doing everything possible to keep from smiling!

These 2 couldn't wait to head to the concession stand for snacks with Denny!

another Goal!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Baton Competition Season!

We have been so busy the last couple of months!  In March Cohen begins baton competitions and Kate starts soccer.  Both activities keep us on the go every night of the week pretty much.  When you add church in there we are really on the go.  Even though it is a busy time I enjoy it so much and Cohen works so hard for these competitions.  We started our first competition the first weekend in March and have been going strong ever since.  Most of the competitions are every other weekend so we have now had a total of 4 and we have 2 more to go for sure.  This year Tina was in town for the first competition so that was a treat.  Cohen had a great day too so Tina was her good luck charm!  She has performed great at each competition and continues to get better with each one.  I'm so proud of her hard work.  Last weekend she had a no drop solo on the floor and that included her 3 turn which she has really been working on.  We were so excited for her and seeing her face was priceless. One thing I really love is how everyone we twirl with is like our family and we all cheer for each other.  When Cohen finished that solo with no drops and caught that 3 turn everyone yelled and clapped and it was just so special to know how much support you have.  We have all been doing this together for 4 years now so it is fun in so many ways.  I have a few pictures from each competition that I'm combining in this one post.  I can't wait to see what happens at the competitions we have left.  So proud of all of these ATRM girls!

Bulldog Classic, Athens (kicking off our competition season!)
Cohen won the beginner basic skills title 7-9 and was 5th in the overall Miss Bulldog Classic title

On our way to Athens!

Cohen & Caroline!  

Two tired Mamas by the end of the day!

GA State Competion, Jesup, GA

Getting advice from Mrs. Amy

THese 2 had their own group photo at Miss Majorette of GA.  Both weren't too happy at the end results of the day

Miss Premier Performance, Athens GA
Modeling Queen winner
Miss Premier Title winner
Premier All Around Title winner

All smiles after her no drop.  I wish I had a picture of her big hug with Lexey when she walked off the floor.  It was more of a jump into her arms!

Modeling queen

squad picture!