Sunday, February 26, 2012

Soccer and soccer etiquette

Not really.  Did I get your attention?  Well you will see what I kind of mean on soccer etiquette. 

I know you get tired of those grandsons, Zachary and Zane, and their soccer but I just had to share some pictures from today.   Zachary is not fast but he seems to always know where the ball is and is a great on field coach.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 05 02-26-12 Zachary soccer 10 02-26-12 Zachary soccer 15 02-26-12 Zachary soccer 22You know how it is with parents, grandparents, anyone watching any kind of sport – we are all refs and the real refs are always messing up.  And this game had lots and lots of tripping by the other team.  I kid you not!  The refs called several but they missed so many!  I am not just whining.  Ask the others that were there!

So here is Zachary, taking the ball.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 28  Notice the kid looking down at Zachary’s feet.  (I drew this pretty arrow to show you the direction.)  Zachary has stripped the ball and is going…02-26-12 Zachary soccer 302Well, we can’t have that happen!  Trip.  Now, I grant you, I did not see this one happen at the time.  I just thought Zachary tripped on the ball.  This I started looking at the pictures I took.  I tend to click click click a bunch in succession when Zachary is working a ball.  This was just ONE of the many tripping calls that was missed today.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 312    And this is the end result of that tripping.  Down on the ground and the ball was taken by the other team.  Sad.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 32But Zachary continued to fight for it.  And we did end up winning the game 4-2.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 33 Zachary had an indoor game right after the outdoor. He plays goalie every game for indoor.DSC_4973 And Zane.  He was so happy playing with his friends.  Indoor and out.02-26-12 Zane 01 02-26-12 Zane 02 02-26-12 Zane 10 Beautiful day and I love watching these boys grow.

Stepping back into my blog…

I know, I know.  I have been very bad lately.  Just not much to say.  No, just lazy.  But I had to step back in to share some pictures I have taken of the boys lately.  You know, the boys, my grandsons, who are growing up by leaps and bounds.

Recently Ross decided to take an old DVD player apart to see what might be wrong with it and to let Zachary and Zane see what is inside the player.  They really seemed to be quite interested.

They both loved using the electric screwdriver and Zane was thrilled with flashing.  No,  no, I mean the flashlight!  Pretty cool, huh?02-16-12 helping 07 So he wanted to know what all that was.  Hah!  It all makes the DVD work, somehow.02-16-12 helping 08 Lots more fun to put it together and take it apart.02-16-12 helping 12 02-16-12 helping 13 Such concentration.02-16-12 helping 01 Even Zane was kind of enthralled.02-16-12 helping 03 They took apart a nebulizer too.  Have to find more for them to strip.  Any donations?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Zane has a birthday–and a bowling party.

Zane turned 6 – yes, I said 6 – on February 2.  So for his birthday, he elected to have a bowling party.  I think everyone had a good time.  And really, I think the older kids (Mike, Mark, Tim, Curt) had as good a time as the kids did.

Loved this cake.  It was made of cupcakes in the shape of a 6!  Perfect for serving.  And Zane’s favorite cartoon.02-04-12 Zane BD party 03Zane discovered the sign outside the room and even posed for me.  02-04-12 Zane BD party 0802-04-12 Zane BD party 09Zachary, always the big brother.02-04-12 Zane BD party 1102-04-12 Zane BD party 16London, Ian, and Zane.  These two boys are in his class at school.02-04-12 Zane BD party 2002-04-12 Zane BD party 2102-04-12 Zane BD party 2202-04-12 Zane BD party 2302-04-12 Zane BD party 2402-04-12 Zane BD party 2702-04-12 Zane BD party 2902-04-12 Zane BD party 3102-04-12 Zane BD party 3202-04-12 Zane BD party 3402-04-12 Zane BD party 3902-04-12 Zane BD party 4202-04-12 Zane BD party 45Cousins – Reagan, Corey, Zane02-04-12 Zane BD party 4702-04-12 Zane BD party 4902-04-12 Zane BD party 5202-04-12 Zane BD party 53

Really so much fun. 

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Soccer and soccer etiquette

Not really.  Did I get your attention?  Well you will see what I kind of mean on soccer etiquette. 

I know you get tired of those grandsons, Zachary and Zane, and their soccer but I just had to share some pictures from today.   Zachary is not fast but he seems to always know where the ball is and is a great on field coach.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 05 02-26-12 Zachary soccer 10 02-26-12 Zachary soccer 15 02-26-12 Zachary soccer 22You know how it is with parents, grandparents, anyone watching any kind of sport – we are all refs and the real refs are always messing up.  And this game had lots and lots of tripping by the other team.  I kid you not!  The refs called several but they missed so many!  I am not just whining.  Ask the others that were there!

So here is Zachary, taking the ball.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 28  Notice the kid looking down at Zachary’s feet.  (I drew this pretty arrow to show you the direction.)  Zachary has stripped the ball and is going…02-26-12 Zachary soccer 302Well, we can’t have that happen!  Trip.  Now, I grant you, I did not see this one happen at the time.  I just thought Zachary tripped on the ball.  This I started looking at the pictures I took.  I tend to click click click a bunch in succession when Zachary is working a ball.  This was just ONE of the many tripping calls that was missed today.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 312    And this is the end result of that tripping.  Down on the ground and the ball was taken by the other team.  Sad.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 32But Zachary continued to fight for it.  And we did end up winning the game 4-2.02-26-12 Zachary soccer 33 Zachary had an indoor game right after the outdoor. He plays goalie every game for indoor.DSC_4973 And Zane.  He was so happy playing with his friends.  Indoor and out.02-26-12 Zane 01 02-26-12 Zane 02 02-26-12 Zane 10 Beautiful day and I love watching these boys grow.

Stepping back into my blog…

I know, I know.  I have been very bad lately.  Just not much to say.  No, just lazy.  But I had to step back in to share some pictures I have taken of the boys lately.  You know, the boys, my grandsons, who are growing up by leaps and bounds.

Recently Ross decided to take an old DVD player apart to see what might be wrong with it and to let Zachary and Zane see what is inside the player.  They really seemed to be quite interested.

They both loved using the electric screwdriver and Zane was thrilled with flashing.  No,  no, I mean the flashlight!  Pretty cool, huh?02-16-12 helping 07 So he wanted to know what all that was.  Hah!  It all makes the DVD work, somehow.02-16-12 helping 08 Lots more fun to put it together and take it apart.02-16-12 helping 12 02-16-12 helping 13 Such concentration.02-16-12 helping 01 Even Zane was kind of enthralled.02-16-12 helping 03 They took apart a nebulizer too.  Have to find more for them to strip.  Any donations?

Zane has a birthday–and a bowling party.

Zane turned 6 – yes, I said 6 – on February 2.  So for his birthday, he elected to have a bowling party.  I think everyone had a good time.  And really, I think the older kids (Mike, Mark, Tim, Curt) had as good a time as the kids did.

Loved this cake.  It was made of cupcakes in the shape of a 6!  Perfect for serving.  And Zane’s favorite cartoon.02-04-12 Zane BD party 03Zane discovered the sign outside the room and even posed for me.  02-04-12 Zane BD party 0802-04-12 Zane BD party 09Zachary, always the big brother.02-04-12 Zane BD party 1102-04-12 Zane BD party 16London, Ian, and Zane.  These two boys are in his class at school.02-04-12 Zane BD party 2002-04-12 Zane BD party 2102-04-12 Zane BD party 2202-04-12 Zane BD party 2302-04-12 Zane BD party 2402-04-12 Zane BD party 2702-04-12 Zane BD party 2902-04-12 Zane BD party 3102-04-12 Zane BD party 3202-04-12 Zane BD party 3402-04-12 Zane BD party 3902-04-12 Zane BD party 4202-04-12 Zane BD party 45Cousins – Reagan, Corey, Zane02-04-12 Zane BD party 4702-04-12 Zane BD party 4902-04-12 Zane BD party 5202-04-12 Zane BD party 53

Really so much fun.