Showing posts with label Jackson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jackson. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

we don't mess around

they definitely mess around when it comes to soccer and baseball and basketball and maybe even football - and sometimes it drives me nuts - but these boys take wrestling pretty seriously. It paid off - two city champs in each of their divisions. jackson went undefeated the whole season and then wrestled the winner of the other bracket in his weight class - beating everyone in his weight in the whole city. triston did get beat a couple of times - by a 5th grader, i feel i should note that because he is only a 2nd grader and still a little clumsy at times and a 5th grader seemed like a giant compared to him, but he learned a lot from those losses.  he was ready to roll at the city meet and came out on top. of course, even if they didn't win, we still would have celebrated - wrestling is hard work and there were lots of practicing, patience, and some tears throughout the season. not to mention a few illegal moves like claws to the face. sheesh.

 a wrestling parent that is involved with the elite club in our town actually grabbed triston after he won and brought him over to us and said they wanted him on the team. it was a nice compliment for triston - i'm pretty sure i saw his chest puff up. triston and jackson, both, want to wrestle in the elite club that starts in the fall - which means wrestling 7 months out of the year instead of 2 and lots of traveling, but how could i say no to these sweet little (tough!) faces?! 

that was on monday night. tuesday night my mom and i went to the elton john concert and i nearly died. saying the concert was good is an understatement. it was the best live music i've ever heard or seen. elton and the whole band made it look completely effortless - they played for 3 hours straight with no breaks and just rocked the whole night. i've been subjected to crappy music via pop radio stations for too long. electronic sounds that talk about getting drunk, having sex, hot girls, - cheap. this was amazing.

and i just have to show this video because i am still amazed by it. these two HOT guys can play...a cello.

elton john called them personally to go on tour with him and his band. i nearly died watching this live, too. the whole thing was just soul-moving, which is a really weird and artsy thing to say, but when you stay home all day with kids and listen to pbs and the lion king soundtrack (which hello! elton john, again!) you forget about all the things that move you. you know?

now go google those two hotties - with or without you was pretty awesome, too.

Friday, July 15, 2011

last week, triston and jackson had games at the same time. travis took bryce and triston, i took nash and jackson. i'm pretty sure jackson was acting out because his dad wasn't there. take a look for yourself:

every time i would look at him, he was already looking at me with this scowling face. it didn't help that all the moms and dads sitting in the stands with me were cracking up, and he knew it. he is certainly not afraid of the spotlight. if travis had been there, though, he would have been all game. i guess i'm just softer. besides, t-ball is pretty b o r i n g and he says he knows how to do everything already. too bad, he missed a grounder that rolled right passed him because he was too busy making that face for me. tsk tsk., little j-man.

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Focus On Yourself and Less On Others"

This is the phrase I found myself using just this morning. "Focus on yourself, I blurted, and less on the others around you!" As it was coming out of my mouth, I knew what I was saying was contradictory to everything we teach our kids.

But. Here's the deal. And there's always a deal, right?

This five-year-old

loves to tattle

on everyone and everything around him

all. the. time.

And it drives me bananas.

For reals.

I am taking suggestions.

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