Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Martial Arts

Dane attended the Impact Sports and Art camp a couple weeks ago which is a week long evening camp at Community of Faith, a church near us.  We had heard about it from a couple of his friends from school who attend that church, and encouraged us to sign Dane up.  They promised us that Dane would have an absolute blast.  That would be a total understatement.  Dane loved every minute of the camp, and is already asking to go back next year.   The kids are allowed to pick one sport/art that is offered and focus on that the entire week.  The sport sessions were sandwiched between fun pep rally type events that taught about Jesus in fun ways. There was tons of options to choose from including every sport you could think of to art, scrapbooking, photography, science, building robots, cheerleading etc etc.  Dane chose Martial Arts, and he couldn't have been more excited to learn real karate moves.  He loved it, and now is begging to continue with martial art lessons. The last night was family night, so we were able to attend and watch everything that they have learned.  Dane was so excited for us to be there, and I have to say I haven't ever seen him that focused and determined to get all the moves right.  He got awarded a white belt at the end of the performance, which he was over the moon about.  It was a great camp, and happy that we were told about it and we will for sure do it again next summer! 

The first 3 pictures are taken by Community of Faith that was put on their facebook page throughout the week.  The rest are from family night when we were able to attend.  

At the opening rally on family night parents and their kids were randomly picked for a donut eating contest.  Kevin and Dane got picked, and I can not even put into words how hilarious it was watching them.  Hi-lar-ious!!!! Dane had that stick moving back and forth and Kevin was trying so hard to win because he is very competitive.  Dane even had help from a youth worker because he was laughing so hard that he couldn't keep the fishing pole still.  I was crying I was laughing so hard.  And I'm beating myself up for not videoing it.  I'm such a picture person that I forget to video a lot of times, Kevin is opposite.  He has way more videos in his phone that he has taken, and usually only a handful of pictures. Kevin finished the donut I'm talking a nanosecond after the parent who won did.  It was so close, and Kevin tore that donut up.  There were probably 10 or more teams. All the kids "won" a donut afterwards.  

A couple pics from when I would drop or pick him up.    

 With every movement they had to yell HIII! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Skeeter's game

It had been 3 maybe 4 years since the last time we went to a Skeeter's baseball game in Sugarland.  So, a week or so ago we packed up the crew and headed out for some baseball summer fun.  Kids get in free if they are wearing a baseball jersey.  Last time we went we got seats in the stands, but since we knew the baby would want to walk around we got lawn seats this time.  The lawn seats were actually perfectly located, really close to the splash pad and playground.  Dane was able to run back and forth from watching the game to playing.  He brought his glove with hopes to catch a foul ball and he told me that if one comes our way that I was not allowed to cover him like I did at the Aggie game.  Remember that one time I thought I was saving our lives jumped on top of Dane's head and the guy next to us got the ball that should have been ours.  Well, obviously Dane is still a little bitter about that.  HAHA!!
Once Jace got a little restless on the lawn I took him over to the splash pad to cool off for a while and let Kevin watch the game in piece.  He loved it, and had the best time.  The splash pad and playground are behind the outfield enclosed where the kids are safe, but parents are still able to watch the game while they watch their kids playing.  Pure genius if you ask me... it's so hot outside during the summer which is when the Skeeters play most of their games so having a splash pad is a great selling point!!

We went off and forgot Dane's bathing suit, but Dane didn't care.  And it was so hot that after he was out of the water for about 10 minutes he was completely dry again.