State Wrestling Tournament was January 26th and 27th! I went and watched Packer wrestle on Friday. Ben and Grandpa Netty cheered and coached. He wrestled 5th-6th Grade bracket, 60-64 lbs. His first match up was against the guy that won the bracket. Packer survived the first round and then he got pinned. His 2nd guy pinned him in the first round 🙁 Packer was excited to be there though and proud of his hard work and improvement.
Benji wrestled early Saturday morning. I wasn’t there to take pictures 🙁 I decided to go to the Temple with Shannon instead) Ben and Grand[a Netty were there. He wrestled in the 7th, 8th, 9th grade bracket at 104-108. He got beat pretty bad on both of his match ups.
Ray wrestled Saturday evening in the Kindergarten 40-43 bracket. They did a round robin and he beat all 3 guys! He pinned the first 2 and then won by points on the last one! Ben and I and Grandpa Netty and Michelle and Udine were there to watch.
Ray comes home from school with big wood chips -they are in his pockets, or backpack. He thinks they are so cool. Love this Kindergarten mind.
He was so happy to finally get his wrestling singlet!
Ray came home from wrestling practice with his tooth in his hand! It was pretty loose and just fell out during one of the drills. December 11, 2017.
The tooth fairy brought a pack of bubble gum and 4 quarters!
Soccer ended on the 28th and Wrestling started on the 30th!
The big boys go to practice Monday – Thursday – 4:30-6:30. Ray signed up this year and he goes Tues and Thurs from 6:30-7:30. So besides the lack of family dinner time its fun to have them pushing themselves and working hard.
After practice wrestling:
Raymonds first tournament! Check in. Go. 2 point reversal. Get him on his back. He WINS!
I like to come and watch and the kids come and “watch” or play toys, or color, or eat, or wander around and make friends…
Ray’s 2nd match was really hard and he cried in the middle and didn’t want to finish but he stuck it out. And beat the next 2 guys and ended up with a 1st place out of the 5!
Benji was at a BYU Pow Wow so he didn’t get to wrestle in this tournament.
Packer worked hard but got beat all 3 times. He stayed tough and never got pinned! 4th place for him.
Erica took the 3 littles to ride the horses while I went to the Temple! pretty sure she had 6 kids there that she was watching 🙂 AMAZING
RAYMOND and TIAGO get along pretty well. They are starting to play with each other and off of each other.
Ray ready for another school day 🙂
Learning to write his name:
Ray ALWAYS wants me to play a game with him. I need to say YES more often cause these boys are fun to play with. They actually have the patience to play and wait their turn and stick it out to the end!
I love Tiago’s chubby fingers on the game pieces:
we are trying not to watch as much TV but I love when they dance and sing along with the shows:
These guys were my helpers when I put together a 12 drawer Ikea dresser for the boys room. I need to do a project that they can really help on. They loved the hammer!