Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cross Country - Archers Invitational

The boys team took third place. Hen was the third 6th grader to cross the finish line with a season best of 12:38.5 (a 6:47 minutes per mile pace).

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Soccer: Spartans vs Westside Timbers

Hen's the kid with the hair getting ready to kick the ball.


Liam, Max, Sacha, Cole, Connor, and Henry

We invited the team over for a 'Movie After the Match'. Henry chose Tommy Boy. Treats included Starburst, KitKat candy bars, gummy bears, and Izze drinks along with four batches of popcorn (unbuttered because boys and greasy hands don't go well with furniture easily stained). 11 kids made it to the movie and when it was over, I had them all run up to the middle of the bridge near our house to take a team selfie. There was much running around the building and tabletop tennis and general merriment. They are a good albeit occasionally rambunctious group of tweens.
Concessions stand is OPEN!

Henry, Cole, Everett, Kelly, LD (a.k.a. second Liam), Sacha, Max, Connor, and Isaac. (Not pictured: Adam and Ace, who arrived late.) 
The destruction.

Bridge team photo attempt #1 (6 of 11 made it into the pic)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cross Country - Foot Traffic All-Comer Meet

Hen ran with the fifth and sixth graders. The course was 1.2 miles. His unofficial* pace was 6:15 per mile. And he was the sixth to cross the finish line, first for his team. Not a bad day of running.

*These meets aren't timed so this was me hitting the start and stop button.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Cross Country - Catlin Gabel Handicapper

 Hen was the second 6th grader to cross the finish line, first runner for his team. His 8th grade teammate beat him across the line by less than one second. It was a challenging run. Last year, Henry had his best time of the season but this year the course was changed and the added hills really slowed Henry down. That being said, he ran a great race!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Soccer: Spartans vs. THUSC

Spartans 3, THUSC 0
An exciting match and our first win of the season!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cross Country - OES Invite

First meet of the season and while the course wasn't the same as last year it did have a significant hill with gravel the kids had to get up. Hen's pace was 7:27 per mile, he shaved about 22 seconds off his time from last year. He was the second sixth grader to cross the finish line, the first from his team, and he ended up in 10th place. The team took third. It's a solid start to what will hopefully be a very inspiring year for this group of runners.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Summer 2019, week ten - pictorial

First ever dive-in movie experience / Sellwood Pool

Hen and some of his soccer teammates / Space Jam was the movie shown - Space Jam!

OMSI, now with a Pixar exhibit

Kids as action figures

Pool time

Frog Lake with donuts from Joe's because it's tradition now.

Obligatory Mt. Hood in the background photo

The boys made lime pies!

Sauvie Island hike

Still hiking